Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year, Updates and Resource of the Week

Happy New Years to all my followers!
★ Happy New Year ★
May all your dreams come true this new year, may it be inspiring and bring great opportunities for you all.


"The Gift" is finished.
Size: 5 x 7
Medium: Color Pencil and Watercolor Pencil
The Gift

Also finished up a sketchfest piece.
"Once Upon A December"
Done in color pencil, graphite, iridescent acrylic and white charcoal
Hope to have a better image soon. It didn't scan very well, so had to take a digital image of it, with not the best of lighting.

Once Upon A December

Saw this link in the January issue of Colored Pencil Magazine, which is a must subscription by the way,
Anyways, a great site on color pencil tips, techniques and pointers.

Hope you all have a great New Years!
Happy Creating!
Take Care!
Carol Moore

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Work in Progresses, Updates & Resource of the Week

Hello Everyone!
So sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been so busy re-painting my kitchen, getting ready for Christmas and taking my daughter to appointments. I haven't had a lot of time lately to do any artwork. And I was so disappointed that I wasn't able to participate in the "Think Pink" contest this year, I just have not had any time to work on anything. Still no word on winner's list, but I did donate prizes to the stock image winners. So I will post here on the blog once the winners are announced. Here is a link to prizes and list of entries

I have Christmas cards and ornaments available at my Zazzle Store  !5% off items right now USE CODE: HOLIDAYSSALE

I have two new work in progresses to share.
The first is my Christmas card for this year. I promise to have this one done before Christmas. :) I am presently still working on the background.
The title is: "The Gift"
Medium is: Color Pencil
"The Gift"
The second work in progress is inspired by a prompt at Ellen Million's Sketchfest and from the movie "Santa Claus" starring Tim Allen. Which is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies.

Title: still working on it.
Medium: Graphite and Color Pencil.

Is a step by step tutorial "Dynamic Definition With Watercolor and Colored Pencil" by color pencil artist Karen Ann Klein

and I had to share some good news Prismacolor is bringing back deco yellow, deco pink and deco peach, along with 15 other new colors read all about here

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and wishing you all a blessed week!
Carol Moore

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Show, Updates and Resource of the Week

Hi Everyone :)
I hope everyone had a good weekend. It's been a busy past week for me, with the Miniature Art Show opening on Tuesday. I got to see some fantastic miniature artwork and meet some wonderfully talented artists. And I got to meet Pat Averill I have to say I have been a fan of her color pencil artwork for such a long time and seeing her work in person, just blew me away and inspired me and challenged me to work even harder on my miniature works. And that little lady standing next to me is Katherine Friday. I have to say, I am now her newest and biggest fan. Her award winning works are absolutely stunning. And she uses a jeweler's magnifying visor to do the small details. Found one on Amazon and I am buying one. The Traveling Miniature Art Show will continue on til the end of the month. If you get a chance stop on by and check out all the amazing works at the Walters Cultural Art Center in Hilsborro Oregon.
Jim Smith, Jeanette Mullane, Katherine Friday, Carol Moore

My eye tutorial is now up on, well known canine British artist's, Melanie Phillips, site
I encourage all artists to check out her and her husband's site. Full of invaluable tips and resources.

I was hoping to finish up my seasonal piece yesterday, but didn't get a chance too, but will be finishing it up this week and moving onto the "Think Pink" entry piece and a couple of Christmas pieces. 

Added a couple new products at my Zazzle store and will be adding more tomorrow.
Cards are presently  50% off Use Code: 4EVERYMOMENT.

Just had to share Joan Beriger's latest blog post "Creative Process of Extremely Successful Licensed Artists"
Highly recommend reading it And if you get a chance read the November 2011 issue of the Artist's magazine Color Pencil Artists Gary Greene and Linda Lucas Hardy share the tools they use when creating works with color pencil. 
Hope you all have a great week!
Love and Blessings!
Carol Moore

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,

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Miniatures Complete, Eye Tutorial and Resource of Week

Hi Everybody,
Hope everyone is having a great day. 
I just love this time of year, as the leaves begin to change. Plan on doing a fall piece soon, after I get done with my eye tutorial and a commission.
I finally finished all my miniatures for the upcoming show in November. Now I just have to get them all framed.
I will be posting update soon, when the show will be, and directions on how to get to the Walters Center soon.

