The View From Across the Lake


I don’t paint plein air (from life) too often. I know I should because you get a better sense of perspective. I decided to paint the view from my living room window. I’ll admit that I had a photo I’d taken earlier on my laptop, taken with a Zoom lens, so I could verify detail, but I tried not to reference it unless I was getting lost.

Next time, I think I’ll paint something closer to me, lol.

Done with Arteza gouache, ZenArt Black Tulip brushes and Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection watercolor paper.

Tools:

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Weird Wooden Toy


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompts: Wooden Toys, Gloves, Aircraft, Ocean, Sponge Cake, Snowdrop, Microscopic. 

A weird wooden toy,

A leather aircraft,

Gloves, a snowdrop hat,

Microscopic people

The ocean, a spongecake.

What do you think of that?

by Sandra Strait

Tools:

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My artsy.rooo DTIYS Challenge Response


DTIYS – ‘Do This In Your Style’ is popular on Instagram right now. An artist draws or paints something and challenges others, not to copy, but to paint the same subject in their own way.

This is probably the only time I’ll do one, because I always have too many other projects going on. Artsy.rooo’s style is so dynamic, bold and bright and I loved his challenge painting, so this once I jumped in and did it. Currently, I’m experimenting with the poster art style, so that’s the way I did it.

Surprisingly it came closer to Jayme’s style than I thought it would, so I hope it’s different enough (I know it isn’t as well done!).

Artwork done with Arteza gouache and Black Tulip brushes on Hahnemühle 300 lb Hot Press Collection paper.

Tools:

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The Little Red Hen-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Bread. The little red hen’s gathering wheat for her bread. You can see why she really could have used some help!

Did you know that chickens don’t have sweat glands, so they cool off with the blood circulating through their wattles and combs!

Artwork done with Arteza gouache and Black Tulip brushes on Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection paper.

Tools:

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REVIEW: ZenArt Black Tulip Watercolor Brush Set


Looking for a watercolor brush set that is vegan, synthetic, holds a good amount of water, and has tips that spring back into shape easily? The ZenArt Black Tulip Watercolor Brush Set offers just that.

Please check out my review at Doodlewash to learn more about the ZenArt Black Tulip Watercolor Brush set.

Heart of the World


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompts: Penguin, Yellow Roses, Kingfisher, Kaleidoscope, Squirrel, Igloo, Heart, Black Swan, Reptile, Seabird, & Mouse. monkeys, penguins, snow leopards, elephants, kingfishers, Also, alligators, fish, butterflies, monkeys, snow leopards, elephants, cats, a tree and assorted flowers,

 This is Heart of the World, where all lovers are welcome and no one eats anything except chocolate.

Done with Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Mildliners, Sarasa Clip Retractable Gel Pens on Hahnemühle Nostalgie paper 

Tools:

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Squirrel In Snow – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Sometime Monday morning (Feb. 15, 21) my review of ZenArt Black Tulip brushes will go live at Doodlewash!

#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Squirrel.

Did you know that in the 1870’s squirrels (along with starlings and sparrows) were deliberately released into city parks seem to make them seem more like being out in nature?

Done with gouache on Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection paper. Photo reference from luxber at Pixabay.

Tools:

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Year of the Ox – Postcard for the Lunch Bag


Did you know that the Ox is the second in the order of zodiac animals. According to one legend, the Emperor declared a race to determine the order of the animals. The ox was almost first but the rat, realizing that he couldn’t outrun the ox, jumped on his shoulders and jumped in front of him, just as they reached the finish line.

Tools:

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Chameleon in Shadows


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Shadows.

Did you know that chameleons communicate with each other through their color changes. Among other things, females show acceptance or rejection of their suitors by their color.

The background was done with gouache and a GelliArts printing plate in a Hahnemühle ZigZag book, and this was what it looked like before I used Zebra Pen’s Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pens.

Tools:

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Cups & Saucers


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Cup and Saucers.

Did you know that before handles became popular on cups, hot tea was poured from cup into saucer for cooling and drinking?

The background was done with gouache and a GelliArts printing plate in a Hahnemühle ZigZag book, and this was what it looked like before I used the Zebra Pen Clip Art Markers.

Tools:

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