Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Carol Douglas
114 followers
114 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
A chance comment earlier this summer has me subtly changing my technique... and not in a good way. #advice   #criticism   #oilpainting  
The corrosive power of chance remarks
The corrosive power of chance remarks
watchmepaint.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The corrosive power of chance remarks
Words have the power
to inflict or bind wounds. May we choose ours carefully. Posted, by Carol L. Douglas. Watercolor on Yupo paper. I never did figure out a color for those water-lilies. I was checking into an event when the canvas-stamping person
said, “O...
The corrosive power of chance remarks
The corrosive power of chance remarks
watchmepaint.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Don't let your insecurity stop you from painting in a public place. Most people are kind, even to the rawest, newest student.
They like what they see
They like what they see
watchmepaint.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
They like what they see
If you paint in your
studio, you miss some marvelous conversations—with animals as well as people. Working Dock, oil on canvas, by Carol L. Douglas. I’m using this residency to explore ideas I might otherwise skip
over, because they’re not particularly mark...
They like what they see
They like what they see
watchmepaint.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Painting is a dialogue between the artist and his audience. Is it really so awful when the audience actually likes the work enough to buy it?

#pleinairpainting   #hierarchy   #businessofart   #peoplematter  
A common footman in the army of art
A common footman in the army of art
watchmepaint.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
A common footman in the army of art
Plein air painting isn’t
highbrow, but it speaks to my soul. La casa de los abuelitos ,
by Carol L. Douglas “You’re lucky to love to do something that people love,” Clif Travers told
me soon after we’d met. He meant that sincerely. It’s easier to sell lands...
A common footman in the army of art
A common footman in the army of art
watchmepaint.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Style is often what's rewarded by jurors. But it can overwhelm a sense of place, making a painting about the artist rather than the subject. #senseofplace   #landscapepainting   #pleinair   #Maine  
A sense of place
A sense of place
watchmepaint.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
A sense of place
I can’t get a
painting out of my mind. That means the artist did an unusually good job. Lobster dock , by Carol L. Douglas, watercolor on Yupo paper. In September, our days often start with fog, as the cooler,
longer nights of autumn dance with the warm oce...
A sense of place
A sense of place
watchmepaint.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Understanding undertones will help you mix colors better. #colortheory   #painting   #pigment   #MondayMorningArtSchool  
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Monday Morning Art School: mass tones, undertones and mixing
The imperfection of paint is what gives it its liveliness and depth, but it also makes mixing colors tricky. Autumn, by Carol L. Douglas. This painting contains no reds. The red tones are a combination of cadmium orange and quinacridone magenta. Last week, ...
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded