I don’t paint plein air (from life) too often. I know I should because you get a better sense of perspective. I decided to paint the view from my living room window. I’ll admit that I had a photo I’d taken earlier on my laptop, taken with a Zoom lens, so I could verify detail, but I tried not to reference it unless I was getting lost. Next…[Read more]
I don\'t paint plein air (from life) too often. I know I should because you get a better sense of perspective. I decided to paint the view from my living room window. I\'ll admit that I had a photo I\'d taken earlier on my laptop, taken with a Zoom lens, so I could verify detail, but I tried not to reference it unless I was getting lost. Next time, I think I\'ll paint something closer to me, lol. Done with Arteza gouache, ZenArt Black Tulip brushes and Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection watercolor paper. @zenartsupplies @Hahnemühle_USA The View from Across the Lake-Arteza Gouache,Black Tulip Brushes on Hahnemühle Colr Press Collection paper
Yes. Oregon is careful to protect its forests. We haven’t allowed as much building or huge recreational sites like most states have. 2/3 of the state is semi-arid, but the forested areas get lots (LOTS) of rainfall. Fires didn’t use to be a big problem. Between climate change and increasing population though, it’s getting drier every year.
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder! I don’t believe in seeking perfection because what might be perfect for me might not be for you! It’s about doing what gives you fulfillment and trying to learn and gro
Hello Saumya, Thanks for sharing you cute little story and your art with us. Hope your baby will also inherit this trait from you. The flowers are beautiful themselves but I find them challenging painting them. It seems you have got a knack of it. Kudos!
All the best for your future journey of art and motherhood..
Thanks for your wishes..yes I do hope my daughter develops her talents and pursue whatever she likes. Thanks for complimenting my work..yes sometimes people do face challenge, but honestly, you just have to let yourself flow with the colors 🙂 I have been thinking of starting tutorials..if you want i will be happy to share.. thanks again!
Thanks for a good reminder. Going back to your art despite of failures for the joy of creating is important. Art any hobby is like water, even if you can’t swim you can still soothe your soul by wetting your feet
Saumya thank you for sharing your art and journey with us. Both are beautiful. It’s obvious that your heart is filled with joy and gratitude because it shows in your work. In addition to your artistic talent it’s refreshing to “meet” someone with a mature and gentle outlook on life. We can all think of those who have lived several decades longer than you have so far, and they haven’t figured out their priorities as well as you have. I’m sure you will have success at anything you put your mind to. All the best to you.
Thank you for the kind words and lovely wishes. They make me feel so wonderful. Yes, I do believe that its upto us how we want to live our life..and I believe in living a joyous and memorable life. Thanks a ton for your wishes ❤️
Thank you so much..also I am glad to know that you can connect and relate to the message behind this article. I totally agree with your example of football..thats so true.. a happy mind rests in happy heart only.
Hi Saumya, I visited your Instagram so I could put a face to this wonderful story that truly has touched me in so many ways. Your florals are all gorgeous, like being in field of colours year round. I was especially drawn to your roses, which you paint in wonderful colours. Lastly your topic title was perfectly expressed, I’ve been a perfectionist since childhood and still into my senior years, but working on it so I can paint with less critiquing on my art from myself. You have such amazing journey’s ahead with your wonderful family, thank you for sharing a part of your journey🤗
Thank you so much for reading my art jjourney and visiting my insta handle. It means a lot to me. Such lovely comments that I have received here from you and others makes me feels so good that my message has reached my readers. Thank you once again, I am so delighted 🙂 and yes, i love painting roses, I am just exploring new and new colors and styles of painting 🙂 Best wishes to you too.
