2.14.2015

Instagram of Current Work on the Easel

20 by 30 inch canvas oil painting, stylized portrait of a made-up character
I'm quite happy with the results so far. I really look forward to finishing this painting. She will turn out good. I just know it.


2.03.2015

Blue Haired Babe

Tried to go for a looser technique on this painting:) It's not my usual approach, but it was definitely fun to get into. I've already started plotting my next painting. As per usual though, I have a ton more on the back burner. I'll never run out of things to paint!:)

Oil, 16 by 20 inches, Canvas

1.16.2015

Check it Out! I was recently interviewed!

belowshop.com/artist-feature/carolroque
It was posted about ten days ago. I was quite satisfied with my answers. It did not take 15 to write, hah, that was my initial goal about it. More like a challenge.


1.08.2015

The Muse that Lingers

It is always awesome getting to see artwork that has sold as it hangs in its new home. and it's quite Double awesome when they are newly framed when you see them! "The Muse that Lingers" is shown below, this is a picture I borrowed from Mr Roqué Anderson. He popped her into this great frame he had, and they match so well! It's hard framing paintings, often I just can't afford to do it. So grateful for the support! ♥
The Muse that Lingers as photographed + framed by Roqué Anderson



12.17.2014

The Muse that Lingers

I finished this painting a few days ago. And guess what?? She is sold!!! I am soo happy to say this. I really needed it this month. This painting is about the muse. That which drives you and inspires you to create something. About the idea that sometimes inspiration comes when you aren't the most ready for it, and sometimes the inspiration lingers around. Picking at you reminding you that there is something you need to do, Don't wait too long!

18 by 24 inches on hardboard, sold

11.17.2014

Homage to the Bunny

I made this based on a digital painting I made a long time ago, which was based off of the word homage, which was for illustration Friday, a website and community that provided a theme every week for all to interpret and share. It's not listed in my shop yet, but it will soon be varnished and probably displayed at the local art walk, where I have a monthly booth, First Fridays. Do you like this bunny as much as I do? I love him, and I think his magic trick is only fair!
16 by 20 inches on hardboard, oil painting available

10.13.2014

I remembered to check out my painting through a mirror, and I think it looks better this way! Haha, ok not truly, but I do like it. I'm just gonna let it dry, I glazed an area, didn't even have to, but other than that and it not being signed yet, it's finished.


10.05.2014

Drawing from today. Color; remnants of attempting to paint on copy paper, failed results elsewhere on page. 

10.01.2014

BrokeBot Canvas Finished

Finally called this painting finished a couple nights ago. I am satisfied with it, and like it a lot more now than before. It needs only a signature, and a coat of varnish. Then it will be popped into my shop!


8.22.2014

Recently Finished Paintings

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approx. 4 by 6 inches on wood plaque, oil painting available

approx. 4 by 6 inches on wood plaque, oil painting available




approx. 4 by 6 inches on wood, oil painting available







approx. 4 by 6 inches on wood, oil painting available




8.14.2014

8.12.2014

right now

Sever Year Absence

Today it's raining in the desert. This is the most water I have ever seen in this place. 



[to read jibber jabber and view 6 second video click on the time-stamp below]

6.05.2014

First week of June

This is a painting in progress & currently on the easel. It still needs a bit more work, but I thought I'd share what I'm currently working on. I'll write about it's meaning when it's finished. Oil on 18 x 24 x 1 inch hardboard panel. 

5.26.2014

Painting from Life

The month I painted this, I stayed home because I was probably contagious to go paint in public (at the Lost Leaf for Anti-Art School). Wasn't too sick to paint though. So I painted the view of my easel  after I had just painted this doll head, and had other works on the easel too. Was satisfied with my results.

9.03.2013

Untitled Paintings

approx. 4 by 8 inches on wood, oil painting sold


6 by 8 inches wood plaque, oil painting sold
Both of these were painted using only French Ultramarine, Burnt Umber, & Titanium White. One of the images is a scan, and the other is from a photo after the cut. I might update the first image, above, later with one that looks a little smoother. I love both of these girls. I'm glad others out there did too.

8.16.2013

Sam of Secret Island

This is Sam. An individual who resides in Secret Island. A place outside of regular society where those who wish to frolic as they please, may do so. Where no one is judged, and no is watching what anyone is doing, where one may seek adventure with fellow humans or to find peace in solitude amongst the green of nature, and of love, life, and of creatures and wanderers. 

6 by 8 inches on wood plaque, sold

9.26.2012

Scottsdale Times Newspaper September 2012

Someone saw my two paintings at Method Space art gallery, and they ended up choosing me for their Artist's Spotlight for their September issue of the Scottsdale Times! 
I was interviewed via email. My first time in a newspaper! Check it out!:D

1.14.2012

I live to create Art

For the past four months or so.. I feel I've been growing and changing a lot. One aspect of it is, I've been working harder on my work, and also on myself.
I think with all that change going on, it's hard to know which parts of me to share about here.

4.02.2011

April First Friday.

April First Friday.
I've been trying to see my work from an outside perspective recently.. lol, & what I see is a set of really ..kind of intense, sad paintings.. or of sad things. I think its just that those are the types of feelings I need to get out. But this is only a part of me, it isn't alll of me. :)

12.04.2010

Adam & School Nurse Laila photo

its pretty weird saying goodbye to paintings.. Being there to set them off to their new home.
these two sold today! to one happy buyer (: I am so thankful!

9.09.2010

7.26.2010

Painting from Life

[Edit: Back when I had two roommates, I painted them while they played a card came together. This didn't come out accurate in perspective or sizes not quite, but it's how it came out. How my brain and hand worked together to interpret my view. I think it came out quite cute].

7.05.2010

Progress

sorry about the slight glare. I took this on my way out the door, to blog from my phone! This painting is for the bear themed show I'm doing in August. Tons more paintings to go!

7.03.2010

the expression and color and all that aren't there yet, but just sharing some progress!
Tonight is the "Group Therapy" show opening!
I'm so excited to go and just hang out during the opening, and check out all the other artwork!
7 - 9pm at 5 & 6 Gallery in Scottsdale.