Monday, September 6, 2010

New Orleans Real Estate

watercolor 18 x 18
This week I did a street scene from our trip to New Orleans this summer.  We passed this little alley way and I thought it was very intriguing.  Rainy days may not be good for traveling, but they sure make for a nice painting:)  I'm gearing up for an exhibit in New Orleans, thought this would get me in the mood!

I also want to thank all of my followers, and regular viewers.  Last week I climbed from 33 to 60, Amazing!  I think it is terrific and am thrilled to have you following my blog.  Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful comments, I feel so loved:)

crayon masterpiece
Steven has been really into coloring lately.  I think because his teacher is constantly telling him how good he is at it.  So this week he did a great drawing on newsprint.  Interestingly he keeps tearing pieces of it off, maybe a collage in his future, hmmm?

Last, but not least, my friend Crystal Cook is having a terrific contest.  Check out her blog here, you will definitely want to enter, and when you do, make sure to tell her I sent you:)


  1. Oooh I love that painting Carrie! It really has such a great rainy day feel :):) BEAUTIFUL!! You've got the perspective just dead on too, that's impressive, buildings can be tricky that way. (For me anyways:)

    And thanks so much for joining in on my contest, you're the best! :)

  2. Thank you Crystal and Carol! Crystal, I graduated with a degree in Interior Design. I had to do more than my share of architectural drawings. I'm going to do some interiors eventually!

    Carol, so glad to read your comments, thank so much for stopping by:)

  3. Great painting! Good luck with your New Orleans show. With paintings like this, it is bound to be successful.

    And nice job, Steven!

  4. Thanks for that nice shout out Carrie! :):):)

  5. You should visit Val -at "Visual Vamp" - she is a wonderfully talented stylist -full of style and lives in New Orleans, she will love your work.

  6. Thanks pve, I will definitely check that out!

  7. I live so close, but have yet to actually go. Maybe soon.

  8. I visited New Orleans years back and I loved it..yes, the streets, people, buildings all so interesting and just waits for someone to take out their paints. You did it Carrie. This painting is absolutely awesome ..and it makes me want to go back....

  9. Lisa, Paula and hmuxo, thank you so much for your comments.

    Lisa, it is such a treat to view your art daily:)

    Paula, I know what you mean, my in-laws live in Baton Rouge but until we moved to Montgomery, AL I had never been. Now I love it!

    hmuxo, Thank you so much! I was kind of on the fence about this one, I really appreciate hearing that it makes you want to visit again. Sometimes we are just too close to our work!

  10. Just dropped in and absolutely LOVE your work!!.. Amazing--- WOW

    ... and it looks like your little one is following right in your footsteps!

  11. Thank you again Bricar! your comment is always appreciated! Love this painting you have given the sense of a wet and rainy day, beautiful muted colors.

  12. Carrie, I discover your blog. I am so happy to see all your watercolors. Moody ... I also love the colors you used. It's powerful !I will be back now ! Kind regards.

  13. Marian, Jonathan, and Olivia,

    Thank you so much for your comments.

    Marian, Thank you so much! So glad you checked in:)

    Jonathan, always a pleasure to read your comments!

    Olivia, thank you so much, I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment!

  14. This is wonderful. You really have a great start for your New Orleans exhibit.
    Nice work Steven.

  15. Carrie!

    The blacks and reds look great together in this painting!


  16. great job on that wet road, Carrie! And so nice to follow your son's art story too!

  17. Gracias por seguir mi blog, Carrie. Yo sigo el suyo con placer e intentando aprender de usted. Saludos y enhorabuena por sus pinturas en general. Jose.