For our prompt of “Northern Lights” today, I painted an aurora being enjoyed by a mother polar bear and her cub. I grabbed a larger sketchbook than usual for this one as I wanted to really play and splash around a
I’ve about given up on the idea of splattering because I’ve already got too many clothes and too much furniture with them, and my paintings always end up with too little of them. I’m not one to give up easily but the neighbors were beginning to talk!
Every once in a while we get to see the northern lights here. I always feel lucky when we do. We used to see them over lake Michigan when I lived in Door County. I was out picking green beans today. They were delicious. I was glad though that I didn’t choose beans for my WWM object to paint. Except to eat them, green beans are kind of boring. One painting and you’ve sucked all the fun out of that subject. Speaking of subjects, I loved the guest artist today. Her bugs were amazing!
Soooooo beautiful! You need to do this more often. Yeah, splattering is an evil techinque. So fun when it actually lands on the projects, evil when you see some on the furniture months later. Been there done that. Look around, you might find more…..teehehehehehe.
My name is Cheryl Hodges, and I’m primarily a botanical artist from Jerrabomberra, Australia, near Canberra. I’ve been painting plants in watercolour for 20 years. In recent years, I have also ‘branched out’ in
I also like the collection of acorns – maybe because I have so many oak trees growing in my yard. I am intrigued with your backgrounds, such as the black line drawing of trees behind the purple flower spray, and the line drawing of wings behind your butterfly. They are way more interesting than classical botanicals, which are usually painted on white backgrounds.
Thanks so much Cheryl for sharing your story and your gorgeous art! I had thought that this was the direction that my art would go a few years ago but my muse pushed me totally in a different direction. We all have our own path to travel.
Wonderful work! Thank you for sharing your story. You also taught me a tidbit that I hadn’t ever thought about….less water and more pigment for details. Well, that will be a game changer for me! Teehee
For our prompt of “Turtle” today, since my mind has been on bunnies, I first thought about the story of the tortoise and the hare. So, we have a quick little doodle of the moment after the hare wakes up and the
I’ve pulled way back from the amount of time that I spend on the internet, and while I obviously miss some things, I was finding that I wasn’t really interacting with people. It was almost the opposite problem from the hare’s. I was hopping around so fast just trying to say hello to everyone, everywhere that I didn’t have time for much else. I’m enjoying the slower pace. I will speed back up a bit, but I’m going to try and avoid getting into the fast lane again.
Lovely painting and I love that fable as well. I try to be slow and steady now..Glad that I am out of the work race..so I tend to take things a bit slower now..And I think that is more important to be slow and steady than rushing around and still getting very little accomplished….A lot to be said for that dear old tortoise….Great words and work!
Fabulous Charlie! Retirement helps with the pace of life. I do keep very busy every day but I don’t fret about what I don’t get done. There is always tomorrow and I keep my commitments to a manageable level which allows me to set a pace that is comfortable.
Wow! Look at all of that. So incredible! I work better under pressure when it comes to a project, even though I don’t like it. I think for those of us with wandering minds, it’s good. It keeps us focused. I have been wandering a lot on projects. Yesterday, I made myself sit down and finish one of the many classes I signed up for. I finished all the online part, and only have some embellishing to do on the final project. Felt great! The pressure of me maybe going back to work got me a little motivated too!
Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Yeah, I think we’re all learning to take things much more slowly now. It’s probably a great thing. Phineas is crazy fun… but yeah, gets a little grouchy and spoiled as he ages! hehe
Bonjour, Cathy! 😃💕 I’m quite sure Monsieur Jean de la Fontaine could have done something with this story, though I’m not familiar with it. This one is from Aesop’s fables which is from ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCE. It’s been told and retold forever so it’s a marvelous tale indeed! So thrilled you’re enjoying my recent drawings and I’ll definitely check that author out!
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 hehe… I personally have so much more to win when it comes to art… but yes, WWM and this site has made me feel a little like a winner. It’s so wonderful to have so many artists come together in a space I made! Here’s to many more wonderful moments with friends and family!
