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About carole

Enrolled in BFA program at the Chicago Art Institute, finished graduate studies at MASSart. Taught college level art. Collections in NYC, Northeast, Cape Cod, Illinois, Bosnia, France, UK. Work can be seen at L'Attitude Gallery, Boston.

Degas and Cassatt, Partners in Crime

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Quote on Wednesday

‘Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do’.   Edgar Degas Friend of Mary Cassatt (who I quoted yesterday).  Realistic painters.   She, although single, is noted for her mother and child subject matter. … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

Through the years, I have read quotes that inspire me and give me added confidence to paint.  Here is one by Mary Cassatt: “I live alone, and I love my work.” Let’s hear it for solitude!

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“All art requires courage” Anne Tucker

As I sit regarding the blank white canvas, I am struck by the quote by Anne Tucker.  Even though we (as professional artists) have made canvas after canvas, the blank canvas still ‘rquires courage.’   Once I asked my son … Continue reading

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New Abstract Painting “Ancient Symbols”

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Exciting Exhibit – the Cortile Gallery

I was invited as a guest artist to show my work along with 10 other artists for the annual Gallery Labor Day Exhibition. The Cortile Gallery is located in Provincetown, MA….on Cape Cod. It should be a great opening on … Continue reading

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Process over Finished Product?

What is more exciting. The action of painting a piece, or looking at it after it has been resolved into a finished work? I often wonder what artists think about this. I hope there will be some comments from artists … Continue reading

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See.Me Billboard Show

It was pretty exciting, seeing the work of hundreds of artists flashed on billboards in Times Square. I didn’t get to the city for this event, but published photos of the works were as thrilling as fireworks. I actually could … Continue reading

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Mannerists: The first Modern Artists?

As college student, I studied Renaissance Art and its non-conformist painters, the Mannerists. When I first viewed Parmigianino’s work, “Madonna with the Long Neck” , I found it so unsettling. It violated all the Renaissance compositions that reflected harmony and … Continue reading

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Grey Day in New England

I bought the house I live in because it has an all weather porch with 7 windows near my easel. Artists are certainly concerned with the light and today is so rainy and grey (as it has been most of … Continue reading

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