Girooster Alebrije


#DoodlewashApril2021 Prompts: Giraffe & Rooster. Ran out of time to color this in, which I plan to do eventually. I think it looks pretty good in black and white though. I haven’t decided if I should go totally wild or keep it to more realistic coloration. The Girooster Alebrije is a hybrid of the GiraffeContinue reading “Girooster Alebrije”

TigerCatMothrpillar Alebrije


#DoodlewashApril2021 Prompts: Tiger & Prickly. Since I’ve done so few of the Doodlewash prompts lately, I wanted to come up with something different. I thought of a Tiger moth for the Tiger prompt, but quite a few others have already done that. Then I saw that ‘Prickly’ was the prompt for the 14th. If you’veContinue reading “TigerCatMothrpillar Alebrije”

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”

Happy Easter To All Who Celebrate


May this be a day of peace and happiness for everyone, whatever their faith or beliefs. Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor, ZenArt Black Tulip Round size 8 on Hahnemühle Collection Cold Press watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find ZebraContinue reading “Happy Easter To All Who Celebrate”

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”

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”

The Little Red Hen-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Bread. The little red hen’s gathering wheat for her bread. You can see why she really could have used some help! Did you know that chickens don’t have sweat glands, so they cool off with the blood circulating through their wattles and combs! Artwork done with Arteza gouache and Black Tulip brushes onContinue reading “The Little Red Hen-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Chameleon in Shadows


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Shadows. Did you know that chameleons communicate with each other through their color changes. Among other things, females show acceptance or rejection of their suitors by their color. The background was done with gouache and a GelliArts printing plate in a Hahnemühle ZigZag book, and this was what it looked like before IContinue reading “Chameleon in Shadows”

Dawn with Giraffe-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Dawn Did you know that a giraffe only needs about 30 minutes of sleep a day? They can and do sleep longer, and do sleep lying down for short periods. But mostly they sleep standing up with one eye open and both ears moving. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper.Continue reading “Dawn with Giraffe-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Red Panda-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Green Did you know that red pandas have to eat for up to 13 hours a day? They eat the new green leaves of the bamboo, which are so poor nutritionally, so daily marathon eating is necessary for their health. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo by PexelsContinue reading “Red Panda-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”