Silk Moth Emergent


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis? #DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis?  This is the last page in thisContinue reading “Silk Moth Emergent”

Stretching – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Growing. It’s stretching like a giraffe’s neck, but I’m claiming this for the prompt because it’s obvious that giraffes do a LOT of growing! And eat growing leaves. Yeah. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Did you know that a giraffe’s neck is not long enough to touch the ground? That’sContinue reading “Stretching – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Sprouts


Doodlewash prompt: Sprouts Did you know that sprouts have enzymes that make carbohydrates and proteins more digestible?So fresh air and sprouts make a great diet combination! I watched a video tutorial of Thomas Blackshear, showing a David Grove technique. It involves acrylic over gouache over gesso. This was an experiment to see if I couldContinue reading “Sprouts”

Mother & Child-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Doodlewash prompt: Young I intended to paint this in, but ran out of time to use it for the prompt, but I’ll get around to it sooner or later. Did you know that the word prosimian means ‘before monkeys’? Lemur are prosimians of the primate order which is made up of ‘monkeys’, ‘prosimians’ and ‘apes’.Continue reading “Mother & Child-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

The Gate in Winter


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Gate Did you know that in ancient times a gate often consisted of both an outer gate and an inner one, with a space in between? That space in between was often a meeting place, marketplace, and law court, as well as a line of defense. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’Continue reading “The Gate in Winter”

Kitten Puffball-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Doodlewash prompt: Kitten. Did you know that kittens sleep up to 22 hours a day at first, then 18-20, averaging around 16 hours once they are adults? I decided I had better go back to doing some regular watercolor before I forget how it differs from gouache! Artwork-QoR Watercolor on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’Continue reading “Kitten Puffball-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Recycle Abstract


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Recycle Did you know that an entire load of recyclable material can end up in the landfill, because there was one non-recyclable item included? Zebra pen Mildliner Marker pens on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. @Hahnemühle_USA @ZebraPen #ZebraAmbassador @zebrateam_usa Artwork-Zebra pen Mildliner Marker & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel pens on HahnemühleContinue reading “Recycle Abstract”

A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …


Have you sent for a Hahnemühle Freebie sample of The Collection Watercolor paper yet? Find how here. Doodlewash prompt: Novel When I looked at these two pages in my gouache/GelliArts ZigZag book, I immediately saw some figures. Instead of painting with more gouache, this time I squirkled with gel pens to bring out the shapes.Continue reading “A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …”

Chicken Little – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Chick Did you know that chicks begin talking to their mothers even before they are hatched? Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Inspired by a SanduStefan photo on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll throughContinue reading “Chicken Little – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Modern in Mildliner


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Modern Did you know that ‘Modern Architecture’ is a school of design popular from the beginning of 20th century through World War II. Hardly seems modern now, lol. I cut some paper lately and had some small pieces around 3 x 5 inches. I’m using them for a lot of the prompts this month,Continue reading “Modern in Mildliner”