@shar-kennett Hi Shar! I just saw your DW “timeline” painting, and what’s so remarkable is that I just painted a similar one. Mine was a fair copy of Hazel Soan’s, but looks so much like yours. i LOVE it! View
Oh Charlie, how I wanted that red lantern too, but space is an issue in a condo. And I value, appreciate and learn from your “quick drawings.” As I’m still creating and painting more Christmas cards, each mini painting on it gets quicker and frankly, nicer! And I painted a “pre-painting” of each new style, on student paper, with student half…[Read more]
Jessica, thank you for such an in-depth review of this particular Grace Art set. (my hand kept typing “grave art” — big clue in that keystroke faux pas). And your wrist sock invention? Genius! As any obsessed (passionate) watercolorist, I buy EVERY field kit out there, and had the good fortune to be blessed with the gift of a Field Artist…[Read more]
Barb, I think you know how I feel about your art, your paintings. You’ve been a great source of inspiration for me throughout the last year. I am thrilled to see you showcased here on Doodlewash! Your paintings carry much love of color and subject, and I’ve always been a fan of yours. As a sister “art associate,” I am enormously proud of you!…[Read more]
Oh, yes! Pink! But one side must be painted as one of your pink donuts. Darling ride, Charlie. (and Happy Thanksgiving to you and Philippe–he’s cooking I assume?). We’ll be sure to wave to one another on our hot pink Vespas at Christmas.
LOVED today’s blog! You and I are cut from the same bolt of cloth with today’s topic. I’m a “shoot from the hip” mindset. My college papers were written at midnight the night before, my bound watercolor book (final) 24 hours before deadline. Yes, we seem to love the spontaneity of each colorful, exciting and unknown moment.…[Read more]
Happy Monday, Charlie! Another fine post and on one of my favorite topics: music. You’ll have a puzzled look on your face when I say I also grew up with tapes: 8 track. Now there’s a bit of nostalgia! In my defense, I was quite young, but rocked to The Supremes. Have a terrific day, and thank you for the kindness you show all DW’s each and…[Read more]
Charlie–this was a GREAT post! The pre-holiday “French Ultramarines” (blues–clever me) are hitting many artists of late, and I’m in a soft rut that’s lasting longer than I’m comfortable with. But! Yet again, you write something uplifting that makes me exhale and know I’ve not abandoned painting. And your glass and lemon pitcher were…[Read more]
Timely post, Charlie, and on target with my query to you about not being able to push past my complacency and simply PAINT! Thank you for the inspiration. I’ve learned this week that painting is not a feeling, but a doing. As such, I put all of that aside and created several pieces that I’ve been avoiding due to difficulty. Thank you for…[Read more]
It was as though I wrote your blog about books. Whenever a novel failed to interest me, I’d put it down, find another with a more colorful thesis. And yet, there was that part of me, and pardon the juvenile quote here, but in the original “Never-ending Story,” Bastian is pressured by his father to “keep his feet on the ground,”…[Read more]
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