Monday, September 13, 2010

a house

It took me all weekend, this little 8" x 10" watercolor.
My very talented daughter managed to paint three houses to my one,
but that was ok.
I was painting a house...very calmly, very happily...
on the sidewalk of Howard Street in Cape May.
The weather was perfect and I was actually comfortable 
sitting on my folding chair painting en plein air.

If you read this post, then you know I was a tad anxious,
comfort zone, etc.
But, I wasn't once I started...I just painted.

Sometimes we need to just get started.

I used butterfly pictures from Saturday to fill my mosaic.  
They were everywhere in Cape May this weekend.
I'm joining Monday Mosaics at Mary's Little Red House.
Mary is so sweet to host this fun event & her photos are just breathtaking.

Have a great week!


  1. Your Cape May house is lovely .. well done. I love how you used it and the butterflies in your mosaic. Looks like Cape May was fun!

  2. Fantastic job! Would have never known that you are out of your comfort zone!
    Dee Dee

  3. I KNOW you are out of your comfort zone painting houses - - - - but it is FABULOUS!!!!

    I LOVE it. Love, love, LOVE it.

    In fact - - - if I could find that VERY house for rent in WI, I'd move RIGHT IN!!!!

    Remember my Catherine Rose story????? I'm pretty sure THAT was HER house!

  4. It's beautiful! And the way you used it with the butterflies all around is very pretty, too.

  5. I love that house--the turrets, the fact that it's white! Your flat washes are brilliant!

  6. Sometimes one really only get to start. So lovely with all the butterflies.

  7. That is gorgeous! You should start more often, so talented!

  8. Really very lovely!!! The butterflies frame it perfectly! Cathy

  9. Thanks for stopping by my garden blog. I'm now following your blog! Your painting is wonderful and I'm impressed! I used to paint and have tons of watercolor, oils, and other medium. I graduated with a degree in Graphic Design but I haven't done much with actually painting. My hubby was a Graphic Design and Fine Art instructor, he keeps encouraging me to get back to art. I saw your paintings and I'm inspired!

  10. The house painting is beautiful! Doesn't it feel wonder to accomplish something you thought you couldn't do?

  11. Hey Carol just been going over your blog from way back in the begining what great paintings I found you are so talented. I love the card you sent me with my Gift of Jewels jewel sorry to have to respond here I couldn't find your email the little note pad is gorgeous I will carry it with me so I can leave my frequent notes on something pretty from now on. Great to meet you hugs Kim

  12. What a lovely painting and perfect surrounding by butterflies. It has been so much fun watching the butterflies this past month. I tried painting a house for a friend who was moving once and it was out of my comfort zone too!

  13. What a pretty house. I think you captured the feeling of those Cape May beauties as I remember them. Way to go!

  14. Congrats on the painting... it is lovely!
    Please visit my latest post. I nominated you, hope you don't mind.

  15. Really nice handling of the lighting in such a difficult medium.

  16. You have a lovely delicate handling of the paint.
    I have been admiring your beautiful work, love the blue cabbage.
    Thank you for visiting me.