Cherry Blossoms


Artwork – Holbein Gouache in a Hahnemühle Grey Book. Doodlewash Prompt: Cherry Blossom I was feeling rather unmotivated today, so I decided to just jump in and paint with out a reference photo or planning. It was also a bit of an experiment. One of the issues (so I’m told) with gouache is that itContinue reading “Cherry Blossoms”

Sunset in Fog


Artwork – Daniel Smith watercolor in a Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book. Photo reference courtesy of jplenio on Pixabay. Doodlewash Prompt: Sunset The moment I saw the prompt sunset, I knew the exact photo reference that I wanted to paint, and I knew my Cappuccino sketchbook (review) had the paper I wanted to use. I used whiteContinue reading “Sunset in Fog”

What’s Black & White & Red All Over


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical pens & Watercolor on Hahnemühle Expression Watercolor Block Cold Pressed Doodlewash prompt: Something Red Every year Hahnemühle has a calendar competition calling for people to enter artwork. The winners get their work included in a limited edition calendar along with all sorts of other Hahnemühle paper goodness. For the 2019 calendar,Continue reading “What’s Black & White & Red All Over”

Cactus In Cappuccino


Artwork – Daniel Smith watercolor in a Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book. Photo reference courtesy of ArtTower on Pixabay. Doodlewash Prompt: Cactus I love painting cactus and was eager to do this prompt, but I wanted to do something that didn’t scream ‘cactus’! ArtTower’s beautifully lighted reference photo fit the bill perfectly. The Cappuccino book has lovelyContinue reading “Cactus In Cappuccino”

Wild Squirrel for Inktober – Pencil to Paint Tutorial


Zebra Zensations Technical pens on Hahnemühle Burgund Postcard. Photo reference courtesy of Skica911 on Pixabay. If you are looking for my review of Alice Hendon’s Tangle All Around the World you can find it here. Prompts: Inktober – Wild Doodlewash – Squirrel This painting is what is known as a ‘line and wash’ because itContinue reading “Wild Squirrel for Inktober – Pencil to Paint Tutorial”

Tutorial-How to Paint with QoR Iridescent Watercolor


Are you looking for: the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #24 Tutorial – How to Draw and Paint a Rooster Tutorial – How to Paint a Sloth Bear July is World Watercolor Month. As part of the celebration, I have a tutorial up at Doodlewash, showing how to get the most out of IridescentContinue reading “Tutorial-How to Paint with QoR Iridescent Watercolor”

Tutorial – How to Draw and Paint a Rooster


Are you looking for: Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #23 July is World Watercolor Month. As part of the celebration, I have a tutorial posted at Doodlewash with video and step-by-step instructions. The prompt for the day is ‘Flying High’. A rooster may not really fly high, but he certainly thinks he does! HeadContinue reading “Tutorial – How to Draw and Paint a Rooster”

Doodle Waiting


Artwork: Zebra Pen Mildliner brush pens on Hahnemühle YouTangle Tiles Are you looking for: the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #22Tutorial – How to Paint a Klipspringer Antelope I’ve had to do a lot of waiting the last couple of weeks, for various reasons. Zebra Pens US sent me a boatload of new pensContinue reading “Doodle Waiting”