Finally! Started on a commission I’ve been procrastinating on. But, I alreDy did the computer layout/composition, and got a few new colors Thomas Shaller uses in his landscapes. Already had the image placed on 1/2 sheet Arches 300#. Kolinski’s at the ready! View
For our prompt of “Bananas” today, we have just that! I didn’t have time to add a monkey, and actually monkeys in the wild don’t eat bananas. This is something that was only introduced by humans. I remember an
Great color on those bananas Charlie. For my taste there is a small window of opportunity between being too hard and green to when they are only good for smoothies or banana bread. Enjoy your long weekend!
Your bananas look good enough to eat lol. Ya i do love bananas I have banana coconut smoothies every morning. Funny I do not eat them alone often but I do sometimes. getting them extra ripe for banana bread is something i love a lot. And I do make this fluffy peanut butter mixture with some whipped cream and a bit of yogurt; its like a cloud of peanut-butteryness. And add lots of fruits including bananas. Its pretty healthy but feels decadent lol. A most wonderful weekend!!! 🙂
I’m right about with you on both bananas and apples – although apples tend to give me a stomachache. I just realized that the song going through my head because of this prompt isn’t ‘Yes, I have no bananas’ but rather Guy Marks’ ‘Loving You Has Made Me Bananas’, a much more bizarre song where ‘your red scarf matches your eyes’ and ‘Father had the shipfitter blues’, which lyric we had sooooo much fun with as kids!
Those nanners look so real!!! As far as eating bananas, well I fall in the middle or should I say I fall out of the middle. I can get through half and then the rest gets gaggy to me. I love banana flavored anything however. Ohhh, banana popsicles were the best as a kid! And I prefer my apples sliced also.
For our prompt of “Chameleon” today, I have to admit that the first thing that popped into my head was the 80’s Culture Club song “Karma Chameleon.” It’s one of those songs that’s incessantly catchy and nearly
I took me a bit longer to get over my shyness. I refused to go to my graduation ceremony because I couldn’t stand the idea of getting up in front of people. Same thing when it came to getting married – it was a very small wedding and only that large to keep my mother happy. By I finally decided enough was enough and I’ve stood up and given speeches to whole rooms of people and was President of local business group for a while. The shyness is still there, but sometimes you just have to tell it to shut up and go away, lol.
Aweeeeeeee so super sweet!!!! I love the smile!!! i was very shy growing up but not so much now. That does not mean i am the life of the part gal lol. I tend to be good one on one or with a small amount of people. i like cozy little connections over massive groups lol. 🙂
I love your happy chameleon Charlie and thanks for getting that song stuck in my head.🙃 It’s funny to look back and see the paths hat we ended up taking throughout our lives. It’s also good when we make peace with it all and settle in to a good place.
We’re just the opposite in our college majors. I started out as an art major and ended up an English major. My only regret about that is I would love to be better at some things that further art education could have helped a lot.
Oh wow! Yeah, I just couldn’t decide and in the end… art is just all about practice and once I left school I went on to do other creative things and stopped sketching. I wrote a little, but it’s nice to practice both every day now! 😉
Thanks…..how long will I be singing that song. Not a fan of reptiles,(that’s why I did Pascal from Tangle ;p ) but yours has a bit of cuteness to him. I was watching Oregon Art Beat. There was a woman wood carver on. She said, “An artist is a child that survived.” I was so taken by this quote. It describes so many of us in the art world. Why hadn’t I heard or remembered this quote? Apparently the creator of this quote is Dr. Fleron and not Ursula Le Guin…..that’s an interesting little story in itself. Happy Friday!
Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 And so sorry! lol Actually, chameleons were still made to blend in well though! And it’s just way more fun to think of them like we’ve all heard! But if you truly want something that can change to match the environment… an octopus has that sort of magic! 😉
Haha, that’s awesome. Who couldn’t smile at such a chirpy creature? He’s so happy! And Karma Chameleon is a definite earworm! I haven’t heard it for a while now but, back when I was delving into 80s music, I became totally hooked on that song.
I laughed when you wrote about settling into high school as a senior, partly because I know the feeling, but also because I remember my Graphics tutor telling my parents he felt I’d truly settled in now… about a month before college was over!
haha!! I knew we had much in common! 😃💕 Love that story. Yep… that’s truly a late bloomer indeed. It just takes some of us more time to settle in. As for Karma Chameleon, that song is now back in my head and probably won’t leave for a few days! lol
Chameleons are interesting critturs. Just a few of fun facts about them: They don’t change color according to their environment. In fact, different species change color for different reasons. Some for anger or fear, while others respond to light, temperature or humidity. They change color via nanocrystals – two layers of specialized cells…[Read more]
Hello from Boston, Massachusetts! My name is Christina Yee. Wow, let me just start by saying how thrilled I was when Charlie from Doodlewash contacted me about being a featured guest artist. And how much my
I do see myself in your journey, Christina and I so admire the way you face your challenges head on. Your work is beyond amazing and desires every bit of attention it gets. Thank you for sharing your artistic journey with us.
