Strokes with Watercolor and Brush

figures line watercolor Sep 05, 2020

Back in 2004 I had the good fortune of working with BT.  He showed up to one of Pat Sonne's en plein air life drawing sessions. Pat and I had just begun collaborating on what we called Zakar Events.  We attended local pubs where Pat moved to the live music as I sketched,...

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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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Children's Tea Party

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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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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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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Never Give Up on your Favorite Techniques

The ink and watercolor technique that brings me the most joy and satisfaction is one that I never expected to be acceptable, respected or commissioned.  I was totally wrong.  

In 2004, life was difficult, more so than normal.  What kept me going was sketching musicians...

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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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Perpetual Plant Journal

 

This is a good time to begin a Perpetual Journal whether it be of plants ... or something else.

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Transcript of video

A year ago I’d never heard of a perpetual journal.  I was introduced to the concept last April when visiting my friend, Jill Richards, in Wales.  Each week,...

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Morning Scribbler: Feb. 20 - 26, 2020

 

Sometimes I feel I'm using my precious time poorly, spending it editing photographs, videos and text to post online in blogs, websites and learning forums. Time is so precious ... and so is the opportunity to inspire others to nurture our human instinct to be creative, to see the world around us...

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