• Carole Carpenter Art

  • Artistic Expressions

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    Paintings

    Fabric dye on silk using various techniques

    • All are ready for hanging
    • Some framed with museum glass & others adhered to canvas
    • Various sizes and subjects
    • Commissions available - I can make whatever you would like, please Contact Me for details.
    • Prices for prints range in price depending on size and technique. Contact Me to purchase. 
      • Small - $50 - 250
      • Medium - $250 - 750
      • Large - $750 - 3500
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    Scarves

    Various colors and hues, no two are alike

    • Sizes are 14" x 72"
    • Various weights of silk
    • Various techniques and designs
    • Commissions available
    • Great for gifts! 
    • Depending on size and techniques used - prices range from $40 to $125

    Contact Me to purchase.

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    Lamps

    Floor lamps, desk & table lamps

    • Various bases and sizes
    • Choose Colors and styles
    • Commissions available
    • Great for gifts! 
    • Priced depends on size and type: Contact Me to purchase. 
      • Desk/Table lamps - $50-125
      • Medium size (pictured) - $125
      • Tall Floor Lamp (3 mediums stacked) - $375
  • About the Artist

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    Carole Carpenter

    Artist Statement

    Silk painting came into my life when I was on a deep personal journey. It enabled me to open more fully, show up more publicly with strength in my vulnerability. For me, art is grounding, a temporary escape, a recharging and a voice for expressing and celebrating the beauty of life and Spirit’s creation. In each piece I try to convey emotions that balance my work and family life, and expressing peace, joy, grace, and the gift and tranquility of life and nature.

     

    I love working on silk because it continues to challenge me and enables me to bring shimmer, color and an in-depth view of the world around us. I hope you can immerse yourself in the joy and beauty of my work.

  • Private Commissions are Accepted

    I can make whatever you would like, please contact me for details.

  • My Artistic Process

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    1

    Select & Draw Image

    I look for interesting picture with movement, character and contrast. I look for images that are available for commercial use or my own or friends photos. I like challenging designs expand my creativity.

    2

    Apply Fabric Dye & Blend

    I blend colors of fabric dye and begin applying dye from light to dark on dry or wet silk depending on how I want the colors to interact.

    3

    Steam to Set Colors

    Each piece must be placed between newspaper print and steamed for 3 hours to set the color. Then it is washed and rinsed to eliminate any excess dye, so it doesn't run, bleed or rub off.

    4

    Mount on Canvas

    The finished work must be trimmed to fit a the selected canvas and then ironed so it lays flat. Then using a UV protection varnish, it is adhered to the canvas.

  • Contact Carole

    Let me know if I can create a special piece for you or for that unique gift!

    Topanga Canyon
    California
    By Appointment Only
    310-383-9793