Simple portrait of anattentive young woman. Full size original watercolor
Below are some of my original watercolors. Most have been selected for inclusion in national or international shows) and wherever feasible I have indicated the approximate size as well as some personal comments.. Prices are as indicated. The paintings are shipped in mounted form with matting and backing. The cost of shipping is not included in the price; however, the price of the shipping is kept to a minimum since I ship the paintings without frame and glass.
Quality watercolors are traditionally displayed in a frame of wood or metal with glass or acrylic. This would need to be done at the customer's discretion through a local gallery or framer.
Store Front and Shadows
Two men working on a power line crane high. Nearly full size original watercolor
Glad you caught my new home page. My name is Carol Weiss and I do watercolors. I've been at it for a very long time and my paintings have found their way into private and public exhibits here and abroad. I'm a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and the National Watercolor Society (NWS); attaining signature membership status is a highly competitive process and signifies that the artist has been granted the honor of using the initials of the endorsing society after their signature. I paint primarily for fellow painters; i.e., I enter juried competitions to be able to display my paintings at shows at the regional, national and international level (see my resume for a sample listing); most of my paintings are for sale and I am always honored to win some prize money and/ or awards along the way. I have recently been honored as one of the few American artists to be chosen for the 2014 Shenzhwan International Exhibition in China. Although many artists know me by name or person, I hope that this website will allow greater exposure for me and my work to the public.
I am putting samples of my work on this website; my paintings are fairly traditional and highly transparent, usually representative in appearance with an occasional abstract. At the present they sell for $400 - $2,500 depending upon size and complexity.
Painting sizes are based on full sheets of watercolor paper. With a matte border ranging from 2.5" x 4" the approximate dimensions are:
Full sheet: 28" x32" to 30"x38" (with matte and backing)
Half Sheet: up to 22"x26" (with matte and backing)
Quarter Sheets: about 15#x18" (with matte and backing)
I use only the highest quality professional watercolors and acid free paper.
I also have a limited number of original prints of some of my original watercolors for at a considerably less cost than the originals. I have taught both privately and in group settings and am available for teaching workshops on watercolor techniques at all levels, as well as on specific subjects such as managing color and light, composition, the key to transparency, the transparent portrait, etc. I am also available as a juror for art shows and exhibits. Please contact me, if my background and/or art may be of interest to you. (see below)
AS well as original watercolors in various sizes (primarily large) I also do greeting cards. These fall into two categories. The first are reproductions of some my original work and design; the second type are truly original (not reproductions) but cards in miniature form about #4 x 6". The latter are all originals and no two are alike. A few samples are shown below.
An original watercolor of a Europian Street Scene. It is a small picture , slightly less than a quarter sheet. I'm so fond of this picture that I still use it (and reserve the right to use it) on my current business card.
Backyard setting. Full size watercolor
Just a little shy
A European street scene with chairs and bottles in waiting. I was attracted to the texture and composition. Full size original watercolor
At a Loss
I will soon post samples of original water color miniatures. Each is unique and hand painted, some are realistic, others more abstract. They are all painted on 140 lb. watercolor acid-free paper and will be lightly glued with rubber cement unto folding 4"6" cards. They will be individually signed by me and may be used as one-of-a kind art cards or easily unmounted for framing. Price for each original with envelope is $25 including shipping in the U.S. I will only post samples. These will not be the one(s) you receive, since each will be totally unique and individually hand-painted.
Two girls in costume dancing at a festival Full sheet watercolor.
