GUEST DOODLEWASH: Slow Down

Slow Down by Philippe Noguera

After I was complaining that the autumn colors were suspiciously slow to come here, Philippe decided to doodlewash the first and only appearance of fall foliage in our neighborhood. It was certainly in the most unexpected of places.

This is the curve in our street, and just behind the sewer drain, guard rails, and caution sign, you can see a bright red orange salute to fabulous fall. The effect, is a beautiful image that sends some sort of message, but I’ll leave it to you to determine just what it’s trying to say.

But I do think “Slow” is a perfect reminder for a Sunday, with Monday always lurking around the corner to speed life up again. We wish you all a lovely day and hope you’ll find time to slow down, relax, and make something beautiful.

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27 Comments
  1. amaryllislog 2 years ago

    So beautiful and a good reminder to take in the day!

  2. kirkistan 2 years ago

    Way to go, Philippe! That is wonderful: i love the dark red at the base and the top. I”lm looking at how you do the intermingled leaves–i so struggle with that. Nice job.

  3. Sand Salt Moon 2 years ago

    Perfect! : ) Sometimes we have to slow down to smell – I mean see – the colors. ; ) heheh

  4. Teresa Robeson 2 years ago

    That’s probably a burning bush, which Philippe captured beautifully! The blue-green background really sets the foliage off. Happy Sunday to you, too!

  5. Damita M-S 2 years ago

    Pretty!

  6. Kari 2 years ago

    What a beautiful scene in such an unexpected place! I love the rich reds Philippe used and they contrast so well with the cool blues and grey’s below. Wonderful!

    I’m happy to report that I don’t see any 100’s in this week’s forecast and it’s actually cool today! I’m trying to get our Halloween decorations out today and thinking about doodlewashing some of my Halloween knick knacks for Inktober.. Have a restful Sunday!

    • Author

      Awesome! Glad you liked this one Kari! ❤️😃And super excited to see what you’ll ink next for Inktober! Do it! Do it! 👍🏻😃

  7. Eric Disney 2 years ago

    That looks familiar…miss it… 🙁 … but love it!!! 🙂

  8. Sharon Mann 2 years ago

    A rather mundane subject turn into a beautiful scene. Well done Philippe and thank Charlie.

    • Author

      Yeah…it wouldn’t have been my choice of subject, yet Philippe rendered it beautifully!! Thanks Sharon!! ❤️😃

  9. Jodi 2 years ago

    you and Phillipe have a similar style… 🙂 Is it like when a couple is together a long time they start to look alike….? 🙂

    • Author

      Lol…is it Jodi? I always think his style is really different. It seems much softer and sweeter than mine! 😉😊

      • Jodi 2 years ago

        awh! that’s just loveeeee 🙂

  10. memadtwo 2 years ago

    Fall color is indeed “slow” in arriving here too…(K)

  11. artandmoondreams 2 years ago

    Someone has sense of humor, and it is delightful. Love the painting. The deep shadows, blending and layering of saturated color are beautiful.

    • Author

      Hehe…yes…he does…I could have never married someone without a strong sense of humor. But then again, they would likely never want to marry me! Lol Thanks Haunani! ❤️😃

  12. Punit Chattha 2 years ago

    OMG! I love this. Beautiful.

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