Now for something a little different – This painting was done with Prismacolor colored pencils as I followed a lesson by Lindsay Weirich, aka The Frugal Crafter. Over the years I have learned so much from her blog and videos.
I’ve never worked on black paper before but really had fun with this one. Can you believe tomorrow is July 1? Summer is flying by!
Tis the season . . . for fresh fruits to taste even fresher! My favorites are blueberries, and adding just-picked blueberries to my morning yogurt is a delight!
This was painted following a tutorial by Vivian Cooper from Art with Viv, who has the most fabulous tutorials on her website. My husband and I moved to a new home in January but still have no artwork hung, so I’m working diligently on a series for the kitchen. This is the first one of a trio.
Hope you are enjoying some warmer temps and sunshine in your area. Once we get through the imminent cicada invasion, I’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors a little easier. Thanks for stopping by, and take care!
Charlie, the founder of Doodlewash and World Watercolor Month, has given us thought-provoking prompts this year; these are my interpretations for the second week. 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.
Even though 2020 has thrown us for a curve, thankfully World Watercolor Month is one event that wasn’t cancelled and has been a fun respite.
We’ve had some sweet ones lately.
Do you miss baseball? I don’t go to the games but miss them on TV or the radio. A baseball game is a sound of summer.
This is from a photo I took on Hilton Head in February, before the world went wacky.
Thanks for stopping by, and please be well!
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.
Here we are at week four of World Watercolor Month. It is flying by!
Day 22 – Rainforest
Day 23 – Beach Fun
Day 24 – Treats (Macarons)
Day 25 – Shades of Pink
Day 26 – Natural Wonders (Beach, Ocean, Sunset)
Day 27 – Fruit
Day 28 Metallic
Only a few more to go!
Again, here’s a little more info on
World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra
Foundation. This is a charity providing support so that
children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop
their creativity in the arts.
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It’s been fun watching the migratory birds at the back yard feeder this spring. I tried something new and added a feeder specifically to attract birds that love fruit. One side of the feeder holds a cup filled with grape jelly, and the other side has two spears on which to slide orange halves.
I was hoping to attract the migrating Baltimore Orioles, but I guess I’ll have to settle for painting one. I’ve read that it could take a few years for the orioles to find it, so I’ll try again next year. Do you enjoy watching the birds? It is so interesting and relaxing.
I’ve never seen one of these beauties but upon investigation found that it is because I’ve not been looking in the right places. Cedar Waxwings can be seen in flocks year-round, usually in tall cedar or other fruit-bearing trees. They are quite social and it is rare to see one by itself. Cedar waxwings flock together in trees and swallow berries whole, but they also fly over water for insects in warmer weather. These birds are named for their red wax-like wing tips and their preferred trees.
Maybe if I offer fruit at the bird feeders early this spring, one might wander by. It’s worth a try!
Hello to my dear readers out there. I hope you’ve all be doing well! I’ve been in a bit of a creative funk lately, mostly due to lack of time but sometimes a lack of motivation.
I decided the easiest way to get back in the saddle again was to go back to the beginning and paint some Doodlewash prompts. It was satisfying to splash the paints again so hopefully I can get back on track. Sending good wishes and hugs to you all!