My artsy.rooo DTIYS Challenge Response. DTIYS – ‘Do This In Your Style’ is popular on Instagram right now. An artist draws or paints something and challenges others, not to copy, but to paint the same subject in their own way. This is probably the only time I’ll do one, because I always have too many other projects going on. Artsy.rooo’s style is…[Read more]
My artsy.rooo DTIYS Challenge Response. DTIYS - \'Do This In Your Style\' is popular on Instagram right now. An artist draws or paints something and challenges others, not to copy, but to paint the same subject in their own way. This is probably the only time I\'ll do one, because I always have too many other projects going on. Artsy.rooo\'s style is so dynamic, bold and bright and I loved his challenge painting, so this once I jumped in and did it. Currently, I experimenting with the poster art style, so that\'s the way I did it. Surprisingly it came closer to Jayme\'s style than I thought it would, so I hope it\'s different enough (I know it isn\'t as well done!). Want to give it a try? Look up artsy.rooo on Instagram. @hahnemuehle_global @hahnemuehle_artistpapers @Hahnemühle_USA @zenartsupplies @ArtezaOfficial #artsyrooDTIYS DTIYS Rooster Response-Arteza gouache on Hahnemühle 300 lb HotPress paper with Black Tulip brushes
Just popping in with a little sketch inspired by today’s prompt of “Wooden Toys.” I thought the little mouse character I’ve been sketching these last few days for my next book might enjoy a ride in a wooden toy
Hey Charlie! Advice from a fellow writer — share your pages AFTER your book is published, not before.
About pooping in sub zero temps. My grandfather had an outhouse and no bathroom in the house. This was in the 40s. He was fine with that until my father, his son in law, convinced him to “do it for the old lady.” ohright, ohright, he said in his broken English, but I won’t use it., He didn’t. Not until the temps threatened to freeze his innards let alone his bottom. Then he decided just this one time. After that he decided an indoor outhouse is a good idea. I should add that at one time they moved the outhouse and he forgot and fell in. When he stood on the porch stark naked his neighbour had lots of jokes to say (who’s that naked guy on the porch? Dunno, maybe the old lady had someone here (ya right Grampa).
Not part of the story but my other grandfather, who had a bathroom in his house, unbelievably shared a birthday — Feb 17! — with the grampa of the outhouse. I do not know how that happened. Different year yes.
Phineas is undoubtedly shaking the ice off his tail. He emailed and told me.
Thanks so much!! 😃💕 Yeah, I’ll be waiting until after I publish to share bits of my journey. The book is unusual, so I don’t want to give too much of the surprise away. Hehe And the outhouse story is awesome!! I love that!! How fun!!
We just had our four days of snow and it’s well on its way to being melted. We never got sub-zero temps, just done to the high 20’s and have bounced back up to the high 40’s. That’s more than enough for me. I don’t know how the rest of you can stand all that snow – it’s claustrophobic!
This mouse is just way cute and has such a wonderful, confident, joyful attitude!! Phineas just might be shaking the ice off his tail. I have memories of the outhouse on my grandparent’s farm and I will be forever thankful for modern plumbing…brrrr.
Wow! The wee-wee pad is a miracle invention you guys! Phineas is a trooper!
I m loving the mousie on the wing, he also is a daredevil, just like my hero Mighty Mouse. I think I agree with your other writers-get it bound and boxed before you give us a preview! I feel a lot of joy in your character and your post! It’s really exciting and I’m going to check out the interview.🤗
Well, this was our first day with power. We’ve been without since Monday because of our snow and freezing rain storm. Living like a bunch of vagabonds bundled up. No heat source, evenings with lanterns and flashlights. Luckily we have had hot water thanks to natural gas(boo to those folks who want ot do away with it :< ) My in-laws brought over a campstove we had a tiny bit of heat when I cooked. The warmest it got in the house was a balmy 59. They took most of the freezer food and our fridge food went in coolers with bags of snow. Our heater we ordered last weekend from Amazon arrived last night. We didn't have mail for 6 days. On the happy side, I was able to do a lot of sketching and painting! It's been an adventure I hope to never experience again. Good to see your work again…..so darling!
