Contemporary Art on the wall behind you for your Zoom meetings

 

green abstract background, reddish brown sculpture
Nature Worship by Carol Skinger.  The sculpture is one of John Youngerman’s series of three sculptures titled ‘Totem Lamina Limbus’ (Hartwood Acres Sculpture Garden)

Archival, 12″ x 12″ prints on watercolor paper.

$55       Contact me here.

green abstract background, pink, blue sculptures
Wherefore Art Thou by Carol Skinger (Hartwood Acres Sculpture Garden) One of sculptor John Youngerman’s series of three sculptures he titled  ‘Totem Lamina Limbus’

Archival, 12″ x 12″ prints on watercolor paper of my paintings of contemporary sculpture located in Hartwood Acres Sculpture Garden, Hampton Township, PA.

$55  Contact me here.

A very reasonable way to frame them – Ikea has a 19 3/4″ x 19 3/4″ Ribba frame with generous white mat for $14.99 in white or black 

They each fit perfectly in this simple contemporary frame.

Can be printed larger.  Original paintings are also available.what do these sculptures look like? They are being refurbished but here is what they look like before

sculptor John Youngerman’s series of three sculptures he titled ‘Totem Lamina Limbus’
John Youngerman’s series of three sculptures he titled ‘Totem Lamina Limbus’

 

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Small Mall and art by Carol Skinger

lime green tree, yellow, red, orange foliage, yellow building, landscape, delicate painting
Weekend Wanderers at Frick Pittsburgh by Carol Skinger

In January 2020 I completed 21 new artworks, mostly watercolor and gouache and rushed 12 of them to the printers. For the next 90 days I am so happy to say I am one of the new artists and makers who will have work for sale at Casey Droege’s Small Mall in Lawrenceville. My work will be archival glicee  prints of these latest artworks at Small Mall at 5300 Butler St in Upper Lawrenceville. The opening is Wednesday February 12, from 6-8 PM. See my new prints here.

All my work created in January was a promise that each artwork would include a sculpture, or what I think is a sculpture. Most of them are in Pittsburgh.

Small Mall is the concept store for CDCP, an arts business focused on growing Pittsburgh’s art economy. Stop by our experimental retail space to purchase art and design objects from some of the region’s most talented makers.”

Have you heard of the new TRYP Hotel in Lawrenceville? Read more about the architecture and art there.  Casey Droege was the art consultant bringing the artwork of many artists to the walls. Monmade was involved too.

I encourage you to sign up for Casey’s eblasts and read about what they are.

 

MY NEXT ART EVENT February 29, 2020 6-8 PM

All the original paintings  I made in month of January 2020 which include a sculpture  will be displayed along with a whole bunch  of other month long projects by lots of people. Very family friendly, plenty  of fun!

Fun a Day the Art Show: Opening Reception February 29, 2020           6-8 PM
CDCP Project Space317 S Trenton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

 

 

 

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New paintings in January 2020

Orange in the Woods 8 x 8 Carol Skinger
Orange in the Woods 8 x 8 Carol Skinger

2020 I’m starting the year with a month of art making on the theme  of including a sculpture, or what  I think is sculpture in each artwork.  It’s an annual exhibit called Fun a Day Pittsburgh. Lots of artists and non artists are participating. Here is what I completed in January 2020. 

Fun a Day the Art Show: Opening Reception February 29, 2020 6-8 PM
CDCP Project Space317 S Trenton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Saturday Feb. 29th, 12- 5PM and the Opening is 6-8PM
Sunday March 1st 12- 5PM (12- 1PM is Acoustic Open Stage)
Friday March 6th 2-7PM
Saturday March 7th 12-5PM
Sunday March 8th 12-5PM (Closing)

The Art Show: Two Weekends of FUN
February 29-March 8, 2020
CDCP Project Space
https://caseydroege.com/projectspace
317 S Trenton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Facebook Event-https://www.facebook.com/events/2586363008356143/

About the venue: Casey Droege of Casey Droege Cultural Productions (CDCP) expanded from the still current Small Mall space 5300 Butler St Lawrenceville into the former Percolate Gallery space Wilkinsburg in summer of 2019. The director of Percolate Gallery Space Carolyn Pierotti stayed on as a key partner in Droege’s Wilkinsburg expansion named CDCP Project Space.

