Feeling Rather Embarrassed

 

For over two years I've had this wonderful website on the Kajabi platform to teach extensive, deep-dive online classes.  It is exactly what I dreamt of being able to do for more than a decade before Kajabi entered onto the scene.  At the same time, I was traveling extensively, fewer...

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Painting a Hedgerow in Watercolor

Slowly making my way back to creating en plein air videos to share with you in the current and upcoming online classes both on Skillshare.com/chriscarterart and here on ExploreWithChrisCarter.com.  To introduce this fun series I published a short class last Friday on Skillshare, Painting...

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Morning Scribbler: June 11 - 24, 2020

 

With the extra time I'm taking to paint both in the the studio and en plein air, I've fallen two months behind editing the Morning Scribbler videos.   Here are my scribbles from June 11th through June 24th.  

 

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Children's Tea Party

abstract acrylic watercolor Aug 17, 2020

Three paintings in progress

The painting in the upper left corner began as a painting of a tea party, my three children, Alexis, Nicole and Mike, and Mike's friend, Keith gathered around a small, orange table, a mason jar filled with flowers as a centerpiece. The painting never progressed...

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Two exciting announcements!

miscellaneous Aug 14, 2020
 

Video: Introduction to Strengthening Design Skills - Making Choices

Last night I published a new design class on Skillshare. In this class I present an easy technique using just a photograph, a piece of tracing paper and a pencil to experiment with the unlimited options you have when transforming...

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Perpetual Plant Journal

 

I began my Perpetual Plant Journal the week of May 20th - May 26th in 2019 after being inspired by the Jill Richards gorgeous Perpetual Plant Journal.  I believe Jill is now in her third, or possibly fourth year adding beautifully illustrated plants to the pages of her Stillman & Birn,...

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Chasing Away the Gloom

Finally!  Power is back on after three and a half days of no power, no internet and spotty (at best) cell service.

When power is out, for days at a time, my basement studio has been flooded and even the cell towers are out of commission, what do I do?  I go to the zoo.

Silly...

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What Keeps You Going?

 

If you're reading this, you can count yourself extremely fortunate, not because it's my blog you're reading, but because you're reading about creativity with the intention of learning something ... or improving upon something you already do.  You're actively moving forward in your life...

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A Peek at Progress in the Studio

 

Some of you may have seen the first portion of this video.  I've added to it since I posted that first section.  Progress is being made, a little bit each day.  It has been so much fun working larger again that I've pulled out more blank canvases and I'm working out how to capture...

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Handling the Heat en Plein Air

There are advantages to being at home in New Jersey during the hot and humid summer months. I can work in my Perpetual Plant Journal or on a painting, en plein air, over a period of several days without having to complete the illustration in one sitting or complete the illustration in my studio...

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