Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday Art Date: Crisp and Brilliant; and Paint Party Friday!


Hello Friends :)

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Crisp and Brilliant. I'm so proud of Tweety Bird aren't you? 😊 Granny definitely is! I think he graduated Summa Cum Lada in the subjects of innocence and cheek-pinch-ability.

I have to admit, I stumped myself for this theme. The ideas for future themes just come to me but I don't always think them through lol. Was it easy for you to come up with something? I can't wait to see your creations!! By the way, check out the 2020 Art Date Themes I came up with last weekend during the last power outage. It's just a rough list and I'll add links and pages for inspiration as time goes on!


I'm also linking up with Paint Party Friday tomorrow!


Here is my rainbow of pine trees - painted with brilliantly colourful watercolours.


And what better way to spend a crisp cool Autumn evening, than snuggling with the one you love? (Human or furball!!) I did this in watercolour as well.


It's been a busy week for me. It's monthly meal planning and shopping week! I have lots of comforting meals planned as winter starts to set in here in the mountains. Soups, stews, pastas and cheese..oh so much cheese! 😋 Speaking of cheese, I opened my Monterey Jack yesterday and it was not quite what I expected! (See  Rainy Day Cheese Making for the video!)

That's all for now folks, please check out the link widget below to see more Crisp and Brilliant artwork! Visit Paint Party Friday tomorrow as well for more lovely creative art. And please join me on Sunday for my food and pets post. 🐾🐾🐾

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Baby groundhogs in the woods behind my cottage back in 2010.

November 14th: Next Thursday's theme is Forest and Critters! Click on the link for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! 😊

Thursday Art Date With Rain. Click on the link for a description of the art date as well as a list of upcoming themes.

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please don't include a link unless you participate in the art date!

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56 comments:

baili said...

Oh dear Rain THANK YOU SO MUCH for painting the granny :)))

i just opened your page and the very first sight made me chuckle with joy :)
how finely done :) i love her believe me and you brought soul to her so beautifully ,i almost can hear her sweetest voice :) THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!!!!

these rainbow trees are splendid and delightful :)

Loved the autumn evening painting ,amazingly created and so wisely dealt with selection of perfect characters and background :)

glad your cheese is fine though not finest but there are next times hopefully :)

wishing you days filled with joy and serenity ahead my friend!
hugs!

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Rain, brilliant art again from you. My fave today is the couple snuggling under the stars, but the whole post if vibrant and fun, from start to finish. Love the look of your cheese, I have been eating Norwegian brown cheese this week, which tastes a bit like caramel - crazy, but delicious! Love those ground hogs, we don't have them over here! Hugs, Valerie

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful artwork love them all. And...the cheese made me remember when I made my own many years ago. My grandmother tought me how to do it :)

Cathy Kennedy said...

Rain,

I love your take on 'brilliant' with the Granny and Tweety illustration. The brilliantly colored pine trees are awesome. Why didn't I think to doodle blazing fall colors across a mountainside today? *smack forehead* Oh well...I can't be brilliant all the time, I guess. A crisp fall evening. I imagine you have some of those kinds of evenings in Canada. We're fixing to get some ourselves this weekend and for the next several days a lot cooler than it has been. I'm not looking forward to that at all. Thanks for hosting this artsy fun community, dear friend. Have a good day!

Betty said...

I like your cuddling people in moonlight, have cheese envy!

laurie said...

The colourful evergreens are beautiful, I love that! The moon light snuggle is perfect, I’m afraid the crisp air is here for both of us now to stay for a while, thank you Rain for hosting again this week!

Christine said...

Lovely pieces for the theme starting with cute, brilliant littleTweety! Your cheese looks perfect to me! It is great that the themes just pop into your head and you run with them! I tend to overthink everything.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nice nighttime sky in your watercolour!

J.L. Murphey said...

I love the cowboy hats and the moon. Miss being able to draw and paint. It's a right handed skill for me and can't do it with my left although I've tried. My left hand lacks the dexterity.

I haven't painted. I haven't made cheese. I did create a gluten, sugar, and nut free cookie recipe though. It tastes like the real thing.

DVArtist said...

Hi Rain I love all of your art and photos. My fave is the colorful trees. Thank you for hosting Crisp and Brilliant.

Jenn said...

I love the watercolours! The trees and the 2 of you sitting on the bench is perfection!

sandy said...

ahh so cute that top art piece and I always enjoy all of your art! and cheese making - and would enjoy it more if I could eat some! Your life is very full and seems to be so satisfying to you - you are an inspiration.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i LOVE the painting of you two in your hats!

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like those colourful pine trees and your cheese looks delicious.
The baby groundhogs looks so sweet … great post.

All the best Jan

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

The trees (and cheese) look delightful.

Nicole said...

Ahhh...sooo much cutness. I remember those baby groundhogs.
I love your pine trees ... what a beautiful painting and also the love doves under the moon :) nice !!
Heading over to your cheese video :)

Leigh said...

What a great theme for this time of year. And what a great looking cheese! I'm on my way over to your cheese blog now!

