Just something to cheer you all up. One I’ve done over the last couple of days. It’s certainly kept me busy.
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I too was like you. I could always draw well but I was rubbish at painting. Or! So I thought until a teacher gave me the confidence to paint. A good way to get better is buy one of those books you colour in. My Father used to bring me home colouring books and pencils or paints when I was ill as a child. I always loved colouring in. I even coloured my reading books as very often the pictures were black and white. If you can draw you can paint so go for it.
Thank you Hypercat. Ha Ha! I’m sure you could if you really thought about the shape of things. Put an apple on the table and really look at the shape. It goes in at the top for a stalk and it goes in at the bottom for the top. An apple isn’t usually completely round but it might be. Once you’ve got the shape in your mind then sit down and draw that shape. Then look at the colour. What colour is the apple? Is it red or is it green. Has the apple got rosy cheeks. Once you really look at something and take in the exact shape then it becomes much easier to draw. I’m sure if you think about it you will be able to do it. Give it a go. X
Anybody can draw even me, I started after a stint in hospital, 8 years ago, I also joined an art club; Most of us were pensioners, but people moved or died, but we still go to each others places to paint. The easiest thing to do is adult colouring, it passes lots of time, what ever you try. remember it is only paper,if it is rubbish throw it and start again. That was pre virus days, hope we are all back to normal soon, take care.
It was from a picture of a lighthouse in Canada. I’ve got a thing about lighthouses. I’ve got another picture of one which I copied off of another photo which I took when I was in Canada. That’s what started my love of lighthouses. I think the artists that paint outside are very brave and very talented. It takes me ages to just get the drawing right. The drawing is the main part of painting.
Absolutely beautiful Mavary . I see the details so very clearly! You are very talented. I am about to start a new miniature village. It will help me to focus on something creative. Thank you for sharing. xx 👋😊
Your painting looks great Mavary.
I went to a weekly art group for 2/3 years and we did all sorts. Acrylics, Pastels, Watercolours, paper crafting and even Air clay items. At Christmas we made door wreaths and floral table decorations too.
Must say considering I couldn’t draw a thing I did improve, but not a patch on yours, but I did thoroughly enjoy the company of the group too.
I’ve always enjoyed colouring and have collected so many Adult Colouring Books and different pencils over recent years I currently spend even more hours than ever relaxing with this hobby in lockdown.
What a good picture you have made Mavary, you must have spent a long time doing it and so talented. I used to love drawing and somehow never seem to get the time. I am always doing something in the garden or cleaning, cooking and when I do sit down I am too whacked to do anything else. I think I may have to have some time off from chores to pick up my hobbies again x
Brilliant. You go for it. Everyone likes creative things and we all wish we could do them all. I wish we had a material shop as I would love to make a couple of summer dresses. They seem to be coming back in fashion. I don’t believe in paying about fifty pounds for them though. I hope they do come back but dont fancy showing off my swollen ankles.
That’s great and such a wonderful way to use your “stay at home” ordered time! Much better than sitting in front of the television all day watching what seems to be the crumbling of the world-eternal doom. But it’s really not it’s a very big world. It just seems where I live in California that were never going to open back up or at least not the places most frequented. Keep up the great work beautiful painting great use of time! Thanks
Love this❣️ I feel inspired by your drawing to get back into my creative arts; sketching, working w acrylics or even poetry writing but have been procrastinating and unable to focus and concentrate.
My son, Michael, age 43 has Covid 19 and has been on a ventilator for 9 days. He’s in ICU at Columbia Presbyterian Hosp. Please offer good vibes and/or prayers for his recovery and for his wife and family. Thks! Pray for one, pray for all!! Be safe!
Hi Sallyseashore. I’m really sorry to hear your son has this awful disease. I’m hoping by the time you read this there will be some sign of improvement.
It must be so hard for you not to be able to go and see him. I’ve got four Sons and I would be devastated if one of them got Covid 19. I hope and pray he will get better.
It takes a lot for me to get back into my painting. I’m not one of these people that do it all the time. Maybe one day you will feel you can sit down and paint. Xx