For our prompt of “Flamingo” today, I decided to do a quick little sketch in three colors of one admiring its own shadow. As a kid, I was always really fascinated by shadows. I found a book at the library once on
Fantastic flamingo Charlie! How great to be in the right place to watch the bird saga and to observe a happy ending. It’s the seemingly insignificant things we are lucky enough to observe that others miss out on because they either have forgotten how to truly see the world that we walk through or they just don’t take the time.
You’ve perfectly described the skies around here lately. It feels like perpetual twilight. It’s fun to sit and look out on the lake, though. Not as many birds right now, but we have a Nutria that has decided that something in our lawn is tasty, and there are always ducks floating about.
Pretty bird,pretty bird! I had a bird experience the other morning. There were 4 large flocks of geese flying by sort of in a row. I’ve never seen that many flying together before. I am thankful they weren’t too close to our house! It could have been a mess.
Beautiful!!! Love your shadow too!!! I really love shadows in the real world and love to see what made them when it is not always clear. It can be fun lol. But when it comes to painting em ehhhhh lol so i guess that thing that says do it!! lol 🙂
1/24/20 Flamingos I spent a delightful morning at the Sarasota Jungle Gardens recently. The gardens have been in operation since 1939 and it’s a wonderful place to spend a morning. They have a good size population of flamingos and it’s just amazing to watch them. This character just happened to be walking down the path by himself.1.24.20 Flamingo img006
For our prompt of “Oranges” today, I opted for a few still in the tree being admired by a Baltimore oriole. I’d seen an article that said the Baltimore oriole is particularly attracted to ripe oranges, hence the
Oh funny! When I was a kid my dad told my mom he wanted to raise a cow …she told him no way because it would be in their bed with the cat and dogs and there wasn’t enough room for another animal… Know what you can manage. 😉
In the spring, upon the first flash of orange I see, I begin putting out orange halves and grape jelly. We have loads of orioles coming in all spring. I just love it! And this past year I had huge numbers of rose breasted grosbeaks too. It was the first time that happened. Birds enrich my life so much.
So lovely! I love the dimension on your oranges. If I recall, I wasn’t so successful on mine. I did them a few days ago.;) Yes owning a home comes with lots of baggage. We are in the final estimate of replumbing our entire 60 year old home. I thought the money part was going to be the stressful part…..ha! Plumbers are stressful!
Emperor Tamarin Monkey-Did you know this monkey got its name for a resemblence to the German Emperor Wilhelm II ( 1859 – 1941)? I have to wonder if either emperor was pleased with the comparison. Zebra Zensations technical Pen & QoR Watercolor on Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard. Emperor Tamarin Monkey-Zensations technical Pen & QoR…[Read more]
My name is Carolyn Breen Morton, but I have gone by the nickname “Charlie” since about 4 years of age. I am 62 and a retired teacher from Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Art has always been part of my life, but like
Charlie, thanks so much for sharing your story with us. I’m 64 and had thought that I would be fully engaged in urban sketching one year into retirement but got sidetracked into watercolor landscapes for now. It is great to have the time to get fully engaged in creating art whatever form the journey takes us on. There is so much information available in the form of great books, online classes or groups and in person classes. I too take in all that I can keeping bits and pieces and style evokes. Such a great advantage! Thanks again for sharing!
1/23/20 Oranges I picked up an orange at the grocery store thinking I would use it as my model for today’s prompt. But just the orange looked kind of boring so I decided to pull some of the peel which then released this incredibly wonderful aroma which made me want to eat the orange… which I did. So, what I was left with was part of the peel…[Read more]
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