Thank you so much for sharing your story Christina. I can totally relate to your story as at 64, having been retired for a year I am about to have my second exhibit and just got excepted to an artist market in May. My art is very much for me and I’m trying to keep it happy for me. I hope you can as well. I’m very glad that you are here sharing your gorgeous work with us!
Gosh, I needed to read that. I started painting in may last year and I’m terrified of posting my paintings, there not much but they are so personnel that I’m quite scared of posting. I just joined doodlewash and posted a splotchy butterfly for the colour month thing, my 2020 goals is to paint more and make some arty friends and post my paintings. This article really resonated with me, thankyou so much x
For our prompt of “Skies” today, I decided to do a quick sketch of a little bee-eater admiring one. While I do adore the amazingly colorful sunsets where I live, I have to admit that a bright blue sky is still my
One of the things I’ve alway liked about Zentangle is that I often started with nothing in mind, and after a while, I’d start to see things just like you do with clouds (gosh! I hope it was patterns working like clouds and not just me seeing things!). To this day, if I’m having trouble deciding what I want to draw, I’ll do tangle abstracts and that usually gets the brain moving again.
Charlie, this is the sky that I feel in love with when I was a kid. Hours were spent on the lawn or in a field or in a tree looking at cloud shapes. Now I still look up at the sky and watch clouds. Now I observe the colors and formations with a painter’s eye. I still love clouds.
I’ve never heard of a bee-eater. Looks sort of like a hummingbird. I’ll have to look him up. Cloudy skies are my favorite. Plain old blue skies are boring. Maybe it is our creative minds. 😉 Funny you mention your sketching book, I just brought mine out again. Hoping to revisit it for some inspiration.
These past few weeks have been so dreary around here! I miss blue skies! They cheer me up and give me energy. The house I grew up in from age 11 until I left for college is set in the middle of a swamp/woods/fields. We couldn’t see any other buildings from our farmette. It’s probably just my imperfect memory, but I remember mostly blue skies growing up there! 😄
Sky – this is an occasion where the scan looks better than the actual painting. I was trying opaque watercolor on black paper, and couldn’t get the glow I wanted. I kept fussing, and finally decided to just quit. Next time, I use gouache or I’ll use white paper. Sky-Opaque Watercolors on Stonehenge Aqua Black Watercolor paper
Thank you Zertab! The shading is done by layering 2-3 colors and then lifting color. You get a blend of colors plus that fluffy furry look. You need good paper though – you can’t lift color well on some papers.
For our prompt of “Donuts” today, I decided to show up with a half dozen of them to share. Donuts were my favorite treat when I was a kid, and I still remember the little donut shop that we went to in our town. At
If you ever have the chance to visit a Voodoo Doughnut, you should do it. Probably most of them would be too sweet for you, but the variety and color! Easy Kesey Lemon Peasy, maple bacon, guava colada and, of course, the voodoo doll are just a few of the options. A few even have risque names. Voodoo Doughnuts is in OR, CA, CO. FL & TX now making them easier to find. Excuse me now, while I tear through my kitchen trying to find SOMETHING that will ease my donut craving!
Whenever you paint donuts, I gain weight! Funny how that works. We live in an area where there is a small Amish community. They have a retail bakery on one of the farms. Every Saturday they make and sell fried raised donuts with plain white glaze. Those things are killer!
Hi Charlie! This is my 3rd comment to you re: donuts! Each time I find a new one, whether it be tastier, prettier, more icing, more jimmies, I ALWAYS think of you! Not sure if I mentioned it last time but I have discovered 2 fantastic and colorful donuts here in Denver.
1). Safeway. Yes, ’tis true, they are blowing the new Dunkin’ Donuts’ out of the water ’round these parts. I’m no longer crazy about their jellies, albeit because I’ve jellied myself out of this category. However…
2) A “team” of other folks in line at the Dollar Tree all echoed one loud sentiment when I inquired about the best Denver donut place. The instant refrain was: “VOO DOO DONUTS!” After getting basic directions, and some weeks later, my husband trekked on down to Broadway to inspect the goods. Parking was atrocious, as he circled the block several times, but eventually he was in the front line of the very clean and sparkly donut shop!
He cited, several times, about the difficulty in attempting to choose one or two for me, and in the end, opted for coconut and yes, a jelly. Charlie! You would have loved them too! Not only did they “shine,” they were huge and generously filled and iced! And this point is important: they were created as though a lovely presentation to royalty. I had 2 over the weekend, and they were magnificent.
Simply wanted to share on donut day. 🙂
Thanks so much, Fanna!! 😃💕hehe… love that you always comment on my donuts! And hmmm… Safeway you say! I remember those stores, but we don’t have them here anymore unless they’ve been renamed. Those Voodoo Donuts sound so amazing! I’m surprised they haven’t come our way yet! Guess I’ll have to head to Denver soon! yum! 😉
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