#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompts: Bread. There’s a folk tale about a little red hen who decided to make bread. She asked each farm animal if they would help, and each turned her down. So she made the bread herself, and then asked them all if they would like to help her eat it. They all agreed eagerly. She then laughed, and said that she’d mad…[Read more]
#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompts: Bread. There’s a folk tale about a little red hen who decided to make bread. She asked each farm animal if they would help, and each turned her down. So she made the bread herself, and then asked them all if they would like to help her eat it. They all agreed eagerly. She then laughed, and said that she’d made the bread alone, and would eat it alone.
Did you know that chickens don\'t have sweat glands, so they cool off with the blood circulating through their wattles and combs. Done with Arteza gouache and Black Tulip brushes on Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection paper @Hahnemühle_USA @zenartsupplies #artezaofficial #PostcardsForTheLunchBag Little Red Hen-Arteza Gouache, ZenArt Brushes, Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection Paper
Thank you, Brenda! I started my posting this morning without including the story because I thought it was one of those tales that exists in most countries in some form or another, but I was immediately asked what a hen had to do with bread, lol. We’re a small world, but not as small as I thought!
Thank you, Gary! I’m surprised at how many haven’t. It’s a Russian folktale, so it isn’t just something local here in America. Not sure if it’s cultural or just because fables aren’t as popular anymore.
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Another amazing review like usually expected from the Great Sandra!!!! An artist I am honored to know through her art in doodlewash and Instagram… If I need information about a subject about watercolors, bridges, journals, gouache, pens and other things art related,I will always go and look for Sandra’s comments and reviews. thank’s Sandra for your time and good info…. Walt.
Thank you Marisela! I am staying warm. Portland got snow on Friday, but it is melting today, thank goodness. We still have 4 ft drifts in our backyard. It hasn’t been as long since I’ve seen such things, but it isn’t something we see often. Stay safe and healthy.
Sandra, thank you for the review. I received my brushes and they are well made and fairly priced, however, I found them too large for my hands. I have very small hands and an on-going injury that forces me to use very light weight and smaller brushes. Customer service was great.
Thanks for the review..Been waiting for power back to read it. I mostly use Mimiks for the same reasons you give for these, so I’ll add these to my list of I want to tries. Especially the Cats Tongue. Also I haven’t found a rigger yet I like so that’s good to know…likely user error , but I keep on trying.
Heart of the World where no one eats anything except chocolate!#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompts: Penguins, Yellow Roses, Kingfishers, Kaleidoscope, Ground Squirrels, Igloo, Heart, Black Swans, Reptiles, & Seabirds.There are also alligators, fish, butterflies, monkeys, snow leopards, elephants, cats, a tree and assorted flowers. Done with Zebra…[Read more]
Heart of the World where no one eats anything except chocolate!#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompts: Penguins, Yellow Roses, Kingfishers, Kaleidoscope, Ground Squirrels, Igloo, Heart, Black Swans, Reptiles, & Seabirds.There are also alligators, fish, butterflies, monkeys, snow leopards, elephants, cats, a tree and assorted flowers. Done with Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Mildliners, Sarasa Clip Retractable Gel Pens on Hahnemühle Nostalgie paper @Hahnemühle_USA @ZebraPen #ZebraAmbassador @zebrateam_usa Heart of the World-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Mildliners, Sarasa Clip Retractable Gel Pens on Hahnemühle Nostalgie paper
Many thanks, Brenda! The challenge is to keep enough contrast in the values, so that everything doesn’t just run together. I lost it a little with the pink roses, and ended having to make other areas darker too. I wasn’t going to add color except for the heart, but did so for the contrast.
#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Squirrel. Did you know that in the 1870’s squirrels (along with starlings and sparrows) were deliberately released into city parks seem to make them seem more like being out in nature? Done with gouache on Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection paper. Photo reference from luxber at Pixabay. #Hahnemühle_USA Squirrel Po…[Read more]
#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Squirrel. Did you know that in the 1870\'s squirrels (along with starlings and sparrows) were deliberately released into city parks seem to make them seem more like being out in nature? Done with gouache on Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection paper. Photo reference from luxber at Pixabay. #Hahnemühle_USA Squirrel Poster Art Style-Gouache on Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection paper
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