Nesting

With a busy day and very little time to paint, I decided to try a different kind of experiment. This time, I skipped my trusty fountain pen, scribbled a quick pencil contour and jumped straight in with watercolor to create a few little eggs in a nest. This was done quickly just before heading to Costco and…

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Just Sweet Grapes

Since I just painted a leaf and didn’t feel like painting one again yet, for today’s prompt of “plants” we have some grapes on the vine. Grapes are a personal favorite of mine, not only in their raw form, but also because they’re the primary ingredient in the wine I’m about to drink. Actually, on second thought,…

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Rock On

I’m running short on time again today and rushing to complete this post, which ended up being about rocks. Other than the memories of skipping rocks across the water, I’m not entirely sure I have much of a story to share. What comes to mind instead, are the various uses of the word rock that have…

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Hugging A Seal

Today we have a little seal simply because he looked adorable and I wanted to sketch him. Also, Philippe is currently watching a French television series about a zoo and I keep seeing segments with cute seals getting hugs from their trainers. This, of course, is not a recommended behavior in the wild, since they have rather large teeth,…

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A Silver Fish

When choosing silver for a prompt today, I think I was just thinking about shiny things and how I love them. I didn’t actually know what one might paint for this one. I looked up references of actual raw silver and wasn’t inspired, but then somehow stumbled across a silver fish instead. Not to be confused with a…

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Laying Down The Bones

Today’s prompt of “bones” was another one that seemed naturally beautiful and wonderful in theory, but rather difficult to decide what to sketch for it. Bare bones, though perfectly natural, can be rather macabre in a painting, so I added a bit more orange to brighten things up a bit. Adding to this, I had the least amount…

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