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”

Pre-launch: Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Launch. I think this guy is just about to launch! Did you know the Guinness World Record for the longest leap by a cat is 7 feet? I needed to get this finished quickly, so I grabbed a pen instead of continuing with a brush. It worked better than I thought it would.Continue reading “Pre-launch: Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Ancient Door


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Door. Did you know that in Zurich in 2010, while excavating for a new car park, a wooden door believed to be about 5,000 years old was found? I’m working on the back of the pages in my ZigZag book, now. The backgrounds were created a few weeks back using gouache. I forgotContinue reading “Ancient Door”

Baluchistan Pygmy Jerboa-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Small Did you know that the Baluchistan Pygmy Jerboa is the smallest rodent in the world? Weighing in around 3.75 g (0.132 oz), they look like a cross between a mouse and a kangaroo! I didn’t have a good reference photo, so it was cobbled from several different photos. It’s harder to getContinue reading “Baluchistan Pygmy Jerboa-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Organic Explosion


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Seeds Did you know that until the 1800s, save for the wealthy, people pulled grass to make room for more useful plants like dandelions? Artwork-QoR Watercolor on Hahnemühle Rough Collection Paper. Reference photo by AdinaVoicu on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada,Continue reading “Organic Explosion”

Sunny Side Up


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Egg Did you know that you can often tell whether a hen will lay white or brown eggs by the color of her earlobes? There are exceptions, but usually white earlobes mean white eggs while red or brown earlobes indicate brown eggs. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle rough ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo fromContinue reading “Sunny Side Up”