Stretching – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Growing. It’s stretching like a giraffe’s neck, but I’m claiming this for the prompt because it’s obvious that giraffes do a LOT of growing! And eat growing leaves. Yeah. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Did you know that a giraffe’s neck is not long enough to touch the ground? That’s why they have to spread their legs so wide when they drink or graze.

Artwork- Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle hotpress ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo used with permission from HowardWilks at Pixabay.

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Sprouts


Doodlewash prompt: Sprouts

Did you know that sprouts have enzymes that make carbohydrates and proteins more digestible?So fresh air and sprouts make a great diet combination!

I watched a video tutorial of Thomas Blackshear, showing a David Grove technique. It involves acrylic over gouache over gesso. This was an experiment to see if I could get a similar effect with gouache on rough watercolor paper.

Nope. I couldn’t, lol.

Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle Rough ‘The Collection’ watercolor paper. Photo reference from klimkin on Pixabay

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Mother & Child-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Doodlewash prompt: Young

I intended to paint this in, but ran out of time to use it for the prompt, but I’ll get around to it sooner or later.

Did you know that the word prosimian means ‘before monkeys’? Lemur are prosimians of the primate order which is made up of ‘monkeys’, ‘prosimians’ and ‘apes’.

Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo from Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay.

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The Gate in Winter


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Gate

Did you know that in ancient times a gate often consisted of both an outer gate and an inner one, with a space in between? That space in between was often a meeting place, marketplace, and law court, as well as a line of defense.

Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Inspired by a 12019 photo on Pixabay.

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Kitten Puffball-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Doodlewash prompt: Kitten. Did you know that kittens sleep up to 22 hours a day at first, then 18-20, averaging around 16 hours once they are adults?

I decided I had better go back to doing some regular watercolor before I forget how it differs from gouache!

Artwork-QoR Watercolor on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. I used YinMn Blue for the eyes and background.

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Recycle Abstract


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Recycle

Did you know that an entire load of recyclable material can end up in the landfill, because there was one non-recyclable item included? Zebra pen Mildliner Marker pens on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. @Hahnemühle_USA @ZebraPen #ZebraAmbassador @zebrateam_usa

Artwork-Zebra pen Mildliner Marker & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel pens on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper.

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A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …


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Doodlewash prompt: Novel

When I looked at these two pages in my gouache/GelliArts ZigZag book, I immediately saw some figures. Instead of painting with more gouache, this time I squirkled with gel pens to bring out the shapes.

There must be a story behind these guys.

A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf? Are they 1walking into a bar? And what is that strangely reflective surface they are on? Ice? A Mirror? Wow. What a novel that would make! Maybe I’ll figure out what it is, one of these days.

Artwork-Gouache & Zebra Pen Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pens on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper.

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Freebies – Hahnemühle ‘The Collection’ Watercolor Sample Sheets


FREEBIE!

Please follow the instructions below to get a free sample pack of two 6 x 8 inch Hahnemühle ‘The Collection’ Cold Press watercolor sheets. Limited supplies, first come-first serve!    

U.S. Only

Please read the instructions below.  This isn’t a giveaway in the traditional sense. 

  1. Send an email to USAArtists@hahnemuehle.com with the:
    • Subject line – Please, I would like a ‘The Collection’ Sample Sheet Pack 
    • In the text – Mention my name (Sandra Strait) and ….
    • Provide a U.S. Ship-to Address.

Remember, these packs are available until they run out, and they’ll go fast. If you don’t want to wait or miss out, you can buy ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper at Wet Paint Artist Materials & Framing.

Hahnemuhle Collection Watercolor Block Cold Press 140lb 9X12″
Hahnemuhle Collection Watercolor Block Hot Press 140lb 9.45×12.6in

Hahnemuhle The Collection Watercolor Pad 140lb Cold Press 9X12

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Chicken Little – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Chick

Did you know that chicks begin talking to their mothers even before they are hatched?

Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Inspired by a SanduStefan photo on Pixabay.

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Modern in Mildliner


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Modern

Did you know that ‘Modern Architecture’ is a school of design popular from the beginning of 20th century through World War II. Hardly seems modern now, lol.

I cut some paper lately and had some small pieces around 3 x 5 inches. I’m using them for a lot of the prompts this month, because it’s a quick and easy size!

Artwork-Zebra pen Mildliner Marker pens on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper.

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