Original Watercolor Paintings by artist Carrie Waller that are bold, dramatic, and vibrant. Compelling compositions and beautiful light are incorporated in each painting, making an ordinary scene or object an extraordinary work of art.
"Apples in Candlewick" ( I think that may be the 3rd title for this one) My 1st place painting.
This week has been a chaotic week. We headed off for Baton Rouge where my in-laws live last Sunday. On Monday Brian and I head out to New Orleans to drop off my art at the Crescent City Brewhouse located at the French Quarter. Drop off was at 9 a.m. I was so nervous about my first exhibit that I forgot my paperwork. I was so scattered I couldn't even remember the names of my paintings, in fact I wrote the wrong title down for my Apple painting. It was fun to watch everyone's work pouring in that morning and I have to say it was beautiful. I went home glad that is was delivered and just happy that I had participated in my first show. I'll back up for a minute and tell you that the week prior I was a mess. I was doubting myself and while trying to scramble and get everything matted and framed I was thinking is this some hobby gone horribly awry. Do you have those moments of doubt? I know I sure do. So anyway getting my art there was a relief and I was glad that I pushed myself to participate. Thursday night was the reception. Brian and I once again headed to New Orleans to the Brewhouse. The reception was terrific, the food was great and the venue was just magical for an exhibit. The reception was from 5-7 and when 6:30 rolled around I didn't think that they were going to announce winners, but just about that time they started announcing the awards. Since I'm the new kid on the block and there was such amazing art there I was thrilled just to participate, so you can imagine my surprise when they announced my name as the 1st place winner. I am so happy and grateful, it was just the validation and motivation that I needed at this point. A fabulous perk to winning is that they will have my painting as the home page for the Louisiana Watercolor Society. I am ecstatic about my first success and I am more motivated than ever. I can't wait to delve into my next painting.