For Day 22 of #WorldWatercolorMonth and our prompt of “Rainforest,” I chose one of my favorite birds, a blue yellow macaw, whose natural habitat is the rainforest of South America. Here, reflecting a bit more
Great macaw Charlie. They are such a fascinating bird! They seem to have the personality to embrace all that color and charm. I’ve always been a behind the scenes type, slow and steady, letting my work speak for itself. Now I am working at seeing if my art will do that or will it be more just for my own pleasure. I am painting for me as if it doesn’t bring me pleasure how can anyone else feel that from the art.
Charlie, I have always believed that sexy is more an attitude than actual looks, which means you seriously got it going on. So wave your freak flag proudly and strut your stuff. You have an attitude that I aspire to.
He is a beauty! I was a bit of a clothes horse when I was younger and working. Now that I can’t walk, or lift my legs by myself, I have become a minimalist. Every day I slip on a colorful pullover dress with pockets. Easy peasy! The season dictates sleeve length. And the dresses are cheap. So more art supplies with the leftover money!
So pretty! I love the leaves behind him also. I feel like I am running a race with WWCM, telling myself you can do this! A little over a week to go! Will I keep posting my stuff after July, maybe, but not every day. That’s too stressrful! Yeah, these days, it’s all about being comfortable when I head out the door. Lucky for me, I am better off not wearing anything nice to work because it can get messy.
For Day 21 of #WorldWatercolorMonth and our prompt of “Patterns,” I chose this odd hairy moth. Though I definitely prefer butterflies in real life, I realize that’s all I’ve ever sketched, so I thought I’d study a
Lovely moth! Always fascinated with the patterns in moths and butterflies…what’s not to love, right? Fascinated by most insects…except flies and flies are in a different category all together…eewww yuck!!!
Charlie your moth is lovely. I believe that moths are pollinators too or at least some of them are. They can be very beautiful. I try to observe all the pollinators and have documented several in my nature journals.
Thanks, Karen! 😃💕Glad you enjoyed this one! Someone said it looked like a skipper butterfly so, I’m not sure what it is anymore. I probably transformed it into a butterfly instead… they’re the only things I’ve ever painted! hehe
Many moths are definitely beautiful, as is your little guy, and like to hang out at our porch light to fly in my face when i take the dogs out at night. But they will stay put more often than butterflies and can be photo’d or observed easier. And that makes getting all those details easier to recall, for one’s art. One night we had a Luna moth at the light, but it left before I could get my phone ready. Drat!
I’ve often thought about doing a write-up on patterns, because it can be a misleading word since it means so many things. An ornamental repetitious design, instructions to repeat something, a repetitious behaviour – patterns really are everywhere, and they can definitely be used to improve your art. I love your moth, but I’ll admit I prefer him on paper than flying around my house!
Thanks, Sandra! 😃💕Yeah… patterns aren’t always perfectly repetitive, which is what makes them so fascinating. It’s fun to spot similarities in things and use those throughout a piece of art to create harmony.
Lol… Someone on Instagram told me the same thing. So, yep… this is indeed a fat and hairy butterfly. Cool that my scribble could be used to make the determination! Yay! 😃💕 But yeah… big-bodied hairy flying things still freak me out a bit.
Some moths are very pretty. When we would be at my Grandparents cabin In Up. Michigan, we would have the curtains open at night and watch for the large moths to land on the window. They were always beautiful. Good rendition of your silver spotted skipper…..thanks to Lisa I now know what those are!
You and me both, Sharon! 😃💕 I keep hoping I’ll become that butterfly one day. But I think I tend to spend my life as a caterpillar, inching along to the next opportunity. Or, maybe it’s just that I rather like where I am, so I don’t feel the need to fly away just yet. 😉
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