|Macy's Illumination original watercolor 9 x 12|
Thanksgiving down, Christmas to go! Can you believe that we rapidly approaching Christmas? Where has this year gone. We had a wonderful Turkey Day. We stayed home this year so it was just us but we still got out the fine china:) Being a military family we can't always celebrate with our extended family and sometimes not even our immediate, I am extremely grateful that my hubby was here this year. Because of our lifestyle I find it really important to make each Holiday amazing! Having two little boys also make the holidays so exciting. Seeing each one through their eyes is so much fun.
|The boys and I, Brian's taking the pic on Thanksgiving|
This year on Thanksgiving we started of course with the Macy's Parade. Steven loved it!! He's obsessed with the blow up decorations that you see at all the stores, and consequently in our yard, so the Macy's parade was like the mother of all blow up figures. Every float that came on the screen he was exuberant about. In keeping with this theme I painted the front of Macy's with their beautiful lighted tree. It's part of the Illuminations 2010 in New York. My friend Pat gets to go each year (lucky lady) and she graciously gave me permission to use it as my reference. (It's her birthday today, so Happy Birthday, Pat) This painting is so fun and festive, and who doesn't love Christmas lights.
|Steven's Christmas drawing |
Steven got in on the action this week and did a Christmas drawing for you. It's ornaments and lights. He absolutely loves Christmas and the decorating that goes along with it.
|Please Vote for my Illuminated Pumpkins|
I have an exciting announcement, okay so I may be more excited than you but I have launched my website, www.carriewallerfineart.com.
Yay!!! I feel important now:) I also entered into the Bold Brush online contest for the month of November. So I would love it if you would take a sec and vote for my entry.
It's super easy, you just have to click on the facebook like button beside the painting. Thank you so much
I have some new followers I want to thank each and every one of you that comments on my blog and follows me along on my journey. I am so grateful and blessed:)
See you next week!
Oh my Carrie, I thought this was a photograph until I took the time to read. You are amazing! Lots of luck with the website; I've seen it and it's fabulous.ReplyDelete
Awesome....you are amazing I love the pictures of you and the boys so sweet...I love my Steven...:)ReplyDelete
I've done my voting for you, and will now compliment you on your "Macy's" painting. It is truly stunning; you handle very intense darks so well. Looking forward to your next post!ReplyDelete
Carol, Thank you so much! Hope you get some studio time soon:)ReplyDelete
Tracy, Thanks for stopping by:) Steven looooves you too:)
Studio at the Farm, Thank you so much for voting and for leaving such a wonderful comments. I look forward to reading about the adventures on the farm:)
November 29, 2010 6:13 PM
Wow - I hope Macy's buys it, that is stunning. Love all the lights.ReplyDelete
You go girl...and love your site!
Hi Carrie...I initially thought your painting was a photograph as well. Such intricate details. Beautiful! I love Steven's drawing too...Your website looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
Patricia, Thanks so much! I absolutely love this time of year and I loved painting this:)ReplyDelete
H.H. Thanks so much for stopping by! Thanks for the great compliments and I'll pass Steven's on to him:)
Wow! Every time I look at your blog you astound me. Your painting "Ornaments" is absolutely amazing Carrie! Talk about eye candy. You do things with watercolours that I find so beautiful. For me, it's your rich darks, your beautiful transparent flections, and your patterning that make your work so unique. Keep them coming, I'm loving it!ReplyDelete
This is amazing! I am trying to work out how you can paint this in watercolour because it appears to be light on dark. I must be missing a trick here!ReplyDelete
This comment is for Steven - I think, Steven, that this is really lovely! It's very bright and colourful, just like Christmas! I bet Father Christmas would love it if you drew him a picture and left it out with the minced pie on Christmas eve :0DReplyDelete
Dear Carrie, How perfectly your painting captures the festive spirit of Christmas. I can only imagine how Macy's must look in reality and am not surprised that your small boys love it all.ReplyDelete
Carrie, wonderful work! I scooted over and voted ;) Your website is so inviting. Christmas is all about kids. I love to share their excitement and joy.ReplyDelete
Steven, great color and energy in your Christmas drawing!
sounds so exciting, congrats! the painting is beautiful.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful Carrie! Your work continually WOWS me. Have you thought about sending a media kit to Watercolor magazine for a feature article on you and your work?ReplyDelete
Great post, Carrie!ReplyDelete
congratulations on the painting. I thought, also, that it was a photo at first glance.ReplyDelete
Your site is a wonderful and I agree with Nancy. You should also think about submitting to the Splash books. They come out every two years, and I think the deadline for this next one is coming up fast. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I really appreciate it.ReplyDelete
I can't believe Christmas is so close already! And you must frame that drawing, it's so great! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog just now!ReplyDelete
ps. Take any and all ideas for your blog!
carrie, the macy's illumination is breathtaking!!!! i thought it was a photograph..not that that makes it stunning, i just love it! amazing! and congrats on your new site, i'm off to see it after this. and thank you so much for your comment on my commission completion. it is so nerve racking until the client sees it. that makes me crazy, even if i'm happy with it! again, stunning job, glad you had a nice turkey day!ReplyDelete
What a great, fun post! Your painting is gorgeous!! SO brilliant and stunning! And Steven's is wonderful as well, he has a great grasp of color!ReplyDelete
Sounds like your holiday was great. :) And I love the website. And I'm crossing my fingers that you win Bold Brush!!!
Your painting is breathtaking, Carrie! I marvel at your ability to imply so much detail without being fussy about it. When I click to enlarge the image, there's a lot there but handled so simply and surely. Your color is so clean and fresh and you always create an ambiance that glows and resonates. Beautiful work!ReplyDelete
That painting of the xmastree-shop is fantastic! Love it.ReplyDelete
(would make a nice xmas card too....do you do any?)
love that painting and the family photo - adorable! xxReplyDelete
I thought it was a photo too - wonderful painting! And the painting for the bold brush contest is amazing! The glass! You have such an eye. (sigh). Steven's doing great too - go Steven!! I plan on waiting around to see his art too when he grows up.ReplyDelete
I am always amazed by your work! Wow, this is stunning. Thanks so much for your comments on my blog...I'm flattered that I could inspire you as your work inspires me to try watercolor again!ReplyDelete
Carrie I thought this was a photo too, until I read the caption. Wonderful work! Steven's is so festive, he has a good eye for color. And words can't describe the pumpkins - unbelievableReplyDelete