AWS NWS NWWS WPW
Bellingham, Washington 98225
Education University of Colorado, Western Washington University, WCC
Art Education John Ringen, Kay Wengi, Carl Christopherson, Christopher Schink, Charles Reid,
William Reese, Judy Betts, Carol Orr, Deanne Lemley, Arne Westerman, Frank Webb
American Watercolor Society(signature member)
in Societies National Watercolor Society (signature member)
California Watercolor Society (signature member)
Women Painters of Washington (signature member)
Northwest Watercolor Society (signature member
North Coast Painters (founding member)
Solo and Joint Blue Horse Gallery, North Coast Painters Exhibit, 201
Exhibit Piper Gallery, one-person Show (27 paintings), 2009
Fourth Corner Gallery, Bellingham, 2007-2009
Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, 1998
Frye Art Museum (56 painting solo exhibit), Seattle, 1991
Northwest Invitational Art Exhibit, Sudden Valley, 1991, 92
G. B. Heron Gallery, Bellingham, 1985
Juried Shows Shenzehen International Biennial Watercolor Competition, China 2013
MONA Art Auction LaConnor, 1995-2015
Waterworks 92*, 94, 96, Seattle, Mercer Island, 2005 * Kirsten Gallery, 2008 Bellevue, 2009 * Bothell, 2011, 2013,2016
Janzen Art Gallery Invitational Show, 2012, 2013
Signature Show, NWWS, 1995, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009,2011
133rd, 138th and 143rd International Annual Exhibit, American Watercolor Society, New York, 2000, 2005, 2010
89th International Annual Exhibit, Brea, National Watercolor Society, 2009
Northwest Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit, 1986, 87, 92, 99, 2004, 2009 *
Loomis Gallery, Premier Exhibit, Blaine, 2009
California Watercolor Society, Annual National Competition, 2003, 2009, 2016
Puget Sound Country, Matzke Gallery 1986, Stillwater Gallery, 2003, Kirstin Gallery, Seattle, 2006
Eastside Association of Fine Arts, 2006
Eastern Washington Watercolor Society Show, Richland, 92*, 93, 94, 95, 01*, 02*, 03
Artisans 21, Chicago, 1997, 1998
"Des Americains on Sancerrois", Galerie l'Argile, Sancerre, France. 1997
Puget Sound Open, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, 1980, 87, 90, 92
Edmonds Art Festival, 1987, 88
Pacific Northwest Art Fair, Bellevue, 1981, 82, 83*, 85
Northwest International Competition, Bellingham, 1981, 84
A scene at the Highland games.
I liked the composition and juxtaposition of the two figures
smallerwatercolor - about half-sheet
Covered wagon in a street scene in Germany. Original full size watercolor
Last of a picnic outing on the Pacific NW shore. Full size original watercolor.
Older Greek man picking his crop of tomatoes. Full sheet original watercolor
Full size watercolor taken on a New York sidewalk.
Old abandoned shop in a small NW town. Full sheet original watercolor.
A Field of Memories
A New York street scene.
Full size original watercolor
Mediterranian fence and palm and gate. Nearly full-sheet.
Nutritiion center faccade in blue. Original watercolor - full sheet
Full size original watercolor
taken on the streets of New York.
The above paintings are samples of some of my work currently available. I have other paintings in my studio and galleries. Please inquire. I am able to accept payment through PayPal PayPal will accept almost any credit card without requiring membership.
Two bakers on a break in front of a Bakery school in Vancouver B.C. Full sheet original watercolor
Contemplation in a park. Nearly full sheet.
A street scene in a small town in Greece. I liked the composition and lighting. Full size original watercolor
Full sheet original watercolor. One of my favorites. This painting was juried into an annual AWS show in New York
Price: $1750 matted
Lost in Thought
The cards above are samples of reproductions of my original work.All are printed on heavy stock paper . They are directly printed from originals and fold open for writing your greetings or notes. The cards come in envelopes of about 4" x 6". They are sold as five in each package and shipping is free within the U.S. Sorry, these sell out fast -- I will try to make others available. Each comes in a package of five and are priced at $15 per package plus $2 for shipping.
This scene in Bellingham, WA caught my attention. I like the light and unusual canopy entry. Full sheet original watercolor
Original large size watercolor. Beautiful texture. Price: $1250
Birds of Pray
EACH IN THOUGHT
Looking into a front yard through a street portal. Interesting composition and combination of colors. Full size original watercolor.
My paintings represent transparent watercolor from a traditional or semi-abstract point of view. Most of my paintings begin with a shadow pattern that catches my eye. In rendering the painting, I would rather understate than overstate to emphasize pattern design and color over texture and detail. For me the most important aspect of painting are the shapes and contrasts. The vibrancy of colors further define the work. When the painting lends itself, I try to maximize the contrast range from white to almost black. I want the painting to come to life through the use of light and subtle color vibration. This is, of course, always a challenge.
I’ve always looked upon painting, particularly in the difficult medium of watercolor, as a universal language. Subject and styles may vary greatly, but we are all limited to two dimensions using paper, brushes and pigment to achieve that third dimension. Paintings may not always have a formal message, but should trigger a spark of emotional involvement in the viewer. Without that, art has little to say.
Painted on a cruise boat to Alaska. Full sheet original watercolor.
CAROL WEISS - Watercolors
Fine Arts Watercolors
What attracted me to this scene was its simplicity and semi-abstract geometric quality. The light renders an unusual quality. Full sheet juried into an AWS international exhibition.
An old abandoned house site in a small NW town. Full sheet original watercolor
Full size Figure Painting of girl in costume.
Picture of items on an antique shop shelf. Full Sheet.
Scene in Greece. Nearly full sheet original watercolor