Saturday, January 18, 2014

Beginning again

Hi Everyone,

No  I didn't fall of the planet.  I did however get the flu and so did my husband.  Both my sons were down too, one had a double ear infection and the other pneumonia.  So it de-railed my painting every day for 30 days attempt.  But I did paint, I just didn't have time to post.
"Banned" 18" x 24" watercolor by Carrie Waller
After I finished Banned.  I decided to take a break from the bulbs and switch to another painting I'm planning on doing with my workshop coming up in February 7 &8.  Visit Louisiana Watercolor Society for details.  I want to complete the large painting  and then demo on an 8x10 size.
"Vintage Appeal" 21" x 18" work in progress watercolor by Carrie Waller
So I started this one called "Vintage Appeal".  But I just wasn't finished with the lightbulbs and kept thinking about them and I have a deadline for a competition that I is knocking on my door so I decided to stop and start "Incandescent.
"Incandescent" 18" x 24" watercolor work in progress by Carrie Waller
This is the beginning stage of "Incandescent" I've spent 2 days so far. One day on the drawing and another on the painting.  I need to paint with the speed of light to pull this off by my deadline so wish me luck.

And just my luck when you have deadlines and need to get images resized for competitions my computer decided to do some weird update that screwed everything up.  So after a very helpful conversation with Apple support my computer issue was resolved and after installing my latest Adobe update I think my photoshop problems are in the past.  Phew!!!  Technology is the best and worst:)



  1. Ohhh, I hope you are all feeling like your old selves again. Sending good vibes and prayers your way. Winter is almost over.......

  2. Your work is so impressive and beautiful. Sorry that you and your family have been under the weather.

  3. I think Banned came out beautifully. I love the shadows and reflections thrown especially. Well done, Carrie. The next two pieces you've started I know will be beautiful. I can already see that developing. Hoping you are all feeling better and that you make your deadline!

  4. Feel better. Banned is incredible. You are an amazing painter.

  5. Carrie, I hate computer updates, too. But I have grudgingly come to accept the fact that, if I don't allow the updates, pretty soon I'll have problems accessing and uploading my photos. It seems to apply to everything - Windows, IE and even Java. I never thought Java had anything to do with photos...but sure enough, I ignored a Java update for awhile and pretty soon I wouldn't upload my photos from my folders to my web pages. Did a simple Java update and they uploaded perfectly. So I don't ignore those aggravating updates anymore.