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April 5, 2013

An Art Interlude: A Painting Contest

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As many of you know, my wife, Carolyn Edlund, is a master painter.  Occasionally, she enters art competitions. She has entered one called You Be the Judge, where viewers of the contest website get to vote on the entries. Carolyn’s entry is entry #7 (third row, right side). You can click on the image to enlarge it and get more information.

If you like her painting, we would appreciate your voting for her entry by scrolling to the bottom of the page and selecting her entry. Regardless, we hope you visit the site and enjoy all the fine art that has been submitted.

July 24, 2012

An Art Interlude: BoldBrush Competition

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As regular readers of An American Editor know, my wife, Carolyn Edlund, is a professional painter (to view samples of her work, visit her website at

Carolyn has entered a painting competition called BoldBrush, which ends July 31. A part of the competition’s judging is the number of unique viewer “likes.” Consequently, I am asking that you take a moment to view her entry, The Sentry, and if you like it, to vote for it by clicking the “Like” button on its page.

The link to the The Sentry at the BoldBrush competition is:

Carolyn and I appreciate your support. Thank you.

June 12, 2012

Art Interlude: You’re Invited

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For those of you in the area (or who wish to make the trip), the Tappan Z Gallery (51 Main St., Tarrytown, NY 10591) will host “Meet the Artist” with Carolyn Edlund on Friday, June 15th, from 5 to 9 pm.

Click below to view a PDF of the invitation, which includes some of Carolyn’s paintings and information about her.

Meet the Artist at Tappan Z Gallery: Carolyn Edlund

If you do attend, please introduce yourself to Carolyn and tell her you saw the invitation on An American Editor.

September 23, 2011

Worth Noting: Collaboration at Its Best

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Sometimes we need a break from the travails of daily life. One good way to take a break is through art. Check out the various murals shown at the Mural Mosaic website of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.

But don’t just look at them — click on various squares to see the underlying painting. Each square represents 1 square foot and was painted by a different artist. I find it fascinating at how well the squares work together and how what you think you are seeing as part of the whole changes when you click on the individual square.

The mosaics certainly represent the best collaborative efforts of talented artists.

September 20, 2010

An Art Interlude: Portraits

We’ve had musical interludes before (and will again in the not too distant future), but I thought I would expand our horizons a little and venture at least a toes’ worth into the world of art.

My wife, Carolyn Edlund, is an accomplished artist, as well as being knowledgable about art in general. I’ve mentioned her website previously (, but today I want to boast a little — for her — about her recently completed commissioned portrait of children reading. Here is an image of the painting:

Share the Joy -- Read (2010) by Carolyn Edlund

Share the Joy — Read (2010) was commissioned as a gift for the Ramsey, NJ, public library in celebration of its reopening after renovation, where it will go on permanent display. Share the Joy — Read is 24 x 30 inches oil on linen.

Carolyn has been doing portraiture work for years. A sample of an earlier work is this portrait of an adolescent boy, which is a graphite portrait done on paper and is from 1992.

Early Adolescent Boy (1992) by Carolyn Edlund

The watercolor below is a more recent portrait done By Carolyn. The subject is the daughter of one of our freelancer colleagures.

Isabelle (2002) by Carolyn Edlund

Enjoy these works of art. In future Art Interludes, I’ll showcase some other works by Carolyn. For more information about Carolyn’s artwork, visit her website, She can also be contacted through her website.

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