|watercolor 16 x 20|
This weeks painting I whipped out to enter into an Alabama contest hosted by Energen (a utilities company based in Birmingham. I found out about the contest about a week ago I wasn't sure I would finish this one, but I managed to pull if off and get it entered on time, phew!! Camelias are beautiful and one of my favorite flowers in doing my research for this contest I found out it is Alabama's state flower. I've rarely paint flowers in their natural setting, I've usually paint them in a still life setting. I will say it was a bit of a puzzle to get all the shadows and lights in on all of those leaves.
This week was super exciting for me because I got to meet some of my favorite art bloggers. Leslie Saeta
and Dream Tolle Perry
were in Atlanta hosting a workshop and took out time to have lunch and say Hi. Leslie and Dreama have a fabulous and invaluable blog radio show
you must check out if you haven't I was beyond excited to meet them! I also got the chance to meet Kelley MacDonald
another blogging buddy. It was a great day!! If I ever convert to being an oil painter I will definitely take a Leslie and Dreama workshop.
|Leslie Saeta, Me, Dreama Tolle Perry|
|Kelley MacDonald, Me|
Steven created another wonderful painting this week. He says it's the moon with clouds around it.
|watercolor on paper 5 x 8.5|
|Steven and I made some yummy cake-pops for his class last night. So we're sending you a virtual Valentine today:)|
Hope everyone has a terrific Valentine's Day and a fabulous week:)
You did wonderful! The flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!! :-)ReplyDelete
This is really beautiful Carrie. Good luck with the contest.ReplyDelete
How fun for you to meet your blogging buddies. I was fortunate to take Leslie and Dreamas workshop here in Pasadena. It was so much fun and they are both so friendly and warm. I don't know Kelley but I follow her blog and love her paintings.
Felicidades Carrie, un trabajo extraordinario.ReplyDelete
Just when I thought I couldn't be any more amazed by your art, you come up with this! It's so unbelievable, I can hardly believe it's not a photograph!ReplyDelete
Steven - WOW!!!! I just LOVE your painting of the moon! You are SO clever!!!!
I agree word to word with Sandra.. Cant say more..ReplyDelete
It sounds like a perfect day! I'd love to meet some of my blogging friends :)ReplyDelete
Your camellias are, needless to say, exquisite! And Steven seems to be getting bolder with his colors. Loved your post. Happy Valentine's Day, Carrie!!!ReplyDelete
Dear Carrie, I wish you well with the painting competition. You have captured beautifully the glossiness of the leaves that I always associate with Camellias. The depth of colour that you have achieved using watercolour I find most impressive as it is such a difficult medium to control. Good luck!!ReplyDelete
You should do quite well with that beautiful display of camelias! Your art is wonderful and I love the realistic style of your watercolors... so nice that you are bringing your son along to appreciate and enjoy art.ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting my blog today... wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day!
I saw your blog on Judy's 'The tread watercolors'/'De draad aquarellen' and have become follower immediately! Your work is very beautiful and your son is quite a talented painter as well!ReplyDelete
UNBELIEVABLE!!! Your painting looks so realistic it could be a photograph. I am impressed by how you captured the shiny reflection of the sun on the leaves and petals! Amazing! And the colors are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Tell Steven he did a great job and I enjoy seeing his art work... :-)
And those heart cakes are too cute. You are so creative. Steven's friends will love them!
Good Luck in your contest......
Awesome painting, Carrie. I could just reach out and touch those blooms!ReplyDelete
Love Steven's piece. I see some modern art influences there--has he been reading up on art history while you weren't looking? Have a great Valentine's Day!
Beautiful, such life in those flowers)ReplyDelete
De belles fleurs pour de belles fleurs...ReplyDelete
Bisous à vous tous...
Wow. Can't believe this is a painting. Really thought it was a photograph. Beautiful! Good luck in the contest!ReplyDelete
Beautifully done, Carrie....and, so nice you were able to meet up with some other bloggers like that.ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers, Carrie!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm glad I found you! Great blog!
Carrie, your style is gorgeous ! You are a light master. You know what? You bring me spring...ReplyDelete
There is a lot of joy in your watercolors when you use red ! Steven's painting is a promise... Bises.
Carrie - My goodness I love your work!! I hope to see it in person some day. Nancy Goldman and I were bragging about you to a groups of ladies that paint at her house monthly. Your work is really impressive. I think Steven's abstract shows talent, too!ReplyDelete
Oh, it was SUCH a pleasure meeting you and Steven last week! Your husband was such a doll to hang out while we chatted - with no place even to sit down!ReplyDelete
BTW I LOVE this painting - and the judges will, too....
Wow! This is so realistic...just wonderful! Isn't it fun to meet blogging buddies? Glad you had fun.ReplyDelete
Love the composition and those bright colors Carrie, actually makes me want to use more color in my work! Good luck with this one!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous painting and your meet up with fellow bloggers sounds like it was a lot of fun!! :))ReplyDelete
The Camelias turned out beautifully! Really great mixture of light and dark and great color.ReplyDelete
Lucky you meeting 3 of my very favorite painters! I know that was a FUN lunch! Hope to meet you one of these days.
The Camelias are stunning!!! Wow! I also love Steven's painting of the moon. Very nice. He is on his way!ReplyDelete
This is an amazing piece. Of course the light is the true star here. All of the subtlties in the colors in the foliage and petals....WOW! You paint at lightning speed...I'm envious!ReplyDelete