|"Lumos" original watercolor by Carrie Waller 6" x 8" on 260lb Arches SOLD|
Did anyone else get swept away in magical wizarding world of Harry Potter? I certainly did. When the first book came out my hubby and I were living in Germany and couldn't wait to get our hands on an English copy, this was before Kindles. They were sold out on base and I borrowed the book from our 13 year old neighbor. She stayed up all night long reading the book after it's midnight release. I stayed up the next night reading the book cover to cover and then passed it along to my husband who, in turn, did the same thing. It was and still is a phenomenon. So after I painted my first version of this painting for the fabulous Carol Carter, I was thrilled and flattered that Crystal Cook said she wanted me to paint her a version. Crystal's son a fellow Potter fan said that the painting was cool and that it looked like something out of Harry Potter. So in honor of the Cook's I am titling this painting "Lumos". And because I just can't get enough of these ball jars I am painting an 18 x 24 version.
|My 6" x8" painting sitting on my 18" x 24" work in progress|
See you Wednesday for some more work in progress photos.
Carrie I love, love, love, LOVE this!!!! And the title is perfect!! It will have a place of honor in my home and my boys will adore it too. :))))) Thank you so much my dear friend, you are the best!!ReplyDelete
I"M SO EXCITED TO OWN A CARRIE WALLER ORIGINAL!!!!!!
This is really really really beautiful. After the darks are put in the whole painting just glows!ReplyDelete
Small world, I posted about Harry Potter an hour or so ago and Crystal commented!ReplyDelete
I shared a venue with some glass blowers yesterday. They painted on the finished item ... which made me smile as it looked a bit 'artificial' ... whilst your ball jars look more real than their real thing! I thought so at the time but never mentioned it to them.
Absolutely gorgeous, Carrie. Lucky Crystal!ReplyDelete
I so enjoyed watching your progress on this one. Nice and challenging!ReplyDelete
I just love it, Carrie! ...and as an Auburn fan I find those complementary colors of orange and blue especially beautiful!ReplyDelete
That IS curious that they both have CC! These are so cool! I love the colors that you used this time, and the Harry Potter reference.ReplyDelete
Amazing! The colors are so vibrant. Crystal is a lucky, lucky girl! Beautiful work, as usual!ReplyDelete
It was more than worth the wait.. This is just super stuff and yes it does look like straight out of Potter's world. I also feel a little jealous of Crystal right now. How happy she must be.ReplyDelete
p.s. When the last book released I was travelling. I called up my friend and asked him to read the book for me. And he actually did so. But only the first para. :) I finally got my hands on the bok when I reached back. But that wait almost killed me.
I have been dying to see this completed! It really is STUNNING! Such beautiful, atmospheric colours and yes - magical too :0)ReplyDelete
"Lumos" really is so striking, Carrie! Beautiful colors!ReplyDelete
OUTSTANDING piece, Carrie! It's gorgeous!!!!ReplyDelete