Monday, May 23, 2011

Architectural Details


watercolor on paper each square is 12 x 12
 This week I'm working on a commission piece, so I thought I would share some of my older paintings.  I did a series of Architectural detail paintings from our travels in Europe.  Every where we went I was on the hunt for round details.  The top left is from a church in Cambridge, England, the top right I thought was from a museum in Prague, but when I was looking through pics the other day I noticed that this detail was on the ceiling of the Musee D' Orsay, in Paris.  The bottom left is from the Palace in Versailles, France and the bottom right is a manhole cover in Paris.  I painted them all in a monochromatic scheme with Schminke's sepia, one of my favorite colors





Here they are framed. I had them framed at my Mom's frame shop.  She does a gorgeous job, check out her blog here.  I have these hanging in our Master bedroom above the bed.  I'd show you the whole room but I didn't have time to make my bed this morning:)  Don't judge me, I have little kids and a busy life, and I don't always get my bed made. oh well:)  Anyway they are still favorites of mine.  I still keep my eye out for round architectural details when I'm out and about.  I recently found a great one in downtown Montgomery so I will be painting that in the not to distant future.

Steven painted a nice group of paintings this week.  They are lovely abstracts.  Wish I could paint abstracts like him.



See you all next week,

Carrie

18 comments:

  1. Carrie! How dare you not make your bed!!! j/k, ours gets made half the time, too....kids wake up before you get ready for the day and there is no time to get everything done with little ones on the loose!!! You need to stop fretting about your commissioned piece; the person you are painting for had enough faith in you, so you need to have it in yourself. You are the most talented artist I know....alright, the only one, but still :-} he-he. Turly though, you are so amazingly talented; the person already loves your work, so it will be perfect in their eyes!!!! Relax and enjoy it!!!

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  2. Wow, I love these architectural paintings. They are just awesome! :-) Steven's are wonderful too!!

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  3. Oh, those are so beautiful. I just love the detail of your paintings, and the craftsmanship of the original masons. Great job.

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  4. Wonderful paintings and just timeless. Love the series and what a special treasure from your travels! Fun seeing your son's artwork too- talent runs in the family:)

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  5. Carrie, these have such a commanding, and as Kathy said, a timeless quality to them. Wonderful! Hope the commission is going smoothly.

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  6. These are lovely, Carrie: they seem to jump out of the screen/paper at you ! Prague is beautiful, but so is Cambridge, although I tend to just walk through and never notice things like this :)

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  7. Beautiful work, Carrie. I love these.
    Totally love Steven's paintings, too!

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  8. Carrie - first Steven's ....I'm in LOVE with them... particularly the middle one. So great. I'll never do one that well! And you. YOU! These are SO cool! What a great series~

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  9. I have to say that these really caught my eye. They are wonderful! The abstracts are great too! So much talent.

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  10. These are so beautiful Carrie! I love them. They're so elegant and graphic. Beautiful!!

    And Steven's getting to be quite the abstract artist isn't he! I like the colors he's used. :)

    And I sometimes don't get my bed made either. ;)

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  11. carrie, these are breathtaking! i love the series and your vision for doing them! i need to get out more, these are just stunning! thank you so sharing them!

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  12. It took me a while to get to your new blog. Had to ‘stop’ following the old one and sign up again here. But I found you. And these architectural oldies are wonderful!! Really like them, but I am biased with a huge soft spot for architectural stuff....
    Nice!!

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  13. Beautiful patterns Carrie! Paris sure has impressive manhole covers...

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  14. Just lovely, Carrie! What detail.
    Have a great holiday weekend! xo

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  15. These are great little pieces. I love the idea! Can't wait to see the commission you are working on.

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  16. Beautiful pieces Carrie! I love architectural details and you have these ones so well. Love the gorgeous manhole cover! Only in Paris! Thanks for letting me know about your change of address.

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  17. I love the intricate details and the shading of the decorative elements. Beautiful work.

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