Girooster Alebrije


#DoodlewashApril2021 Prompts: Giraffe & Rooster. Ran out of time to color this in, which I plan to do eventually. I think it looks pretty good in black and white though. I haven’t decided if I should go totally wild or keep it to more realistic coloration. The Girooster Alebrije is a hybrid of the GiraffeContinue reading “Girooster Alebrije”

TigerCatMothrpillar Alebrije


#DoodlewashApril2021 Prompts: Tiger & Prickly. Since I’ve done so few of the Doodlewash prompts lately, I wanted to come up with something different. I thought of a Tiger moth for the Tiger prompt, but quite a few others have already done that. Then I saw that ‘Prickly’ was the prompt for the 14th. If you’veContinue reading “TigerCatMothrpillar Alebrije”

Dovetail Caterpillar


#DoodlewashMarch2021 prompts: Caterpillar. Did you know that caterpillars have up to 4,000 muscles? There are 248 in its head! Medium: Gouache Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Paper: Hahnemühle Hot Press ‘The Collection’ paper. Photo reference courtesy of jggrz at Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “Dovetail Caterpillar”

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: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go hereContinue reading “Weird Wooden Toy”

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. DoneContinue reading “Heart of the World”

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 onContinue reading “Squirrel In Snow – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

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”

Traveling through Faeryland – concept drawing


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompts: Fairytale, Frog and Apple A while back I was taken by the Welsh legend of Corgi dogs pulling faery coaches. It’s something I want to paint, but would be very complex and take scads of time – just in research alone to figure out what the coach and harnesses would look like, andContinue reading “Traveling through Faeryland – concept drawing”

Winter Drumlins


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompt: Reflections. The snow reflects the colors from the sky. Did you know that algae can turn snow green, red, blue, yellow or brown in altitudes of 10,000-12,000 feet? I doubt a sky like this would ever happen in real life, but I like what was happening and went for it. Artwork-Gouache on HahnemühleContinue reading “Winter Drumlins”