You might know Casey for her programs mixing 5 minute artist presentations with chefs in various locations titled Six x Ate. You can subscribe to her Six x Ate eblast  here so you won’t miss one.  

El Anatsui facade Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh 10 x 11 Carol Skinger artist
El Anatsui facade Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh 10 x 11 Carol Skinger artist

Watercolor and Gouache. El Anatsui design for façade of Carnegie Museum of Art 2013-14, Carnegie International. Made and installed in Pittsburgh by Dee Briggs and community. Richard Serra’s Carnegie 1985.

Henry Moore, El Anatsui, Richard Serra 2014 Carnegie International by Carol Skinger
Carnegie Museum of Art exterior during Carnegie International, Moore, Serra, El Anatsui

Watercolor and Gouache. Henry Moore plus El Anatsui design for façade of Carnegie Museum of Art 2013-14, Carnegie International, plus Richard Serra’s Carnegie 1985.

Youngman Totem Lamina Limbus 10 x 11 Carol Skinger
Youngman Totem Lamina Limbus 10 x 11 Carol Skinger

Watercolor and Gouache. Hartwood Acres Sculpture Park 2

Harwood Acres Sculpture Park 10 x 11 Carol Skinger
Harwood Acres Sculpture Park 10 x 11 Carol Skinger

Watercolor and Gouache. Hartwood Acres Sculpture Park 1

Youngman 'Totem Lamina Limbus' 10 x 11 Carol Skinger
Youngman ‘Totem Lamina Limbus’ 10 x 11 Carol Skinger

Watercolor and Gouache. Hartwood Acres Sculpture Park 3

Kitchen with Joseph Skinger sculpture 12 x 11 Carol Skinger
Kitchen with Joseph Skinger sculpture 12 x 11 Carol Skinger

Pencil drawing of our kitchen with one of my father’s sculptures

Joe Skinger sculpture 12 x 15 Carol Skinger
Joe Skinger sculpture 12 x 15 Carol Skinger

Vine charcoal and watercolor. My father Joseph Skinger’s fiberglass, wood and steel  sculpture

Rock as sculpture in the Alaska Woods Pastel 12 x 13 Carol Skinger
Rock as sculpture in the Alaska Woods Pastel 12 x 13 Carol Skinger

Soft pastel on charcoal paper.  Rock in the Alaska Woods. Sometimes you see a very intentional rock sitting in the forest. A friend Caitlin Ena saw this in Alaska and posted a photograph. I saved it in my future art file for several years. I’m always noticing these in your face sculptures in the woods.

Thaddeus Mosley at Carnegie Museum 16 x 12 Carol Skinger
Thaddeus Mosley at Carnegie Museum 16 x 12 Carol Skinger

Thaddeus Mosley sculpture group at Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie International 2018. Dan Kiley’s Scaife Sculpture Court. Sol LeWitt color block drawings above stair at left.

Describe: night sky, gray sky, winter lights, Native American, Seneca, town monument
Seneca in the ‘hood (unknown sculptor Sharpsburg, PA) by Carol Skinger

Guyasuta on his pedestal in Sharpsburg, PA

 

sculpture of large from on bench at a library
Frog sculpture at Truro Library in North Truro, Cape Cod 12 x 9 Carol Skinger
wete in wet watercolor of Judaic sculptures at Rodef Shalom Temple
Carol Skinger’s
watercolor of Procession at Rodef Shalom Temple
brush drawing of a wood sculpture
Brush drawing of my father’s sculpture 12 x 9 Carol Skinger
painting of a wood and copper sculpture on paper
Joe Skinger’s wood & copper sculpture in our kitchen 12 x 16 Carol Skinger
lime green tree, yellow, red, orange foliage, yellow building, landscape, delicate painting
Weekend Wanderers at Frick Pittsburgh by Carol Skinger (sculptural trees)

Shaped landscape as sculpture at Frick Museum Pittsburgh. 

pink sculpture of dog at Childrens Museum Pittsburgh
King Pup at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh by Carol Skinger

