Watch now (9 mins) | It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here (so sorry!!) but life has been CRAZY this summer and won’t be slowing down any time soon. Popping on to show you what I’ve been doing the last few days and how I’m preparing for time to sketch during very busy weeks. Since I’ll be sporadically posting this summer PLEASE make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss anything. You’ll be notified via email when I post. Hope yall are having a great summer so far!
These are magical. It’s a brilliant idea.
I LOVE and eagerly await your posts! I check this Substack and watch, however, for some strange reason, I cannot see the video in “large” format. When I turn my iPhone to the side, your video stays small. It’s just so difficult for me to “see” your amazing and inspiring work. 😔
I’ve tried everything to ‘fix’ this issue. Nothing works. Any ideas 💡 from anyone else?
Your chunky bold brush strokes are sooooo good! Love this series!
I just began my journey using oil pastels! I’m loving the play! I bought Mungyo Gallery (50) off of TEMU, and I have low odor mineral spirits in a really tiny Mason jar (from Walmart). I also keep Q-Tips in another one of the really tiny Mason jars. I’m having a ball playing with these!!!
I love the idea of freezing oil pastels for location drawing. Pastel-cicles will be perfect for this Tennessee heat! Thank you for the tip. 😁
Love these Sandi! Big fan of 'Little Women' so these make my day 😊 You have captured them so beautifully in your particular style. It really brings them to life! It's hard to pick a favourite I love them all! The first and second one I particularly love😍 I am finding your watercolour explorations so interesting as I will be going back to my watercolour soon so it's very helpful to see your process. Really appreciate you sharing your findings your always so generous and your work is so joyful!🤗
I love the deep colors in these Little Women paintings -- the candles and green walls in the scene with the flag especially! I’ve always wanted to paint scenes from Hitchcock’s Vertigo, in particular the flower shop and graveyard full of plants and hedges.
Always fun Sandi, thanks for keeping me in the loop.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful work, Sandi! I love the pattern you captured on the walls in the painting that was your favorite. So inspiring!
Absolutely cannot wait for TWO new classes!! Ahh!! Hope you and Grady are having a wonderful summer. Thanks again for being so generous with your creativity.
Thank you Sandi!
I like the couple with the carriage best. I so enjoy your loose technique and I’m trying for my own.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Sending love and light from here. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤎🤍
These are really nice, Sandi! I think my favorite parts are the wallpaper and the candles. I also totally love the brushstrokes in the dark green foliage. You're learning so much from all this! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Thank you so much Sandi, your work is always inspirational. It's so interesting to hear your thought processes as you discuss each painting. My favourite is the one with the girl with pigtails, but they are all brilliant, especially the monochrome sketch above which you found in another sketchbook dated June 17 (?) 2023.
These are wonderful! I am also inspired by Emma Carlisle, but also by you! For the oil pastels, have you thought of freezing them and putting them in an insulated lunch carrier? Thank you so much for sharing.🌺
Btw, my favorite is the scene with the flag and banners. Love the dark contrasting and the bearded man!
I love this group of paintings. I can’t wait to try this myself :)