Now a sneak peek at what my eye tutorial will be about. Using strictly Prismacolor pencils and a few Derwent Coloursofts. Here is my reference photo of my daughter's eye.

The demo  is "How to Achieve Dramatic Eyes Using Color Pencil" So a plain eye with no makeup to a dramatic looking eye with makeup. I will post when completed and more info on it.


Artist Barbara Newton shares techniques of grisaille and juxtapositioning of colors as she paints with colored pencils 

We are trying to find a home for this little guy, if you are interested please email me at
grey tabby kitten

Take Care Everyone!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memory, New Work and Resource of the Week

As all of us look back 10 years ago today, we remember a day of tragedy, as two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, and the news spread around that America was under attack. Watching this morning as they read off the names of those who perished (many who were risking their lives to save others), my eyes welled up with tears. My heart goes out to all of the families, as well as my thoughts and prayers.
I think about the terrorists who hate America so much, and can't help but feel pity for them for they do not know the truth, nor love,  only hate. In church this morning, our pastor couldn't have said it better, "I am proud to be an American" and we are so blessed to live in a free nation, where we have the right to choose what we believe in. 
God Bless you all and God Bless America.

I will be finishing up my last miniature tomorrow and then begin a color pencil eye tutorial for an online site. After that I will begin a commission of a unicorn.

The 4th of my miniatures. "Fall Time Kittens"  The scan didn't quite pick up all the light colors in the background.

"Winged Wolf" Final piece from Ellen Mlllions Sketchfest. SOLD.

Here's a little step by step demo of Ann Kullberg's technique on creating skin tones with color pencil

Hope you all have a great week!
Take Care!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Updates, New Work, and Resource of the Week

Greetings everyone! 
It's been a very busy week, registering my daughter for school and her birthday. It's her senior year, so it's going to be a very busy year for us all. 
I got some new works to share and some great news.......

Some great and exciting news! I was just ask to submit "Broken Hearted" as a part of a collection of artwork in the upcoming book, “Amazing Pencil Portraits 3”. Very excited and honored. Check out Sally Ford's Platte's production of the book here
Broken Hearted
New Work
This is one of the landscapes for upcoming show. The scanner didn't pick up the details at all, nor the correct colors, so I photographed it with my daughter's digital camera. Note to myself: Really need to buy a new digital camera to take photos of artwork. Anyways this is done in color pencil. It's 3.0 x 4.0.

Tujunga Sunrise
New Sketches
Ellen Million's Sketch Fest #17 August 19-20. The first sketch is from prompt snow white and rose red - calling this one "Who's the Fairest?" Will be finishing this one up in color pencil. The second was prompt for winged wolf. This ACEO is up for sale at sketchfest. 
Note: The scanner didn't pick up all the details and colors of this small piece either. Really need to get that new camera or a new scanner.
Sketchfest #17
Resource of the Week
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Updates, New Work and Resource of the Week

Hello Everyone!
I have been having a lot of breathing problems as of late, due to my asthma, so haven't had a lot of energy as of late. I can't wait til fall, when the farmers are done plowing and tilling. I havent' been able to get outside much do anything or do any walks. However, I have been working on my miniature pieces for upcoming show in the fall at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hilsborro, Oregon . Hope to be sharing a couple of new miniatures with everyone by the end of next week.

I will be doing a upcoming color pencil eye tutorial for well known UK artist Melanie Phillips for her new site. I will let everyone know more about the details on next blog update

New Work

Title: "Red"
Medium: Color Pencil
Size: 8 x 10


Resource of the Week

I just discovered this site about a week ago. Very talented and inspiring artist Darrel Tank provides drawing lessons using his 5 step technique.

Take Care Everyone and Have Fun Creating!
Carol Moore

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Road Trip, New Work In Progress & Art Resource of the Week

Hello Everyone!
Well, we finally got back from our 2 week road trip on the 18th. I have a few photos to share of the  wedding, reunion and the view back home. We had a lot of fun and it was great to meet some new faces.


The wedding was held at the Butterfly Pavilion in Elkton, Oregon
Jordan and Thomas Lee  
The first time I have been to a wedding where they included communion.
It was awesome to see them include God firsthand.

