White Swan

#DoodewashSeptember2021: Swan. Did you know the phrase ‘swan song’ came from an early belief that swans made no sound during their lifes except for a beautiful song while it was dyig. The idea is poetic enough that the phrase has lasted, even though the ancient Greeks proved it false.

I used an interference medium to add a shine to the swan’s wings and hated the effect it gave and tried to paint over it. The result’s a bit patchy. The medium probably would have been okay on a larger painting, but was too much for postcard size.

Whew, it’s hard to get back into my routine! I’m still behind on things, so posting will be sporadic. Yes, I’m a Sesquipedalian (someone who loves long words) so I’m taking advantage today, and using both the words sesquipedalian and sporadic! And, perhaps this note off-topic explains why I’m behind on things, lol.

  • Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor & white gouache
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Agave ‘The Natural Line’ Watercolor Paper
  • Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip and Fineline
  • Pixabay Reference Photo: by miniformat65.


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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.

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