New Work

‘Wishful Thinking’ 11×14 oil on board

My journey into oil painting finally lead me to do a portrait. I’m really loving exploring this medium that I have avoided for most of my art life. I’ve been heads down painting for many weeks and also busy  participating in local gallery shows, pop up art events etc. It’s a different path than the one I was on for so many years, but I’m really loving it.

Close up of dandelion in ‘Wishful Thinking”

I’ve updated my Gallery page with new work. If you see something you’re interested in you can contact me at pamcarriker@gmail.com  I don’t want to open a store or list them for sale because some are in gallery spaces or other venues and I don’t want to create confusion if it gets sold before it’s updated here. All of the work is framed in a gallery style, black wood frame, wired and ready to hang.

‘A Golden Opportunity’ 11×14 oil on board

I’m especially enjoying still life painting. I love using objects from around my home in them to add sentimentality to the work.

“Christmas Past” 6×6 oil on cradled board

Capturing reflections, light and shadow and painting metals and glass are especially intriguing to me.

Drawing the Bath 16×20 oil on masonite SOLD

 

I hope you all are finding inspiration around you to keep your creative life vital and growing.

xo,

Pam

Lost and Found

Found 16×24 mixed media acrylics

Finished this piece a few weeks back and it’s in a gallery show right now. The bird was inspired by a picture that a neighbor took, and you could clearly see it had something in its mouth. I have it holding one of the pearl buttons from this woman’s dress and if you look closely you can see the loose threads where it fell from. Hope you are enjoying summer, it’s sure hot in Texas! I will share my oil paintings in a future post. Trying something new and loving it.

Best,

Pam

New Work

‘Guardian’ 24×36 acrylic on cradled hardboard

I’ve been busy working on some new pieces for some upcoming art events. This is my most recent piece still finishing it up but it’s mostly done. This has been sitting in my studio for literally the last 3 years, only as an idea sketched on the substrate. I have just not been inspired to finish it so I started working on it a face at a time and it began evolving. I removed some of the faces and added the ‘Guardian’ on the left as the last change. I now feel it’s what it was meant to be. It’s so weird that when inspiration strikes the painting is so easy. I guess everything has a time.

I also worked on this smaller piece. I just love it and may end up keeping it.

‘Called Home’ 11×14 collage and acrylic on cradled hardboard

I keep forgetting to post here as I try to build my Instagram page back after losing it. Please follow me there at pamcarrikerart

 

Brand New Online Workshop!!!

I’m so excited to finally be able to share my latest venture with you all! I’m teaching a brand new online workshop through Jeanne Oliver’s amazing website! I will be sharing a variety of my very favorite self portrait studies and techniques that culminate in creating personal art journal page spreads. From Selfie to Self Portrait I will guide you along a journey of discovering you through portraits.

AND to kick things off, I’m offering  a FREE spot to someone I’ll pick from the comments on this post!!!! I’ll choose a winner a week from today and post it on my blog so be sure to leave a comment and check back next Friday to see if the winner is you!!!!!

When Inspiration Strikes

Last night I woke up in the wee hours. I had this image in my mind and thankfully my journal was on the nightstand, so I sketched it out and fell back asleep. When I woke up this morning I saw it first thing and couldn’t wait to transfer it to canvas. Now mind you, I had a list of ‘must do’ things today, but I could not put off painting this and as soon as the kids were out the door I was in my studio in my jammies. Usually I get dressed and do a few household things first, but not today!


It was exhilarating! I’ve been so immersed in projects that I was surprised by the need to paint this. I was glad to know my muse was still with me.

This is only the second time I’ve painted a male face. I saw it in my dreams, in a sketch form. I knew exactly how I was going to do it.


I also knew whose face it was. It’s the face that I know almost as well as I know my own. The face of my best friend and today marks 11 years since he asked me to marry him.