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Monday, February 15, 2016

Handling Waves, Sketches at Narrabeen Beach

Drawing/painting is capturing the most impressed scene/moment or the essense of a scene and developing it into work, I feel. In watercolour, handling water is not so difficult, once an appropriate value and colours are defined and set. My high light/white of waves is created by a "crayon" and a "left over". It's my most comfortable way and in a context of plain air. It's all up to an artist what sort of methods to capture the heart of them. All the sketches of waves at Narrabeen beach were sold out on the first day of my solo exhibition "Over the Moon with Watercolour" last year.  
An ocean changes colours from time to time that amuses me. Waves never stop. Regarding colours, each person's colour use and use of water amount is different. It's our option how we capture water with colours. Probably, exploring colours is a part of finding who we are in the core of a scene. It deeply associates with an artist's identity. 

Viewers, I feel, look for who we are or an artist's uniquness in work. People with disabilities have taught me the importance of being bald and free in my watercolour painting workshops. Technically, their work might not be so sophisticated. BUT their works are gorgeous, distinct and unique, becuase their paintings are out of social convensions. A world is under their command. It's strong and fearless! If work demonstrates an artist's individuality, it touches our heart and it moves us. I want to be bald and free in watercolour painting. I hope my work to tell, "This is Sadami's waves."  
While I'm working on a picture book character design, I enjoy a long distant swimming at Narrabeen beach for a break. An ocean is always "sweet" and caring. It makes anyone smiling. A swimming school staff whom I met last year remembers me well! They encourage me to join it. They are very social. Children and adults swim on their pace and compete in a healthy way. I enjoyed a sausage sandwich with them. Swimming is a rehab of my fractures. The left shoulder has improved so much, which has surprised a physio. We've started a rehab of a left wrist. Painful though, it's fun to amaze my physiotherapist with the good rehab result. 


Back to the subject. Water is not so hard as long as value and colour are matching to depict it. Waves are moving and changing, which attracts us. I love to paint waves. It's not easy to develop originality in work, but it's fun to see what Sadami is on paper! It's a process of growing as a human being. 
Regarding picture book character design, it is a great fun and a time consuming process. I'm developing lots of black and white and colours of each character in the picture book story. One day, I hope I will write about it and post it. 
Friends, Happy Painting!! Have a productive week! 



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29 comments:

  1. I enjoyed seeing Sadami's waves. Makes me long to go to the beach.

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    1. Thank u, sweet Shasta! Go to the beach. It's waiting for you. Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Sadami. No es la primera vez que veo pinturas tuyas sobre la mar y las olas (en español se puede decir el mar o la mar. Tanto masculino como femenino. A mi me gusta más en femenino. Es como la llaman los marineros). Cada vez quedo maravillado de lo bien que sabes plasmar ese momento. Para mi, es muy difícil dibujar algo en movimiento. Hay que saber y conocer muy bien la mar.
    Te felicito de corazón por estos dos trabajos sobre el movimiento de la mar. Vivo frente al mar, pero no voy nunca a dibujarlo. Lo intentaré!! Te felicito!!!
    También me alegro mucho del resultado de la rehabilitación de tus fracturas. Ánimo, que ya falta poco!!!!
    Lo vendes?
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Muchas gracias, dulce Joshemari. He mirado en un mar durante horas y tomado un pincel. Quiero capturar las ondas en movimiento que es la vida y la vida. Estoy seguro de que te gusta el mar y los barcos. Usted también puede hacerlo. Pruébalo, Joshemari.
      Sí, puse los bocetos de las olas en venta en la exposición. A la vez, estaban todas ocupadas. Las mujeres trataron de comprar más y cada clinet insistieron, "¡Es mío!" (¡Gracias!) La gente le encanta mis olas que me hace tan feliz.
      Sus paisajes me hacen reto a architechure. Pronto, voy a trabajar en los paisajes más, como yo las uso en mi proyecto de libro de imágenes en curso. Joshemari, su trabajo es un buen maestro. Se le recuerda con su maravilloso trabajo.
      Los mejores deseos, ((Hug)), Sadami

      Thank you very much, sweet Joshemari. I've looked at a sea for hours and picked up a brush. I want to capture moving waves that is life and alive. I'm sure you love the sea and ships. You, too, can do it. Try it, Joshemari.
      Yes, I put the sketches of waves on sale in the exhibition. At once, they were all sold out. Women tried to buy more and each clinet insisted, "It's mine!" (thank you!) People love my waves that makes me so happy.
      Your landscapes make me challenge to architechure. Soon, I'll work on landscapes more, as I use them in my ongoing picture book project. Joshemari, your work is a good teacher. Please keep up your wonderful work.
      Best wishes, (( Hug )), Sadami

