Monday, October 20, 2014

"Seasons" new fine art by Carol Labashosky premiers at Bridge Gallery, Mellwood Art Center Oct. 31-Dec. 15

"Seasons," new fine art by Carol Labashosky, will be showcased at the Bridge Gallery, Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center  Oct. 31-mid-December. Labashosky's new fine art display includes scrapboarding, paintings and photographs. Scrapboarding is a unique form of fine art collage where themes materialize in 3-D. Labashosky combines paint, photos and memorabilia affixed to boards in dramatic vibrant compositions. For this exhibit, Labashosky used the theme of the four seasons to create colorful and rustic pieces each unique to fall, winter, spring and summer. "The pieces are made of different materials - one is on a burlap canvas, and that was a challenge to paint on." "It being fall, the colors of some of the paintings are just like leaves," she said.

Come and meet the artist during the reception, Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m. during F.A.T. Trolley Hop. The Bridge Gallery is between the two main buildings on the second floor. Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, Bridge Gallery, is located at  1860 Mellwood Ave, Louisville, Kentucky.
Barking Dog Enterprises is Labashosky's studio and gallery, #136 at Mellwood Arts Center.

(502) 649-6226


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Rustic Barn Autumn Painting from modest beginnings emerges a gold-toned fall scene

The finished fine art painting with gold paint embellishments, ready to hang, approximately 18 x 30 inches. A stunning piece representing all that is colorful and beautiful about fall! Buy here at
Here, we see the fall colors emerging with tones of burnt umber, orange, brown, forest green. I used a spray bottle and then a water color technique on the burlap. The paints soaked in lightly creating a muted affect.

Here, I wanted to create an untamed and unruly grass foreground.

In the beginning there was a palette knife and some grey and white paint. I sketched in some of the background, but that usually changes as the painting moves along.