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Carol Berning

Carol Berning

Lascassas, Tn

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I'm thrilled to announce that Gazing has been juried into the 2014 6" Squared Exhibition and sale!


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As a toddler, I sat underneath quilts in large frames as my mother, grandmothers, and their friends created delicate, feathery patterns with their stitches. Gazing up at the “stained glass” fabric, I watched them push their tiny quilting needles through the layers of muslin, cottony batting, and colorful squares. That is my earliest memory of beautiful art.

Following their lead, I grew up sewing and quilting, and many years later, I began to explore drawing and painting, studying under the guidance of Susan Truex.

I enjoy painting images of people and things that are important to me, whether it’s a still life of eggs or rusty heaps, portraits of family and friends, or landscapes of lush fields or dark alley ways. I am fascinated by how light and shadow create form, bringing a one-dimensional image on canvas to life.

In addition to studying with Susan Truex, I have also participated in workshop studies with Pat Thompson, Brett Weaver, Roger Dale Brown, Richard Greathouse, and Max Ginsburg.
 
I am a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, Women Painters of the Southeast, and Murfreesboro Art League.


Honors, Awards, Juried Exhibitions, Publications:

*Official Portrait, Judge J.S. “Steve” Daniel, Rutherford County Judicial Building
*People’s Choice Award, “Cinnamon Queens,” Women Painters of the Southeast, 2013
*Juried, “Clover Crown,” Women Painters of the Southeast, 2014
*20th Annual Art Studio Tour, Stones River Craft Association
*Murfreesboro Magazine, April 2014
*The Art of the Portrait Tuition Scholarship, Portrait Society of America, 2014
*FASO Daily Art Show Staff Pick, “Carl’s Pond, Frozen,” 2014
*Best in Show, “Clover Crown,” Stones River Survey, 2014

 

Pastime Alley by Carol Berning

 

Afternoon Stroll by Carol Berning

 

Bluebird by Carol Berning

 

I Can Tell You Anything You Want To Know About This Tractor by Carol Berning

 

Ballerina in Violet by Carol Berning

 

Summer Gesture Sketch by Carol Berning

 

Grackles and Grubs by Carol Berning

 

Model With Lemonade by Carol Berning

 

Water Reflections Abstract by Carol Berning

 

Emma in Wonderland by Carol Berning

 

Larry From Life by Carol Berning

 

Bruce by Carol Berning

 

Lane by Carol Berning

 

Life Study of Ballerinas by Carol Berning

 

Study of Ballerinas Seated by Carol Berning

 

Springtime at the Wet Weather Spring by Carol Berning

 

Ducks Coming into the Dock at Sunset by Carol Berning

 

Life Study by Carol Berning

 

Waiting Room Sketches by Carol Berning

 

Charcoal Sketch of the Model by Carol Berning

 

Portrait Study from Life by Carol Berning

 

Abe by Carol Berning

Abe

 

Neighbor by Carol Berning

 

At the Piano by Carol Berning

 

Clouds Passing by Carol Berning

 

Bedtime Story by Carol Berning

 

Charcoal Plein Air Landscape by Carol Berning

 

What Should We Do Today? by Carol Berning

 

Dark Chocolate by Carol Berning

 

Butterfly Passion by Carol Berning

 

Doll by Carol Berning

 

Herschel Hudson Plein Air by Carol Berning

 

Cousins by Carol Berning

 

Egg Money by Carol Berning

 

Sunning in a Day Lily by Carol Berning

 

US Pharmacy by Carol Berning

 

Carl Study from Life by Carol Berning

 

Palette Knife Portrait from Life by Carol Berning

 

Palette Knife Landscape by Carol Berning

 

Libby Life Sketch by Carol Berning

 

Poirot by Carol Berning

 

Winter Pasture by Carol Berning

 

Golden Delicious by Carol Berning

 

Junior Johnson Lived Here by Carol Berning

 

Cinnamon Queens by Carol Berning

 

Sleepy Joe by Carol Berning

 

Kitty Sleeping Under Quilt by Carol Berning

 

Cup of Wine by Carol Berning