Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hemingway work in progress

Hi Everyone,

So I'm working on the second in my three part series based on Edward Hopper.  The accompanying pieces to "Hopper" are about people that inspired his art.  Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Killers" was the inspiration for "Nighthawks" so I decided to run with that.  These 6x6 compositions are interesting, I want to put enough info in them to have a link and story to each other but still keep them visually strong.  For this still life I checked out the only Hemingway books our little library in town had, researched Hemingway's favorite drink and drinking hole and placed them in the composition as well as a nod to Hopper with the painting "Nighthawks" peeking out in the bottom right side of the composition. 

I'm working away like a crazy lady and enjoying my 2 days a week that both boys are in school.  I got a lot done today.  My process takes a lot of time with a lot of glazes but I was really happy with my progression today.

And  if you missed my last post, here is "Hopper".  I was so happy it was chosen as a Daily Paintworks pick on Tuesday.

"Hopper" watercolor on 260lb Arches 6"x6" original by Carrie Waller

See you Friday for a new Friday Feature:)



  1. OH MY GOSH, Carrie! This is going to be another winner! I love it already! You amaze me with your talent!

  2. So good -- I love the "backstories." :) Great composition (for both paintings). I love watching your progress. You have great dramatic lighting and terrific compositions always and these are no exception. I'm looking forward to seeing the reflections in the glass and what your last painting is!

  3. I missed your last did that happen??? I never miss one of your posts. I must be slipping. Love the series. What a great idea.

  4. Ooh, this looks just marvelous!!!This series is fascinating and it's already clear that this one is going to be another remarkable painting :0)

  5. Just love the theme of the series - great approach and composition, thanks for explaining.

    I've been missing so many postings all round! Life is starting to settle down again, and so I hope to be contributing more in the near future.

    Congrats on the 'Pick' on Paintworks btw

  6. These look like they will be a fascinating [and gorgeous] series. I look forward too seeing all of them.