:: Doughnuts & Life ::

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult,
but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.

— Vincent van Gogh

Why do you think that someone like me would draw doughnuts? Well, because they are spherical thus difficult to draw and paint, at least for me. So after many months of not having touched a paintbrush, these small subjects made me realize that I am sooo rusty and my eyes are having trouble judging foreshortening. For those of you in the know, you probably understand this, and these were my 5th and 6th attempts… the other ones were just good for the recycling bin. No matter, I had fun doing these. The colours that I used for the doughnut were mainly Raw Sienna & Burnt Sienna as a first wash. Did you know that there are actually poems that have been written on doughnuts? Hah-hah! Funny!

Paper: Handbook field watercolour journal
Colours: Lemon Yellow, Q. Rose, French Ultramarine Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna


6 thoughts on “:: Doughnuts & Life ::

    1. Hi Angela — thank you so much for your encouraging words! I have no intention of dropping drawing or painting… it is just that I have to take a hiatus in order to heal and flourish completely… and my energy is going in my job at the moment as teaching gives a lot but takes a lot. I should be back in full swing by next summer -))) Have a wonderful day Angela! And btw your abstracts are beautiful!!!


  1. Love your work – all of the time – love the beautiful donuts. This post is especially poignant in reminding me that being able to express ourselves in art making is a ‘gift’ to be cherished, nurtured and appreciated everyday- never to be taken for granted. I am not commenting – controlling myself – in the particular ad that followed your post! (Yuk)

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    1. Hi Ruth — so sorry about the ads as I do not pay for my WP site, thus they add ads… all of the time. Thank you for your kind words as I truly appreciate them.


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