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A Dalliance with Watercolors

Charlie has another round of prompts for May for texture in watercolors and it was a great excuse to get the watercolors out after a very dry spell. I didn’t do glossy for today’s prompt but I did stumble across a great example of glossy in portraits:

Here’s the list of prompts:

Do join in!

Happy creating!



Can you tell I watched the video after I painted it? (Of course you can but you know what being a bit abstract could be my style.)Β πŸ˜‚

The video is super fast with no words (note to self for next video I make) so if you are new to water colors have a quick look and then have a go.

Did you see this quote from Peter Reynolds on Facebook the other day:


Catherine πŸŽ¨πŸ’™


Gobble Gobble


I took a wrong turn off at Point Pelee and barely stopped the car before leaping out with my camera. Thank goodness for wrong turns. Look what we found.

The really funny part was when I pulled over and two of us were trying to get a good picture from inside the car of the turkeys to our right in the grass.

Meanwhile some other turkeys crossed the road in front of us and we didn’t even see them. Craig told us. Hee hee.

If I’d have brought the longer zoom camera I wonder if we’d have managed a great close up. Anyway these are fun to reminisce over.


I hope nobody minds I painted this indoors. The turkeys don’t pose for a portrait lol.


I got more fun pics so I’ll paint them on the deck then it’s still plein air painting for #NatureDoodlewash month. Fun! Fun!

Happy creating!

Catherine πŸ’™πŸŽ¨


Willow Tree #NatureDoodlewash

Charlie has had another great idea for a month long event.

A nature doodlewash

So outside in the beautiful sunshine at my friend’s house I just did this willow tree using a brand new travel watercolor palette:


And this is what it is supposed to look like:


I’m going to keep this up for watercolor practise as much as I can. We have Phil’s brother and wife visiting at the weekend. I haven’t seen them in years it will be fun. Maybe I’ll doodlewash them 😝

Happy creating!

Catherine πŸŽ¨πŸ’™


Chicken Salad

I can’t remember what this salad is called so I’m calling it chicken salad. Anniversary lunch and it was delish!


So I had to take a phpto and then I realised it’s still May so I doodlewashed my dinner. Head on over and see many other doodlewash dinners.


Happy creating!

CatherineΒ πŸŽ¨πŸ’™


Scramble and Sheep

I hope I eat something more exciting than scrambled eggs before the end of the May #doodlewash challenge πŸ˜‰


Abstract eggs?


It really needed the picture. This just looks like a background gone wrong.

Or maybe the wool of a sheep!

Someone mentioned a website where you can use their photos and I’ve forgotten the name of it oops! I’ll edit this when I remember.

Here’s a fab reference photo of sheep. I chopped the end off so next Friday I’ll show the full photo with more sheep paintings.


I do hope I get to see sheep when I visit England in the summer. πŸ‘


What shall we name this one? Pearl?


I think this one looks like an Audrey. Yes? No?

When I’ve painted a couple more, I’ll see if I can whip up a poem for them.

I’m still in awe of doodlewashers who put so much detail into their paintings. I’ll have to watch a few videos on YouTube.

I must be at the point in a race where you hit the wall and I think it’s the finish line 😝.

I’ll post a macro on Tuesday since we have a long weekend here woo hoo.

Happy creating!

CatherineΒ πŸŽ¨πŸ’™


Macro & Doodlewash: Onion

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When Phil pulled this out of the drawer saying he thought we need to get more onions, I knew straight away I had to doodlewash it.


By next year I’ll be at advanced doodlewashing and then you might get some details 😜.

Join in Charlie’s food challenge before the end of May.

And here is a close up of the onion. I love the crunchy layers at the top. Not to eat just so you know πŸ˜†:


Have a great week everyone!

Catherine πŸŽ¨πŸ’™




Macro Monday and a Doodlewash

  • Macro Monday

It was neat to get a little painting from my son that he did at school since he hardly ever paints. He has painted a sunflower before me lol.

Here is a close up for Macro Monday:



and here is a very basic doodlewash of fish and chips we had for lunch on Friday:



It was delicious! They do the best dips.

Lots of art bloggers are doing the May challenge of a doodlewash of their dinner. Thanks Charlie for another fun challenge.

Happy creating!

Catherine πŸ’™πŸŽ¨


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