Spinning Wheel


Are you looking for my second Hahnemuhle The Natural Line Giveaway? You can find it here. #DoodlewashMay2021 prompt: Wheel.   Did you know that the spindle of a spinning wheel is generally not sharp enough to prick a finger on, despite Sleeping Beauty’s well-known mishap?  I didn’t have much time for today’s prompt, so I grabbed oneContinue reading “Spinning Wheel”

Children of the Bird


#Doodlewash prompt: Children. Did you know that bird parents sometimes make over a thousand trips to and from the nest each day, in order to keep their children fed properly? Poor things! I started a painting and soon realized that I hated it. Not one to let that stop me, I turned on the kitchenContinue reading “Children of the Bird”

Butterfly Peaflower Tea mini tutorial


#DoodlewashMay2021 prompts: Blue Skies & Eating. I was drinking some Dried Butterfly Peaflower Tea this morning and wondering what to do about the May Doodlewash prompt, since I was already a day behind. And remembered that Dried Butterfly Peaflower Tea makes a beautiful blue dye and thought Duh! You can get the tea in powderContinue reading “Butterfly Peaflower Tea mini tutorial”

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”

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”