@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, 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]
Hi Bekki! Loved your terrific review! Spot on. I began my watercolor journey with Birgit O’Connor a bit over a year ago. On my own, weeks prior, I’d painted several abysmal indigo-colored “peninsulas.” (more like fright night claws) Having taken Birgit’s class at the onset, I now feel completely at home using large brushes, half or full sheets…[Read more]
Happy Sunday, Charlie! I was a wedding photographer for 25 years. And the 35mm camera I used to shoot with had the wind-up feature as well. It was always scary if the film had been loaded properly by me, and until the photos were developed by a professional developer, I held my breath. (and once I even FORGOT to load the film and wondered why…[Read more]
Hi Jim! You paint exactly how I see myself in my head painting. I’ve only been painting for a year, getting better, but LOVE your style! You’re free, brave, and clearly love rich, bold, wet color, as do I. I also have a couple of the brushes you mentioned (I have 8 large vessels containing over 100 plus brushes–gifts).
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