Hello, I am Carol Barber the featured artist for December. I am a Mom to a 12 and 17 year old, work as a teaching assistant in a public school kindergarten, attend classes to work towards a teaching certificate to teach art in the schools and I teach at the Arts Center in Orange. So I am busy, just like you. Creating works on paper take a perfect amount of time for me to fit into my schedule. And I love creating them! However, they do start to accumulate over the course of a year. I hope you can join me this Saturday, December 2, as I bring them all out to the Arts Center in Orange for a pop-up shop. If you know anyone interested in contemporary art or needs a little bit of color at an affordable price please send them my way. Thank you!
Primitive landscapes are a beautiful way of sharing the world through art. And for me of late, they have been a fun way to combine my enjoyment of painting abstractly with painting landscapes. It was a surprise to me that when I viewed a movie memoir about a primitive landscape artist in the early 1900's that I became so intrigued by what she was doing. Her work, though realistic, was sharing her world with joy. That appealed to me greatly. I wanted to try melding it with abstraction.
I followed the first painting with the second,a few weeks ago. It is a 12x12 which includes some collage along with acrylic paint.
I am working on gathering my thoughts to write down as to what makes a primitive painting really work. If I decide to continue in this direction of painting I want to become more intentional about how the paintings are developed. The images here are incomplete works which I am hoping will help me put my ideas together. Hopefully, they will be completed in the month to come. I'll keep you posted.