Egret and Bigger Bird


This is another piece that I worked on while visiting family in Florida. I started on the flight there and added bits and pieces when I had a moment or two. For some reason, I packed it in my main bag instead of my carry-on for the flight back, so it didn’t get finished untilContinue reading “Egret and Bigger Bird”

Shuttle Abstract


I drew this while flying home from Florida. I had just flown out of Atlanta and after I started I was reminded of the shuttle train connecting the gates in that airport, so that’s what I went with. It’s been a long few weeks and I haven’t been able to get much art done. It’sContinue reading “Shuttle Abstract”

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”

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”

Pre-launch: Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Launch. I think this guy is just about to launch! Did you know the Guinness World Record for the longest leap by a cat is 7 feet? I needed to get this finished quickly, so I grabbed a pen instead of continuing with a brush. It worked better than I thought it would.Continue reading “Pre-launch: Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Mother & Child-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Doodlewash prompt: Young I intended to paint this in, but ran out of time to use it for the prompt, but I’ll get around to it sooner or later. Did you know that the word prosimian means ‘before monkeys’? Lemur are prosimians of the primate order which is made up of ‘monkeys’, ‘prosimians’ and ‘apes’.Continue reading “Mother & Child-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

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”

Ice Cream & Lotus Flower – #doodlewashJune2020 prompts


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper. Doodlewash Prompt: Ice Cream & Lotus Flower My back is getting better, but still slowing me down and backs are notorious for taking their time. I decided I’d do the doodle thing. A thumbnail drawing each day, no more than 2-5 minutes of drawing.Continue reading “Ice Cream & Lotus Flower – #doodlewashJune2020 prompts”

An Oldie, Moonlit


I’m back from my family reunion in Florida, trying to get over the cold I got while there (really, the family could have thought up a better gift, lol). I’ve used up all the paintings I did ahead of time, and I need to work on some reviews and tutorials. So. Facebook came up withContinue reading “An Oldie, Moonlit”

Taking a Day Off From the Internet


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical pen & Zebra Pen Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pen on Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Postcard Back in October, I did a pen and ink drawing for the Inktober challenge and I decided some of them needed to be colored in. I kind of wish I hadn’t with this one. Anyhoo, I’m taking tomorrowContinue reading “Taking a Day Off From the Internet”