July 4, 2011

Ok, World.

I know you are waiting to see the next painting here, but my efforts have been divided the past few days between the cyber world, learning new programs, and striking out with mud pie paintings that are making me see double. Some times, literally.  I am updating my computer skills with a few necessary software programs.  But they are of course some what tedious in figuring out on my own.

As for the mud pie paintings… sometimes the right side of the brain just don’t talk to the left side that is responsible for mixing the correct value and translating the right shape.  Some times you have to take a time out.  No, I don’t like my own painters advice.  I need to do. I need to push back on the painting to get it right.  But that’s not always the right solution.

I plan to step back this week and go for a few more playful prospects, that is If I can get my toys subjects back from my son.

So this past week I have managed to get Esty set up for everyone wanting grab that little gem of a painting for their growing art collections.  I will also be adding direct links for each painting posted to my blog and many from my website. So take a moment and visit my shop!

AlexisMcCarthyArt Shop

Subject suggestions are always welcome. 🙂

Inch by Inch

June 29, 2011

Inch By Inch. 5x7. 2011.06.29

You will get there, even if it is inch by inch.

Some times you just need to play a little along the way.

This is another micro study with a play on green & red compliments. Perfectly sophisticated for the child at heart or someone’s new grand baby.  Original 5×7 water soluble oils on panel.



Working the problems today. Signed off on a handful of finished paintings.

Georgetown Oaks. 30x40. Inquire.

These larger paintings really explore the balance between light and dark shapes and space  to define the subjects.  These are done!

Michaelis Ranch. 20x24. Inquire.

Both paintings will be featured at ABBEY’S in Georgetown in August 2011.

Framed a few more and mixing more paint to start 2 larger pieces and a maybe quick study.  Going to need more paint to get the next 2 really moving.

Sun Lit Box Turtle.

June 21, 2011

Sometimes, you get to second guessing what you see and how to paint what you feel.  This is one of those pieces.

Box Turtle. 6x6. 2011_06_21. updated*


After a brief rummage in the toy box, this is what I found to paint today!  Happy Turtle is a subtle play of compliments between yellow and violet.  When I mix the two I end up with a neutral  green shade that worked well for the turtle so I went with it.    This one will be ready to go in a few days for a sweet little deal of $60 + shipping.