Valerie-Jael said...

Happy PPF and have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Rain said...

You're welcome Baili :) I drew Granny for you! :) I kept hearing her voice too when I was drawing her! She's so proud of her little bird lol! :) The cheese is good, just not what I expected, but that's okay. I have to learn to accept the great successes with the not so great ones! I'm learning from that! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Valerie :) Happy PPF to you too! How interesting...I've never eaten Norwegian brown cheese! I had to look that up. I even found a recipe on how to make it. Next time I make a big batch of hard cheese, I'll save the whey to try that cheese. It looks delicious! Does yours have a cinnamon taste to it? The recipe I found calls for a dash of cinnamon. The ground hogs were so cute that summer. I watched them grow up and leave the nest. I have a video of them running up on my deck and checking things out!

Rain said...

Thanks Monica :) Making cheese is such a great skill and a rewarding hobby! Do you still make your own?

Rain said...

Thanks Cathy :) No I guess we all can't be brilliant all of the time lol ;) Yes, the evenings...and now the days are crisp and cold, and trust me, I'm not at all enjoying it. As I get older I tolerate cold a little less each winter!

Rain said...

Thanks Betty :) Oh cheese envy lol...that made me laugh!

Rain said...

Thanks Laurie :) I'm trying to find the positive side of that crisp winter air but haven't yet.

Rain said...

Thanks Christine :) I didn't even graduate with those honours...Tweety sure is brilliant! :) I don't know how all of those themes came to me honestly. I was sitting by candle light - maybe that inspired some creativity!

Rain said...

Thanks Debra :) That's how the skies look around here in the colder months!

Rain said...

Thanks Jo :) That's quite an accomplishment to make a cookie without the typical ingredients! I don't have the courage to veer too much in my baking.

Rain said...

Thanks Nicole :) Those trees cheer me up on days like today when it's so dark and cold outside!

Rain said...

Thanks Jenn :) I'm glad you noticed it was me and Alex on the bench! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Sandy :) Very sweet of you to say! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Joyce :) You noticed!!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Jan :) Those baby groundhogs were so cute...I think I have hundreds of photos of them!

Rain said...

Thanks TB :) Nice rhyme :D

Rain said...

Thanks Sis :) The tree painting was so easy to do, I tend to overthink paintings sometimes, but simple is beautiful. The cheese is really good, but yeah, it's a Feta lol...

Rain said...

Thanks Leigh :) I was hoping to have more fall weather for this week's theme, but it's all white and cold out there now!

Rain said...

Thanks again Valerie :) Enjoy your weekend!!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful watercolor artworks ~ and love the sweet critters photo ~ lovely and creative post !

Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Rain said...

Thank you Carol :)

Jan/JFM said...

Such lovely and wonderful artwork...love it!!!
Happy PPF
Jan

Rain said...

Thanks so much Jan :) Happy PPF :)

Gillena Cox said...

Rain thanks for dropping by my blog. I am currently without my home internet, i post ftom the library near me. I csn comment and pick up comments with my mobile phone
I will try to remember to link and add your url to my post next time i post
Have a good weekend

Much👩‍🎨love

sirkkis said...

Lovely, fun art, Rain. I enjoy to visit here 🐱
Happy PPF and weekend 🌺

Rain said...

Thanks Gillena :) I'm so reliant on the internet, I think I might go nuts if I lost it! Have a great weekend!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Sirkkis :) Enjoy your weekend!

Martha said...

I love your artwork, Rain! Always so bright and visually captivating.

And the baby groundhogs!!!!! Oh my gosh...squeeeeeeee... Cuteness overload!

Rain said...

Thanks Martha :)) Oh...those groundhogs kept me very busy that summer! They were just adorable. So awkward and curious!!! :)

Becki said...

Oh Rain... I love the silhouette picture of you two sitting on a bench in the moonlight. :)

Rain said...

Thanks Becki :) The hats are a giveaway! :)

kat said...

Hi so happy to meet you here too and enjoy all you share. I love your colored fur trees and that moon is just fabulous, it really shines!
Thanks so much for the time you took to leave me a comment over at dreamcolour-Kat. What a generous comment.
I am always late in visiting, life with my autistic daughter is challenging so I am not so good with getting round everyone on time. In fact I usually just make it to post on the Friday if at all.
But I have loved visiting you here and sharing in your creative corner, also very yummy I see here too. Enjoy your weekend and good food!
Blessings
Kat

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

My fave this week is the snuggling scene.

Rain said...

Thanks Kat :) I can imagine how busy a life you lead! I'm glad you had a moment to visit! See you next Friday!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Linda :) That was inspired by real life! :)

Jenn Jilks said...

I enjoy your art. Well done.

Rain said...

Thanks Jenn :)

Beth Niquette said...

I especially love your rainbow trees...so lovely. I'm intrigued by your theme, crisp and brilliant. I'll try to find something that fits! :D <3 Thank you for your sweet comment on my art blog.

Rain said...

Thanks Beth :) I hope you find time to join in, I have the themes all ready for the next year! :)