This was a temporary sculpture which is no longer there

painting of Robert Burns statue, Neptune, Phipps Conservatory, Cathedral of Learning in Oakland
Robert Burns, Neptune, Phipps, Cathedral of Learning U of Pittsburgh by Carol Skinger
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Goat paintings

My January 2019 daily paintings of goats were inspired by visits to  Goat Rodeo Farm and Dairy . Their goat cheese is amazing and I learned how personable goats are.  I created the paintings for a 2 day event in Feb 2019 at Artist Image Resource. The  unframed original paintings (not prints)  are for sale. Those already sold begin with SOLD under the image. Just send me a message if you would like to purchase one of them through my contact page .

My facebook page ‘Carol Skinger Artworks’ which I invite you to like also has a full album with dimensions and prices.

SOLD  $150.-12″ X 18″ – ‘Minds Meeting’ pastel on paper.

 

$200.-14″ x 17″- ‘Two Goats in Snow’ watercolor & gouache on paper.
SOLD $200.-12″ X 12″ – ‘Snow Goat’ watercolor & gouache on paper.
SOLD $250.-12″ X 16″- ‘Four Goats at the Fence’
Available $200.-12″ X 16″ -‘Camoflage Goat’ watercolor & gouache on paper.
Available $200.-8 1/2″ X 8 1/2″- ‘Goat family’ watercolor & gouache on paper.
Available $200.-12″ x 18″- ‘Goat on a Summer Day’ watercolor & gouache on paper.
Available $175.- 7″ x 10″ – ‘Goat & Paintbrushes’ watercolor & gouache on paper.
Available $175.-9″ x 11″ – ‘Man kicks Goat’ watercolor on paper
Available $175.-11″ x 14″ – ‘Goat Kicks Man’ watercolor & gouache on paper
Available $200.-12″ X 12″- ‘Sculptural Goat’ watercolor & gouache on paper.
Available $175.-16″ x 16″- ‘Pat the Goat’ watercolor on paper.
Available $150.-12″ X 18″ – ‘Minds Meeting’ pastel on paper.
$150.-12″ x 16″- ‘Meeting of the Minds’ watercolor & ink on paper.
SOLD $350 -12″ X 18″- ‘Herd on the Move’. But if you love it, this one is available as a 12″ x 16″ archival print on watercolor paper with a 3/” border all around. It is $125. Check here for print. 
SOLD $200.-12″ x 12″ – ‘Goats in the Forest’ watercolor & gouache on paper.
SOLD $175. 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Brown goat on green & blue. Watercolor, gouache, ink.
SOLD $200.-12″ X 16″ – ‘Goat near Barn’ watercolor & gouache on paper.
Available $200.-12″ x 15 1/2″ – ‘Goat at Low Tide’ watercolor & gouache on paper.
SOLD $175.-12″ X 12″- ‘Gray Goat’ watercolor on paper.
Available $350- 22″x 22″ – ‘White on Blue Goat’ watercolor & gouache on paper.
Available $175.-12″ x 12″ – ‘Three blues’ watercolor & gouache on paper.
Carol Skinger with the Goat paintings (mostly goats) painted January 2019.
Available $200.-12″ X 18″ – ‘Mid Century Lamp on New Years Day’ pastel on paper.

I did this on the first day before I realized I wanted to make art about goats all month.

Available $200.-12″ x 18″ – ‘Abstract totems’ watercolor on paper. (a couple days I needed a break from goats)
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Mid Century Lamp Pastel Still Life

 

1/1/2019 New Years day pastel. First artwork of the year.

Pastel of Mid Century floor lamp with with bittersweet in a vase.

I got the bittersweet on a bike ride on Thanksgiving morning.

This article in City Paper about doing a new piece if art every day in January inspired me to do just that. After this first artwork I settled on “goats” as a theme. I had meant to do some goat paintings last year.  Take a look at my goat-paintings-a-day for January 2019. If you want to buy one that is still available, contact me.

Resolve to exercise your art muscle this New Year

By Jan 2nd I settled into a theme. GOATS. Adding my January 2019 daily paintings of goats inspired by visits to  Goat Rodeo Farm and Dairy  This article in City Paper about doing a new piece if art every day in January inspired me to do just that.