The reunion was down at K-Falls and the girls had fun.
Melissa and Mariah
Jennifer and Melissa

Melissa on the Climbing Wall
Along the Willamette River on the way back home

Willamette River, just outside of Pleasant Hill, Oregon  
Just outside of Pleasant Hill, Oregon.  

My current work in progress. Presently working on the wolf and shirt. Inspired by sketchfest prompt - modern day red riding hood.
Title: Red
Medium: Color Pencil
"Red"  Work in Progress

Here is a site on "How to Get Started in Colored Pencil" by Tiffanie Grey
Great info on different types of pencils and papers.

I hope everyone is having a great summer!
Take Care!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July! ~ New Work, Work in Progress, & Resource of the Week

Happy 4th of July!

For all who celebrate it, I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.
It's hard to believe it's already July. Time just flies.
So sorry I haven't been posting as of late. I have been having some breathing problems, and just found out, about a week or so ago, that  I have asthma. Not much fun, the doctor has me on an inhaler now, but will be going into a specialist at the end of the month.

I finished up a new piece the other day. Inspired by a prompt at Ellen Million's Sketchfest
and the Christian fantasy book "Taliesin" by Stephen Lawhead. There is something about the skies and heavens that really get my muse going. Love watching the clouds form and the stars at night.
Medium: Color Pencil and gouache
Size: 5.0" x 7.5"
Original for sale at sketchfest
Reference: Model pose

The Prophecy


I have a new work in progress. Also inspired by a  prompt at Ellen Millions Sketchfest - a modern day Red Riding Hood.
Title: Red
Medium: Color Pencil

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

New Sketches, New Work and Art Resource of the Week

A Happy Father's Day Weekend! 
This time of year is always hard for me, as I lost my dad 3 years ago to lung cancer.
I like to wish all the dad's out there many blessings, love and a joyous weekend.
And had to share this quote - "The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!"
God Bless all of our Dads!
Well, I have some new sketches to share with everyone from last weekend's Sketchfest

This first sketch was inspired by the prompt "What I Saw In the Clouds" I am currently working on this piece and should have it completed within the next few days. It will be up for sale at the sketchfest site, when completed.
I have to admit, I was really inspired to do this prompt due to a book I had just read "Taliesin" by Stephen Lawhead 

and I was really inspired by natural signs from the heavens we see in the clouds.  

Initial Sketch

Work In Progress 1

The second sketch prompt was "Shall I Keep It?" I am nearly done with this sketch and it will be up for sale at the sketchfest.
Reference Stock use : deathbycanon_stock over at DA

The last sketch was inspired by prompt "Modern Little Red Riding Hood"
I titled this one "Red" I am nearly done with this sketch and will have it up for sale at the sketchfest and will be doing a color version of this piece as well.
Reference Stock: jasminebelle_stock over at DA

I have another new miniature work completed for an upcoming show in the fall at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsborro,Oregon.
Title: "Early Morning"
Medium: color pencil
Size: 2.5" x 4.0"
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Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Take Care!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Work, Work in Progress and Resource of the Week!

Hello Everyone! I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. We don't have really any big plans, but plan on spending the day with family and visiting my dad's gravesite.


I have some new work to share. First is my Easter angel piece. Completed it a couple weeks or so ago.
Done in color pencil on Canson Mi Tientes.
The Promise
Next, I have a new miniature landscape piece to share. A series of miniatures I am working on for an upcoming show in the fall at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsborro Oregon.
Done in color pencil on Stonehenge. Size is 2.5" x 4.0" The scanner didn't quite pick up the colors and values correctly.
Oregon Coast


Another miniature I am working on for upcoming show. Nearly done with it. Color pencil on Stonehenge.


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Hope you all have a great holiday weekend, take care and God Bless!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Work In Progress and New Tip

Good Morning everyone!
Sharing my latest work in progress. I am nearly done. I should have it done within the next day or two and then I will begin on the second sketch idea, for a ceiling mural for our church. I will be sharing those sketches and photos of the area,  later this week. I will not be starting this huge painting project until August. After I am done with the sketch, I will begin working on my miniature pieces for an upcoming show and I might just throw in a pirate piece, being as Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is coming out in a couple of weeks.

