@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
Charlie, you’re a funny guy indeed! I was receiving an incredibly knee-jerk reaction to a mindless thought I had in my SUV, en route to my hair stylist. Spiking my hair again (12 years ago was the last) seemed like a really good idea watching people running (for their lives–I was on the road after all) cross walks in Denver, battling near 100…[Read more]
Christina, I enjoyed watching your beginners watercolor video and how you created it. I love the water (I’m from RI) and your choice of color for your painting would have been mine. I am happy you posted it. Onward and upward, yes? Yes! Have a lovely year painting. I can’t think of any better way to spend all of your free time.
What an usual style you’ve created! I love the big bold transparent streaks of color (I just made a chart using that same method to give my new Da Vinci paints a spin) which are SO brave! I envy your subjects: you’ve not selected an easy array of models. I’m curious how you came to incorporate the large lovely swaths of color in all of your…[Read more]
I enjoyed your story very much, especially about always being connected to your creative side, and the honest critiques you received, which as we all know, force us to be better. it’s clear to see that you love the sea! Your boat photo, with the water beneath, was my favorite and lots of work! Being an instructor and having your thumb in so…[Read more]
Oh poor Charlie! You and I have the same “have it all” mentality. I have enough watercolor paint for 4 people, 4 lifetimes. Phillipe’s face of fear is quite close to my hubby’s look, much like that smile icon that has the very round, large, white eyes to indicate being scared. We are much alike. And I have a ginger tabby guy who also loves it…[Read more]
While I didn’t understand most of the “ink and brush” words, techniques you used, I DID understand watercolor references, and relished how you lassoed all of those talents in your own category. Congrats on the art of cleverness! I thoroughly enjoyed viewing and laughing, out loud, especially “bipolar bear” and “rock paper scissors.” VERY funny,…[Read more]
I’m uncertain how your Doodlewash post managed to escape me, but I just viewed it, and nearly fainted from disbelief. I was a photographer, weddings mostly, for 25 years. And I would have uttered a familiar refrain to you about the precision, detail, 3D, accurate, sharp focus of your paintings. Your style is one I’ve not seen…[Read more]
I’ve always applauded inwardly your openness about your shy nature. Yet, you involve yourself in arenas that place you front and center. THAT…is quite courageous and admirable trait, Charlie. Good for you! I always seem open, strong, confident, but inside I’m jelly, hoping to fit in, offer my opinion and believe in my opinions, and art is…[Read more]
Qinghong, I am in awe of your vibrant color–such different techniques from rich, free thoughts. I loved “Together” and your wet in wet background, full of joyful women probably from a day spent painting! I am sorry for the unkindness of your former teacher. I am 60, started painting 2 years ago. And while I am better than 2 years ago, the hope…[Read more]
Ah ha!!! I love your kitties today, Charlie! I have a big ole ginger guy on my lap as I type this comment. SOO cute! Your DW version are too sweet for words.
I had the occasion to use some Da Vinci tube paints last week, not realizing I even had them. Wow! I must say they were incredibly gorgeous, and transparent! I know it’s all you…[Read more]
What beautiful, vivid, alive colors you create, Ainara. I loved looking at them all–twice! I The body’s ability to bend as in your ballet paintings was exquisite. I took yoga for years and could never come close to that. I loved how you were able to hold yourself back from adding more color, rather wait and see if adding more color could…[Read more]
It’s funny, but your article made me feel the same way in church when the pastor would encourage and welcome those congregants who were in pain, had a problem, wanted to get “saved.” It was always as though it was personally directed at me, his encouragement, suggestions, targeted towards me. Your article made me feel the same…[Read more]
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]
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