Where: Artists Image Resource (518 Foreland Ave, North Side)
Opening Reception: Friday, February 8 from 7-9 p.m.
Open Hours: Saturday, February 9 from 12-3 p.m.

AIR: Artists Image Resource has super generously offered Fun a day  use the space again this year. Want to know more about the space, check it out here: http://www.artistsimageresource.org/ Donations and volunteers are ALWAYS welcome at AIR – their support keeps Fun A Day free and open and FUN.

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Bicycle Art Fundraiser for Pittsburgh’s MS Society 12/7/2018

Cycling Across the Allegheny River, Watercolor and Gouache by Carol Skinger to be auctioned this coming Friday Dec. 7, 2018 Art of Cycling, A Benefit for Bike MS at the Wigle Distillery in the Strip District Pittsburgh MS fundraiser between 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Wigle Whiskey Distillery 2401 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. Proceeds benefit the National MS Society, PA Keystone Chapter & Bike MS. Join us for cycling-themed cocktails, Blue Sparrow Food Truck and an auction of cycling-themed artwork by Pittsburgh artists including two paintings by me. They will be unveiling and auctioning the first-ever Wigle Whiskey cycling jersey, produced locally by Aero Tech Designs. Between now and then my two Art of Cycling paintings are on display with 2 others (one by Baron Batch) at Kindred Cycles, 2515 Penn Avenue in the Strip District.

(Here’s my other auction item)  2401 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Take a closer look at both my paintings now before the auction at  Kindred Cycles                       2515 Penn Ave, Strip District Pittsburgh

A few of the other auction items, not all:

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Bicycle Art Fundraiser for Pittsburgh’s MS Society 12/7/2018

Camping and Biking, Watercolor and Gouache by Carol Skinger to be auctioned this coming Friday Dec. 7, 2018 Art of Cycling, A Benefit for Bike MS at the Wigle Distillery in the Strip District Pittsburgh MS fundraiser between 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Wigle Whiskey Distillery 2401 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. Proceeds benefit the National MS Society, PA Keystone Chapter & Bike MS. Join us for cycling-themed cocktails, Blue Sparrow Food Truck and an auction of cycling-themed artwork by Pittsburgh artists including two paintings by me. They will be unveiling and auctioning the first-ever Wigle Whiskey cycling jersey, produced locally by Aero Tech Designs. Between now and then my two Art of Cycling paintings are on display with 2 others (one by Baron Batch) at Kindred Cycles, 2515 Penn Avenue in the Strip District.

And here is my other auction item.   2401 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Take a closer look at both my paintings now before the auction at  Kindred Cycles                       2515 Penn Ave, Strip District Pittsburgh

A few of the other auction items, not all:

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Robert Burns dinner coming up. Should we go?

Phipps Conservatory and Robert Burns sculpture Pittsburgh, PA

Ink drawing by Carol Skinger.     An 8 1/2 ” x 11″ print for $25 can be purchased here.

Each year the St. Andrews Society of Pittsburgh hosts a Robert Burns dinner including traditional piping in the haggis, Taste of Scotland Buffet, traditional toasts, and Burns recitations. Membership in the St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh is open to men and women of all ages. The St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh offers several classes of membership including those have no ancestral ties to Scotland, but have an interest in Scottish life and heritage.

It sounds sort of interesting since I have never done it before. I am not Scottish and neither is my husband. (WOOPS! Revised. Turns out  I am partly Scottish)

We do like scotch though and we did meet at a bar in Boston (really Brookline) called the Tam O’Shanter or simply the Tam which closed in the 90’s And later I did draw a tam o’shanter on Robert Burns head in my silly ink drawing of  Phipps Conservatory and the Robert Burns statue in Oakland which is the university area in Pittsburgh.

