Monday, September 2, 2013

Jacques 2/30

"Jacques" original watercolor by Carrie Waller 5" x7"  $75
"William, Canarde Comandant" original watercolor by Carrie Waller 5" x 7"   $75
Hi Everyone,
I'm participating in Leslie Saeta's 30/30 painting challenge.  I didn't do this the first time around, so I'm attempting it this time.

I decided to paint some architectural features that I photographed years ago when we lived in Europe.  I just loved this French Architecture and the amazing amount of detail that went into the building.  As I was pondering a title it occurred to me that all of my French Faces have beards, which got me thinking about the latest bearded fascination, Duck Dynasty.  So I have my own Canarde Dynastie (Duck Dynasty in French).  Day 1 I painted William he is the Canarde Comandant.  He has to put up with the rest of these blockheads and all their shenanigans.  

Today I painted "Jacques" also knows as Jac.  He's William's brother and will do anything to get out of work at the family Canarde call business.



  1. Great work, Carrie. I love these types of architectural details.

  2. love these the stories too!!!

  3. I love these Carrie! Shows even though you are in motion (a moving car), you can still paint lovely paintings

  4. Wow! You guys are all so brave to take on this challenge! I was hesitating at the beginning, as I still remember how much pressure I was under the first time around. But I am totally encouraged by you and Kara, and decide to jump in at last! I love your new direction -- the limited palette made this series very graceful, and emphasized the 3-D effect really well. The sculptures look whimsical -- and I am amazed that you can do one of them each day give the crazy amount of details involved!...

  5. Awesome idea with 30 and 30 challenge!