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’

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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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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Fox Chapel Living 8/2017 article about Carol Skinger Art Exhibition at Library.

Thanks to Fox Chapel Living (August 2017 issue) editor Lisa Corna for the opportunity to be the subject of her monthly “Business Beat” profile in the magazine.  My solo show at Cooper Siegel Community Library was on display for 18 months ending through March 15, 2018. As artworks sold people took them home the same day.  The library benefited 25% on each sale which included original paintings, prints and greeting cards. Many of the artworks were created to show things in the area, especially near the Fox Chapel Area School District: Fox Chapel, O’hara, Sharpsburg, Aspinwall, Blawnox and Indiana Township

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Rustbelt Kayaking!

Kayaking Near Brilliant Railroad Bridge, watercolor and gouache by Carol Skinger

My watercolor & gouache painting titled Rustbelt Kayaking is part of my solo show of 40 works at Cooper Siegel Community Library 403 Fox Chapel Road in Pittsburgh (Fox Chapel) 15238. On the walls from May 14, 2017- March 15, 2018 , a public reception was held  Saturday June 24, 2017.   Each purchase benefited the library 25%.

This original painting SOLD  in mid summer but there are high quality framed prints of it still for sale, as well as unframed prints which can be purchased from me or through the library. Check Dovecote in Aspinwall for a framed print.  Contact me directly for framed or unframed prints.

Venture Outdoors and Kayak Pittsburgh rent kayaks at Aspinwall Riverfront Park in summer.

 

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Carol Skinger Art Exhibition at Cooper Siegel Community Library

Tom Otterness Sculpture & Slide Aspinwall Riverfront Park

Carol Skinger’s watercolor of the playground sculpture/ slide at Aspinwall Riverfront Park. Sculptor: Tom Otterness

Solo art exhibition of 40+ works by Carol Skinger at  Cooper Siegel Community Library in Fox Chapel,  PA

YEAH and THANK YOU! Cooper Siegel Community Library in Fox Chapel has asked me to keep my exhibit up a few more months into the first quarter of 2018. So it will NOT be coming down on November 8, as originally planned.

Publicity about Carol Skinger’s Art Exhibition at the library: August issue of Fox Chapel Living has a 3 page article  . The Herald (Trib)  July 31, 2017 issue had an article . Pittsburgh Post Gazette June 23, 2017 had an article . 

Website   www.carolskinger.com 

Facebook “like” page is Carol Skinger Artworks

Carol Skinger is best known for her landscape watercolor & gouache paintings bold in style, drawn from the imagination, of both abstract and recognizable places. Watercolor, gouache, ink and pastel, are her primary mediums.

For her  solo show at Cooper Siegel Community Library in Fox Chapel May 14, 2017- late winter 2018  look for some views from her imagination and for views of the area served by the library. Some works in the show are of Aspinwall including Aspinwall Riverfront Park, Greenwood Cemetery, Hitchhiker Brewing Co (former Fort Pitt Brewing Co) in Sharpsburg, and various scenes Carol admires from her frequent local bicycle rides.

Her work includes commissioned work often custom house portraits of which there will be examples. She has done paintings of homes locally in Fox Chapel, Aspinwall, O’hara, Indiana Township, Squirrel Hill, Oakmont, Sewickley, and other locales.

Carol resides in Fox Chapel and has lived in Pittsburgh for over 30 years. Originally from Vermont she grew up in the Lake Champlain Islands and in Stowe at the foot of Mt. Mansfield.  After graduating from college in the Bay Area with an Art degree, she moved to Boston and developed a career in architectural space planning and interior design. Carol met her husband, John Horn, in Boston and they relocated to Pittsburgh when he became a professor of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh in the medical school.  In recent years, Carol has intensified her lifelong love of drawing and painting and has become active in the Pittsburgh arts community.

Education: California College of the Arts (BFA). Additional studies at Instituto Allende, Mexico, Boston Architectural Center, Carlow University and Truro Center for the Arts.

