Hi Friends. I have been enjoying our amazing fall weather and changing colors of the leaves. The squirrels are busy preparing for the colder weather, and the birds are always feasting at our feeders. Little finches like this one are numerous and constantly on the lookout for our neighborhood hawk and the cat from next door. Thank goodness the blue jays are so boisterous and squawk out their warning cries when danger is near.
I’ve been MIA from my blog for almost a month and have a lot of reading to catch up on. As if 2020 itself wasn’t bad enough, sadly we lost my dear father-in-law last month, and then we lost an uncle recently to Covid, so I just haven’t been in a creative mood. Sorry to be so glum, but I’m just being honest. Tell me how you’ve been; I’d love to hear how you are holding up. Sending virtual hugs to you all!
Sometimes I like to follow along with tutorials because then I don’t have to do so much planning. These berries and branches were inspired by a Skillshare class, and I plan to cut them down and make them into greeting card toppers.
I plan to get a lot of use out of Skillshare this fall and winter because of staying in more. It’s a great way to learn new things or just paint along for the fun of it.
Hi Friends. How have you been? Last month I was busy working on a commission for dear friends. We had traveled to Greece years ago and enjoyed sightseeing and lunch arranged by a local fellow. I had painted a picture of that lunch and it now hangs in my dining room, and they asked me to paint one for them.
It was fun to revisit a painting. I feel like my art decisions were made more knowledgeably than when I painted the first one, and I arranged some of the items a little differently. The bottom line is they loved it, and I’m honored that they wanted to have one of my paintings to hang in their home.
It’s definitely autumn here, my favorite season, and I’m enjoying the cooler temps and beautiful, bright colors of the leaves. Hopefully all is well in your neck of the woods. Take care, and thanks for stopping by!
Charlie, the founder of Doodlewash and World Watercolor Month has given us thought-provoking prompts this year; these are my interpretations for the last three days. The paintings are not meant to be masterpieces. The point is to simply enjoy the process of painting and not worry about the end product so much.
I really wanted to paint the likeness of Paul McCartney singing, but instead I went literal with the prompt. Maybe next time, Paul.
A wooden drawing mannequin striking a pose.
Something we have to do over and over again. I liked using all my granulating colors in this painting.
Thanks for following along with me this month. It’s been a pleasure to see what many other artists painted for the prompts. Thanks, Charlie, for hosting. Please stay well out there, friends, and take the time to call a loved one or someone who might be lonely.
World Watercolor Month is an annual global charitable event featuring the ultimate challenge of 31 Watercolors is 31 Days! Artists around the globe come together to paint the world with beautiful watercolor and help raise awareness for arts education to get art supplies for kids who need them. If you want to know more or help deserving children get art supplies, please check out the official WWCM website here.