Friday, October 9, 2020

Year of the Rooster


I was just playing around with papers, wondering what I could do with this colorful Lunar New Year stamp from 2017. The colors really caught my eye, so I used black, red, and gold to enhance and complement the stamp. My original version was tall and narrow; I also have it in a square format, where the stamp is more prominent. Gotta say, I like them both!

Both formats are available at Fine Art America / Pixels. To see a high-resolution version, here's a link to the square picture:

Year of the Rooster

©2020 Carol Leigh

Monday, September 7, 2020

Recent work: "Old Envelopes"


Old collages and new colors come together in this mixed media piece. I particularly like the bright blue colors combined with a slash of red-orange at the bottom.

To see a high-resolution version of this piece, here's a link to it on Fine Art America/Pixels:

Thanks for taking a look at my work.

©Copyright 2020 Carol Leigh

Friday, July 17, 2020

Recent work: "Time Shift"

This image began as a physical collage, to which I added hand-painted papers, postage stamps from my collection, a photograph of pilings sticking out of the water, a sketch of Mt. Fuji, and more.

I really like the big, bold red element, as well as the tiny little image of Mt. Fuji bottom right.

To see a high-resolution version of each of these pictures at Fine Art America / Pixels, here's a link for you:

Copyright ©2020 Carol Leigh

Monday, June 29, 2020

Recent work: "Lighthearted Heart"

This is a handmade card I created for my husband Chris. I liked it a lot (as did he) and so I then scanned it and posted it to my collection of images at Fine Art America / Pixels. If you'd like to see the picture at high-resolution, here's the link: 

Copyright ©2020 Carol Leigh

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Recent work: "Harbor Departures"

When I created this image, I quickly realized it would work equally well as a full-frame horizontal and as a square, so I uploaded both versions. Each has a different feel to it, which I like.

Here's how I described them:

The more I worked on this piece, the more I began thinking of Japan and ships coming and going. I made it using my own calligraphy, my own marks, stained papers, and circles.

To see these photos as high-resolution images, here's the link to one of them on Fine Art America/Pixels:

Copyright ©2020 Carol Leigh

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Recent work: "Distant Hills" photomontage

 I completed this work at the end of January this year, and here's how I described it:

As I was making this piece, I got the feeling of a pilgrimage from sea to mountains. The forms were created by using torn papers, a cut-out circle, water stains on cardboard, Japanese hankos (signature “chops”), and more. 

For me, it's a calm, monochromatic, quiet piece of art. Something that's especially appealing to me in these "interesting" times.

To see a high-resolution version of this picture, here's the link:

Image copyright ©2020 Carol Leigh

Friday, April 10, 2020

The eucalyptus project continues!

I’ve added a few more eucalyptus pictures to the ones I posted last year. I’m thinking this is probably a project I’ll be doing for the rest of my life!

If you’d like to see the high-resolution versions of these pictures, here are the links:

Eucalyptus Leaves in Fall -

The Law of Attraction -

Shades of Eucalyptus (Vertical Leaf) -

Images ©2019 Carol Leigh