Art Camps & Art Academy Announced!

Now accepting reservations for children's Summer Art Camp & Art Academy!
Go HERE to reserve.  They will fill up fast!
Bookmark that link for future classes.


Change Is A Comin'!

As happens every so often, change is happening here at Carole Foret Fine Art studio & gallery.  The transition is taking a little time, but it will be awesome!  Just keep your eyes glued to this blog, and hopefully by week's end some will be evident!  ....Just another way to keep movin' forward! Progressive. And, of course, fun!

Just a few hints of what to expect:

Reserving with Ease!
New Fine Art classes!
A never-before SALE!
Announcment of Guest Instructors!

So stay tuned to see what all is going to be happening.  YOU, my valued clients and friends inspire me!


Tell Me What You Think!

Please take part in this poll so that I can work to make my Art Events nicer for YOU! Be honest too. This is totally anonymous! You can vote on a multiple number of things and you can also add an answer. That will be helpful to me too as I can add to or change as needed.

Awesome NIght Painting Shoes!

I had a wonderful group of ladies last night to paint some of our favorite things in life-shoes!  Thank you for doing such an amazing job and conquering your fears in approaching a blank canvas--you rocked!  I admit, this was not the easiest painting to do, and that made me feel more impressed over the end results.  I hope to have you back soon!

Join me at The Ledges in Huntsville Thursday night to paint a colorful crab!
Call Susan to pre-reserve so we'll know you're coming:


Paint Nights This Coming Week!

To reserve: Call 256-232-2521
Or register in the sidebar of this blog

To reserve: Call 256-883-0860

Hors d'oeuvres, your favorite drink, friends, fun & PAINTING!

 Now you don't have to imagine--just reserve your spot for one of Carole's Paint Nights!

I'm so excited about the week ahead of us with 2 Paint Nights scheduled-one at my studio on Tuesday night and the other at the beautiful Ledges in Huntsville.  Consider joining me for a relaxing, creative time that will feed your spiritual soul!  Then take your masterpiece home!


Spirit-Filled Easter

Painting Jesus Live - Shot by Stephanie Fenton
This Easter season was so wonderful in so many ways.  I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit so deeply--all during Holy Week.  My mind and heart were set on Him, and I praise Him for the amazing love I felt.  I was given the opportunity to paint live during the Maundy Thursday service at First Baptist Church in Athens, and I've never felt such a KNOWING of doing something that He led me to do.  I was never nervous about painting in front of a few hundred people--that never hit me.  I truly can say that I painted for an audience of one, and He emerged slowly, crucified, bloody onto my large canvas as the Celebration Choir of over a hundred angelic voices sang the somber, yet loving choruses depicting the crucifixion.  I was ONE with my savior that night.  The people felt it.  I heard people shedding tears.  Truly moving.   Notes from people that I've received since that night spell out an account that night of feeling closer to God than ever before.  I credit Ryan Leffel, the amazing choir director for having the foresight to mix the arts of music and painting to create a moving worship experience for our community.  I thank him for that.  It was a chance to give our God-given gifts back to our Lord in an act of worship.  How amazing!  How wonderful!

Shot by Stephanie Fenton

Shot by Decatur Daily photographer

I praise God for allowing me to have a gift that I can share with people to bring them to Christ.  My Jesus paintings have been an amazing  way to connect  people to their Creator.  As happened Christmas Eve when a person visited my gallery and found one of my paintings, someone came into my gallery Easter Eve and found another one.  It was a moment of sharing my Jesus Painting Tour Ministry with her and tears welled up in her eyes, and bang! I knew it was God there prompting me to share one of my paintings with her.  I did.  It was the small one I painted this week to launch my latest painting tour.  But, I 'll paint another one. Sherry is a sweet, beautiful lady who came in with her daughter and shared that her brother is suffering from cancer.  A minister in Mississippi, he collects works of art that depict Jesus.  Sherry plans a trip to visit him and bring him my painting.  How awesome is that?  I can't wait t hear how it goes.

Sherry & Me


Maundy Thursday

Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper"

I was asked what "Maundy" meant in describing today--Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday.  And "maundy" was explained like this on Wikipedia 'Most scholars agree that the English word Maundy in that name for the day is derived through Middle English, and Old French mandé, from the Latin mandatum, the first word of the phrase "Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos" ("A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you"), the statement by Jesus in the Gospel of John (13:34) by which Jesus explained to the Apostles the significance of his action of washing their feet. The phrase is used as the antiphon sung during the "Mandatum" ceremony of the washing of the feet, which may be held during Mass or at another time as a separate event, during which a priest or bishop (representing Christ) ceremonially washes the feet of others, typically 12 persons chosen as a cross-section of the community."

So, it's safe to say that it means love one another the way Jesus loved/loves each of us.  A tough thing to do, but I believe He blesses our efforts!