—a color study for one figure in the Hallowell Mural. acrylic on panel, 24 x 18— In the ongoing Hallowell Mural research, Sam Webber, our grand historian, introduced me to the story of James Matthews—a man from South Carolina, born
Work continues on, what, for now, we are calling the Celebrity Mural, because if includes the likes of Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Ellen Degeneris, Marilyn Monroe..a cast of over 30 people of note. This is acrylic on canvas, about
Currently working on studies and design for another mural. This will be a large almost 1000 square foot mural for downtown Hallowell, telling the story of this enchanting town where we live. Here are a just a handful of the
New 2 Mural Project with John Gable. Currently Jack Gable and I are collaborating on a 2 mural project for a venue out of Maine. Here are some detail images of the work-in-progress. Jack and I are splitting the work,
My wife Jen Greta Cart has started an online greeting card shop with her very popular paintings at JenGretaCart.com. Her work is beautiful, a combination of real and fantasy, magic and quietly normal all adding up to a lovely charm.
The history mural has begun! I am designing and painting a new history mural for my home town of Hallowell, Maine. This is going to be 38 x 30 feet on an exterior wall at the north entrance to town.
Feet, feet and more feet. Drawing this lower extremity is fun. Feet can be very expressive. We are used to hand gestures in paintings but feet can be story tellers too. I am working on a new dance painting where
Street Art Show, 7.5 x 13 inches, pencil on watercolor paper This morning I was digging through my flat files to find an older watercolor I did (Autumn Cemetery)—couldn’t remember if I had sold it or still had it tucked
Some evenings it is good just to sit and sketch or doodle. I like to just noodle around with a pencil and without trying to plan a new painting. If we get too locked tight, always producing, producing, producing, it
While I am not a strict anatomist—I am perfectly happy to distort the human form if it fits my painting idea—I do, however, love the study of the human form. Changing the human form to fit my paintings is important.
If you are looking for some interesting podcast interviews with artists from around the world you should check out John Dalton’s podcasts called Gently Does It. Kudos to John Dalton for all he does. His focus in on talented figurative
Art needs a strange alchemy of several factors. Imagination, skill, content, vision and perhaps, as some today are saying, empathy. None of these elements by itself is enough to become Art in CAPS. Imagination won’t suffice alone. Without skill riding
Just added my new carpet to my studio–to my wall. I have a nine foot square wall built in my studio that I use for painting, as a permanent easel. I use it for large mural projects, well, small paintings
excerpt from article art review in New City: “In one of the most poignant pieces, New England artist Christopher Cart presents a nude woman turning away from her mirror in confusion and dismay—perhaps she just realized that she is no
Composition is one of those aspects of paint learning that will never be complete. You can never sign off and say, “Well, I learned that now on to painting”. Composition possibilities are endless and fascinating. An art friend and I
Portrait of Edna St Vincent Millay, oil on canvas 2017 I painted this portrait for the Millay Poetry Festival in Rockland, Maine in 2017. This is my vision of what she might have looked like had she not died in
A paradox? A paradox, A most ingenious paradox! We’ve quips and quibbles heard in flocks, But none to beat this paradox! A paradox, a paradox, A most ingenious paradox. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, This paradox. Pirates
Sometimes just playing with dark lines on white paper is the best. It feels like magic when you take a blank page and with a few spare lines you tell a full story. …and for now back to the brushes,
In the sketch pad lately I have been paring things down to the barest essentials. Trying to tell my stories with less and less. Merging forms; enveloping them in shadow and bleached out light. Or trimming things to the most