@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
Another fantastic visual, Charlie, of “The Smokies.” I have ex-relatives (yes?) who live right in the Smoky Mountains, and send me stacks and stacks of physical photographs (the husband is a landscaper as his profession–AND a photographer–), but I must admit, his photos are stunning. We’re all diehard transplants should we move away from our…[Read more]
Hi Eunice! I have thought about you every day since you first appeared on DW 2 years or so ago! I was so happy to read your story then, and now this updated version. And your art has gotten AMAZING!!! But then, given that we’re New Englanders, of course we never quit! You have always been my inspiration, and I always remembered your humble…[Read more]
Hi Charlie! This is my 3rd comment to you re: donuts! Each time I find a new one, whether it be tastier, prettier, more icing, more jimmies, I ALWAYS think of you! Not sure if I mentioned it last time but I have discovered 2 fantastic and colorful donuts here in Denver.
1). Safeway. Yes, ’tis true, they are blowing the new Dunkin’…[Read more]
I love reading your holiday travels and restaurant reviews, Charlie. It all seems so nostalgic and familiar, such as the waitress at the Greek restaurant. (and that it’s still open each year you visit!). Are you and Philippe going to Paris also? It You should have a book devoted entirely to the animals you encounter. Could be your 3rd book?…[Read more]
Charlie, this post really spoke to me. Art/heart was a perfect adage. I ADORE art supplies and can now report I’d be able to review various papers, paints, many brushes, but sadly, only one skimpy fountain pen that came in a kit from Winsor & Newton my sweet hubby bought me last Christmas. And that gold one you just got? It may have been a…[Read more]
I LOVE cars, vintage–mostly Mustangs. My first car was a ’63 canary yellow Chevy Impala. $100. Sold it to a sailor for $300. I wish I had that car now. I was a fool to let it go. My Mom had a sixty-something tangerine fast back Mustang with a spoiler. When she dropped me off at Catholic School, the boys’ mouths fell open. I couldn’t…[Read more]
Oh my, Del, it was a pleasure to view your work, and I could feel your inspiration (and loss) when I viewed your paintings. You’re a living part of that old adage “less is more” when it came to working with your 12 pencil colors. I thoroughly enjoyed soaking up all of the little brushstrokes and lines in your paintings. Duke certainly has lots…[Read more]
Newsy and inspiring post, Charlie! I like your suggestion of an online “tips and tricks” book. While I collect and cherish actual books, I gravitate more towards online info. So…to your point: Yes! I’d love something along this line for DW or CO’S.
I am absolutely clueless about many watercolor things that would probably be in your…[Read more]
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]
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