Swallow in Swirls


#DoodlewashMarchPrompt2021: Swallows. Did you know that swallows eat and drink while they fly? They catch insects on the go and swoop low across the water to take a drink. This painting is a ‘save’, and I’m not happy about it, lol. It’s the last spread in the ZigZag book I’ve been working in. I managedContinue reading “Swallow in Swirls”

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”

The View From Across the Lake


I don’t paint plein air (from life) too often. I know I should because you get a better sense of perspective. I decided to paint the view from my living room window. I’ll admit that I had a photo I’d taken earlier on my laptop, taken with a Zoom lens, so I could verify detail,Continue reading “The View From Across the Lake”

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”

Tickled Pink


If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #16 , you can find it here. Today, my hubby took a Great White Pelican in his lunchbag. Doodlewash prompt ‘Tickled Pink’. I chose the Great White Pelican for the prompt because during the breeding season the males take on a pinkish castContinue reading “Tickled Pink”

Alebrijes Orca


Did you know that despite the nickname Killer Whale … … Orcas are dolphins? Even Alebrije ones like this. They are definitely killers though, eating seals, whales and even other dolphins. They seldom hunt humans. Dolphin was the prompt on Doodlewash for January 10. Zebra Zensation Technical pen & Brush pen, masking fluid, white gelContinue reading “Alebrijes Orca”