GUEST DOODLEWASH: Mildred’s Second Look

Mildred's by Philippe

Thought I should also post Philippe’s (@Phinomet) version of Mildred’s Coffeehouse (mine was a couple days back) so you could see it from another angle and style! And even better, you get a closer view of the amazing roof (made even more so with his choice of colors).

Philippe had taken a little break from painting, but I’m so happy that he started up again. It’s always nice to have a couple doodlewashers in the house. And again, the dog just won’t have anything to do with it even though we’ve tried to encourage him.

For this doodlewash, he used his Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolours, although he now wants to switch to M. Graham as well after trying a few quick washes with mine. Even though the Cotman watercolor isn’t as rich, I was impressed at the bold colors he was able to get for this sketch. Philippe has the looser style that I wish I could master and it’s lovely to see what he creates.

We spent part of the weekend wandering around the Kansas City Crossroads District, as this is where my new office is located. It was surprising to see things we never even knew existed, even though it’s only blocks from our house. It’s cool that when you view your city with the eye of a doodlewasher, you see things you never saw before. I think that’s one of my favorite parts of this journey!

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  1. kirkistan 7 years ago

    Love the perspective and the colors. This image has a great warm feeling.

  2. Sand Salt Moon 7 years ago

    Two doodlewashers in one house and two views of Mildred’s – awesome. Enjoy that new office and seeing things through the eye of a doodlewasher.

  3. Kari 7 years ago

    I think you and Phillippe should doodlewash together more often! I love the two very different perspectives of the coffee house!

    • Author

      Yeah it was fun! And we didn’t even fight over which angle we would choose! Lol We’ll definitely have to try it again in the future!

  4. Teresa Robeson 7 years ago

    The colorful roof makes me happy! So does the fact that Philippe has now started doodlewashing again! 🙂

  5. Jessica 7 years ago

    It’s great seeing something from both of you 🙂

  6. Jodi 7 years ago

    Oh Wow! Philippe is awesome – love the sky – love the roof – love everything – c’mon Phineas! Join in the fun! It should be a family affair! 🙂

    • Author

      Thanks for commenting Jodi! Philippe is an awesome doodlewasher! And Phineas…well he just follows his own passions I’m afraid. Although he is strangely attracted to Arches paper and tries to lick it. I thought that meant he was finally showing an interest, but when I tried to hand him a brush he just looked at me like I was crazy and walked away. 😥

  7. Sharon Mann 7 years ago

    Kudos to Philippe. Beautiful painting, vibrant color. You both offer a different perspective, how fun.

    • Author

      Thanks on behalf of Philippe, Sharon!😃 I can never get him to comment here! We do have very different perspectives. For example, I don’t see the large pile of laundry building up at home and he actually does!! It’s uncanny really, his powers of perception.

  8. artandmoondreams 7 years ago

    Great perspective. Love the looseness of both the sketch and the watercolors. The shadows under the eaves really catch the eye and the overall vibrancy and energy makes this a gem of a piece.

    • Author

      Isn’t it great Haunani! I love this one! ❤️😃I really want to frame it! But framing takes work we never seem to want to do, so it might have to go on the fridge instead.

  9. Nancy 7 years ago

    Lovely colors! Lots of talent in that house!(shame about the dog though. What a kill joy!) 😉

    • Author

      Thanks for commenting Nancy!! ❤️😃 Yes… it is a shame that Phineas doesn’t want to follow in his family’s footsteps, but that’s just how kids are sometimes I guess. I showed him your comment, to see if he might be inspired and he just licked the screen. I’m not entirely sure what he meant by that, but suffice it to say he’s back and curled up in a ball so he still won’t be painting this evening. There’s always tomorrow though. I’ll keep trying!

      • Nancy 7 years ago

        LOVE his name!! (I think the screen lick means “Quit pressuring!I’m finding my own thing

        • Author

          Aww thanks! It’s Finn for short! And yes…the lick probably does mean that. Okay, I’ll stop pressuring him. He’ll likely never paint, and that’s okay. But I still think he should start a blog or something…he just sleeps all the time! 😊🐶

  10. memadtwo 7 years ago

    All rooftops should be so happy! (K.)

  11. Nice work, Philippe! I agree, this would make a delightful framed piece, Charlie. I think Phineas just wants to help you guys paint by prewetting the paper!

    • Author

      Thanks Laura!!! ❤️😃And I think you might you be right!! We grab a brush and he looks at us like we’re crazy. I thought he just didn’t appreciate painting, but of course he just thinks our method of wetting things is stupid. We get a similar look when we put dishes in the “magic box” expecting them to somehow lick themselves clean. 😉

  12. amaryllislog 7 years ago

    Oh how wonderful, you both paint, and paint together! Love a second view of Mildred’s!

  13. ann christina 7 years ago

    That´s what I also love about art – you can just turn on kind of an “art-eye” and suddenly see colors, forms, and amazing new stuff everywhere around you. Maybe that´s what they call inspiration… Because it sure is inspiring. And it´s so cool because you carry your art-eye with you whereever you go. 😊 My dog isn´t into art either, it´s a pity. She´s more into mice, squirrels, and bunnies. I guess I have to accept her that way. 😉 Great doodlewash by Philippe, love the vibrant colors! Looks wonderful!!!

    • Author

      Thanks Ann! Don’t you just love “art eye” (not to be confused with pink eye…hehe….) It’s so true! You can’t help but see shadows and light and color as you walk down the street. It’s magical! And too bad about your dog, but seems to be the running theme with kids like that. Always trading in vermin for VanGogh.

  14. […] Philippe’s Second Look. Sketching the same thing together was so fun the last time (here and here) we figured we try it […]

  15. […] to your right, across the street, is Mildred’s which was our first attempt at this (here and here). For each of these, I stuck with my tiny Art Plus Moleskine and Philippe painted much larger on […]

  16. Sharon Nolfi 5 years ago

    My first time seeing Philippe’s work. I love his use of color. Nice!

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