My Favorite Place To Watch The Sunset

Day 27 My Favorite Place to Watch The Sunset Wine Glass and reflections evening

My favorite place for sunset viewing is on a rooftop. More specifically, we have a rooftop deck on our row home that makes the perfect setting for such things, assuming the weather cooperates. There really wasn’t a great way to illustrate today’s prompt without doing a background of some kind, which is uncharacteristic for me. I love detail, and backgrounds tend to be more abstract. But, I attempted to create one today to illustrate this idea. This was a loose, fast and furious one as I didn’t have a lot of time today, but it was fun to splash paint around to see what happens. Also, I figured I’d toss in a glass of wine since it was the runner-up for yesterday’s prompt and is usually present while I’m watching my rooftop sunset.

For those of you who actually visit this website in a browser, you may have noticed that it’s gotten a bit of a redesign. This was also part of my lack of time today. For months, I’ve been wanting a search link fixed in the header, since this site has become rather full of content, and it’s become difficult to remember what’s here, even for me. Still more tweaks to be made, but now you can easily search for anything your heart desires on Doodlewash!  So, that much was done, but I’ve no time to write more this evening. I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful time, looking out into the distance as the sun sets from wherever you love to do that most!

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Day 27 My Favorite Place to Watch The Sunset Wine Glass and reflections evening
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32 Comments
  1. richardjh3 11 months ago

    Love it, great job!!

  2. debiriley 11 months ago

    wow! I love the sky! very free and full of atmosphere. I can feel the ambience Charlie 🙂 + Cheers, debi

    • Author

      Awww thanks so much, Debi! 😃💕 It has been so long since I painted a sky! 😊 hehe…glad you liked it!

      • debiriley 11 months ago

        I really did! and thought, Gee! you should do more!!!

  3. Teri C 11 months ago

    I was surprised to see a background with your wonderful,glass of wine. This is a wonderful background, you should do more.

    • Author

      Thanks, Teri! 😃💕 I usually choose details, so backgrounds lose out (not enough time!), but I decided to go fast and loose this time! Hehe

  4. Jodi 11 months ago

    A wonderful surprise background. Lovely.

  5. Jacob 11 months ago

    That’s perfectly romantic. Breathtaking stuff, right down to the abstract skyline 😉 How I’d love a rooftop deck now. I suppose I’d get lynched if I didn’t list anywhere on the Broads as being my sunset spot.

    Someone’s had the decorators in! Love what you’ve done with the place!

    • Author

      Thanks, Jacob! 😃 Glad you liked this one…been a long time since I abstracted anything…hehe…so I’m glad you liked the effect. And yes!! I remodeled! It’s going to take a bit of time to get all the tweaks made, but went pretty smoothly so far!

  6. Jill Kuhn 11 months ago

    I like your changes to your blog, Charlie! Something I need to do… 😉💕 And what a beautiful painting of a sunset to enjoy with a glass of wine! Cheers friend! 🍷😍

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Jill!! 😃💕 Glad you liked this one! And yeah…I’ve been waiting for a template to appear with the features I wanted and one finally did! Wasn’t sure how much would break in the transition, but it wasn’t too bad. I never know who many WordPress friends actually see each other’s actual blogs anyway! 😉

      • janina (from my phone) 11 months ago

        Well, charlie, you know I visit regularly via my smartphone. New theme works well, including the menu and search. I have to say I was tickled when I came across your Manifesto — All I could think of was Karl Marx and thought, nah, that’s not what Charlie’s about! Lol. 🌏
        PS: Your doodle is so romantic!

      • Author

        hehe… thanks Janina! 😃💕 Yeah it’s more of a happy fun manifesto than anything political! Lol Glad you liked it and glad the new site works well on your phone!

  7. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 11 months ago

    Lovely – and the blog looks terrific.

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Sharon!! 😃💕 Glad you like the new blog look. It ate into my painting time, but luckily it’s done and today shall return to normal! Hehe

  8. Oh yes, I can picture this, wine in hand, stunning view, night approaching 😀 I love that you have a search option, on a couple of occasions I tried finding one of your past posts…I googled it! But a search tab makes it super easy, yay 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! 😃💕 Glad you liked this one…I was in a bit of a rush. And yes! I had the search option but it was buried or scrolling off the screen. Had to hack it a bit to make it work in mobile but seems to be working now! 😃👍🏻

      • I tested it today to find one of the review posts. I need to buy some brilliant gold Holbein, lush!

  9. Margriet Bierens 11 months ago

    Love this a sunset on a rooftop!
    The painting looks different from your other ones. So I noticed how important a background can be; especially in atmosfphere and in this case the sunset feeling was much stronger with.
    Though the main character here stays the glass of red wine, accompanied with a warm feeling.
    Succeeded Charlie!

    One thing I was wondering how would it be with two glasses!

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Margriet! 😃💕 Glad you liked this… this is more my urban sketching style I started with. Super fast and more abstract. It’s definitely a better scene with two glasses! 😉hehe

  10. YesterdayAfter 11 months ago

    Nice work I love the watercolor to illustrate your favorite way to see a sunset and a rooftop is a great place! And congratulations for the new layout and design of your Blog! Cheers! <3 😉

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Carolina! 😃💕 It was kind of a rushed day to do all of that and still make a post! Lol Glad you like the new blog. Still some tweaks to be done, but I was just happy nothing was destroyed in the transition! Hehe

  11. Tom Merriman 11 months ago

    Love the painting, Charlie – always good to do something different! I love dramatic skies.

  12. anniedrawsthings 11 months ago

    Love the background! Very cool to see your take on a sunset and skyline, they look amazing. And the new site is pretty spiffy as well!

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Annie! 😃💕Glad you liked this one… it’s been forever since I painted a sky… I need a bit more practice! hehe… And glad you liked the new site! It’s gone smoother than I expected in the transition, but still lots of little tweaks to make!

  13. Susan Feniak 11 months ago

    The perfect place to watch a sunset and enjoy a glass of wine. I feel relaxed just looking at this scene.

    • Author

      awww…. cool! I have wine next to me again, but not on the roof this time… hehe! Glad you liked this, Susan! 😃💕

  14. memadtwo 11 months ago

    A roof deck, a sunset, and wine…perfect! (K)

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