For our prompt of “Bubbles” today, it made me think of being a kid again and how much fun it was to chase after soap bubbles and pop them. In truth, even as an adult, I would run around in circles popping bubbles
Fantastic Charlie! Getting outside our safe bubble can be difficult. I’m finding that it gets easier the older we get. Maybe life experiences teaches us that it all will be ok so we might as well embrace it all and have fun.
I’m here to burst your bubble. You need to add another Facebook site. World Watercolor Group for Beginners. So many people feel too untalented to post with the excellent people who are in the regular group. Ask around, and see if I’m wrong. Or maybe your Sketching Stuff site does enough, but I know when I first found WWG, the other members were so good, I was terrified to post my junkie tries.
Yep! To be honest, World Watercolor Group on Facebook ended up with a ton of masters. 😉 So yeah, my Sketching Stuff Group is the quite different. First, it’s a closed group, and much more focused on people started out. It’s actually medium agnostic as well though. So all types of mediums are welcome. 😉
Mireya is undoubtedly correct, but I think most newbies aren’t there yet. OtOH, Charlie, I do think the sketching group might be the beginner’s ticket to building confidence and skills. And btw, I love seeing the masterful work in WWG.
Yeah, it’s always a dance! Everyone should post with confidence, because there’s always someone who will love it! I bow to the masters as well… I’m not there yet and don’t know if I’ll ever be, but I adore showing what I make anyway! It’s that little kid inside! 😉
Hmmm….I wonder what a hummingbird would do if he came across bubbles.?? Beautiful colors. I am one of those you encourage everyday and I appreciate it! Now if you could post my pics for me everyday. Lol
For our prompt of “Rain” today, I chose the moment just after it stops, when all of the leaves sparkle with raindrops that look like little jewels. It’s also the time when snails like to come out to play. Or,
I didn’t use to be a planner but working for a health insurance company – they insisted you give them a plan (without giving you anything but the sketchiest of information), report on where you were on the plan each day, and explanations as to why the plan wasn’t working. Because they seldom did, having been made with almost no information or demands that were not possible to meet. I always felt half of my work day was just wasted on this but that was the job. Now I find it hard not to fall into that planning mode even though there is no reason for it.
Yeah, plans are quite popular in jobs… hehe… I used to have to make them as well. So, I’ll slip back into it and think… well, this never works. At my last job I changed things up and starting doing storytelling presentations. It made people feel like they actually understood an idea rather than having to wonder what all those tasks might add up to! hehe
Your way of doing things is interesting. I used to teach employees new stuff by insisting they learn step by step what went into getting a task done. Once they had that under their belt, I let them have at it if they had a better, or more efficient way of getting to the same end point. The how and why of it. It works very well.
Thanks so much, Lisa! 😃💕 Yeah, my way is a little off the cuff… hehe… I tend to look at a plan and revise it in my head immediately to suit. I think whatever way works best for the individual is a win!
Thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 That’s a great compliment for a realistic style… hehe … I always try to make things look cute still, even snails! In reality, they are more like what you described though. lol
Thank you, I do not have a studio or a gallery to work in, just a folding table and some Daniel Smith paints. I use the paper that I can afford, so very few 100% cotton watercolour paper, but I manage to do some nice work from time to time.
There was a time when I avoided sketching flowers like “Orchids,” our prompt for today, because I didn’t think my style was gentle enough to make them look pretty. Mine is not a delicate or muted approach, but one
I love this Charlie! You are the inspiration that I need today. As I struggle to get 15 paintings of florals painted for an upcoming show I now can shut off the adult voice and finish the task at hand. My style is what it is and it is not botanical. I like what I paint and will use the larger paintings that I have. That means if I finish two more I am good to go! Lost sleep and nerves, I’m done with you. I’m way outside my comfort zone and that is ok. Thanks Charlie, you truly did help more that you know!☺
Thanks so much, Karen! 😃💕I’m so thrilled to hear that! Yes you can DO it! And yes, that adult voice won’t help as much as your inner child. A comfort zone is something we learn as we age…. it’s not a real thing at all. We can do anything when we realize that any zone we find can be a comfort!
Thankyou Charli, this site is so supportive, I’ve never been brave enough to show people my paintings because of fear and Iwhen I have I’ve have had some pretty awful feedback too. But this new year I made a resolution to be more open about my painting. This site is truly wonderful and so supportive. Really helping me to open up. Thankyou
Charlie O’s No Fear School of Art Making. That’s got a nice ring to it. My favorite college professor told me once that I always sounded so confident that even if I gave the wrong answer, everyone believed it was correct. Lol! Confidence is a hard won skill. But once you have it, you can do a lot of stuff you never imagined, because, of course I can.
Beautiful little scene! We all need a little push occasionally. You pushed me last month with that tiger cub. Now I know I am capable of sketching from real photos that aren’t Disney characters. Tee hee. A big thanks to you and Sandra Strait for showing us how to approach them too!
Hi, I am Priyanka Sharma, a God-gifted artist from Madhya Pradesh, India. Noted as God-gifted artist, because I am a self-taught artist and like to draw and paint almost everything throughout my childhood. My
I want to refer strawberry as”Something red” prompt because it is my favorite fruit.
Now this winter time of my home town, most of strawberry farm are ready to get strawberry .Here i attached some photos that i took from these farms.
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Oh Claire I am so sad too I live in California I am so sorry for you all in Australia. I want to help so I made this painting dedicated to all the wonderful Koalas and rescuers that are helping and caring for them 🐨 and all the animals in desperate need of care surviving the fire.
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Thank you so much, I think all over the world there has been so much support and concern the art community pulled together and have supported various charities. It’s just awful to see such beautiful animals suffering. Hopefully they shall recover xxx
Yes is great to see how everyone around the world is trying to help artists are doing a lot! I love animals and since I was a child I had a dream to hold a Koala in my arms one day! As an artist we have a voice that can speak through our paintings I felt the urge to create something to help in someways. I am trying selling Open Edition hand…[Read more]
That’s really kind and thoughtful, I donated to wires , it’s wildlife rescue organisation, they pass the money onto small volunteers who care for the sick animals in there homes. It’s amazing how much support from all around the world, it’s a beautiful thing.
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