The Expressive Color Paintings of Cathy Carey

Beach Cottage View by Cathy Carey

I have been creating my style from many different elements. I have been inspired by Monet, Matisse, and Van Gogh. If you look at my paintings, can you see these influences?

Ocean View - Matisse Windows Series by Cathy Carey ©2014
Ocean View – Matisse Windows Series by Cathy Carey ©2014
Surf Sup oil by Cathy Carey ©2015
Surf Sup oil by Cathy Carey ©2015
Songs of Good Earth web
Songs of the Good Earth by Cathy Carey ©2014

Another aspect of my style, is the way I do the drawing stage. I fill sketchbooks with blind and modified contour drawings, then scan them into my computer and create a composition with the sketches that I use as the foundation for my painting.

succulent garden p.4
succulent garden p.4
succulent garden p.12
succulent garden p.12
succulent garden p.1
succulent garden p.1

Some of my favorite subjects, are my succulent garden with agave and aloe plants, and the native wildlife that roams through this area of Southern California. I love painting my two Golden Retrievers, and scenes from the southwest.

Succulent Burrowing Owl 24 x 20 oil by Cathy Carey
Succulent Burrowing Owl 24 x 20 oil by Cathy Carey
The Look - oil by Cathy Carey ©2014 24 x 20
The Look – oil by Cathy Carey ©2014 24 x 20
The Long Wait oil by Cathy Carey
The Long Wait oil by Cathy Carey

I also do portrait commissions of pets!

Kira by Cathy Carey ©2013
Kira by Cathy Carey ©2013
Cody by Cathy Carey ©2013
Cody by Cathy Carey ©2013

If you would like to see more of my paintings please visit:

http://www.artstudiosandiego.com

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/cathy-carey.html

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