#WorldWatercolorMonth July 29th, 2020 Prompt: Yesterday

Hello everyone! Again a busy day. But I finally got to this, and it was a doozy. I wanted to do something like someone thinking back on the past or something like that but I didn’t like the idea of having to do a person, much less 2, one for today and one for “yesterday.” And my yesterday was at a desk behind a computer most of the day. Again, I didn’t want to do a person. I can only barely draw one and I have never painted one. So off to the internet for pictures. I finally found one of a woman behind a desk and computer and it was a computer graphic, not an actual person. I felt like I could handle that better. Not that it mattered, but as it turned out she didn’t have a face. So here you go:

Let’s get down to business boys…

I smudged a little around the hair, had way too much water. Still I might use this on a woman’s tee or a mug. I like the saying I put in, kind of 80’s, but hey, why not. Oh, no! I just looked up and my desk bled on the sides. I suppose that knocks that out. Maybe I’ll do another one.

Okay, now for all you folks that look at this I’m going to ask, please go and look at my lion I painted. I don’t know why but I haven’t gotten any likes for him and I thought he was pretty good. Now don’t like him if you don’t, but take a closer look…please.

And also for the bloggers out there, are you having any trouble with the publishing part of a post. It has changed in a few ways, but most importantly I can’t have a featured photo.

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 28th, 2020 Prompt: Complementary

Well it has been quite a day and that means I am late. I really need to get back to doing the prompts the day before and scheduling. Because I was late in posting I have only had 2 visitors and 2 views! Awful! There is just so much to do and not enough time in the day and not enough energy in the body. I know eventually I am going to pay for all the running I have been doing!

Okay, so today’s prompt. To be honest it is what I would love to have right now.

Nothing special, just a little something to eat at my cafe on my patio.

By the way, is it just me or has the publishing menu changed. I can’t even feature an image. Hating it!

Art: Looking for Something to Do?

The Dance Lesson, Edgar Degas (Public Domain)

I had a previous post that talked about being an artist. I said anyone can do it, and I stand by that. You just have to create. Sometimes it is good sometimes not. It takes practice. But no matter how good you do or don’t get it doesn’t mean you are going to be a van Gogh or a Rembrandt. So if you aren’t looking to create but you still love art I have a site for you!

As it turns out Google has a massive online art collection, and I do mean massive! I stumbled across it when I was trying to visit some museums that have opened online and at first didn’t even realize that I was on Google. They are organized in different ways. I am looking at it artist by artist. And with over 100,000 pieces it is going to probably take a lifetime to see it all. Oh but the fun I will have trying. You can also mark pieces as your favorites so you can go back and look at them later. Kind of your own museum! Here’s the link: Google Arts & Culture In the second row you will see different ways to go through the art. I hope you all enjoy!

What Makes an Artist

Somehow I think there are people who will disagree with me, but to me being an artist is about creating. Even a beginner can be an artist. I remember a long time ago I commented to a friend that I wished I could be as creative as my grandmother. She could paint, draw, do ceramics, make candles, macrame, crochet, do needlepoint to a certain extent, and do a lot of various crafty things. My friend, who was herself quite artsy and craftsy, told me to just do it. Buy some paint, some paper, some brushes (nothing expensive, go cheap) and just try. Well as it turned out I could in fact paint!

Some of it was horrible, some of it not bad, and some was even evocative…

But whatever the case, good, bad or ugly, It was a start! And I became an artist. (In my opinion anyway!) All I had to do was start. Now, many years later, I am taking my first class. I am enjoying learning how to improve. If y’all are interested I am doing it through The Great Courses website, the class is called How to Draw. I love it. In the very first lesson you draw a wedge of cheese and it turns out to be very easy:

Not bad for day one and using a medium I was completely unfamiliar with (charcoal).

So anyway, my point was that anyone can become an artist, there isn’t anything scary to it. And if you need help, try a class. Ooh and they have places you can go, or you can do it yourself, that are called paint & sips. Very fun I imagine. Can’t wait until I get an opportunity to try one! So just dive in, you might just be surprised at what you can do!!!

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