For our prompt of “Bridge” today, I wasn’t quite sure what to sketch at first. A favorite bridge didn’t immediately come to mind. Then, I thought about those little red Japanese bridges that cross koi ponds. I’ve
The town I grew up in had a single bridge to get across Sturgeon Bay. When I was 17 I worked at a gas station/ donut shop/ bait shop about a block from the bridge. You could see it from the windows of the store. On one memorable occasion I had some Chicago tourists stop in and ask me where they could catch the ferry to the other side. I had to tell them we didn’t have a ferry, but they could take the bridge over. They looked at me like I was an idiot. Until I pointed out the window to the bridge. Lol ! In hindsight, I wonder if they thought they were further up the peninsula than they were and were looking for the ferry to Washington Island. But we got a good laugh about it after they left.
Oh, I adore those bridges too! When my parents were putting the garden pond together, almost twenty years ago, I remember asking if there was going to be a little bridge. Alas, there was not. But it was cool enough that I quickly got over it. Yay for crossing the bridge of the week and reaching the pizza!
For our prompt of “Northern Lights” today, I painted an aurora being enjoyed by a mother polar bear and her cub. I grabbed a larger sketchbook than usual for this one as I wanted to really play and splash around a
I’ve about given up on the idea of splattering because I’ve already got too many clothes and too much furniture with them, and my paintings always end up with too little of them. I’m not one to give up easily but the neighbors were beginning to talk!
Every once in a while we get to see the northern lights here. I always feel lucky when we do. We used to see them over lake Michigan when I lived in Door County. I was out picking green beans today. They were delicious. I was glad though that I didn’t choose beans for my WWM object to paint. Except to eat them, green beans are kind of boring. One painting and you’ve sucked all the fun out of that subject. Speaking of subjects, I loved the guest artist today. Her bugs were amazing!
Aww thanks so much, Jacob!! 😃💕 So happy you liked this one. Yeah, I looked into greeting cards, but they weren’t available with my printer. I think they are now, but it’s a set of 8 all the same. Not sure if that’s too many or not. 😊
Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 I did two test tries before this one… both mud. On the last I kept my paint farther away… leaving more white. Things bled and did crazy things, but the contrast stayed at least!
Soooooo beautiful! You need to do this more often. Yeah, splattering is an evil techinque. So fun when it actually lands on the projects, evil when you see some on the furniture months later. Been there done that. Look around, you might find more…..teehehehehehe.
your polar bears are magnificent with the lights reflecting on them! this has to be a favorite of your paintings for me. I grew up in Newfoundland, Canada and was blessed to see the northern lights a few times. they really are this wonderful in person. I hope you get to enjoy them one day.
Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Yay for going out to eat again! hehe… and yeah, basenjis are known to yodel, but Phineas never really does that much. Unless he’s staying in a pet resort and there’s another basenji there. 😉 I guess he knows we wouldn’t understand him properly.
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Aww that’s cool you got an A for splatters! I think sometimes we’re at our best when we’re not overthinking things. As for my splatters… the ones I cleaned off the floor looked a bit like bunnies again somehow. hehe
Yes Charlie, we’re dreaming! For now we too are enjoying your take on the Northern lights! (Not trying to figure out which bug spray is least toxic but will deter mosquitos the size if B-52s) Somehow I believe this delay in departures will make the places we head more precious and being together with our loved ones RIGHT NOW something we never take for granted again! I love the peaceful personalities if your polars, I think they may be telling us a little paint splatter in paradise is ok😉
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