Sunday, September 20, 2009

Three Times a Charm?



Last weekend, my daughter and I were in a Cape May watercolor workshop.
The instructor, Marge Chavooshian, is an excellent painter
and a very patient teacher.

The reason I titled this "Three Times a Charm?" is because this is the third year we have taken this workshop. The first year I absolutely froze & could not paint or draw anything. (I don't mean I was cold...I was blocked, stumped, baffled, etc.) The second year I drew & painted, but whined the whole time to my daughter about how hard it is to draw buildings.
(She's an architect...piece of cake for her!)

THIS time I was DETERMINED to draw & paint a house. True, I did leave out the fancy gingerbread, but I came home with a house painting! My daughter kept reminding me that I did paint the Eiffel Tower ... and I kept the whining to a minimum.

Thanks for visiting me today! Now go have more mosaic fun at Mary's Mosaic Monday.


40 comments:

  1. Oh Carol, that sounds like so much fun! And I think you did a wonderful job. I'll bet the owner of the house would love to have your painting! Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Mosaic Monday. :)

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  2. Your painting is wonderful. I barely can draw a straight line...well, really, I can't!!
    Happy MM!

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  3. Oh, how gorgeous! Bravo on the painting. I think it's beautiful.

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  4. How beautiful! Lovely mosaic...Kathy

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  5. OMG, my post was about us at Cape May last weekend, too. Wouldn't it be funny if we walked by each other at some point. We went to the zoo, Washington Street Mall and on 9-11 to Sunset Beach to see the flag lowering ceremony.

    Your painting is truly amazing.

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  6. Beautiful painting. I admire anyone who has the talent and eye for painting. I was in Cape May this past June. Your post took me back there for a moment.

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  7. Hi! I love your mosaic and the painting classes sound like great fun. Now, don't sell yourself short - that house painting in lovely! I just love it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  8. Love it! I can just imagine sitting on those porches with a tall glass of iced tea. ~Jeanne

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  9. Well done. They say everything comes in threes don't they.

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  10. Wow, just beautiful! Seriously!

    http://minivanlife.wordpress.com

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  11. Looks gorgeous! Great painting and great mosaic!

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  12. Thanks, Carol for taking a look at my blog and leaving a comment!
    I took a look at your post on Longwood Gardens.....FABULOUS.
    Also, loved your Eiffel Tower painting.

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  13. Wow...this is so beautiful...love how you tied them together.

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  14. I would love to take a workshop like that! I love your painting and mosaic - well done.

    ~Susan

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  15. Three's a charm...that's what my mom always said!

    It's ok to whine a little! :)

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  16. Cape May is such a pretty place! I love your painting --you really did capture the charm and beauty of the house! Wonderful mosaic!

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  17. Carol I love your watercolor. I want to stay there! :0)
    Wonderful mosaic...

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  18. I admire anyone who can put a paintbrush to paper, I am not brave enough to. It is a wonderful painting, I love it!Jackie.

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  19. Oh wow, you did a good job with that painting and I admire your determination! Your painting class sounds fun! Your mosaic is so pretty!

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  20. THose are lovely pictures and a mosaic of lovely paintings. Wish I could do that.
    Have a nice day

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  21. Carol,

    Oh you are so talented! Watercolors are my next effort. Your mosaic is beautiful

    Carol

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  22. Oh, your watercolor is beautiful! Watercolors are my favorite and I admire anyone who can draw or paint since I can hardly write my name! I also admiring you for going back year after year when you felt so discouraged - well done!

    I envy you having been in Amsterdam in the spring. Did you see the tulips? Did you paint them? We go every year but always in September.

    Robin

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  23. How BEAUTIFUL your painting is and how inspiring your story about it ... giving hope to the rest of us who would LOVE to be able to paint. Thanks for this and for visiting my blogs.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  24. Thanks for your visit at my blog! Your painting is just lovely, really good! You have talent! And the mosaic is just great!

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  25. Great mosaic! Love the painting

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  26. Beautiful! And congratulations on your accomplishment! It really is lovely!

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  27. Your watercolor is beautiful. Great mosaic. Thanks for sharing

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  28. What a beautiful mosaic. You are very talented.

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  29. A very beautiful painting and a lovely mosaic.
    Thanks for visiting the Quimper Club blog.
    a bientot,
    Maggie

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  30. Gorgeous painting and mosaic. You are quite talented. Beautiful!

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  31. Wow, it turned out great! The greens look really good. It's beautiful! The class was fun and I'm looking forward to going again next year too.

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  32. Simply lovely-- I would kill to be able to paint that way.

    Your mosaic is nice too... obviously good inspiration.

    If you have amoment I would love you to stop by.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

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  33. What a charming watercolor! I truly admire anyone who attempts watercolor painting -- I think it is the most difficult to do well. And you did well!
    Cass

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  34. That is so beautiful! That house would make such a lovely print for a wall.

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  35. Wow! I love your mosaic. Three times a charm makes your mosaic very charming. I love buildings and you did a fabulous job on your water color. I am so jealous. That class sounds really fun.

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  36. Wow, a painting workshop in Cape May. Oh, I would have been there in a flash. Your work is stunning, and it really captures the mood of Cape May. Oh, I miss the Jersey Shore. I also loved to go to Spring Lake. I always felt like I was stepping back into somewhere in time, when I was there.

    Your work is amazing.
    karen

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  37. Gorgeous! What a special day to spend with our daughter! My mother paints and I recall that she was working on a victorian house one evening. I came home from a night class and she was mad that it looked muddy. Not knowing about watercolors, I simply said to leave it alone and see what it looks like in the morning. She did and she entered it in the Gallo Winery Art Show and won first place.

    Your house is as sweet as sweet can be. You are sooooo talented!

    Becky

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