For our prompt of “Magpie” today, I have to admit that I wasn’t very familiar with this bird so I had to do a bit of research. I’ve never previously sketched one. As it turns out, scientists have discovered that
Fabulous Charlie and I did not know that! I hope you enjoy your pizza night. I had an interesting day and was filmed in my studio painting a watercolor for a segment on a show being put together about our little city for public TV. The show is really about the new mayor and city council members who are much younger then those of the past. The fellow who was here filming was covering local artists and some of our video might be used as background to the actual interviews. Maybe I’ll be on tv! His daughter is a developing artist so I mentioned Doodlewash as a potential for them to explore.
Have a wonderful weekend, Charlie! “Date night” here…streaming a movie and something to eat that I don’t have to cook. Tonight it was a “Monster Club” sandwich I picked up at a small restaurant that is struggling to stay open (after 50 years) and a huge salad that my husband made. Delicious sandwich and one sandwich was enough for both of us tonight and still some leftover for lunch. Nice start to the weekend.
Hi Charlie, Not so long ago there was a video wherein they put a mirror in the jungle and noted the animals’ reactiions to their own image. Some are smarter than others — forget now which is which. Hilarious to watch. Maybe google it and see if it comes up.
I didn’t decide what to become until I was out of college. Then I decided to become a librarian. I might have become a chef, or a writer, or even an artist. But I did all of them as hobbies, so I guess I did become all of them.
One of my mastiffs used to spend lots of time looking at his reflection in the glass cabinet we had. I’m not sure he ever realized it was himself, because he always seemed puzzled. He was always so aware of what was around him. If there was a strange car in the neighborhood or someone made a change to their yard – moving bushes,etc., he’d always stop when we went for our walks, just to check it out.
For our prompt of “Barbed Wire” today, I thought of the fences that were on my grandparent’s farm. If one of the kids went into the gate of the pasture and the other walked along the outside instead, we’d end up
Charlie I’ve spent all my adult life in the school of hugs! I’m not especially a hugger even so and during flu season I say, “I love you from afar!”, several times a week. However, seeing your separated bunnies made me well up😥 Ok, I’m just gonna say it, I miss hugging my loved ones-and even the odd stranger at this point! I hope and pray we all get back to normal humanity, even my awkward version of it.🤗
I do hope we go back to hugging, but there have been times when beautiful barely touched one another unless they were close family (especially those of the opposite sex). I wouldn’t be surprised if we are seeing the beginning of a cultural shift as people worry about possible pandemics in the future. We will see how it goes. I’ve decided I’m going to consider this the beginning of a new age, and look for the good things that will come from it rather than worry what bad things might arise.
Yes to that! I think we can just look for the good things to come out of this. But yeah, the world isn’t promising it won’t happen again, that’s for sure. At least the shock will have worn off by then. 😉
I was the person who did the hiring when I was working. I hired teenagers to shelve books. I always shook hands with them when they came for an interview. For most it was their first job and they had no idea how to shake hands, so I made it my mission to teach them. I hope it stood them in good stead.
I love this painting, Charlie. A couple of weeks ago, we had our first family get together for the first time since lock down stated. We obviously couldn’t hug, so myself and my three grandchildren got in a line and touched elbows, magical.
Oh how wonderful!! It has a Beatrix Potter look to it. I just checked Miss Potter out from the library. (Yes, I am old school still. I don’t watch that much tv to pay extra.) I’ve seen it before, but wanted to watch it again. 🙂
I am so missing hugs, I worked for Deaf folks for 25 years and consider myself part of that rich culture of the Deaf Community where hugging is a big thing I miss it so! Your gorgeous bunnies completely express how I feel!
As a hugger too..I miss them and hope they come back…lovely painting and also a bit sad by the distance the fence makes like the distancing we are experiencing today. I hope we get back to the hugs…Sending you and family a big one!!!🤗
Faber-Castell has a wide range of art supplies, including their Creative Studio line. Aimed at college students and young adults who don’t need professional supplies, this line provides quality for the beginner to
Thank you, Mugdha! I’m glad that my explanations are of help. I remember how confusing it was when I first started watercolor. So often, the terms describe something very simple, but it all seems difficult when you don’t know the meanings.
Great review! It’s great that some companies have less expensive alternatives for artists that don’t need to spend on expensive professional grade paints but don’t want to paint with very inferior paints which can be difficult to use.
Well this look like a great travel set! I don’t like to mix colors when I am on the go. Normally I’m not in one spot long enough for it to dry in the pan and may not be able to replicate it later. Thanks for another fine review!
Thank you, Lori! I don’t often mix colors on the palette, preferring to glaze or blend on the paper. I like having the convenience colors because it is easier to get consistent results when you are mixing that way.
I can understand that, though I don’t consider these ads. There are links at the bottom so you can look at the product on Amazon. I don’t like to put a price in the review, because they can vary from store to store and over time.
Amazing Review as usual… When I see a review by Sandra Strait, I know is a must see… Me personally use the Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils in my watercolor art in the finishing stage of the process, it helps a lot to accent details in the project. That’s how I achieve cat hair in my watercolors… The watercolor pencils Albrecht Dürer are amazing, but they are professional grade. These watercolor sets are not bad at all for being Student Grade by the way, but I wonder how is the lightfast on this ones?
Thank you, Walt! That’s a fabulous compliment. I wouldn’t expect the lightfastness to be great. I have two rule of thumbs about non-professional quality watercolors. A professional label doesn’t guarantee lightfastness, but if it is non-professional, lightfastness is going to be spotty. The other one is that companies want you to know all the good points of their product, so they’ll tell you what they are. Nothing was said about pigment information or lightfastness in the informational pamphlet. I’ve left the ocean waves painting I did out where it gets direct sunlight for a good portion of the day, and it hasn’t faded any, but it’s only been about 3 weeks since it was painted. I do know sets where I would have already seen fading, so these are not in the lowest end of lightfastness. That’s the best I’ll give these in that regard.
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