Duckling


#doodlewashmarch2021 prompt: Duckling. A while back I filled a Hahnemühle ZigZag book with GelliArts backgrounds and I used one of them to paint this little guy. Gouache on Gouache! – the background done with a Gelli Arts block and then the duckling painted using my Black Tulip brushes. Sorry I haven’t been online much lately.Continue reading “Duckling”

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”

My artsy.rooo DTIYS Challenge Response


DTIYS – ‘Do This In Your Style’ is popular on Instagram right now. An artist draws or paints something and challenges others, not to copy, but to paint the same subject in their own way. This is probably the only time I’ll do one, because I always have too many other projects going on. Artsy.rooo’sContinue reading “My artsy.rooo DTIYS Challenge Response”

The Little Red Hen-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Bread. The little red hen’s gathering wheat for her bread. You can see why she really could have used some help! Did you know that chickens don’t have sweat glands, so they cool off with the blood circulating through their wattles and combs! Artwork done with Arteza gouache and Black Tulip brushes onContinue reading “The Little Red Hen-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

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”

Currently, I’m working on …


… a gouache tutorial where I’ll be teaching simple paintings done in a poster-art style. I’m not posting as often as usual, and I thought I’d share some of the reason why. You may be familiar with the poster art style, even if you don’t realize it. Those paint-by-numbers you did as a child areContinue reading “Currently, I’m working on …”

Groundhog – Postcard for the Lunch Bag


Did you know that groundhog dens are so complex that they have their own bathroom chamber? Artwork: Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press Collection paper. Photo reference courtesy of katya-guseva0 on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find oneContinue reading “Groundhog – Postcard for the Lunch Bag”

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”

Dawn with Giraffe-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Dawn Did you know that a giraffe only needs about 30 minutes of sleep a day? They can and do sleep longer, and do sleep lying down for short periods. But mostly they sleep standing up with one eye open and both ears moving. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper.Continue reading “Dawn with Giraffe-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Red Panda-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Green Did you know that red pandas have to eat for up to 13 hours a day? They eat the new green leaves of the bamboo, which are so poor nutritionally, so daily marathon eating is necessary for their health. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo by PexelsContinue reading “Red Panda-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”