Sparkly Abstract


Doodlewash prompt: Sparkly.

Did you know it’s believed the first ‘fireworks’ were bamboo stalks thrown into a fire, so the hollow pockets in the stalks would cause a loud explosion?

Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper.

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Industrial Chimney


Doodlewash prompt: Chimney

Did you know that the tallest chimney in the world is the GRES-2 Power Station, Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan at approximately 1377 ft?

I intended something quite different. I went looking on Pixabay for a reference photo, thinking of an old crumbly one, but this was the first image that appeared when I typed in chimney. As much as I hate the pollution it must be pumping out, I was struck by the powerful colors and thus you see the results.

Artwork- Gouache on Hahnemühle hotpress ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo used with permission from juergenPM at Pixabay.

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Christmas Stocking Abstract


Did you know the first useful fiber ever synthesized entirely in the laboratory was for the nylon stocking? Introduced at the 1939 World’s Fair, when they went on sale in 1940 four million pairs sold out in four days.

Artwork: Zebra Pen Mildliners on Hahnemühle hot press Collection watercolor paper.

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Poinsettias – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper.

Did you know that the flowers of the poinsettia are the cluster of yellow buds in the center? The leaves turn color as the plant flowers, so look for those buds – especially ones not yet opened.

Doodlewash prompt: Poinsettia

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Partridge Chick – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle cold press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of Natalia_Kollegova on Pixabay.

Did you know that Partridge chicks can feed themselves as soon as they hatch, and are able to fly as when 15 days old.

Doodlewash prompt: Partridge

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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 done in the ZigZag book (see yesterday’s cat) would be perfect for the Doodlewash Prompt of Hearth, and that it would be quick enough to do for this morning. I didn’t have time to look up info about hearths though. Sorry!

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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 a Gelli Arts printing plate to create backgrounds all through the book, but only managed to get this one painting finished.

Doodlewash Prompt: Candy. I know – I’m pushing it, but doesn’t this look like a cat who lost his candy?

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White Goose – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle cold press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of saideclg on Pixabay.

Did you know that there is more than one name for a group of geese? In flight they are called a “skein”, on the ground a “gaggle”, and “flock” is correct any time.

Doodlewash prompt: Goose

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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 intended to fill my handmade Mary Roff sketchbook with sheep, planning on painting one every week. Ha! Here it is, almost the end of 2020 and I’m only up to number 9.

Ah, well. That means I’ve got something to look forward to in 2021.

Doodlewash Prompt: Sheep

You can find Mary’s sketchbooks and greetings cards and prints at her Etsy page, PaintsPalettesPages and her jewelry at Mary Roff Designs

You can read my review of Mary Roff’s excellent handmade sketchbooks here.

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