|watercolor on paper 18 x 24|
Here is my completed painting, Yay!! I had a deadline to finish this by last Friday and I made it, double Yay!!!! I'm entering a new competition (new to me) and I was burning the midnight oil to get this puppy done. I love to load my plate up and see how much I can get done (insert sarcastic tone here). So amidst the Holidays, family visiting, Santa's visit and all that entails, decorating, baking, and a hubby's promotion and party I had to slip in some painting time. I will admit I was up way to late many a night, but I got smart this time and roped a good friend into this madness with me. It made me feel a little better to know that she was also up until 5 and juggling family and fun with her painting. So on Friday we journeyed to the post office together beating the insurmountable odds that our deadline day had thrown at us. (extra long waits at my printing place, June's computer eating our disks, my jpegs not showing up my disk, children being crazy, various other technological difficulties, the city repaving her road and being right in front of her house, making me wait 15 precious minutes, June's husband getting in a fender bender on his way home to watch the kiddos) but we did it, we got our Jan. 7th postmark on our entries. Now wish us luck that we make it into the exhibit after all that.
I'm not sure why it always seems to be so crazy around a deadline or why I'm always working up to the last minute. Oh if only I could be more like my husband who is so much better at time management than I am. But at these times I always cling to something a college professor told me, "Perfectionists are almost always procrastinators because we are never happy so we perfect until the last minute possible." I think this is soooooo true, especially for me. So my creative friends, I'm not going to beat myself up, but instead embrace my perfectionism and move on.
I hope 2011 is treating you well, and I'll see you next week.
**********BREAKING NEWS :) *******************************************
Check out my feature on Annechovie blog. Anne's work is fabulous and has been seen in the movie "It's Complicated".
Wow! Carrie this is just SO gorgeous!! I love those rich colors and the dramatic shadows. You better get in to that competition, you just better. :) And I love that quote too. I think it sounds like me. Have a great day friend!ReplyDelete
Sincèrement toutes mes félicitations pour la réalisation finale de votre oeuvre qui est grandiose... Maintenant soufflez un peu!ReplyDelete
Votre coupe de fruits est un bijou...
Carrie - it is so dramatic and beautiful. Love the rich colors and deep shadows. I bet it will do well in the competition. Good luck.ReplyDelete
Carrie, your pomegranates and cranberries are divine!!! And I loved the tension you described getting your submission in on time. We sound so much alike in that way [and the perfectionism,too] Good luck with your entry!ReplyDelete
It pays to be a perfectionist! This is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so rich and luscious! I love the play of light and shadow on the glass, on the fruit, on the fabric. This is another winner. How can you not make it into the exhibit!ReplyDelete
Carrie, su trabajo es de una perfeccion absoluta, me ha echo sentir estar delante de esas granadas que parecen estar tan vivas.ReplyDelete
Felicidades por esta magnifica acuarela y saludos, jose
All of your hard work has paid of - It's a stunning masterpiece!! I will wish you luck but not because i think you need it :0DReplyDelete
Carrie, the depth of color in your paintings is amazing! I'm very envious of watercolor artists who can really represent dark values in their work. It's such a challenge for me.ReplyDelete
Carrie, this is dramatic, rich, stunning...well-worth every minute you invested in it! Gorgeous!! For sure this piece will get accepted!ReplyDelete
It's a beautiful one, Carrie. Always great to meet a deadline even if it is a self-imposed one. You are off to a wonderful start for 2011.ReplyDelete
WOW, I just found your blog through Kim Rempel's. I'm an instant fan and I'll be checking in for inspiration regularly. Your work is sooo beautiful!ReplyDelete
Wow oh wow...double wow. This painting is just gorgeous! Looks like you overcame all the demands due to the holidays and got something incredible to start the new year! :-)ReplyDelete
Excellent! I look forward to seeing more.ReplyDelete
Wow! Beauiful, beautiful. Love the dramatic light, the variety of textures, and your attention to detail. All just great!ReplyDelete
This is Damn awesome... perfect in every sense. All the best for the competition. And yes you must be the way you are. Your natural self. It works best that way. I think just like in watercolor it is best to just be. :)ReplyDelete
Wow. Your work is beautiful. Ditto to all above. So glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find yours! Look forward to seeing more.ReplyDelete
I suffer from the same dilemma but am working on this. We artists and mothers juggle a lot!ReplyDelete
Lovely work....your art and your family!
your work always gives me goosebumps when i see it! it's just incredibly luminous, beautifully composed and stunning! congratulations on making the deadline in the face of so many road blocks and best of luck.ReplyDelete
and thank you so very much for your kind words.
Fantastic work, Carrie!ReplyDelete
Stunning work with so much detail. a lot of work in this piece. congratulations.ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting my blog and the lovely comment.
I will be back to see more of your fine work.
Have a great day.
One word comes to mind when I look at this painting.. 'rich'! Wonderful piece.ReplyDelete
Your fruits seem so juicy... great work, I'm impressed once again!ReplyDelete
Carrie, je n'ai pas peur de le dire, ton travail artistique est absolument génial à mes yeux.ReplyDelete
Ces fruits semblent mûrs à point et très juteux. Ta peinture est vraiment vivante. Bravo et bises.
This painting is awesome- and looking through your blog, I love your work!ReplyDelete
Just beautiful! I came across you on Anne's blog, and will be back!ReplyDelete
Your work is beautiful! There is so much depth - I am amazed that it is in watercolor!ReplyDelete
This is just stunning!!! Your work is just wonderful! It is such a pleasure to visit your website.ReplyDelete
This is really well done. Very strong piece.ReplyDelete
OH my goodness! This is spectacular! It has such an elegance and richness...outstanding work!ReplyDelete
I love her still lifes.ReplyDelete
The glass tray... you create amazing illusions.ReplyDelete
Great to see completed artwork Carrie. I love the warm colors and transparency of the fruit bowl.ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking to the interview. It is always wonderful to learn about artists' lives and inspirations :)
Have a great day!