When Paintings are in the Process

Paintings are close to being presented for the month of May, and Cathy is really excited to show you her new ideas. As we’ve shown you, the process of a painting usually starts with some sketches, of a scene, then they are put on a canvas and then painted in! If you’ve never seen the under painting of one of Cathy’s paintings, here it is! This painting is still in the process, this part of the process is called the “underpainting”, it’s where the colors underneath the final p

Cathy Carey Solo Show

Poway Performing Arts Center – September 3 – 27, 2014 Coyote Joy 36 x 36 oil by Cathy Carey ©2014 Join Cathy at the reception, September 13 from 1 – 3. Cathy will give a talk about her motivations, inspirations and the evolution of her process at 2:00pm. Paintings will be on display from September 3 – 27, 2014. Paintings from 2000 to 2014, oil paintings and pastels will be represented in this overview. This unique opportunity will allow viewers to see how Escondido artist Cat

Local Color – Year of the Horse show

High Country: the Protector by Cathy Carey ©2014 My painting, High Country – The Protector won first place in the  Escondido Municipal Gallery show “Local Color – Year of the Horse” Juror Ilona Radelow Reception Saturday July 12, 2014 5:30 – 8:00 Horses have always represented the spirit of freedom to me. This horse was one of many I have photographed and sketched while in the southwest of the wild mustangs along the road around Taos, the Rio Chama, and just outside Santa Fe

Summer Solstice Art Show – Artist Reception

Visit lovely La Jolla Shores for the weekend of July 21 and 22, for lots of art happenings! La Playa Art Gallery Terrific newly re-opened gallery on a fun street with lots of restaurants and shopping. Cathy Carey will have paintings and jewelry on display, as well as six other artists. Artist Reception  Saturday, June 21, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2226 Avenida De La Playa, San Diego, 92037 laplayagallery.com Artists: Cathy Carey, Duke Windsor, Brian Lemke, Kay Kaplan, Sandra Francour

New Series – “Seaside Botanical Garden”

I’ve been working on a new series for the month of May, based on photos and sketches I did in April at the Laguna Botanical Garden on the St Regis hotel property. As I was working I remembered a running fox I saw in a beautiful garden, like a dream, it flashed through the deep greens at twilight and I wondered if I had really seen it all. This painting is based on that memory. “Fox in the Twilight Garden” Fox in the Twilight Garden by Cathy Carey ©2014 I did this painting “Se

Terrific articles on Self Representation vs Gallery Representation by Jason Horejs

The Ranch at Taos Gallery showing Cathy Carey’s work Jason Horejs of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ has been writing a terrific blog on all the things professional working artists need to know. There are several types of gallery experiences out there – and its hard to know which is best for you at your current stage of career, the style of your work, your financial situation and how much time you have to devote. “Vivid New Mexico” Show at Arroyo Gallery Canyon Road Santa Fe

Evolving Agave

This painting has been great fun to watch evolve! I’ve worked on it in many layers, showing here are two main layers: under painting before and after agave stalk appears. Evolving Agave Stage 1 by Cathy Carey The underpainting process involves painting in gold the whole canvas, then drawing in Gamblin Fast Matte with a combination of purple and black the image without the agave stalk. Next comes working on the under color layers that will show through to last layer in an oppo

Artist Reception tonight at Gallery 104

I’ll be heading up to San Clemente shortly for my first artist reception at Gallery 104 from 6 – 9. We’ll be taking Yogi and Kira – our Golden’s – with us, in preparation for their upcoming 14 hour car ride in Sept! It will be an experiment – they’ve never sat next to each other in the car. The reception will be fun to see the art crowd that hangs out in San Clemente! We’re going to eat at the dog friendly Mexican restaurant close to the gallery, Avila’s El Ranchita. This wil

Sold – Agave Azure and New Paintings at Gallery 104

After 13 days at Gallery 104 in San Clemente – I’m delighted to announce the sale of Agave Azure! Thanks Ann, that was fast! I will be delivering these two paintings in time for the reception Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 6 – 9. Stop by and say hello if you’re in the area! Lotus Agave by Cathy Carey Octopus Agave by Cathy Carey Gallery 104 San Clemente 166 Ave Del Mar San Clemente, CA  92672 (949) 218-0903 gallery104.com See more of my work at http://www.artstudiosandiego.co

Gallery 104 – a new gallery showing my work!

I’m excited to announce that Gallery 104 in San Clemente is now showing my paintings. They are the only gallery in San Clemente, which is a lovely low key beach town with lots of neat shops and restaurants, right by the beautiful ocean. If you are in the area check it out, the next reception is Saturday July 20, 2013, from 6 – 9pm. I have 4 pieces there now – but will be changing them out each month so keep checking back! About the gallery… GALLERY 104 aims to be a leader in