Sunday Sketches and Post Cards from Paradise

Wild and Wooly

Welcome to our blog where we view life from the eyes of an artist's soul and explore how creativity enhances the inner spirit.

Today we are exploring artists' sketches and photographers pics of what they feel is a bit of paradise. These are another two of my favorite blogs. The above photo is of a 'pull it out' sketch, meaning paint the color wet on wet on watercolor paper. Then 'pull out what you see as images in the painting. I used real 'junk paper' and next time will use better paper. This was my first experiment with this approach. I also did several other sketches getting ready for a blog link up this week.

Fishy, Fishy (strictly free play painting)

Okay, you get the idea ~ nothing serious in sketching today ~ I was just playing with my paint box ~ a little bit of Paradise.
We are linked today with Sunday Sketches and Post Cards from Paradise. The two paintings above are for SS and the photo below is for PCP ~ (click on the link to see the wonderful artists and photographers)  The photo was taken on Memorial Day when I was on the local beach exploring with my ArtMuse Dog and my camera. Our boulevard is decorated with American flags and is a magnificent experience to see go up every Memorial Day and there for the summer. It is a wonderful place to live. Beautiful.
Along the Boulevard on Cape Ann MA 

Hope you enjoy the artists and photographers and all their beautiful creations.

Wishing you the best for each day.

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  1. such a wonderful, playful and fun piece, loved looking at the face and the fish too.

  2. Fun to play with paint so loosely! I hope to learn how to be less restrained--LOL!
    Love that quote!! :):)

  3. oh wow!!! super cool sketched Carol!!!!

  4. Your pull it out sketch idea reminds me of looking up at the clouds and finding images in their formations! So much fun. Of course, I love your fishy, too!!

  5. interesting approach, your painting looks like abstract reflections, wonderful. And nice fishy and patriotic photo!

  6. What a fun project! There is nothing better than pulling out what you see from a good old splash of watercolour.

  7. what a great sketch....and love the fish and it's bright colors
    gorgeous photo, reminds me of Marblehead MA is that far from you?

    1. Hi Heather ~ Yes, we are about 30 min from Marblehead ~ enjoy the week ~ hugs right back ^_^

  8. I love it, so free and light, fun too, great quote

  9. I love finding a painting within the paint! I used to do that with my kids when they were little...
    Your parade route looks wonderful!
    cheers, dana

  10. Me gustan tus caras desdibujadas y ese bonito pez. Feliz domingo.

  11. Intriguing painting, and fabulous photo of our famous boulevard....Did you get that fishy from Crab Beach?!

  12. Oh wow that is really interesting - the pull it out. Love the gold fish and it looks like a nice day in the pic :)

  13. What a lovely, free painting, Carole. I LOVE coming here and leaving with a smile on my face. :)

  14. I really like 'wild and wooly', pulling out the images really works well I think, keep them coming!



  15. Hi Carol,
    It's wonderful really, playful colorful and fun. I enjoyed it and I love the title. It has a very freeing effect.
    Have a great weekend!

  16. so fun doing these 'pulling out' drawings. AND, always good to laugh at ourselves, nice quote!

  17. Your paintings express the flow!

  18. i am fascinated with "allowing" images and stories to emerge. lovely painting. and always, all ways you have me with any glimpse of the sea!

    and dear art muse dog,
    thank you for including the closing quote. purrrrrfect agrees my companion cat, woof woof.

  19. the painting looks like you were having fun, and I love the pull out technique with watercolours and use it all the time, but you need good paper.. and the shore line of where you live looks pretty amazing... spectacular... I can see you and art muse dog strolling along there...xx

  20. Walking among the flags would make the walker reflective, one would hope.

    Do You Hear the Joyful Sound?

  21. the fish I've seen, the faces on top are a dream floating through the mind and imagination...Happy Weekend and Sunday Sketching!

  22. I like your water color, and your bright colorful fish, sometimes the best ideas come from free play! Have a great week!

  23. your pull out drawing and photos are a refreshing light in my day today. thanks!

  24. I love the way you've been playing with paint - great colors, too!



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