Monday, November 5, 2012

Summer Kaleidoscope

Hi Everyone,
"Summer Kaleidoscope" original watercolor on 260lb Arches by Carrie Waller
I'm sharing my latest 6x6 "Summer Kaleidoscope" with you today.  On this drizzly, cold day this painting certainly looks inviting.  The challenge for me on this painting was to get wine glasses and bottles into a square format.  I took LOTS of photos, and I have to say it was a very successful photo shoot, so I'm sure there will be more paintings coming out of the series.  In order to get the square format I wanted I went for the bird's eye view which ended up beautifully capturing the cut crystal of the wine glasses.

I also wanted to share that I am now in a gallery in Little Rock , AR, Local Colour.  They have a big Fall show coming up this week so I had to scramble to get things together to hang for the show.  So if anyone is in the area please stop by Thursday, November 8 from 5:30 - 8:00.  5811 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Carrie

22 comments:

  1. "Summer Kaleidoscope" is wonderful, Carrie. Congratulations and good luck with the show. :)

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  2. Congratulations on being in the gallery - and I'm thrilled for you! This piece is spectacular - best of luck at the show~

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  3. Good luck with your show, Carrie!

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  4. J'aime particulièrement cette dernière aquarelle vue du haut... J'aime l'éclat des reflets des verres en cristal qui se profile parcimonieusement sur la grappe de raisin que j'ai envie de "oups" prendre un grain!...
    Je te souhaite plein de bonnes choses à l'occasion de cette exposition qui doit être une merveille! Dommage que tu sois si loin !
    Gros bisous

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  5. Carrie, you have completely captured summer in this painting. I LOVE it!!!!! I just can't stop going back to look at the painting. :) And big hurrahs for your gallery show. I hope it goes very well for you.

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    1. Kathryn, I'm so glad you feel summer also. I fell in love with the colors. Thanks so much:)

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  6. I really love how you portrayed the cut crystals -- like a beautifully fitted puzzle. I am always amazed how you do those -- complicated yet never seem crowded. The high-key palette conveys the light, happy summer air perfectly. You are well on your way to Randy Higbee! (Me, on the other hand, is completely behind schedule...)

    Congratulation on the gallery! You are certainly moving fast! How did you find out about it? And how did the application process go? I am really interested since I want to get into one or two more galleries next year if possible -- another path I want to try out. Of course, no hurries for the answer -- I know you are super busy right now for the Randy Higbee show! Paint on!

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    1. Hi Arena, Thanks so much. I joined a watercolor society here and a gentleman in the society got me in contact with the gallery owner of the gallery he is in. I went for an interview and portfolio review and am now part of the gallery.

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  7. This really feels very summery. The high key composition along with some sunny greens is mouth watering. Awesome work.

    And all the best for the show at Local Color.

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    1. Thanks, Prabal:) Hope you are doing well!

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  8. wow, carrie, this is just stunning and really does look so inviting. oh, how i miss summer.

    and congratulations on the gallery, your name looks wonderful on the window. your work is among my favorite ever!

    and thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful comments.

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  9. The facets on the glasses really sparkle! I like this unusual point of view. Congrats on the gallery!

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  10. I SO wish I could see the show! The painting is stunning! I love painting glass - aside from Teddy's it's my favorite subject to paint :0)

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  11. Love Summer Kaleidoscope! You always come up with the best compositions! Congrats on the show! I don't know how you do it all.

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