Monday, October 24, 2011

Invitation to Show, Work In Progress and Resource of the Week

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to let all my folowers know you are invited to my upcoming show, where I will be a part of the "Miniature Artists Touring Exhibit Show".  This is going to be an amazing show, with so much talent, with works from some of the best miniature artists out there. Also local featured artists will include:  My self,  Pat Averill, Jim Smith, Airi Foote, Katherine Friday, Jack McNally, and Jeanette Mullane.

The show is from November 1st to November 30th, at the Walters Cultural Art Center, in Hilsborro, Oregon. The opening reception is November 1st, from 6pm to 8 pm with in house concert and free catering.  Directions on how to get there is located at their website or on their facebook site

I know not all of you can't make the opening reception,  but hope to see some of you there and meet you in person. I am so excited, my very first show and I can't wait to see all the fabulous awe-inspiring works.  If you want to email me and let me know you plan on making it, please feel free to do so, then I can be on the look out for you.

Here is the latest update on my current work in progress. Excuse the dark line down the middle had to scan in two sections. Still working on the hair, background and dress.
Title: "Autumn Breeze"
Medium: color pencil and watercolor pencil.
Size: 9 x13



I hope everyone has a great week!!

Love and Blessings,

Carol Moore

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Work In Progress & Resource of the Week

Perhaps the biggest moment in an artist's life, is when they first take up a pencil or paintbrush and begin creating a work of art, and realize in that instant, that this is what they were born to do. This is the gift that they were given, from up above. To me, there is no greater feeling, than watching something you are creating,  come to life before your very eyes, and to watch someone stir with emotion by the site of your art work. Knowing that people appreciate the artistic beauty that surrounds them, whether it be through art, photography or some other visual art, can be satisfying and rewarding in itself, but most of all knowing that this gift and talent wouldn't even be possible if it weren't for God. It is because of that gift, I feel the need to share with other artists, all that I know. So being as I forgot to share my latest tutorial on my last blog update, it's now available in jpg or pdf format - "Creating Dramatic Eyes with Color Pencil" 
If you need help or have any questions, please feel free to email me at


Latest work in progress.
Medium: Color Pencil and Watercolor Pencil
Size: 9 x 13

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK hard print from Ann Kullberg's online ezine  "From My Perspective"  A magazine devoted to color pencil. step by step lessons, tips, critiques etc. Well worth the cost!

I hope you all have a great and blessed week! 
Take Care!
Carol Moore

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Updates, New Work In Progress and Resource of the Week

Hey Everybody,
I hope everyone is having a great day.  It's one of my favorite seasons of the year. Love how the leaves change color, the fall type plants are blooming, the colorful pumpkins and gourds,  of course the big ol' Thanksgiving dinner, but most of all it is time of giving thanks for all that we have and all the blessings we have received.

I finally got all my matting and framing materials for my miniatures this past week, so I will be cutting out mats this week. I am hoping the frames get here soon. I told her I needed them by the 27th, as that is when the artwork is due at the Walters Cultural Center. So, I am praying they will come soon, as  I can't submit the work, without frames. The site I found to order my frames,  is a great site to buy miniature frames, if you need them custom sized, it's $22 a frame and you get 10% off orders over a $100

My latest work in progress. Part of my seasonal series. Medium is watercolor pencil and color pencil. Size is 9.0" x 13.0" Presently working on the hair, ribbons, dress and background. Not sure on the title yet. Still thinking on it.

I have to share this fairly new art community called Shadowness. If you are with Deviantart you are going to recognize a lot of the artists here. I think this community does a far better job of supporting each other and showcasing "all" artists works. Perhaps, it's  because it's not as big as DA, as of yet. At DA, I think a lot of outstanding artwork gets unnoticed and lost amongst the thousands of submissions, that should get recognized and showcased but don't.

I hope you all have a great week!
God Bless,