Thursday, February 18, 2010

Art Work Friday

Dee Dee at D DZINE is hosting Art Work Friday. I have not been a consistent participant
..sorry, Dee Dee. Friday seems to come around pretty fast!

I posted this painting last June. In May, my daughter & I traveled to
Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam to celebrate my long-awaited
retirement from teaching. We visited Monet's garden in Giverny & it started
to rain. Rain! How could it rain when we had waited so long to see this
heavenly garden! Eventually, the rain became a drizzle and we walked
through irises, peonies, roses & poppies. I cherish those wonderful,
if not a little damp, memories!


  1. Carol,
    This is so pretty! You have such a great touch with your watercolors... light stokes, deep rich colors! Thank you for joining me today! I'm always so inspired to see others hard work!
    Dee Dee

  2. What a beautiful painting (from such a beautiful place)! What a talent. I envy you.

  3. Sounds lovely. And your painting is too, just gorgeous

  4. Oh, what pretty colors. What a fun way to celebrate retirement. Love your painting. laurie

  5. Giverny was one of the highlights of my last trip to France. I remember it as sunny, but I think it was cloudy that day.

  6. We enjoyed your blog and will return for more. We loved your pics and beautiful artwork!
    Darryl and Ruth

  7. Carol,

    Your paintings are exquisite. Are you going to have prints of your giveaway?


  8. Carol
    This is beautiful. What a lovely memory of your trip you have put onto paper. Lovely and so talented.
    Sweet and thank you for sharing.
    Hope your day is a lovely one

  9. What a gorgeous painting of my favorite place. You are so talented! I recently did a post on Giverny and the Grande Allee.

  10. Your work is beautiful and it's nice that it will remind you of Monet's garden and your trip. I like paintings that keep our memories close!

  11. How lovely (despite the rain and drizzle) the time in Monet's garden must have been! Beautiful painting!

  12. Love you paintings, they are so beautiful,
    what a talented girl you are!!
    I love Monets painting probably because I love
    flowers so very much!! could never live without flowers in my life, how boring life would be!!
    Have a great day hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  13. You really captured the mood. Beautiful flowers.

  14. What an enviable trip and a beautiful painting!

  15. Giverny is wonderful no matter what the weather or time of year it is.

  16. That's one garden I would love to see in person. Meanwhile, I'll enjoy your painting. :)

  17. Sometimes colors are more intense when they are wet. At least the rain stopped. It is a lovely painting.