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”

Peacock Visitor


I haven’t had much time for painting while at my brother’s house in Florida but I had to paint the visitor who stopped by this morning in search of blueberries.   Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor, ZenArt Black Tulip Round size 8 on Hahnemühle Collection Cold Press watercolor paper Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Peacock Visitor”

Sun Bear


Did you know that despite its name, the Sun Bear is nocturnal? I haven’t been getting much artwork done lately, so I decided it was time to do a Postcard for the Lunch bag in my line and wash watercolor style. This lazy looking Sun Bear seemed to fit the bill. Artwork: Zebra Zensations TechnicalContinue reading “Sun Bear”

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”

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”

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”

REVIEW: ZenArt Black Tulip Watercolor Brush Set


Looking for a watercolor brush set that is vegan, synthetic, holds a good amount of water, and has tips that spring back into shape easily? The ZenArt Black Tulip Watercolor Brush Set offers just that. Please check out my review at Doodlewash to learn more about the ZenArt Black Tulip Watercolor Brush set.

Heart of the World


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompts: Penguin, Yellow Roses, Kingfisher, Kaleidoscope, Squirrel, Igloo, Heart, Black Swan, Reptile, Seabird, & Mouse. monkeys, penguins, snow leopards, elephants, kingfishers, Also, alligators, fish, butterflies, monkeys, snow leopards, elephants, cats, a tree and assorted flowers,  This is Heart of the World, where all lovers are welcome and no one eats anything except chocolate. DoneContinue reading “Heart of the World”

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”