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      Sadami. It is not the first time I see yours paintings on the sea and the waves (in Spanish can mean sea or sea. Both male and female. I like more feminine. It's like sailors call). Whenever I was amazed at how well you know to capture the moment. For me, it is very difficult to draw something in motion. You have to know and know very well the sea.
      I congratulate you from my heart for these two papers on the motion of the sea. Live oceanfront, but I never am going to draw it. I'll try!! Congratulations!!!
      I also am glad of the result of the rehabilitation of your fracture. Mood, that almost there !!!!
      You sell it?
      A hug.

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  3. Love the way you paint waves and rolling water :) Glad the rehab is going well - and you are surprising your PT person with your success!

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda. I know with all your help and cheers, I can recover to this level. I'll work on my picture book project. Cheers, Sadami

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  4. I love your water sketches! The waves are so vivid. One can see they are moving. And the colors - so beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you, sweet Agnieszka. Yes some friends say my sketches moving. I hope lively and vivid in any work. Best wishes Sadami

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    2. Thank you, sweet Agnieszka. Yes some friends say my sketches moving. I hope lively and vivid in any work. Best wishes Sadami

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  5. Beautiful waves, Sadami! I can't wait to see your new picture book character!

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    1. Thank you for your kind support. I just do my best. Best wishes Sadami

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    2. Thank you for your kind support. I just do my best. Best wishes Sadami

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  6. These are "salami waves" for sure :) Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Meera! It's fun and joy to capture waves. Best wishes, Sadami

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    2. Thank you, sweet Meera! It's fun and joy to capture waves. Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Love the way you say 'not very difficult'!!! I wish it was so. Beautifully captured moments. Keep painting and keep inspiring.

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    1. Thank you kind AK. It's true that not very difficult. Where there's a will there's a way. When I looked beautiful waves, I fell in love with them and struggled to capture them with all what I had in my watercolour painting techniques. AK, you,too, keep painting with your beautiful work and inspire us! Best wishes, Sadami

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    2. Thank you kind AK. It's true that not very difficult. Where there's a will there's a way. When I looked beautiful waves, I fell in love with them and struggled to capture them with all what I had in my watercolour painting techniques. AK, you,too, keep painting with your beautiful work and inspire us! Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Beautiful, Sadami,it's allways a pleasure to read Android vers educational.Best wish

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    1. Thank you kind Isabelle. I hope my posts sharing and informative. Best wishes Sadami

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    2. Thank you kind Isabelle. I hope my posts sharing and informative. Best wishes Sadami

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  9. Thank you for posting these watercolors of sea waves again, Sadami! I love them and I admire how brave you are with color and value. Great idea to use white crayon. I was struggling to create this soft dispersed white foam effect just with watercolor, especially on sketchbook paper. I've been thinking of "Sadami's waves" when i was making my attempts too, but Sadami's waves are much more spontaneous and bold :) Have much fun painting, Sadami!

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    1. Thank you, Blaga! I'm certain that you'll find your own way to express white. Unlike a studio, I don't have many options in materials on a beach. That disadvantage has turned out my strength. I've become brave and create work in a short time. (I sketch after 1 km swim.) you'll find Blaga's waves and create them. You, too, enjoy painting. Best wishes, Sadami

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    2. Thank you, Blaga! I'm certain that you'll find your own way to express white. Unlike a studio, I don't have many options in materials on a beach. That disadvantage has turned out my strength. I've become brave and create work in a short time. (I sketch after 1 km swim.) you'll find Blaga's waves and create them. You, too, enjoy painting. Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. agree with AK "not very difficult" !!! ...congratulations on all your sales Sadami

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    1. Thank you, Jane! I'm sure you will capture waves with your beautiful washes. Take care and enjoy watercolor. Best wishes Sadami

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    2. Thank you, Jane! I'm sure you will capture waves with your beautiful washes. Take care and enjoy watercolor. Best wishes Sadami

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  11. Your waves are very good. I find it very difficult to paint waves, enough for me not to try as yet. I´ve never thought about it as a matter of fact. I guess it will be a later step in my painting career. :)

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    1. Oh, thank you, Catherine! I'm sure you will enjoy waves in the future. Not hard, I feel. At first, I wondered if waves could be difficult like you. The simple fact is "just do it" changes us! Cheers, Sadami

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