Today marks the start of December and the beginning of a brand new Doodlewash adventure – Winter Wonderland. It’s time to celebrate the icons of the winter season, starting with a bit of peppermint. Today, I have a handful of starlight mints to add to the occasion. We’re heading to Texas to visit my family tomorrow, so this was a speedy one. Kind of a fun experiment really, as this one was just a 5 minute sketch and 15 minutes to paint with only two colors (listed at the end of the post). No matter how fast this one was, everything I sketch and paint seems to come out rather rendered and realistic, even though I thought this one might turn out a bit looser. But in truth, these little mints are seared into my brain as they’ve been readily available my whole life.
After spending last week in Paris, we’ll be heading to a long weekend in Texas next. I really do love seeing family, but the travel to make it possible makes me exhausted. Though Texas is far closer than France, since my family lives in a little town in northern Texas, we can’t get there direct and will have a layover in Dallas. When it’s all said and done, we’ll have shaved just three and half hours off a drive there. But when it comes to travel, I prefer to let someone else do the driving. If someone else could also do the packing, that would be amazing as well, but that’s still on me. Whether it’s Paris or Texas though, I always wait until the morning that I’m leaving to throw things into a bag and rush out.
Tonight, I’m just rushing off to enjoy a little bit of normal evening time. So I’ll cut this post short and simply say that I hope all of you are having a wonderful day. For those of you who are joining this adventure, it’s been lovely to see your peppermint creations! I hope you’ll enjoy the prompts this month and are inspired to paint not matter what’s happening during this busy time of year!
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Sennelier L’Aquarelle: Sennelier Red and Payne’s Grey. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon with black ink in a little red cloth hardbound l’aquarelle journal I found in a Paris shop.
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