Thursday, October 03, 2019

Painting Earrings and Large Paper

Carol Barber's hand painted earrings
Last Spring and through the Summer I started painting on large paper, 18" x 24" and wooden shapes for earrings. I finished the first release of earrings and sold quite a few, so I am working on a second release for November 2nd, 2019. The earrings are very interesting to make. I have discovered I like quick gestures and a scraping technique the best because of the organic feeling to the paint. Sometimes this works easily but sometimes I really struggle with it. So many factors come into play from paint consistency to how much pressure I use with my hand or tool. I have discarded many attempts. I also have to make the two earrings match in mirror image which is an added challenge. The large paper has helped me to produce many pieces quickly and it is surprising how many layers of paint one piece of paper will take.

"All Along the Watchtower", 18" x 24" mixed media on paper
Carol H. Barber © 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Prints !!

Check out my new collection, "Touch of Earth", on Fine Art America. This work is from a new series where I am incorporating neutral colors into my palette while exploring line, shape and mark making. The many layers and delicate lines give each abstract piece a rich surface. Fine Art America offers prints in a variety of sizes and on many products. I think the weekender tote bag looks especially nice with my art. Please check it out!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Art on Wine Labels

So excited to start 2019 off this way! My art on two labels of red wine for #chestnutoakvineyard in Barboursville, VA.
I did approximately 11 works on paper and they chose these two.

abstract art on wine labels by Carol Barber