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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sketches of Spring & 9/11 Church Concert

Hi, Friends, are you enjoying your life fully?
Now, we're getting into spring. I enjoy sketching in lovely sunshine and b
reezes. I upload the most recent sketches.
*I'm very busy with the project. A bit hard to find time to write a blog post. Please turn a blind eye to my messy writing.

First,
Sydney sketch club went to "Festival of Wind" or the kite festival at Bondi beach on Sunday. Many colourful kites were flying. The most impressive ones were big whales. In this work, I played around "washes" and examined colours to make "clouds" in the sky. In colour use, I do not use already-made black, but make it with other 3 colours.

New South "Whale"s in the Sky
Friends, I'm living in "New South Wales"

Second, these sketches were made at church. An American friend invited me for their little concert in the evening of September 11. Simple and not professionals. But their faith and enthusiasm shone through. We prayed together. I pray for the involved people with the day. (I remember... I rang up all my American friends in Sydney and sent emails to my friends in the States. Least forget.)

Church Concert 9/11 evening
I chose the very limited pallete and explored how to depict scenes. Particularly, contrast was enhanced. Regarding brush strokes, in my eyes, the simpler/the less, the better.Third, I sketched this young lady. Her smile reminds me of a spring breeze, which tickled me, too. She and her parents were at the Botanical Garden. I quickly sketched her. Her mother was the portratist. It's a small world.In Sydney, we are having many events to celebrate spring, even through many blog friends are getting into autumn or fall. A bit strange, when I think of a season. Well, let us enjoy our time.
Now, pardon me. I've got to get back to the project!!
Have a wonderful week and happy painting.












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48 comments:

  1. Lovely fresh sketches Sadami....felt a bit confused when you mentioned going into Spring ..of course, here we are going into Autumn!!

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  2. Beautiful sketches, love the smiling girl! Amazing sky wash! Enjoy spring, we are "enjoying" autumn rain and storms!

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  3. Hi Sadami, always enjoy your sketches and blog - but don't get around to visiting as often as I would like. Enjoy your Spring - as I will enjoy our Fall.

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  4. Hello Sadami,

    Spring is a great time with the return of the good weather. That's right, how strange to know that we do not live all the seasons at the same time and we are yet on the same planet and can exchange almost instantaneously from one end to another in this world.
    I like very much the smile of this young lady, and the wale in the sky: it's the world upside down.
    Works with a limited palette can be a good idea.
    Have a great week too. See you soon.

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  5. We are heading into Fall now but the trees are still holding on to their leaves. It's hard to imagine Spring is coming into season in your area and to think the month of September does not mean autumn for you.
    Best wishes, Sadami and Happy Spring!
    Sincerely,
    Linda

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  6. Beautiful sketches, Sadami. I don't know where you get the time to work so hard. I wish you all the best with the project ;-)

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  7. Good luck with the project Sadami, I love your whale, is it sky ? is it sea? a nice idea isn't it, a huge creature floating!

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  8. あいかわらず、すばらしです。 凧の絵が大好きです!嬉しく感じます。

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  9. I love your spring sketches! Here in Italy fall seems to be still far away: hot days, sunshine, sultry ... but they are the last days of summer, actually ... good work on your project, a hug!

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  10. How lovely to think of Spring. Over here we had very little Summer weather and now a wet and windy start to Autumn, so your paintings are a true breath of Spring! x

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  11. Hi Sadami, your sketches are always so fresh and nice....spring is coming there....summer is leaving here! Hugs.

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  12. Hi, Ann,
    Thank you. If you need a fresh air and sunshine, come to Sydney right now! Let us enjoy sketching.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  13. Dear Judy,
    Thank you! What a drama, "rain and storm"! But could be wonderful subjects for watercolour. I've been observing the sky and clouds these days for wash.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  14. Dear Jean,
    Thank you! Yes, let us be lazy and good visitors enough to keep friendshipʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  15. Dear Lydie,
    Thank you. Wow...you're a very poet. One day, please come and let us enjoy sketching together. We have many different plants and anaimals, downunder.
    See you soon!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  16. Dear Linda,
    Thank you very much! I've been very busy, but your comments encourage me so much. If you have time, come to Sydney and let's sketch together!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  17. Hi, Anna,
    Thank you! So far, I've been managing time very well. I hope the project will go wellʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  18. Dear Oregami,
    Thanks millions! Yeah, really, I want to make this project go well. "The whale" is in the sky. I saw the kite that gave me an idea!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  19. Dear Evelyn,
    ありがとう! あなたの日本語がどんどんじょうずになっています。すばらしいですねえ。漢字もふえています。楽しみながらつづけてくださいね。
    Cheers,Sadami

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  20. Dear Cristina,
    Thank you~~! Our "upside down" seasons are funny?!
    I've been very busy with the project. Hope it will go well.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  21. Dear Gillian,
    Yes, a typical English weather is not so pleasant like Mother Goose tells. If you feel like enjoying sunshine, come to Sydney!! Soon we will enjoy swimming at a beach.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  22. Hi,Tito,
    Thank you!! Come over here right now and let us enjoy sunshine and sketching together.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  23. Sadami!!! Coucou!!! Ya he vuelto del viaje y me siento como esa ballena volando por los cielos!!!
    He disfrutado mucho y dibujado a placer!
    Fantásticos esos dibujos con poco color en el concierto de la Iglesia. Son muy bonitos.
    Por último el retrato: Fantástico.
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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  24. I love your church concert sketches! I can almost hear the music. Very wonderful.

