Monday, July 26, 2010

Sneak Peek

So here is a sneak peek at the painting I'm currently working on.  Finally getting around to painting my hydrangeas.  Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers.  I'm taking my time with this painting.  I'm hoping to have a high quality painting in the end worthy of entering into an exhibition in New Orleans in October. 

We went on a quick trip this week to Little Rock, Arkansas.  A friend of ours and former boss of Brian's is taking over as the Group Commander for a C130 group at the AFB, so we were invited to attend his change of command ceremony.  I wasn't super excited about the location that we were visiting, but thought we'll make an adventure out of it. Little Rock turned out to be a pretty interesting city.  We visited Bill Clinton's presidential library, and wondered around the downtown area.  I stumbled upon an art exhibit for the Mid-Southern Watercolorists.  I immediately recognized a painting by a blogging buddy of mine, Crystal.  I couldn't believe it.  Crystal doesn't live anywhere near Arkansas, so I wasn't even thinking about finding not one but 2 of her paintings in the exhibit.  It was awesome to see her work in person.  I realized that I had never actually seen a watercolor exhibit in person,(I've seen one here or there in museums) I'm pretty new to this whole game.  I was very encouraged and motivated to push myself and enter some exhibits and competitions.  I hope to learn a lot from this next venture.  I've already been in contact with some amazing artists throughout this blogging journey.  I really feel like I'm on the right track and am excited for what the future holds.

This week Steven played with his watercolor markers and his regular paints.  We also incorporated the use of a spray bottle, I think he enjoyed that part the best.  I was trying to show him some watercolor techniques.  Wet on dry, wet on wet.

See You next week.

Carrie and Steven


  1. I can't wait to see this one completed! It is already looking so pretty. What are you doing differently with this painting to make it more high quality?

    Sounds like you guys had a great trip. Nice to get away once in awhile. And what a special treat stumbling on the art exhibit and the work of someone you know. How neat!!!

    Carrie, you truly are an AMAZING artist (and mommy)! You have the skills to take you, where ever you want your journey to go! Keep up the good work!

  2. You are a very gifted artist! This painting is going to be fantastic. I love how you've kept the painting so fresh. Not an easy thing to do, but you've done an awesome job here!

    I'm excited for you too :)

  3. Thanks Wendy and Crystal!

    I'm looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.

    Wendy, first of all, we miss you guys so much! Hoping to make it out there before you move. On this painting I'm just really taking my time. I'm trying not to rush things. I'm also trying to do a lot more layers. Patience is a virtue, and I'm not there yet, but I'm trying:)

    Crystal, thank you for your wonderful comments. I'm trying not to mess this one up:)

  4. This is already looking so beautiful....They are one of my favourites too.

  5. Thank you Stephie! I just checked out your blog and I love it! Thanks again for stopping by and becoming a follower, looking forward to seeing your future creations:)

  6. It looks like you're off to a great start!