Floral Mutation


Yesterday, Tracy Weinzapfel gave a free demo at Alice Hendon’s Tangle All Around Facebook group. I painted along, and got a little carried away with all those petals.. I think it looks a bit like it’s taken flight, with a propeller center spinning away. I kind of like it, lol! If you are interested, youContinue reading “Floral Mutation”

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 IContinue reading “Chameleon in Shadows”

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 ZebraContinue reading “Cups & Saucers”

The Hearth


Have you entered my giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Alice Hendon’s “Life in Tangles’ and Zebra pens? It ends this evening at 05:00 PM PST. Reference photo courtesy of judenicholson  at Pixabay. Artwork: Gouache in a Hahnemühle ZigZag sketchbook. I realized late in the evening that the GelliArts backgrounds I’d doneContinue reading “The Hearth”

The Cat Who Lost His Candy


Have you entered my giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Alice Hendon’s “Life in Tangles’ and Zebra pens? It ends Saturday, December 19 at 05:00 PM PST. Artwork: Gouache in a Hahnemühle ZigZag sketchbook. Here’s another project I barely got started and just didn’t have time to work on. I used aContinue reading “The Cat Who Lost His Candy”

Cameroon Lamb – Counting Sheep #9


Artwork -Gouache on Fabriano Artistico in a Mary Roff handmade sketchbook. Photo Courtesy of ivabalk on Pixabay. Did you know that sheep have scent glands in front of their eyes and on their feet? Doodlewash Prompt: Sheep. Well, this is one project I started in 2019 that I definitely didn’t keep up with. I intendedContinue reading “Cameroon Lamb – Counting Sheep #9”

The Doodlewash Bash


Artwork- Zebra Pen Technical Pen in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbook Doodlewash prompts: Walk, Monster, Party, Door Sung to the tune of Monster Mash On a walk through the graveyard, late one nightMy eyes beheld an eerie sight.All the monsters were gathered there,To party down and paint plein air. Chorus:Wa-ooooh!They did the wash, they did theContinue reading “The Doodlewash Bash”

Broom, Windy & Leaves


Artwork: Zebra pen ClickArt markers in a Hahnemühle beige-toned watercolor sketchbook. Did you know it’s believed the household sweeper is called a broom because originally it was made from one of several species of broom plant (scot’s broom, common broom, french broom, etc.). Three Doodlewash prompts in one drawing with a poem to go along,Continue reading “Broom, Windy & Leaves”

Cat in the Moonlight


Artwork: Gouache in a Hahnemühle grey-toned watercolor sketchbook. If you are here for my Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchpad and Sarasa Clip Pens giveaway, you can find it here. Three Doodlewash prompts in one painting & to keep it simple I went with a Haiku poem this time. Beneath the moonlight,Into the night sky, cat yowlshis messageContinue reading “Cat in the Moonlight”