Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Carol Marine : Paintings

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Carol Marine

Carol Marine was born in Sheridan, Montana, and raised in the very small town of Harper, Texas in a dome house designed and built by her parents. Her mother is a weaver and a potter, and her father builds boats. Her parents always assured their children they could do anything in their lives they wanted, and that it was better to have a job they enjoyed than to make a lot of money. Carol’s family has been her greatest influence and inspiration. [Source]

Simple Pleasures - 8x16in. - oil on canvas - SOLD

After graduating from Harper high school, Carol spent four and a half years at the University of Texas in Austin. She graduated in the fall of 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, and a focus in painting. [Source]

Dutch Blues

A Quiet Moment - 20x24in. - oil on canvas - SOLD

During Carol’s college days she met and married David Marine, with whom she now lives in Austin, TX. David is her greatest fan and most helpful critic. [Source]

Blue Egg

Blue Egg - 6x6in. - oil on canvas - SOLD

With this union Carol acquired two, lovely step-daughters, Sophie and Maddie. On April 4, 2005, Carol and David adopted Wayne Jacob Marine, then just 2 days old. [Source]

Blue Egg

Yearly Checkup - 6x6in. - oil on canvas - SOLD

On October 5th, 2006, Carol began the practice of doing one small painting a day and posting them on her blog. Each of these small paintings is for auction on Ebay & through her ebay store. [Source]

Blue Egg

Only Oranges Left  - 6x6in. - oil on canvas - SOLD
Since then Carol has begun teaching workshops across the country about daily painting, and is a member of Daily Paintworks, a distinguished group of daily painters. Carol divides her time between painting in and out of the studio (out with Plein Air Austin), teaching and family adventures. [Source]

Blue Egg

Grape Reflections - 6x6in. - oil on canvas - SOLD

Where/how did you learn to paint?

"I went to the University of Texas at Austin but learned nothing there. There was no focus on improving skill from the professors, but rather impressing critics, which I have no interest in. I want to make a living doing what I love most - painting! I learned by poring over art magazines and books, studying and copying work that struck me, and experimenting a lot. Painting every day is the best thing I do towards improving!"


1 comment:

  1. I ran across this blog looking for what publishing company Carol Marine uses for her books. I want to publish a couple of books of some of my work as well.
    I am such a fan of Carol's work, so this was an interesting post. Her success story is inspiring, and the fact that she did it all while being a mom, is wonderful.
    I recently joined daily paint works myself, and look to her example of dedication for motivation. Thanks for sharing