Carol has painted off
and on for the last 25 years. After retiring in 2001 from South Plains
College where she taught Computer Information Systems, she started
painting fulltime. Lately, she has spent many hours enjoying
her converted studio. She has placed in many regional shows
and has received "Best of Show" in seven of them. She is a
signature member of the Texas Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.
enjoys painting landscapes and flowers in watercolor and lately has
painted numerous commissioned portraits of animals and
people, as well. Most
of her paintings are in watercolor on traditional watercolor paper or,
more recently, on gessoed surfaces or with acrylic.
to observe and paint the feel of a person, often putting their
personality into the colors and brushstrokes she uses.
For instance, she
finds that small children are best painted with light watercolor washes
on traditional watercolor paper, whereas, older men lend themselves to
a heavier treatment with dark watercolor on a gessoed surface.
with other artists on Thursday and enjoys "life drawing" on Friday at
the Garden and Arts Center. She
has learned an immense amount from her fellow artists, the nicest
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