Finally what I hope brings me to Scotland itself one day is to see at least some of or even all of the route of my mom’s bicycle trip there in August 1938 with her college roommate Jean. Her photo album of the trip includes the map and  diary. Bucket list stuff…

Ink drawing Copyright Carol Skinger  www.carolskinger.com

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Aspinwall Painting

“Aspinwall” original painting by Carol Skinger  24″ x 31″

“Aspinwall” a painting of the rooftops of Aspinwall from Route 28 is original painting by Carol Skinger. It is a watercolor, gouache & ink painting on 400 lb watercolor paper, $500 framed. It was created for my 10 month solo art show (now ended)  at Cooper Siegel Community Library   in Fox Chapel, PA May 14, 2017- March 15, 2018.

Prints available in two sizes  11″ x 14″ printed on watercolor paper $55. Larger prints suitable for a 16 x 20 frame are $80. To order a print or purchase the original painting  contact me

Larger prints than that could be made.

Where Brilliant Railroad Bridge meets Aspinwall is the beautiful new Aspinwall Riverfront Park which recently received  some awards. Art critic Mary Thomas reports the awards in Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Architect Eric Fisher won the AIA People’s Choice Award for his design re-purposing the  Aspinwall Marina.  AIA awarded this project  a Certificate of Merit in Historic Preservation.

Details of my painting are seen below.

Detail from my full size painting “Aspinwall”

At left the chateaux style yellow brick building is on Maple Avenue in Aspinwall, PA. It  is a former convent of Saint Scholastica Church in Aspinwall built in 1925.  The architect  of the former convent Edward J. Weber was a native of Cincinnati who studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and traveled throughout Europe. He came to practice in Pittsburgh, where he had a number of Roman Catholic commissions, of which this convent was one. Weber clearly loved the medieval period, even writing in 1927 that this was when, “art was at its best.” In this convent, he seems to have been inspired by the 15th century Château du Moulin in the Loire valley, which clearly was the inspiration for Central Catholic High School in Oakland. Information  on the architect thanks to historian Frank Kurtik, Docent at Heinz Memorial Chapel and a former Heinz family archivist. Very near it is Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (formerly called St. Scholastica School), and Saint Scholastica Church.

Detail from my full size painting “Aspinwall”

The red brick church sitting more or less in the center of the painting  is the Aspinwall Presbyterian Church. Everything but the church’s tower burned down in 1999 and was rebuilt immediately. The sanctuary a KSBA Architects design has a wood-beamed ceiling and interior cross plan with a wide center aisle and holds a 40 pipe Luley type organ.  Four large Hunt Studio designed stained glass circular windows illuminate the sanctuary.

Brilliant Railroad Bridge a truss bridge spanning the Allegheny River beyond, was built in 1904 by the Pennsylvania Railroad as part of a bypass of the narrow tracks around downtown Pittsburgh. The rail line has been out of use since the Azcon Metals scrapyard on the outskirts of Aspinwall ceased functions around 2010. It connects Aspinwall with Highland Park. On the Aspinwall side it lands at the  Aspinwall Riverfront Park and at the other end is very near Choderwood, a house was built by the Corps of Engineers in 1905. The property is a unique private residence that sits on the Allegheny River at the Highland Park Dam. Choderwood is an “ideal space for individuals planning smaller scale events and gatherings. Perfect for intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, family reunions, special events, birthday parties, corporate retreats, or relaxation.”

D.J. Bryant, a designer at AE7 Planners and Architects, proposed a bike and pedestrian use for the Brilliant Railroad Bridge  an ambitious new idea—the Brilliant Branch Rail-to-Trail—in a July 2017 Next Pittsburgh article.  It would increase connectivity and access to safe, affordable transportation options for several communities in the city. I hope this becomes a reality. Open link for exciting renderings.

An ongoing discussion of road access to a future Riverfront 47 development has activated public involvement and interest and is under discussion.  To clarify things the folks at Aspinwall Riverfront Park created this statement.

Hydroelectric power could be fueling the homes and businesses being developed in the Riverfront 47 project along the Allegheny River in Aspinwall and Sharpsburg by 2020.

The current issues in December 2017 are a new PennDot proposal and gathering public input around entrance and exit isPennDot prosues between Highland Park Bridge and  Route 28.

At far right in the painting is Highland Park Bridge. Approximately 57,000 vehicles use Route 28 in the area of the bridge every day. There are discussions about an improvement to access to the bridge from Route 28.

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