Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hello 2017

What a week it's been.
I immersed myself in painting. I've been wanting to do this since I moved here. You can see the results on Etsy.
When you walk by Notre Dame every morning,
Noon,
And night you wany to capture it on paper. Someone said this week,"We have a positive endorfin response to nature". Notre Dame is a force of nature.
I took a friend Christmas eve to Notre Dame.
That may have started this torrent of painting. What glorious place.
Yes there are lit trees this year at Notre Dame.
To begin is the hardest thing.
Then you just keep at it, hoping and praying.
.
The view out my window challenges me daily.
I look towards Saint Paul in the Marais.
I need another set of hands to show the painting and the view.

This may be Venice or the Bospherus...or invented.
Are you getting dolled up tonight? Will you ride a carrousel?
Thank you for supporting my work in 2016. As always, I'm so grateful.
Have a Very Happy 2017!

33 comments:

Barb said...

Carol, Happy New Year to you and Bear.

Carolina Elizabeth said...

Happy New Year!!!

Laura said...

Wishing you the best in 2017

Jeanie said...

Wishing you a splendid 2017 where your creativity and joy leap across the pond and make us smile with each and every post! Much happiness to you!

Julie in Provence said...

Carol this is lovely! Wishing you all the best--and lots of great painting!--in the year to come.

Catherine said...

Happy 2017! Enjoy beautiful Paris (and your painting). Paris is particularly stunning in the muted winter light, I think.

Kathryn said...

Venice or invented - my fave, although the reflection in the water is pretty sweet here and the washes over the buildings to the right. Oh, darn, no fave, love 'em all. Happy New Year! Keep painting

Betsy said...

Beautiful paintings Carol! Happy New Year to you & Bear!

Carol said...

Fun stuff! Happy New Year. Our prayers for much less unhappiness in the world.

Allie said...

Congratulations on the lovely paintings!!!! They are all gems!
Whatever you are doing for the New Year, I wish you the best!

La Table De Nana said...

Bonne et heureuse Année Carol..
Tes aquarelles sont si jolies..je me souviens de cette vue imprenable..
our plans tonight? Shirley Temples and choux à la crème..Noah is coming for a sleepover..
my kind of NYE.

Mary Ann said...

Simply fantastic, Carol. I love following along on your joyous painting Paris life. Cheers to 2017. xo

Lynn C said...

What a wonderful way to wake up everyday..
happy new year..

sukicart said...

Love all of those paintings. Happy New year, Carol, to you and to Bear. Hugs to you both.

Nikon said...

One of your best ever, Carol!! (No kidding!)
Have a great time tonight, and a fabulous 2017!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you AND Bear, Carol. Getting to meet you at Grace's this past summer was a highlight of my Paris trip. I hope we can do it again. Cheers, Stephan

g said...

WOW THEY ARE GREAT!! Once again wishing you all the best in 2017!

Jane G said...

must be kinda rough . . .to have to pass Notre Dame every morning, afternoon, and evening!

Parisbreakfasts said...

At least now I can feel less guilty cos I've put brush to paper at last

Leslie H said...

Happy New Year! Looking back at the past year I realize that your blog is the first one I open. Thanks for the wonderful watercolours, photos, special events that you cover.....and, of course, bear!Always a treat!

Vicki M said...

Thank you for sharing your world . You added to my joyful 2016. Bonne Annee ... wishing you and Bear more wonderful adventures and pictures
In 2017.

Unknown said...

Happy New Year to you and Bear. Your paintings look great. Love the Notre dame all times of the day. Glad to see there were trees in front of the church. Last year there was not enough funds when I was there. Marvelous start to the new year.

Unknown said...

P.S. Did you get any feves this season? I am making a galette des rois this week. Using one of Angelina's. Hope it turns out. I have made New Orlean's king cakes in the past. Friends were always worried if they were going to get the baby.

Kirrabelle said...

Happy New Year Carol, Bear & Paris Breakfasts! Thank you for sharing your 2016 on this great blog, it always brightens my day/week. I love your Notre Dame and rooftop out the window painting, may have to visit your Etsy store again :)

Carolyn I said...

I LOVE these pictures of Paris. You have captured it beautifully.

Jean Spitzer said...

Happy new year!

martine said...

Thank you for this gorgeous post Carol ! So wonderful to see and read that you are at last doing what you have wanted to do ever since you moved to Paris--i.e. immerse yourself in painting !! What a treat and inspiration for all of us ! Happy happy 2017 ! Go Carol !!

Barbara Lilian in France said...

Bonne Annee Carol. I've been missing for nearly half of the year, but I'm back. Such a treat to see so many of your fabulous paintings, they're giving me inspiration. Best wishes & Good health for 2017.

marctaro said...

Sorry if someone asked - what is going on with that cut out of the people dancing - do you make these? I've seen some 'vintage' ones in shops (probably not really old, probably faux:) Clever idea! Could make one of those photo series where people take them around and take photos in different settings :)

Louvregirl said...

Lovely, as usual! ;-)

Louvregirl said...

Will the carousel be a watercolor, I am (left) wondering? ;-)

Parisbreakfasts said...

Oooo I hadn't thought of that" what a good idea!
Tanks

Different Shores said...

Beautiful paintings and images! I hope you'll post up some drawings from your visit to Carcassonne in June. You have a lovely website Carol it's like a trip to France