Thursday, January 25, 2007

New acrylic painting by Carol Barber

New painting: "Can I Fly?'

I'm really excited about having a solo show in the Fall. I'm ready to let the paint fly.
I was listening to the Tom Petty song: "I'm ready to fly but I don't have wings." I was wondering if I already have the wings? Do I just need to jump out of the tree?

Friday, January 19, 2007

Acrylic Painting Carol Barber

"Moon Chart"
It was fun to collage and glue beads on this one.
I got news that I will have a solo show in the fall in the Santa Fe Community College's Gallery. It is a really nice new facility.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Layered Acrylic Painting Carol Barber Art
This is my newest acrylic painting, "Blue Bird". It is a relief after laboring over two failed paintings. I'm not really attacking the canvas with paint like I did in "Freedom Horse" and "Flight" but I am intrigued by the layering.
I'm excited about the new year and new paintings to come, I hope to create a cohesive body of work. My business goals are to be in one out of town gallery this year and be reproduced on one product.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Stolen Acrylic Painting Carol Barber Art

Help, what do I do or can I do? My painting was stolen from a group show in a public space. I'm sure I signed a waiver form releasing the establishment from any obligation to loss or damages. The fact that it is gone is not really a shock to me. I have sold great paintings for $200.00, a virtual steal. But in those cases, I knew that the purchaser really loved it and would take care of it. The best case scenario is someone loved it so much they had to have it. My worst case scenario is that someone stole it in hopes of making money from it and when that doesn't work, they destroy it. "Madonna of the Roses", it was one of those special paintings that flowed from the process of wet paint, water and intuition. I can't duplicate it and I was even using it on my business card. Should I put an ad in the paper for it? Call the police? Or just hope that it turns up in a yard sale one day, priced at two dollars but worth thousands.
Thanks for any advice.