I have been a perfectionist my entire life which can make it difficult as an artist. My 2017 goal was to chip away at perfectionism in my art. I have worked steadily all year to accomplish this. As the months have progressed, I have felt more freedom. As a challenge and reward for my diligence, I took a class this weekend. There were no […] View
Thanks Lisa Ann…William on his own, is a character and makes it easy to draw, but with Hamish visiting…well, these two work like a team to get what they want. Morning routine…Walk – home for their breakfast – a little milk in a dish (they both love that, they think they’re cats!) – then they ask for treats from the doggie treat tin!!!…[Read more]
Where the mind is without fear. and the head is held high – this line is from the poem of Rabindranath Tagore.
And this line is the theme of my this artwork given by my a friend ,so i draw this keeping a word in my mind i.e. freedom. Everyone want freedom in their life ,these butterflies showing that they got freedom from the cage and they are…[Read more]
Where the mind is without fear. and the head is held high - this line is from the poem of Rabindranath Tagore.
And this line is the theme of my this artwork given by my a friend ,so i draw this keeping a word in my mind i.e. freedom. Everyone want freedom in their life ,these butterflies showing that they got freedom from the cage and they are happy .
I decided to do one more bird, mostly because I liked the background. I masked off the bird and did the background first. The masking the next morning messed up my paper on almost the entire bird, and I almost threw it away. I’m glad I didn’t. Any good suggestions on removing masking without tearing the top layer of paper? I’ve had that…[Read more]
I decided to do one more bird, mostly because I liked the background. I masked off the bird and did the background first. The masking the next morning messed up my paper on almost the entire bird, and I almost threw it away. I\'m glad I didn\'t. Any good suggestions on removing masking without tearing the top layer of paper? I\'ve had that problem the last couple times I\'ve used it. It\'s a brand new bottle of liquid masking. IMG_20200402_211900
Exquisite! Masking fluid can be tricky stuff. Many artists just don’t use it for that reason. It might be the brand, but things like humidity, how long it is left on, and the paper itself can make a difference. You may already know, but you need to make sure the painting is truly and completely dry before removing the fluid. Also, it shouldn’t be…[Read more]
Fantastic bird, one masking tip resist going back and forth with the masking brush lay it all down in one direction, fill up your brush , stroke until empt then start again with overlapping stroke where you left off , i f that makes any sense
After sketching an Airstream trailer recently, my mind drifted to another of my dream recreational vehicles, which would definitely have to be a VW camper van. Though I’ve never once owned one, I occasionally see
I haven’t used iTunes in forever, but I’ll see if I can figure out how get back on so I can leave well-earned 5 stars! Love your VW van. I have to say that they aren’t necessarily as cool as they seemed. As they got older, the camper portion had a tendency to collapse. You could still sleep on the platform without raising the top, but you had to remember not to sit up too fast or you’d bump your head.
Hehe… Thanks, Sandra! 😃💕 Yeah, I’m learning most of my followers aren’t actually on iTunes… lol… but apparently for podcasts that’s still the most important thing. And yes! I imagine the VW is one of those things that is even cooler in one’s imagination! 😉
VW bus brings back memories of my hippie days! You’ve come a very long way in your life, Charlie. I’m glad you’ve come to create this space and to share your art and writing each day. I’ll try to leave a review of your podcast soon – I do enjoy it.
Thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 I didn’t realize how important reviews were on podcasts until I read an article. I’m totally figuring all this stuff out as I go along. The usual! lol And yay to your hippie days… that sounds like a blast! 😉
I used to love driving. I gave it up a while back after my legs quit working, but I do miss it. I never drove anything cool, just cars, but I could totally get behind owning a vw bus. When I was in my late twenties before cell phones became a way of life, I would get in my car on Sunday morning, go to town for breakfast, and then just drive back roads, and enjoy the feeling of being totally lost to the world. I don’t think people get to experience that any more, and that’s a pity.
Oh wow… you really brought back memories for me, Lisa! 😃💕 I used to do the same… just drive down those back roads and get a bit lost in them. These days, with GPS and smartphones, you can’t ever really get lost anymore. And there’s always some other kind of distraction. 😉
hehe! YAY! Love this! Well, painted, Julia! I had a post titled Banana Berries for this same reason and talked about it in my post today. So odd how many things aren’t really berries and the things that actually are! hehe 😉
Berries, our art challenge prompt today, are definitely things that make me smile. Sure, they’re lovely, but I smile mostly because it is perfectly confounding as to what actually is and isn’t a berry in the first
Your post made me think of that Maya Angelou quote: “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Along the same line of what you’re saying…I completely agree!
Hello! My name is Linda Young and I’m from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA. My love of drawing and painting began in kindergarten; but it was not until decades later, in 2004, that I began painting with wat
I love everything about your paintings: colors, subjects, and the way I feel when I view them. It is such a wonderful thing you do with spending time with people who have a battle with just living. I donate to animal shelters for fun raisers and silent auctions. It gives me such joy. Keep up the good work!
Funny thing Annie–As I read your comment the first time I saw it as Fundraiser and yes they can be fun too. I thank you for doing what you are doing to benefit animal shelters too. I’m glad you loved my paintings. I love what I do.
Thank you Sharon and I’m happy to have provided some inspiration to many. I never dreamed I’d have that affect on some people. I plan to continue sharing the gift with the older folks again and others as I am called to do.
Hello.I am Snehlata Maheshwari form India. Lida u r art is megnificent. The colour combinations the way of picked up the theme is awesome 🌷 as well you had lots of experience of great artist.this nice.
If i get time like to learn some technical point. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful treasure with us..
Thanks Charlie to introduce great artist with us .
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