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A departure, a change, a derivation, a rabbit hole…  I like where this little work took me. I abraded the surface with so much moisture, it curled back. I scrubbed pastel into the cotton fibers till they frayed and my knuckles were raw. Here is little Calamus, 2017, watercolor, ink and pastel, 9 3/8 x 7″.

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And details. Some of them from the side, so you can view the textures.

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This work is available to view and purchase at my website’s shop.

Enjoy the following two new works.

Sun Breaks With Helios, 2016, watercolor, ink and pastel, 13″ x 15 3/4″.

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Locus One For Another, 2016, watercolor, ink and pastel, 10 1/2″ x 9″.

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These new paintings and others are available to purchase at my website: http://charmagnecoe.com/store/

Ghost Gallery continues to represent the following miniature works, Awake, and Stir. These are a lovely, though unintentional, pairing.

 

 

It has been a while since I’ve blogged, but there is good reason… a whirlwind of positive, but surprising events has me relocated on Vashon Island, Washington. The city is a very short ferry-ride away from the vibrant Seattle — just a mere 20 minutes. My head is full of new creative ideas to fill this new chapter in the Pacific Northwest. Though I’ve traveled quite a bit, I’ve never lived anywhere but Arizona. It’s quite a change. I feel a great loss to be leaving my dear community of Flagstaff. The exquisite Senoran desert and the San Francisco peaks will be missed. At times, I know it will be strange to open a window and not feel the warm, arid wind.

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I look forward to meeting new creatives, new friends, new nature encounters in this green and oceanic place. I can’t imagine tiring of filling my senses with the verdant flaura and fauna of this region. Yesterday, a large cross orb weaver nearly dropped on my nose while I was getting into the car. I am also interested to find new ways to be a part of community involvement. Wherever one is, there are always people who are in need. It’s important to be a part of positive spirals. I’m already becoming acquainted with some local and cultural traditions. Below are from some recent outings.

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Point Defiance, Tacoma

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Here are some drawings (in situ) from the road trip to my new home.

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The Keep FeelingNow, I continue to unpack and organize. I hope to be up and painting by next week. Thanks for reading along!

I am happy to announce an upcoming solo exhibition! This will take place in Phoenix, Arizona at the The Renaissance Hotel in their new West Wing Gallery. It is curated by Shade Projects of monOrchid gallery. I will be presenting many, many new and larger paintings.  Also, for the very first time, I will be painting live on Saturday. Please come join me to see my finished works and some works in progress. The two paintings below are included in the show. Here are the details:

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown
West Wing Gallery
50 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, (602) 333-0000

Live Painting Reception, October 19th, 6 – 9 pm

In December, there will be an opening reception. Stay posted!

Beloved, 2013, 19 7/8″ x 18 17/18″, watercolor, ink and pastel

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Kinder Storm, 2013, 14 7/8″ x 15 7/8″, watercolor, ink and pastel

Kinder Storm, painting by Charmagne Coe

Thank you for perusing my artworks! I am always happy to receive communication, so drop me a line any time!

Here is my newest painting, “Gale Embrace”. Watercolor, ink and pastel, 15 15/16″ x 18 1/8″.

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For Illustration Friday, I’ve created a little painted drawing, “Finding the Notes”. Their theme this week is “Tribute”.

8724725514_dbdbdb86dd_cI am so happy to announce that I am opening shop… at Society6! After many requests for my drawings, I’ve decided to offer open edition prints. Each is a gallery quality giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. The prints are custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing and can be purchased in a variety of sizes. Come by and see me there!

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I have finished a new work. This is “Crave Aurora”. 12″ x 13″, watercolor, ink and pastel. You can also view it at my website, charmagnecoe.com.

Crave Aurora, painting by Charmagne Coe

Just a reminder, I have created limited edition prints of the fantastical painting, Hinder Be Go. The volume is only 50 large. You can contact me here or go to my Etsy shop for more information.

Hinder Be Go, painting by Charmagne Coe
Here is Steel and Fragile Hopes, my submission for Illustration Friday’s theme, “Egg”.

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Even when a painting doesn’t come together successfully, I will snip out a fragment I can’t part with. I like her. 🙂

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Smitten by anything aquatic, it was a thrill to see this week’s theme by Illustration Friday,”Ocean”. Here is my contribution, a miniature painting (5 3/16″ x 5 1/2″), “Effusion”.

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More work is viewable at charmagnecoe.com.

I’ve been working diligently on several paintings. These are all images of works in progress, thought these are not all I’m working on!

These nude drawings were made with a lovely, fat-tipped pen my artist friend, Rebecca, gave to me. I hope to portray the body in a way that is exuberant and free.

This week, Matt Bingham, a singer/songwriter from Arizona, released his new CD. It is titled Me & You. I am delighted to have created the cover artwork, a painting titled “The Heart Immersed and Threading Currents”.  Bingham‘s music pulls at the heartstrings with his earthy voice and smitten lyrics. Do yourself a favor and pick it up here.


This is a very small painting I finished a few days ago. “Messenger”, 4 1/4″ x 4″,  watercolor, ink and pastel.



A sienna ink drawing titled, “Press Down”.

The Illustration Friday topic for this week is “Identical”. Here’s my entry, “Carbon”. Created in ink and pastel.

The wheels are turning. Have several projects going at once… which is how I like to rock and roll. Recently finished:  “From Hinterland”, watercolor, ink and pastel, 7 7/8″ x 9 1/16″. It is a smaller painting. It is also viewable at http://charmagnecoe.com.




Working on…

My son picked flowers and placed them in an old wine bottle for me. A treasure!

I’ve long been a fan of Ulrich Schnauss’ music. This is “Goodbye”.

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