Broom, Windy & Leaves


Artwork: Zebra pen ClickArt markers in a Hahnemühle beige-toned watercolor sketchbook. Did you know it’s believed the household sweeper is called a broom because originally it was made from one of several species of broom plant (scot’s broom, common broom, french broom, etc.). Three Doodlewash prompts in one drawing with a poem to go along,Continue reading “Broom, Windy & Leaves”

Cat in the Moonlight


Artwork: Gouache in a Hahnemühle grey-toned watercolor sketchbook. If you are here for my Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchpad and Sarasa Clip Pens giveaway, you can find it here. Three Doodlewash prompts in one painting & to keep it simple I went with a Haiku poem this time. Beneath the moonlight,Into the night sky, cat yowlshis messageContinue reading “Cat in the Moonlight”

Pearls on Peach


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical pen, ClickArt Marker pens, Metallic Brush Pens, and Sarasa Clip Retractable Gel Ink Pens in a Hahnemühle 1584 notebook. Reference photo coutesy of jdurham at the Morguefile. Doodlewash prompt: Pearl. Did you know that pearl oysters are born male and become female at around three years of age. Neat trick. On Friday, IContinue reading “Pearls on Peach”

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”

Toilet Paper Mache Tutorial


In 2014, I joined a free year-long journal prompt group, Journal52, run by Chelle Stein.  This was the art journal page that I did for the prompt of ‘Building Character’. She looks like a character, doesn’t she? Since I turned this into a tutorial, I thought this would be a good post for Sunday’s ‘older art’Continue reading “Toilet Paper Mache Tutorial”

Five Days of the Pig 1


2019 is the Year of the Pig! I thought I would celebrate it with Five Days of  Pigs in my Postcards for the Lunch Bag.  Did you know that the pig… 

Raven about memory #Stillman&Birn #Zeta #ArtJournal


Waiting for new birds, and I decided to paint one in acrylic over a background in my Stillman & Birn Zeta, that I did a year or two ago. I don’t remember how I did the background, though. Ah, for the memory of my youth – that I remember!  I need a raven like OdinContinue reading “Raven about memory #Stillman&Birn #Zeta #ArtJournal”

Starling-Week 11 of ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #Watercolor #Lukas


The official Week 11 bird (as opposed to the birds I choose to keep the flow going) for the ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ event was Starling. I really wish I had some iridescent watercolors when painting birds like this.  It’s almost impossible to capture that sheen Starlings have without them. This bird was paintedContinue reading “Starling-Week 11 of ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #Watercolor #Lukas”

Rainbow Finch #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #WatercolorBirds


Mitsib doesn’t seem to be issuing the weekly challenges for ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ on a regular basis.  I like to keep up the flow so I decided that I’ll paint a bird a week in the book I have designated for this challenge.  I’ll incorporate her challenges as they come up, and decideContinue reading “Rainbow Finch #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #WatercolorBirds”