Five of my paintings will be on the walls of the ReMax Charitable Art Show opening this Saturday, October 4. This soft opening is for ReMax clients. The following weekends will be for friends and family of the artists. If you are in the Portland are on the dates below, please stop by. Sunday, October 12, from 1pm – 4 pm. Sunday October 19, 1pm – 4pm. Hosted by the ReMax Equity Group ~ 237 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 ~ 503...
My first love is oil painting.When I am not working on a commission, I am painting in oils.
Thank you for stopping by to peruse some of the work in my portfolio. Because of my experience in stagecraft I have had the opportunity to broaden my skills as an artist and am always open to discussing projects of interest to clients — small or grandiose. My first love, however, is oil painting. When I am not working on a commission I am painting in oils — a long slow process that I find rewarding as well as meditative.
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~ Arlene Carvey-KacikLearn More
At the tender age of four I was handed an over-used stiff old brush loaded with Prussian Blue oil paint squeezed from a ratty old metal tube. It was love at first sight (and smell.) That color is used (sometimes anonymously) in most of my paintings to acquire depth and richness.
Several mentors, a variety of courses and a myriad of excursions into various mediums later I have come back to my first love: oils.
In my oil paintings acrylics are first used to craft a distant city or land scape. Then week after week the piece is layered with as many as seven layers of a glaze of linseed oil tinted with color. It takes one to three weeks for each layer to dry; so each painting may take three months or more to complete.
The finished painting is then embellished with metal leaf (usually gold) and protected with a sealant.Learn More