|watercolor on paper 18 x 24|
Carnivale in Venice is an absolutely magical time to visit. While we lived in Europe we went every year. It is out of this world. People in costume drive up in their gondolas getting out at the dock and walk the streets posing for you in the most amazing places. As an artist I was in heaven. I didn't want to go back to the hotel because I didn't want to miss anything. It's really like being in a movie or some fantasy world. The entire city is alive with festivities and the scene above captures a street adorned in its festive lights. The rainy night made for some great reflections. This painting is a lovely memory and a promise to go back. What are your favorite travel memories?
Also check out the Artists Helping Artists November challenge, I submitted my Illuminated Pumpkins. Don't forget to tune into their blog radio show every Thursday, can't tell you how much information I have learned listening.
|Illuminated Pumpkins watercolor on paper|
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Fall. See you next week.
Lovely watercolor. It looks so festive and colorful. Nice job on the reflection.ReplyDelete
Very beautiful, Carrie. Again! I'm always amazed by the intense colors you achieve with watercolora. Looks like a magical time.!ReplyDelete
We were stationed in Italy for two years. One of my favorite memories was when a group of us chartered a bus and went to the opera in Verona. It was Aida, and was in a centuries old outdoor amphitheater. We wore evening wear, and drank wine, and many in the crowds sang along, because the Italians know all the words to the songs. It was one of the most fun things I've ever done!
Another beautiful piece! I love how intense your blues are, they're a gorgeous shade. And Steven's painting looks just like fall! I'm not much for traveling, I've never even flown in an airplane before! (Sshh don't tell!) But I'd really love to go to Fiji one day. Beaches, sun, me and handsome hubby all by ourselves!! Well at least I can dream right? ;)ReplyDelete
Love the piece fall piece from the budding artist. Yours is rich and vibrant. Again wonderful colors. Favorite travel memory, driving through the alps on a snowy day.ReplyDelete
very intense. there's a photo like quality to your contrasts on that night scene. I like it.ReplyDelete
Firstly I just wanted to say thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment :0)ReplyDelete
As I look through your own blog I am completely in awe - I could only ever dream of being at this level! I couldn't help but wonder what it was you liked in my own work which is nothing like as good, so I take you following as a wonderful compliment :0D
I love that you involve your son in your blog too. What a lovely idea! He must feel so proud when he sees his own work on the internet :0)
OH! I thought I commented on this already - I think it is breathtaking! It makes me believe I was there! Thank you for sharing! And Steven DID get all the Fall colors just right!ReplyDelete
Realmente me has dejado sin palabras Carrie.ReplyDelete
Me ha encantado, sobre todo el uso del color absoluto y rotundo. enhorabuena y saludos desde Sevilla jose.
hi carrie, thank you so much for your kind comment on the painting of the pups! i am thrilled to discover your incredible work, thank you for stopping by my blog. i'll definitely be back. your watercolors are stunning!ReplyDelete
Carrie, thank you for dropping in at my blog. I've just done a quick look at your work, and I LOVE the Halloween still life. It looks like you and Steven are having a great time. best wishes.ReplyDelete
Again, amazing work. I love coming to see your wonderful creations. I can see Steven has inherited your talent.ReplyDelete
I'm speechless Carrie. It's a beautiful beautiful piece...colors are perfect! Steven's work is great...he's going to need his own website soon...!ReplyDelete
This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Your colors are just perfect!!! Love the painting by your son!ReplyDelete
Wonderful paintings, and in watercolor too!ReplyDelete
Love all your watercolor work, Carrie!ReplyDelete
Your use of powerful darks make it stand out.
Looks like your son is following in your tracks...Nice job, Steven!
So glad to have found your blog, Carrie. I love your work! When my husband was in the service (nearly 20 years ago!) we lived in Germany and got to go to Venice, but never during Carnival. Your painting is gorgeous! As is the pumpkin painting...the glass and light is incredible. Last but not least, Steven's is amazing too...great colors!ReplyDelete
This is just beautiful. The glass glitters with light. Steven's painting is very nice!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful art and colors!ReplyDelete