Posts Tagged ‘mixed media


Affordable ART for Small Spaces

FINE ART for SMALL SPACES                                                               

The Bouquet, Watercolor

With the current trend in downsizing comes a decrease in available wall space.  As a result, the art chosen for these walls must be size-appropriate while making a statement. In order to accommodate this trend, the majority of my artwork is 8.5.x11, 11 x 8.5,11 x 14 and 14 x 11 inches. The artwork can be framed in larger frames and/or grouped together for larger spaces.

I strongly believe that everyone should be able to enjoy fine art in their homes and offices and as a result, I am offering my original drawings and paintings as affordable digital prints.
If you would like a drawing or painting in your favorite colors, please contact me.

Pencil Portraits are a specialty. Please contact me for details.

E-mail:   caroltaylorart[@]gmail[dot]com

Looking for Art Dealers for Caran d’ Ache Neocolor II Aquarelle??

Of all the watercolor crayons that I’ve experienced, I’ve found that Caran d’ Ache Neocolor II Aquarelle are the smoothest and most lightfast, easy to work with… and no, I don’t have stock in the company, although that is something to investigate…

If you are looking for Caran d’ Ache Neocolor II Aquarelle watercolor crayons as described and instructed in Carol Taylor’s Blog, and at, I have the entire list of art dealers and will be more than happy to send info regarding your local dealer(s) to you.  Just let me know that you are interested and I’ll get that info right off to you.

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Drawings, Paintings, Creative Wonderment through Art

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“Not everything is black and white”… Watercolor Painting

   Thoughts of Spring…

                         … working in Colour

Tulipa II (Mixed Media)
Tulipa III (Mixed Media)
Spring!  One of my favorite seasons.  I must say that I miss Springtime in Michigan, though.  After those seemingly long, cold and snowy winters, I always looked forward to the spring thaw when I would clear away the last of the fall leaves that had remained in my flower garden and await the daffodils and crocus’ poking their blossoms through the soil… and with them the tulips…a first sign of spring for me. 
Although my more recent work has been in black and white, Not Everything is Black and White.  I’ve been painting again and Spring Dance (after Tulipa II) and Spring Melody (after Tulipa III) are the happy result. They are watercolour with a bit of Chinese White which provides a sense of opacity in select areas of the paintings.  I just began The Bouquet (after Tulipa, Preparing the Bouquet) today… so more to come.  You can view the entire Tulipa Series in Charcoal Pencil on my website at  
Spring Dance (after Tulipa II). Watercolour.
Spring Melody (after Tulipa III). Watercolour.

God, The Original Creative Visual Artist

As a visual artist, once I became a Christian I was acutely aware of the absence of the visual arts in the lives, homes and churches of many Protestants.   In my quest to find evidence of art and artists in the scriptures, my research led me to the book of Exodus. There, I found that God is a visual artist who had an aesthetic vision for the building and furnishing of the tabernacle, and that He commissioned artists to execute His vision.

Artistic Abstraction

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, see, I have called by name Bezaleel… I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship. And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab… and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee: the tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony… and all the furniture of the tabernacle… and the altar… and the holy garments for Aaron the priest… according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do. Exodus 31:1-11 KJV

In addition, I found that God commissioned the embroidery of pomegranates on the priests’ robes in the colors of blue, purple, and scarlet.

And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet… Exodus 28:33 KJV

In nature, pomegranates are purple and scarlet, but they are not blue. The fact that God commissioned blue pomegranates is evidence that He viewed them from an abstract point of view, altering their natural color in the embroidered representation on the priests’ robes from His vantage point as an abstract visual artist… definitely something to ponder.

Originally published in Chiaroscuro Magazine now located here at

Artistic Abstraction.  Mixed Media.


Carol Taylor Black and White… The ART BLOG!

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to Carol Taylor Black and White… The ART BLOG!  I am a visual artist and I love drawing and painting. Although my preferred medium is charcoal pencil on Bristol paper, I enjoy working in Caran d’Ache Aquarelle and mixed media as well.
The exploration of scriptural references to art and artists is particularly interesting to me and I work both representationally and abstractly using the portrait, figure, living creatures and their artifacts, nature, and still life as my impetus.  I marvel at God’s creation.  My greatest desire is that the attention of those who view my artwork will be drawn to God and that they will see Him through my artwork.
My drawings, paintings, and pencil portraits can also be viewed at:
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Carol Taylor

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Photograph on left, view out of my studio window.


Commissioning an Illustrator for Your Children's Book The 10-Minute Artist Drawing with Charcoal - Art Lesson 1 Drawing with Charcoal - Art Lesson 2 Painting with Caran d'Ache Aquarelle Watercolor Crayons



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