Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Desperately Seeking French Roses...

Rose Tea, watercolor, watercolor
I decided before I went to Paris I was going to seek out EVERYTHING ROSE!

Here's a few of my rose acquisitions waiting to be painted.The china rose teacup came all the way from Provence...Naturally I kept seeing rose this and rose that everywhere I looked :)Little girls and rose buds are an unbeatable combination! This rose-colored pull/sweater was pretty cool too...Ballerinas were all over Paris - this pale rose pair caught my eye...
Rose Macaron with Rose Tea, watercolor, 9" x 11 1/2"
And not to forget rose macarons!These petals are from AU NOM DE LA ROSE and I didn't show you the candied rose petals or rose jelly. More Paris rose stuff to come...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous...Some of your best work. Love the Rose theme. Love the photos. Looks like my email subscription is working again..yeaaaa. I wouldn't have wanted to miss this one. ;-)
Cris in OR

Anonymous said...

Your teacups with roses are great, Carol! Nice job!! I love roses--they're so elegant.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, everytime I think I have made a decision on a painting - you make two more that are just as wonderful... I adore these rose's - can smell them all the way over on this side of the country! And those baby dresses are adorable, no one does children's clothing better than the French!

Anonymous said...

Yes! More! Too many roses would be akin to "too rich" or "too thin"; impossible for me.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how much I envy your Paris adventures!
I've been following the blog.
Everything looks so...parisien... Beautiful.
Makes me miss this city so much.
O.

Anonymous said...

Love your work!
We seem attracted to similiar
subjects.
I love to sit in a bakery or chocolate shop &
sketch!
I'm new to watercolors, but am loving it.
LB

Anonymous said...

Pretty pretty pretty and romantic!
I'm sipping and breathing fragrant roses from this post!

THOSE CUPS!!

You painted them more beautifully then I ever imagined...and my bar was high!

Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind sitting by these paintings of yours everyday. They make me feel like I am in a rose garden.
Romantically dreamy.

lauren said...

All so pretty! I can't decide if I enjoy the "Rose Tea" watercolor or the photo of your 'rosy' aquisitions better--your talent is so evident in both. But they all bring a rosy smile to my face!


lauren
alicelands

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! You are such a talent Carol!

Blame It on Paris said...

Carol, do great minds think alike? :) Really! Because the book I have due in July is set amid French roses. I'm about to fly over there to fill in some last holes in my rose research. Meanwhile, I will use your posts to inspire me while I work on the last chapters! :)

Anonymous said...

Did you watch boys/young men's fashion from shopwindows when in Paris?

Now the nice weather has brought all sorts of pink buds out in the streets... I spotted a good many of them outside my daughter's school this very morning !

Sabine said...

I love your watercolours so much... And the way you work with themes.
I want to go to Paris immediately every time I come here, you surely catch the spirit of this inspiring town!

Anita said...

I looove it when you paint in pink...makes me so happy!

Di Overton said...

Beautiful post can't wait for more.