Morning Scribbler: Week of June 4-10, 2020

 

Having returned to my practice of intuitive drawing, my Morning Scribbles have also shifted a bit.  I have allowed myself flexibility to follow my instincts a bit further, beyond the five to ten minute snippet of time that I usually spend sketching before my brain clicks into remote...

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Hone your warm/cool skills

color Jun 12, 2020

While I finish editing the upcoming Create Your Own Flexagon class on Skillshare, here is an easy way to hone your skills at discerning warms and cools of various colors.  the following example is one that explores the warm and cool variations of greens.  this can be done with any...

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Influenced by Vuillard

 

My love for Vuillard's dancing strokes of color still influence me and delight me.  I think, because I've returned to the habit of intuitive doodling, some of my earlier influences are coming through again.  I'm a bit older and more skilled than when they first entered my life.  I...

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The Private Tutor in Your Pocket

color May 29, 2020

One of the best mentors you can connect with to catapult your inner artist to new heights and personal satisfaction is you!  This mentor is disguised and often sleeping, waiting to be beckoned.  This mentor won't knock on your door and attempt to convince or cajole.  This mentor...

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An Exceptional Day

miscellaneous orbs May 27, 2020
 

An Exception Day - May 27, 2020

Some days unfold a bit more miraculously than other days.  Today is one of those days.  The order of my morning rituals ended up a bit jumbled, scrambled and resorted.  The end result left me exhilarated.  Difficult to clarify for you, so I...

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Illustrated Radio Interview

 

Yesterday on Facebook I posted Orbs No. 64, a painting from the Orb Series that began (officially) in December of 2003. The last gift my mother gave to me while she was alive, was my morning visions. Nettie died on New Year's Eve shortly before midnight in 2003.  Another artist, whom I...

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Daily Sketching - Morning Scribbles - Week of April 30 - May 6 2020

 

One never knows how people will respond to drawings and paintings once they are released to the world. Where my drawing ends, the viewer's imagination takes off ... 

My son, Mike, has a mind that never stops playing with different ways to put knowledge, observation and innovation together in...

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Snack Time with an Art Geek

 

Snack Time 2014

Directions:  Slice up one apple and a few veggies:  Preparation time 1 hour and 35 minutes. (Notice the clock on the wall.)

While searching my hard drives for the Flexagon and Polyhedra videos I've made, dating back to 2014, I came upon this ridiculous video that's a...

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May Contest - Extra Special Prize!

Uncategorized May 07, 2020
 

Celebrating a day without technical difficulties!  I've added an original Color Wheel Mandala that I painted for a recent online course on Skillshare.com/ChrisCarterArt to this month's contest prize!  The original ink and watercolor mandala is in addition to a plethora of art...

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Color Wheel Mandala using only Secondary Colors

Color Wheel Mandala - Flower Petal Design - Secondary Colors

A rainy day is perfect for taking my time mixing colors for a color wheel mandala.  I've recently completed Part Three of the four-part series Color Wheel Mandalas on Skillshare.  Several of the artists who have taken the...

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