Featured Artist: Carole Rabe!

Forsythia Spring by Carole Rabe 24x18" Oil
Forsythia Spring by Carole Rabe
24×18″ Oil on Canvas

Stunning, right? That gorgeous sunlight exploding on that fabulous yellow wall, wow! This painting was done by artist Carole Rabe.

What a great window… ahh, I could spend a lot of time in this room!

Night: Blue Chair by Carole Rabe 30x20" Oil on Canvas
Night: Blue Chair by Carole Rabe
30×20″ Oil on Canvas

What a great nighttime painting of this cool chair… look at all the colors! I think it makes it so interesting when everything isn’t perfect, like a photo… you can see the cool reflections in the windows which really adds a lot of pizazz! Nice work!

Blue Window by Carole Rabe 24x18" Oil on Canvas
Blue Window by Carole Rabe
24×18″ Oil on Canvas

Another great piece, more subdued in color but equally as fascinating.  I really like the base colors showing through, and that wonderful shadow on the floor… Not to mention a glimpse out of the window and a painting within a painting! Love it!

Read a blip about Carole from her website:

Intense observation and my response to what is around me is how I receive my inspiration. The way light hits a countertop or the side of a chair is the spark that gets the painting started. The color of light influences the color of objects and creates interactions between disparate things. My paintings are about the relationships between these elements. My imagery is personal; I need some connection to my subject matter in order for me to claim it in a painting. I work from direct observation; I am very interested in how the human eye perceives the things around us, and how the hand and heart work to put the image down on canvas. It’s a wonderful feeling when the reality of the painting takes on a life of its own and exists on its own, apart from the objects observed. It seems like such a simple thing but there is something magical and transcendent about this aspect of representation that has a very strong power for me.

All images via CaroleRabe.com with permission from the artist…

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