Swallow in Swirls

#DoodlewashMarchPrompt2021: Swallows.

Did you know that swallows eat and drink while they fly? They catch insects on the go and swoop low across the water to take a drink.

This painting is a ‘save’, and I’m not happy about it, lol. It’s the last spread in the ZigZag book I’ve been working in. I managed to dump a glass of water on the page and it got wet enough to turn the gouache into mud. So, I painted over everything, letting a little color show through where it was still decent looking.

I like what I came up with, but it is totally different from the rest of the book, which doesn’t make me happy. Ah well. If that’s the worst thing to happen, I’ll have no complaints!

Artwork: Gouache in a Hahnemühle ZigZag book.


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Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

6 thoughts on “Swallow in Swirls

  1. Beautiful swallow….I love the scrolled & etched work behind…reminding us of the elegance of this streamlined bird. I love that it has evolved to eat in a “drive-through~fly-through” manner. Their habit of nesting is another matter….LESS elegant! Ha! I remember hours cleaning my parents beach house porch lights, eaves, sills, and balconies after they left their nests.

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