Tag: watercolor painting

How to Paint a Bubblewrap Sheep

Here’s an easy art project for kids and adults alike.

The curly wool of a sheep can be depicted many ways. Just think circles.


We all love bubblewrap and the circles are perfect for the wool of a sheep.

Acrylic paint would be the easiest paint to use for this, but I have watercolor paper right here so I’m going to use watercolors.


I used the browns and beige, the red and white. Rather than adding black for the features, I used dark brown.

When you paint the body of the sheep on the bubblewrap use darker colors at the front around the neck and darker shaded parts of the legs.

I used the same bubblewrap to do the legs. I pressed down left and right. It was an accident to get two left legs in so it looks quite realistic. One leg is implied hidden behind.

Next I used a dark part to do ears.light for hair and added eyes and mouth with a thin watercolor brush.

Grass is same patch used left and right but one big patch would probably do.


Why not have a go some time or try another subject.

Happy creating!

Catherine 🎨


June Bugs!


Oh lovely June bug you haunt me so.
Either myself or you should go.
I can’t take any more of your devoted stalking.
It is most unpleasant out there walking.

And here’s a quick #naturedoodlewash of one:

These flies are abundant all along the coastline at this time of year. They usually die after a day or two then you are left with a squelchy mess to clear up. Our muscles are ready from snow shovelling.

If they arrive early in May instead of June you just change their name to May Fly.

My daughter loves them and after we got her all ready for a quick roller skate in her new boots this morning, she looked outside and saw the road (top photo) and took all her stuff off again.

At first I thought she didn’t want to get her skates messed up but she said she didn’t want to kill them. How sweet!
I’ve had many a June bug thrust in my face (thanks H).

Anyone else get them?

Catherine πŸ’™πŸŽ¨




Color is contained

Fluttering between the lines

Then learns to fly.


So yesterday I got brave and joined the Leamington art group. There was a flyer in the shop about Art at the Marina. There’s still a gap for vendors and boy do I have a painting stash to sell….so I might just do it.

The scary part is artists usually spend weeks getting organised for it and it’s in two weeks aargh!

I have no idea if you have to provide your own panels and desk. I’m thinking not nut you need someone to help you put it together – Phil? πŸ˜‚

He doesn’t know this plan yet he’s away every week at the moment. He’ll be thrilled to help on a Saturday morning. I wish I knew where to get matt boards but I might at least get frames for some of my watercolors. I think I also need something with my name on.

Is anyone else a last minute go for it person?

Catherine πŸ’™πŸŽ¨




Humming in the heat

Gathering up a rainbow

Greetings to the dads.


Happy Father’s Day to all the dads today πŸ’™πŸˆπŸŽΈβš½


Catherine πŸ’™πŸŽ¨





I didn’t get up at 3.30 as planned to watch the All Blacks πŸ˜‰ I don’t even know who won yet (quel horreur!).


I’ve been thinking of doing more close ups and maybe I should have started with them ages ago because this was so quick and easy.

He looks a bit French with the flag colors behind him.

A hot day at the soccer field is waiting for me. What fun things are you guys doing?

Happy Saturday!

Catherine πŸ’™πŸŽ¨


Green Parrot for #Naturedoodlewash

This photo is a little blurry which fits with watercolor I guess.


I was going to tinker with it some more but I think I’ll just start another parrot instead.

I love close-ups so maybe I’ll just do the head next.

Here’s what it looks like on different products in my Society6 shop:


Any of the arty folks find themselves drawn to painting things in their favorite colors? I seem to be. Name a turquoise animal lol.

We’re at kids’ soccer games all day tomorrow on a really hot day. Maybe I’ll sketch while I watch.

Have a great weekend!

Catherine πŸ’™πŸŽ¨


Dreamy Sheep


What do sheep do on P.E. day?

He doesn’t look ready for the fair. That’s where we’re going. Maybe we’ll bring him back a balloon.

Happy Friday!

Catherine πŸ’™πŸŽ¨



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¨


Hanging Basket


Sorry to leave you hanging but I’m in a rush 😝


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’™