 

A few pieces in the exhibit:

Kayaking Near Brilliant Railroad Bridge, watercolor and gouache by Carol Skinger
Kayaking Near Brilliant Railroad Bridge, watercolor and gouache by Carol Skinger

Original painting SOLD, however  prints are available

Carol Skinger Sharpsburg, PA from Rt 28 green sky

Sharpsburg, PA Watercolor and Gouache

Original painting SOLD. Prints are available

Sharpsburg, PA watercolor and gouache by Carol Skinger

Sharpsburg original painting SOLD.  Prints are available

 

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Licencing my work for use: Schenley Park Map

Carol Skinger's Schenley Park Map - OptSchenly Pk map in Mary Schenley article Fall 2015 - OPT

I was excited when the quarterly magazine Western Pennsylvania History Magazine contacted me about using my Schenley Park Map (on the left) to illustrate a stunning and thorough 14 page article (125 citations!) about Mary Schenley titled “What’s in a Namesake” by Jake Oresick. It was published in Fall of 2015. Their publications are beautifully printed and designed and I could not be more thrilled to be part of it. This is the spread page where my map appears.

Listen to an NPR story about Mary Schenley written and produced by Margaret J. Krauss where she and  author Jake Oresick talk about Mary Schenley.

I am always happy to discuss licence agreements to use my work, and in the case of Schenley Park, the park has been  a passion of mine since moving here from Boston years ago. Obviously this is a Depression Era drawing and I am not old enough to have drawn it myself. As an artist, when I found the black and white drawing in a file it broke my heart to think Pittsburghers had no way to enjoy this map.

So I added color, information, history and a red border to make it more compatible with the Frick Park Map which people love to frame together as a set. I never set out to be a map seller but no one else I approached would take it over so I decided to do it myself. It brings such pleasure to so many people who love that park and it is a beautiful piece to get lost in while studying it.

The BIG audience for my print are children and men! Yes Pittsburgh women, or men  who do not know what to get for your husbands, or folks who have to come up with a great memorable baby present but don’t want to contribute to instant landfill, or alumni of Pitt, CMU and Carlow who are not fond of pennants or logos, this is your go to gift!

You can purchase it from me and it is here on my site in two sizes 18″ square $50 or 30″ square $100. It is a wonderful help in keeping my art supplies stocked and dealing with various dollar and cents issues we all have!

If you would like to discuss licencing any of my work shoot me a message through my site.

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18th annual Garden & Landscape Symposium at Shadyside Academy Senior School

blurry and soft abstract of flowers

Please join me on Saturday when I will be an art vendor in Fox Chapel on Saturday April 20, 2013 from 8AM – 3PM at “A Garden Marketplace” inside the ice rink on the Shady Side Academy Senior School campus. It is a part of a most interesting gardening symposium described below. I will be showing and selling my paintings, custom house portraits, photographs and greeting cards.

Each vendor will donate something to a raffle to raise scholarship funds. Proceeds from the scholarship raffle fund applicants to attend the Garden & Landscape Symposium of Western Pennsylvania the following year at no cost. Scholarships might still be available for this year. Call 412-441-4442 ext. 3925 to request an application.

My donation will be the chance to have a custom house portrait of your home painted by me. This is NOT a minimum bid situation, so it really is a great chance to commission me, for very little cash outlay on your end! This is FREE and open to the public. The marketplace will feature unusual, hard-to-find perennials, annuals, shrubs, heirloom vegetable plants and seeds, natives, bonsai specimens, alpines and rock garden plants, botanical art and photography, and garden accessories. This Penn State site here gives a list of all the vendors.

It is the free part of the 18th annual Garden & Landscape Symposium, presented by Penn State Extension, Phipps Conservatory and Shady Side Academy, which will run from 8 to 4, April 20, 2013 at Shady Side Academy’s Hillman Center for Performing Arts in Fox Chapel near Pittsburgh.

Note that this next part of the exciting and super worthwhile symposium is not free. The symposium, which includes breakfast and lunch, costs $115. Register by calling Phipps Garden Center at 412-441-4442 or online. Perennial expert and author Kerry Ann Mendez of Albany, NY is the featured speaker. In her 2010 book, “The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Top Ten Lists“, she presents 70 garden-transforming lists, including perennial categories such as needy, unusual, fragrant and thugs (!)

Map to event. Great description of all the speakers here. More info about both sides of the event on April 20 here and here and here.

A big thank you to Garden Marketplace event chairs Lyn Lang and Suzanne Warnick. They really know how to plan a great event!

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