Beach Inspired Paintings

Here are some closer pictures so that you can see these beach inspired paintings a little better. I love Golden acrylic mediums, they can alter the paint to be fluid, creamy, transparent or grainy. Perfect for capturing the feeling of the ocean. Surf Read more…


New Work

Last four paintings. What I think I did well: color harmonies, paint consistency i.e thick and thin, and using line. What I want to focus on next : exciting compositions, use of shape and negative space. Really want to work Read more…


Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

These shows are so much work but I am glad I did it. I feel full of hope from the experience.  works © CarolBarber 2016-2017.


New Works on Paper

I am working on some new paintings on paper to sell at affordable prices. They look fabulous in the big white mats I ordered. Looking forward to seeing them all together at the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival.


Collage and Composition with Carol Barber

I am honored to lead workshops in May for the Orange County Libraries’ Maker Series. Come explore the accessible medium of collage to create a contemporary art work emphasizing the design elements of shape, texture and color. The process can Read more…


Paint Nights

I have been trying hard to have my paint nights have elements of choice and individual creativity. I am really enjoying this and I am proud and delighted by what the participants are doing. I have started leading a wine and paint Read more…


New Year New Work

Excited to have a new work in 2017. I usually don’t glue down as I work but leave the process open to changes. This one I committed from the first mark and reacted to it. Maybe it’s better that way, Read more…


Getting Collage on to Canvas

I bought a pad of canvas sheets and have been experimenting with collaging them on a stretched canvas. This work went through a lot of transformations but I am happy with the end result. I love how you experience the texture Read more…


Finished my 100 day sketchbook project.

My 100 day sketchbook project ended on a strong streak which was really satisfying. I am anxious to get some of the ideas from the project on to canvas. But I am wondering if it will take 100 attempts to Read more…


Sketchbook Project

I am currently on day 84 of my 100 day sketchbook project. It is almost laughable to look back and think that on any one day that I had everything figured out and that it was going to stay that Read more…