The Promise

Yesterday, I worked on a whole new section for my Color Pencil Tips and Techniques page located here   I now have a whole new section on Types of Color Pencils located here  I also updated several of the sections. So stop on by and check it out, and if you have any tips or techniques you would like to share, I would be happy to add them and give credit. You can just email me at and put in subject line Color Pencil Tip.

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Newest Work in Progress and Sucked Into Facebook

Hello Everyone!
It's been a very busy week for me with family and haven't had a lot of time to work on present work in progress, but I posted an update. I tried to get this one done before Easter, but I just didn't have enough time.
Color pencil and watercolor pencil on Canson Mi Tientes
"The Promise"
Sucked Into Facebook
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If an artist could use Facebook as a tool, to reach out to the global community and share his or her art works, without getting sucked into it's applications, it can become a vital tool in helping artist(s) clients base grow.
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2. Use it to increase your client base by creating a fan page
3. Use it for advertising your website/artwork/fanpage with a banner ad.
4. Use it to promote your upcoming workshops, exhibitions, shows and events.
5. Use it to show your fans your current works in progress, latest products and sales

Check out these other awesome links on Social Media Tips for Artists on Facebook

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Much Love!
Carol Moore

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Artwork, WIP and Updates!

Happy Easter!
I hope everyone is doing well. It's hard to believe it is going to be Easter tomorrow. Time is just flying. I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Easter weekend and much love and happiness.

"Set Me Free" This piece has a lot of symbolism and my tribute to the meaning behind Easter. You can read the story behind it and the original is up for sale, for anybody interested in purchasing it here

Just had to share this Easter ATC I did for my dear friend Joanna Bromley

I have some new products now available in my zazzle store

I am now with Greeting Card Universe and I will be designing more works for cards this year.

Fabric Blocks of my artwork are now available I will be adding more angels, animals and Christmas type of works.

New ACEO Limited Edition Prints - now available at my Store

I have the scrabble tile jewelry kit sitting on my table, begging me to work on it. I just haven't had time. I am hoping to get to it this week. Once I start making these, I will be selling these on my etsy store. I will send an update, when I have those available, in my etsy store.


I was hoping to get this done in time for Easter tomorrow, but so much going on and trying to update site and everything. I don't think I will. The medium is color pencil and watercolor pencil


You can follow along my current work in progress at my blog or facebook fan page

Finishing up another Easter piece - "The Promise"
Mother Day piece for my mom
Birthday piece for my daughter of Merlin
Miniature/ACEO pieces for gallery show in fall
Eye Piece Commission
Pirate piece Commission
Ellen Million Sketchfest pieces
Seasonal pieces
Landscape piece
Color pencil kit
Tribute to my dog Remi
Tribute to my cat Arden
Emotional piece
Remake of Loriena
Remake of From the Past into the Future and other pieces for my King Arthur story

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Finished Artwork, Sketchfest and Updates!

"Bring Me To Life is finally finished. Original and prints and more are up for sale on my site and you can read the testimonial behind this work here

Here is all the sketches I was able to complete at last weeks Sketchfest  Fastest I have ever done an ACEO in color. Not 100% happy with it, had a paper issue, but I think my speed is definitely improving. Tangled Rapunzel sketch sold right away and the sale was donated to the Sketchfest. I will probably do that one in color.

Last fall, I began slowly making some changes to my site, and I have been deleting some artwork from my site and adding new galleries. I just feel the Lord is calling me in a new direction with my art and I want my works to please Him. So I am sorry if anyone is unhappy with the change, but I am excited about these new areas I am directing my art towards. It will be focused more on Inspirational, Emotional, Angels, Christmas, Animals, Florals and Landscapes. I will be phasing out the fantasy section more and more. However, I still have in my mind to finish up the King Arthur series I started years ago. It's just on my backlist of things to do.

After I finish up my ATC for a friend, I will begin my two Easter pieces. I was planning on having an Easter giveaway, but there have been no entries or replies so far. Still might get one before the April 17th deadline. If anyone is interested, in one to two paragraphs, tell me why Easter means so much to you or you can submit a photo or a drawing/painting for your entry.
Email the entry to with the subject line Easter Entry.
I will be picking the winning entry on April 18th. The prize is a print of Faith

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