Hi Darren, I really enjoy the loose quality of your work; no detail is heavily worked. That takes real confidence in the placement of your brush strokes which results in a light and airy feeling in he paintings! Love it!
Looks like Phineas enjoyed those games of catch as a younger pup, as we all did when we were younger! You’ve captured him well. And it’s a great idea to take some time for holiday – we could learn a lot from our European friends on the proper use of time in August. Chill out, brother!
Congrat’s on 6 years! And just think: all the folks you have inspired, influenced, turned on to watercolor…… now THAT”S quite a crowd whose hearts you have touched. And that is a real accomplishment! Have some cake and no guilty feelings allowed!
It’s great to see that you are back to daily sketches during July, and the hamster is a real Hoot! And we are glad you kept all your fingers after the fireworks days! I remember my dad being in charge of all the explosives, as he couldn’t trust 7 kids!
Hi Charlie, Happy Half Century!! Hope your book proofs look super, but we are all sure they do. We can hardly wait! Enjoy your birthday cake and hopefully a surprise gift for you to unwrap. May God grant you many many years!
Congrat’s to you for the progress on your book, and for reaching the half-cenury mark! “Ah yes, I remember it well….” (was it Maurice Chevalier who sang a duet of that song?) As you age, your inner child will continue to come out, and you will not be judged harshly for it! May God grant you many,many years!
Gotta love that little mouse – does the light bulb mean he has a huge idea?? We are all anticipating the new book with our grandchildren in mind, I know my granddaughter’s twins will love it! And Happy Upcoming Birthday! Is that 13th in April or May?
Lisa, your soft-edge color application adds an ethereal aspect to your work, many of the paintings on the website are great for meditation. One can just float off like in a dream! But the humorous drawings are really funny!
Cool penguin! And they do enjoy sliding, although without sleds or saucers. We had one of those sunny days today, after getting hit with about 20 inches of light, fluffy powder snow. What a glorious sight! And then the clouds returned, but it was magical for a moment. Best of luck on the book, we are all waiting!
Shikha, thank you for posting your works, they are so evocative! The sketches are so “right there at the moment” while the floral, still life and landscape works have a dreamlike feel to them. Super paintings, best of luck on your journey!
Ribbon candy must be a New England thing as we always had a box around for Christmas. And it was the last sweet stuff to be devoured, after the chocolate Santas and reindeer and apple pie. And always a tangerine or orange in the toe of our stockings. Wonderful memories.
Beautiful sketch of a sweet puppy. Our 14 year old shih tzu still hs her little blue teddy bear, flat as a pancake but the squeaker still works and I’m sure the sound reminds her of younger days. Our oldest grandson also still has the teddy we bought him in the hospital gift shop! But he took good care of it. These small things, like tree…[Read more]
Philippe nailed it: draw what YOU see – whether with the eye or the mind. Great rule for life! And with all those adventures running around in your head, we can hardly wait for them to appear in book form! i’v got some great grandchildren who will love the stories!
Love the flying mouse, he’s off and zooming away! And you have put down the foundations for a super animal story book with your doodles, maybe like a collection of fables like Aesop, with lessons for living the best of your life. Like putting your philosophy on paper with “wee beasties”. We are all waiting for that book….
I really feel sorry for the flight crew though – imagine the cleanup after these characters deplane! Can you picture Phineas on that flight? Maybe as a steward?? He may have more fun than in the Pet Motel!
Like your kitty cat, winding up with a wicked backhand! Her markings remind me of our last cat, Killer. She was super-mouser and didn’t like chipmunks either…… She never came home one night…. She was a part of the family though and we miss her. It is all about family, isn’t’ it?
Charles, thanks so much for sharing your work with us. You use the looseness of watercolor yet you plan it right from the beginning. Your result is so refreshing, evocative of the Impressionists and just as pleasant to look at. I love the surprise at the end: a 1950’s T’Bird!! Is that a 1955? And have you painted its portrait yet? Love it all! bob.c
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