Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lavender Tulips

original watercolor on paper 6x6 Reserved
Spring is in the air!  Flowers are blooming and the weather is starting to get warmer, at least in Alabama.  With all of these lovely days I was very excited to paint some beautiful tulips.  I chose lavender, because it is a pantone color for 2011.  If you saw the Oscar's there were a lot of lavender gowns on the red carpet.  Since it is such a popular fashion color it will be popping up in home decor also.   I just loved painting with this palette, so fresh and Springy:)  So I'm sharing a little glimpse of spring with you.

I'm trying to crank out a couple more of these 6x6 paintings before Randy Higbee's deadline.  Can't wait to have all of you help me decide which ones to enter:)

Carrie

14 comments:

  1. This is stunning, I love the colour and the shadows in the glass

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  2. Keeping everything else except the flowers and leaves black and white is so smart. The flowers stand out with subtelity. Love dit.

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  3. Lovely.I am charmed with these tulips.Congratulations.

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  4. Gorgeous. Love the glass vase! :-)

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  5. Carrie, this has to be one of my choices. So beautiful. My favorite flower and one of my favorite colors, too.

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  6. Carrie,
    Definately enter this one! I love the way you work with glassware. Have you ever heard of Janet Fish. She worked with glassware but her medium was acrylic and oil.....this painting reminds me of her work! Oh look at her early work also from college....she would go and get veggies and food wrapped in selafane!
    Keep it up lady....i love it!
    EVE

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  7. Oooooh, lovely! It's beautiful.

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  8. Just lovely Carrie! Beautifully done.

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  9. Beautiful composition - excellent painting! xx

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  10. This piece is beautiful Carrie. I love the color and shading..Since my Dad passed away, I'm just now going through all my blogger friends and I'm amazed with all you have painted. I especially love Dinner at Eight with just that hint of color against the black and white...so perfectly painted.

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  11. You've done so many beautiful paintings in the past few weeks! These tulips are just beautiful with their bowing gesture and grayed palette. Also love your camellias!
    I've tried to re-find your blog several times through your profile which says "Carrie's Creations" but that takes me to a different site, not this blog. I got smart this time and found your thumbnail on Virginia Floyd's site. :)

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  12. Wow, I love the composition, shadow shapes, colors and the way you executed this - you shouldn't have any trouble getting into the 6 x 6 show. Stunning!

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