I’m alive. I just haven’t been online much, lately. 🙂 I’m painting as I can but just haven’t posted much.
I am excited that a teacher I respect greatly has opened a new course for Urban Sketching – I am VERY interested in this genre. The course opened today and there is a discount until February 9. You have to use this link to get the […] View
Flowers are not one of my preferred painting subjects, but any excuse to paint some glass and I’m in. Actually, a little bundle of temporary flowers like this is all I can usually handle in reality. The potted and
I hear you about wanting spring to show up. It’s that lull after the Christmas buzz. We’ll both perk up once we hear the new buzzzzz from the spring bees. Love that glass, awesome Charlie. Oh, and I’m logged in but still can’t see your profile, even logged out and in (facebook) and it didn’t change that when I click on your pic I get a blank page.
Yes… it’s another weird bug I haven’t been able to squash. I thought it was just me, but apparently logged in users can’t see the admin’s wall. I’ll file the report! hehe And yay to spring bees!! Yes, please! 😃💕
Spring will be here before you know it. The cold weather just makes you appreciate it more. In Florida we have 4 seasons: hot, not so hot, hotter and Africa hot. Right now it is not so hot and in the 50’s here and we think it’s freezing cold, but soon it will be HOT. (that’s all I’ve got)
Beautiful as usual Charlie. I have noticed that you very often incorporate glass in your paintings (and rightly so), and now you mentioned in this post “any excuse to paint some glass and I’m in.” So, here are the questions: how did you learn to paint glass so well, and can you give us some pointers? Can you direct us to any resources for painting glass? I am sure everyone here would love to learn. Thanks. (obviously previous comment did not fully post and had to re-write)
Thanks so much, Shar! 😃💕 I didn’t really use any tutorials for glass, so I’m not sure. I just sort of discovered things along the way. One is that I sketch in every weird shape that I see, and mentally flag the areas that should be white. Then I keep pushing contrast on the dark shapes until things look more like glass, stopping before they become chrome. If it’s the top of the glass, I don’t quite draw a full circle, leaving bits for the sparks of highlights. But mostly, I just forget it’s glass and paint the shapes I see and the glass eventually appears. This may not be super helpful, but that’s likely why I don’t make tutorials. 😊
Thanks so much, Jacob!! 😃💕 I hope you’re having a splendid New Year so far! And that’s so sweet of you! Yeah, I don’t usually find the time to do these so I’m horrible at breaking the chain, but I thoroughly appreciate it. I saw the “ice cream” bit and thought… wait… he didn’t? Did he try ice cream?! LOL ❤️
Love the flowers and your love of painting shiny, glassy things is fun to see! 💕 You have a lot on your plate and I’m always amazed at how you manage to do it all. For me, sometimes juggling too many things is overwhelming and I don’t know what to do first! I’m reading a book right now called, “Success God’s Way” by Dr. Charles Stanley, and it’s helping a lot. Paso-a-paso, step-by-step. 🙂 May I borrow your boots made for walkin’? 🤣
Thanks, Miste! 😃💕 hehe… yeah, I’m usually a few steps behind, but I’ll always manage to stumble forward and catch up somewhat. I’ve realized not all things need to be part of the juggling, so I only juggle those that move things forward.
Thank you Charlie! It reminds me on my childhood, my mother always bought branches like this on the market. she liked it more then cut flowers I think. I liked the ones with the tiny fluffy soft hair. I don’t know what they are called? https://www.zuidhollandslandschap.nl/foto-katjes
My 3rd entry to Jan’18 Art Challenge -Good hair day. Paper : 300 gsm canson CP. Paint : Loew Cornell watercolor cakes. Title : Reflection in the mirror.
My 3rd entry to Jan\'18 Art Challenge -Good hair day. Paper : 300 gsm canson CP. Paint : Loew Cornell watercolor cakes. Title : Reflection in the mirror.
One of the happiest days one can achieve is a good hair day. That moment in the morning when you look at yourself in the mirror before walking out the door and your other self seems to mouth, “Wow, look at you!
Sounds like the time I thought all the temporary red hair dye I’d used had washed out and tried to go blond. I looked like a fire engine. Strangely, every one told me how cool it looked. I was in London, England at the time and it was the 70’s so maybe it did. I had no idea how to replicate it and was too poor to find a hairdresser who did, so it was one of my 15 minutes of fame. Cute li’l doggie. You didn’t introduce him!
Hehehe. Sun in. Yup. Some of the products out there are awful. for the first ten years I usually had green hair, I was constantly in a pool and had white-blond hair, hence the green tint from the chlorine. After it turned a natural ash brownish I couldn’t successfully color it as the base color of ash is a weird yellow-ish. Bleaching causes a terrible undercolor so I decided ash was ok with me. Sounds like you have a color that has an unusual undercolor too. It makes you unique which, it seems, you’ve already figured out. Good on you, Charlie!
Thanks so much, Jennifer! 😃💕 I think the undercolor is just my Irish heritage shining through. I was hoping for the blue black hair, but got the brown kind with a hint o’ red. Yeah, chlorine was thick in pools back then… I couldn’t stand the smell, so never liked swimming much. 😊
Oh, cool, I can’t wait! I neeeeeed to get some more points so I’ll be ready, haha! A lot of good things about wordpress, but it is slower to load on my comp. and it takes me a lot of time when on Doodlewash, so I have to work at it. Worth it, though! 🌟
That sure is a good hair day! Such a cutie! I had some good hair days with a long, long shag with naturally wavy hair. Alas, at 18 I had a scalp condition, and my good hair days were all gone. Now, just a lot of the hair is gone!…..lol!
The prompt last night was “fresh”. Ummm fresh what? Fresh could be applied to so many things. And since I didn’t have a clear concept or any idea at all. I decided to watch a YouTube video by Maria Raczynska. She had posted a new watercolor exercise on transparent painting.
The prompt last night was \"fresh\". Ummm fresh what? Fresh could be applied to so many things. And since I didn\'t have a clear concept or any idea at all. I decided to watch a YouTube video by Maria Raczynska. She had posted a new watercolor exercise on transparent painting.
Light bulb moment! Transparent watercolor looks light and airy. Air is \"fresh\".... ah hah! Okay go with it, I did. I spent a couple of hours doing the transparent exercise. It was lots of fun and I learned a bit about layering light washes one over another. 😄 it creates some interesting and beautiful effects.
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