30th December 2022 Beena
Hello everyone😊😊. It is the last Friday of the year. 2022 is coming to an end. I was struggling to find something to paint for this Friday. Yesterday, I went to a new art supply shop, bought new watercolour paints and was excited to try them out💃🏽💃🏽. The red and green colours belong to the quinacridone family. They are synthetic organic pigments that combine intensity and transparency like no other colours. They flow beautifully for extremely smooth washes, have an incredible depth of colour and can be lifted easily while still wet. So when I saw the post about Snoopy, I decided to paint it😅😅 as I could use both colours.
I loved Peanuts and looked forward to the Sunday newspaper as a young girl. I had this strange habit of reading the paper before my father woke up😂😉. I loved the characters that Charles M Schulz created for the weekly cartoons. Now I know it is the most influential comic strip ever made by a single person. Wow, that is amazing😆🙏. By the time he died in 2000, it had a readership of 355 million in 75 countries and ran in 2600 newspapers. Peanuts originated in Li’l Folks that appeared in Shulz’s hometown newspaper. He hated the title Peanuts used for his comic strip and often referred to it as Charlie Brown and Snoopy the dog😂😂. Please google the reason, as it is too long to write everything here😤😤.
However, what interested me today is that many of you found this cartoon comforting. I didn’t expect that response, but I felt happy that this painting made many smile. My message is that even though one may be out in the cold, the warmth of friends and family sustain us. So as one of my friends commented, ” Keep Looking Up, and all things will pass”. Till the next musing, have a great weekend😎😎.