For our prompt of “Poppy” today, I first thought of that poppy field from The Wizard of Oz, but then ended up with a couple of hares relaxing in one. With everything that’s happening in the world, moments like
I’m loving the softness of today’s style. It still has that Charlie O’Shields touch but seems more relaxed. I think that’s what you were going for, and if so, you succeeded! If not, you still succeeded in creating something beautiful!
It’s my favorite so far. I’m kind of obsessed with rabbits. We raised them when I was a young teen. We had a giant white one when I was a gradeschooler. I’ve written poems about them, painted them and I used to walk with a cane which was topped with a wooden rabbit head. Plus I love the moon rabbit.
Aww Monster does sound like a grouch! But a wonderful one! 😃💕 So true… life can change in a heartbeat, we never know what will happen next. It’s always best to cherish and enjoy the most important things each and every day!
For our prompt of “Geometric,” I thought of just about everything at once as this one could apply to so many different things. First, I thought of a geodesic dome because I think they’re rather cool. After that, I
Fantastic Charlie! And I do believe dragons love shiny objects or at least they did in the dragon tails that I read. I still think that one option for a book would be the tales of your dog and all his friends. 😉 You have a fair amount of material in your past daily sketches. Just a thought!
Thanks so much, Karen! 😃💕 Yeah, I’ve thought dragons love shiny objects. And I’m rather sure that Phineas will likely be the star of the story. But, I’m thinking there will be lots of new friends as well.
The bride swung the scepter at the baby dragon. Without the jewel, the prongs made an excellent weapon, if she could only hit the stupid thing. The dragon squawked indignantly, and she squawked in frustration, and there wasn’t much difference in the sound. Neither curses nor pleading convinced it to drop the jewel.
“Careful, Princess,” the groom cautioned. “You don’t want a dragon’s curse on you!”
“That’s MY emerald! It’s My scepter and My wedding and no stinking dragon is going to ruin MY wedding!”
She chased the hatchling around the room, swatting at it ineffectually. One spectacular miss hit the groom instead, laying him flat. After that the wedding participants and guests wisely stayed out of reach and simply enjoyed the show.
Finally, the Princess connected. The blow wasn’t enough to hurt anything but the dragon’s pride. That was enough – the dragon spat a curse flame at the Princess.
The curse took hold immediately. Scales erupted over her skin. She sprouted several feet in height, several feet in width, her fingers becoming claws, her face a toothy snout. The tail she grew ended in a spiked ball.
She laid waste to the kingdom, but was finally brought down and relocated into the wilderness where she could cause no more harm.
And thus the first bridezilla was created.
Cutie dragon And your story is just so sweet … but for overall tension and drama I award Sandra the Golden Globe! I enjoy you both so much thank you for making this such a fun and creative community( even tho I really hated you a lot Today for forcing me to have a geometry lesson from hubby in order to draw frigging triangles!)!
Thanks so much, Susan! 😃💕 hehe… yeahs Sandra wins the award, lots of drama and tension there indeed. Love it! And so thrilled you’re enjoying the community! Actually, neither Sandra nor I wrote this month’s prompts. So you’ll have to blame Shanyn for the unwanted geometry lesson! 😉 lol
He is just adorable and surely no thief. I think the emerald spent Dragon years buried just outside his door. A heavy rain washed away the dirt and when he woke up and went out for his morning walk the gem sparkled in the sun. Since dragons love sparkles he dragged it home and discovered it is a Magic Emerald………..
What a creative little guy! I love him. I haven’t done any of my DW sketches yet this month, but I still continue to do others. I did one the other day that was a beach, that included a wave. So I guess that counts as one. 😉
Thanks so much! 😃💕 Actually, they all count at doodlewash sketches if it’s a drawing or anything with watercolor! hehe… prompts are totally optional, so if you’re posting, be sure to use the hashtag for the month!
He’s a cute dragon! Kind of a Robin Hood of the cave guy. If that’s his modus operandi he needs a foil to make a story. Who or what doesn’t want him to succeed? An elf, another dragon, a giant? Is there a princess or prince involved? You can go crazy with this set up!
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