DIY Sketchbooks and Painting in a Canoe

 

What a fantastic week!

The rain held off until after the Boat for the Vote event on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn last Friday evening. 

photo taken by my daughter, Nicole, from another canoe as we drifted along

The first mini course in the Series of DIY Sketchbooks & Illustrated...

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Blooper Videos on DIY Body Easel

 

What a ridiculous amount of mishaps and poor judgement occurred as I attempted to film myself doing a demo of quick, direct watercolor sketches in the cornfield. I was working on an additional lesson using the Analogous with Split Complements color scheme in The Color Scheme Game online course....

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Body Easels - Board Accessories and Sketchbooks

 

In the recent class I published on Skillshare, Painting Hedgerows in Watercolor, I used my DIY body easel in the en plein air painting demonstration.  The above video was included as one of the lessons in the class to show how all my tools are securely attached to my easel making it far...

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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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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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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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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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A Challenging Font

March 29, 2020

What a strange time this is.  My daily routine has hardly changed at all ... one of the great positive aspects of being an artist and self-employed.  While at the same time, the daily routine of most of the world has changed dramatically and will, I doubt, never return to...

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New Contest Celebrating Launch of DIY Body Easel Class on Skillshare

Celebrating the launch of a new class on skillshare.com/ChrisCarterArt

DIY Body Easel for sketching and painting when standing.

The winner will be drawn at 4 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The drawing will be live on both Instagram and Facebook.

The...

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