Monday, April 30, 2012

Great Balls of Fire

"Great Balls of Fire" or "Celebration" original watercolor on paper 6x6 SOLD
Hi Everyone,

I feel a huge weight has lifted:)  My workshop is over and it was fabulous!!!!  I had the best group of ladies to instruct.  It could not have gone better:)  And right after that Crystal Cook and I were featured guests on Artists Helping Artists blog radio show, we survived and didn't sound too crazy:)  I was so happy to be interviewed with my friend Crystal, I couldn't have asked for a better experience.  Leslie Saeta and Kelley MacDonald asked us fabulous questions and made us sound good!  If you missed it here is the link it's the broadcast on 4/26, click here.
My first 3 day workshop, fabulous group of ladies:))

And ta da I finally finished my ball jars!!!!  So my not so "pc" title is "Great Balls of Fire" my alternate more conservative title is "Celebration".  This painting was a lot of fun and I'm anxious to paint a larger version, but before I can do that I have several commissions to work my way through.  That is a great problem to have:)

And to top off an absolutely fabulous week I sold 4 paintings.  What a week--I'll take a few more like that!
"Tall Drink of Water" SOLD
"The Night Before Christmas" SOLD
"Can It Too" SOLD

Hope you had a fabulous weekend:)



  1. Your latest painting is wicked, the colors are truly amazing. Congrates on your success!

  2. It sounds amazing Carrie! Congrats on the sales and a great workshop. I think you're really on a roll! Keep up the good work!

  3. Great to know about all that has been hapening on your front. I wish and am sure that you'll have many more weeks like this one in future.
    And of course that new painting for which everyone has been waiting has turned out just so awesome..
    Have a great week.

  4. There are good weeks, and then there are GOOD weeks. Which just goes to show that all those hours of work have really paid off, Carrie. You're getting the recognition you have earned.

    Just love this painting; I know the word's been done to death, but ......awesome

  5. You are truly inspiring to me. Congrats on all your accomplishments!!!!

  6. Carrie this painting is beyond words! SO, SO, SO, SO gorgeous!! Truly a masterful piece. I just can't stop staring at it. :))) I love how it has a very design-y and abstract feel, but still reads as a ball jar. Realism and abstraction at its very finest. I am in LOVE with this painting!!! :)))))) And congrats on all your accomplishments. So happy for you!!!

  7. Beautiful paintings!! Congratulations on your success!
    I really enjoyed hearing the AHA interview with you and Crystal. You both made great guests!

  8. Congrats on all the good things that have come your way, Carrie! And your most recent Bell jars are utterly fabulous!!! Those hot colors are so wonderful!

  9. Your ball jars are unbelievable...I just LOVE them. You are truly a master at your craft! Love the reflections, the is all just so perfect!

  10. Your glass paintings are simply stunning. I looked at them again and again and lately they have inspired me to start painting glass! I won't dare to show you my first couple of meager results just yet, but if I have any success I will post it on my blog... :-P
    This one looks like a great mystery to me -- what did you put behind those ball jars to reflect those flaming red in them? It would certainly be great to see how you set up your still life photo shoots -- perhaps after you move I just have to pay a visit to your studio in person! ;-)
    I've finally completed your interview last Friday -- I'm sorry for the long delay... My life has been quite hectic
    lately due to my lacking of time management abilities. I'm so sorry for getting back to you so late! Hope it has not caused any problems...
    Congratulations on the sales! They just fly out of your studio door as soon as you finish them ;-) I'm quite interested in how the sale of the big sheet was generated, if you don't mind me asking -- was it sold at one of the shows you were exhibiting it, the museum gallery you were showing your work, in your workshop, or online? I have often found people a little reluctant to buy larger artwork online and if you have any tips in doing so, please share... ^_____~
    Finally, let me say it again -- I love, love, loved your AHA interview! What a blast!

  11. Good, good stuff coming your way for good, good reasons. Congrats!!

  12. I am SO impressed with the new jars. The glow from the candle flame is quite spectacular and I love the title ;0)
    You really know how to paint glass!
    And to sell four paintings? Wow! That's really great news for you. By the time Brian comes home you'll be a famous Artist at this rate, lol!
    Of course you and Crystal are already totally famous in bloggy world :0)

  13. I'm so happy that your workshop went well, Carrie. I knew it would be a success! As far as those jars!! OH MY GOODNESS! they are a fantastic piece and I'm in awe of your work. Incredible reflections and amazing color!! Congratulations!!!

  14. Beautiful painting Carrie! I enjoyed your AHA interview, you and Crystal did great!!

  15. Je suis très heureuse de pouvoir admirer cette oeuvre achevée... Elle est tout simplement majestueuse... Une harmonie de couleurs parfaite et mon dieu les détails j'adore, j'adhère... je reste sans voix!!!

    Je vous félicite ensuite sincèrement pour la vente de votre travail... une très belle récompense à sa juste hauteur.

    Que de choses à vous dire encore, cet interview qui a été couronné de succès et d'un magnifique temps de partage... bravo !

    merci aussi de partager avec nous la photo de vos élèves qui semblent toutes heureuses...

    Alors moi aujourd'hui, en toute simplicité je vous fais de gros bisous, je vous souhaite beaucoup de bonheur et de santé en ce jour de 1 mai.

  16. Wonderful Carrie...........! I am so excited for you.

  17. super painting carrie ! it sings ...glad you had a great w/s

  18. Congrats with the class and all your sales! So exciting!!! :) This painting is amazing. I really don't know how you do it. I think Ball jars especially are REALLY hard to paint. You're awesome! :)

  19. Congratulations! Hope the hubby is recovering well? Your work is so beautiful Carrie, its well deserved! ;-))

  20. Fabulous Carrie, love your work and congrats on this beauty and your successes- "Balls of Fire' indeed!