Sneaking Up on Design

 

This morning I published Sneaking Up on Design, a new course on Skillshare. My Skillshare courses are short glimpses into different phases of creating art.  If you want more comprehensive online classes, check out my classes here on ExploreWithChrisCarter.com.  The longer version of ...

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Why have Multiple Works in Progress?

 

 The above video is one I made a number of years ago showing a watercolor technique I still love to use.  Over the next few months I'll post videos of current studio techniques as well as en plein air easel painting.

Many of you know my travel sketchbook work, my Dala Art, Morning...

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Along the Way - Apprehension to Connection

 

July 16, 2020

Along the Way - The Transformation of Apprehension to Connection

Through hazy eyes, not quite awake from a night of slumber, I gaze at the drawing on the screen of my iPad. Only three closed shapes remain empty.

Even in my still-sleepy state I felt automatic responses quickly...

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Method Behind Madness

 

Monday, July 13, 2020

I want to thank the multitude of friends and artists who subscribed to this blog during the last few days following the announcement that I was leaving the Facebook platform.  Thank you!

I have so many thoughts, experiments and projects to share with everyone and I...

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Farewell to Facebook as I Return to Large Intuitive Paintings - On canvas

 

Today I celebrate shutting down my Facebook pages and reclaiming precious moments to dedicate to creative endeavors in place of maintaining an online presence on the Facebook platform.  When I made the decision to streamline the time spent on my computer and spend far more time with paint,...

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A Leap Forward ...

July 8, 2020 - Such strange times we are living in.  This is a perfect time to trust that little voice deep inside.  I'm not referring to the little voice that belongs to the imp sitting on my shoulder whispering to me, constantly reminding me of everything I should worry about today,...

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Flexagon Mania

color drawing miscellaneous Jun 29, 2020

One face of a flexagon by Carol S

Flexagon Mania!  I can't help but share the beautiful designs and color combinations of the flexagons made by Carol S and posted in the project section of the Flexagon Fun class.

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Part III - Secret of the Color Scheme

color watercolor Jun 26, 2020

Part Three of Down the Rabbit Hole

Secret of Carol's Color Scheme in Mandala #5

Mandala #5 by Carol S. Ink and Watercolor

Project she posted in Color Wheel Mandala Part II on Skillshare

Several days ago I received a message from Vesta, another artist taking several of my Skillshare...

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Part II - Questions and Answers

color watercolor Jun 24, 2020

Carol's limited palette for mandalas shown below, #4 (left) and mandala #5 (right), is Nickel Quinacridone Yellow, Manganese Blue hue and Alizarin Crimson. 

Mandalas #4 and #5 by Carol S. Ink and Watrcolor.

Projects for Color Wheel Mandala Part II on Skillshare.

Here is Carol's question...

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Intro

My siblings and I were taught piano as young children.  Our teacher was an elderly lady named Miss Sutphen.  She lived in a grand old Victorian home in Somerville, NJ.  Long, sheer curtains moved gently in the breeze beside the overstuffed chair in the sitting room where I waited...

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