    W

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  25. Sadami, I hope you still have energy for your ptoject. I follow you ! Bises.

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  26. A wonderful variety of paintings today, Sadami, thank you for sharing. I think my favorite was the whale in the sky - did you meet any Bondi Boys while you were there (I think there is a snong about them?)

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  27. dear Sadami,
    despite having little time, you are generous with us and brings us these wonderful watercolors! :))

    I love the idea of a whale in the sky!
    the scenes of the show in the church are great, I love when you draw and instruments, they are so beautiful!
    and this young lady, already personifies the spring, with this smile, and the colors around it! what a beautiful picture!

    and, answering your question ....
    I'm trying hard to capitalize on and enjoy my life fully ... ;)
    lacked "license" to it in my childhood ...


    thanks for being in my blog
    and for all, friend!
    a big big hug!!
    Denise

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  28. Your paintings from life always turn out great.

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  29. I love all the sketches.....but the whale in the sky is my favorite for sure--incongruent to see a fish in the clouds!! You somehow made sense of that! It is always a joy to read your posts. Yes, we are heading into fall. I like fall best--for the pretty colors and the cool weather :)

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  30. Estimado Joshemari,
    Muchas gracias por estímulos. Estoy ocupado, pero disfrutando de tu blog y el blog de ​​sus amigos, también. Mantener pinturas maravillosas!
    Cheers, Sadami

    Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you so much for encouragements. I'm busy but enjoying your blog and your friends' blog, too. Keep up wonderful paintings!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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    Sadami! Coucou! I've returned from the trip and I feel like that whale flying through the skies!
    I enjoyed and drawn to pleasure!
    Fantastic those drawings with little color in the concert of the Church. Very nice.
    Finally the picture: Great.
    A big hug.

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  31. Dear Wren,
    Thank you! Sketches are my assets, strength and references. Based on them, I make illustrations. Let us enjoy illustration!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  32. Hi,Olivia,
    Thanks! The project comes first. Wish me good luck.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  33. Dear Rhonda,
    Thank you! Happy Rhonda might be thinking of her ROMANCE with a hubby?! Bondi is famous and popular among "young" guys. This old hen happily sketches them?!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  34. Dear Denise,
    Thank you! Hopefully, I can upload some sketches, gulp?!
    The project comes first.

    Very happy to know you love the flying whale and other nice comments on the paintings.

    Denise, take it easy.
    Regarding childhood, we cannot cannot go back to the past. We cannot live in the past, either, yet some people cling to the past.

    I want to go forward.
    Let us step into the future.

    Thank YOU for being my friend, too.

    Hugs and smile,
    Sadami

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  35. Hi,Tim
    Thank you very much. Keep up your wonderful work, too!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  36. Dear Celeste,
    Thank you! Your daily drawings and paintings are amazing. Truly stunning for me. Not only technically, but also, it touches viewers' heart. Your work is humane. So, we love your work and who you are! Keep up!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  37. Hi, Dora,
    You, too, but fall!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  38. wonderful sketches ! I love the colours of the church concert ! and the fresh colours of the smile !! All is always beautiful here and I enjoy your blog !
    bisous Sadami

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  39. Hi, Marty,
    Thank you for warm cheers. You, too, make beautiful photos and poems all the time. Keep up!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  40. It is so beautiful! Have a nice weekend!

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  41. Sorry I'm so late, Sadami. Time is flying. I love your sketches and the last girl made me smile too. How infectious her happy smile is. Wonderful piece. xx

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  42. Dear Harlequin,
    Thank you so much! You, too, have a nice weekend with your wonderful family~~~!!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  43. Dear Pat,
    Thank you so much! I know you are very busy. We visit each other blog. You, too, enjoy paining and have a nice weekend!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  44. Enjoy spring, Sadami, and outdoor sketching. In Norway the first snow has already fallen up at the mountain. And I enjoy my indoor-activity:)

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  45. Hi,Annepa,
    Wow...already you hear and see the foot steps of winter. Enjoy the beauty of winter, too. I love snow.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  46. Wonderfull!!! as always... your sketches breathe, vibrate, are full of life.

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  47. Hi,Carlos,
    Thank you so much! So do your watercolour paintings!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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