I am so behind. I don’t know how many of these I’ll be able to do this month. I need to paint some stuff I know I will succeed at, might even go back to pastel/acrylic for a while. I need product for future designs.

I did however manage to get a couple of watercolors done late. First are the Northern Lights:

The more I look at it the less I like it. I just couldn’t get it. This is even a second try, the first looked like the sky had broken open. Like something Dr. Who needed to come and fix! Ooh yeah, that crack that doctor number 11 had to deal with!

Next are the pelicans:

I like these guys, they just aren’t in the right place. They need to shift to the right. Still, it isn’t too bad.

I didn’t even bother with today’s. I looked at pictures of fossils and didn’t like anything I saw. I swear this month’s prompts are harder than the ones from last month! Okay, well I’ll talk to y’all later!

Tchau (not a misspelling, it is Portuguese for and sounds just like ciao, and is the same as good-bye in English)

A Redo of the Prompt Turtle #Doodlewash

Okay, I don’t usually do do-overs. I know really I should. It is just my attention span is about the equivalent of a doorknob! But for a friend I did the turtle over, doing just one this time. I’m still not happy with it, but it is better than the melting ones!

I wish I could have done schools of fish like the picture rather than the few I really didn’t put my heart into. Hey, it’s an improvement though.

New Painting Project

So I got the book in that is going to be my next…first…painting project. I am going to still try to do all the doodlewashes, but this one is just for me, and for my store.

So it is a massive book of animals. For whatever reason I do fairly well with animals if I put my mind to it. Well, except that cheetah I posted on here. Should have done him in color and should have left the background alone. But most of the time I do well. I have done my last dog, a puffin, the lion that hardly anyone here liked, but I love, I’ve done an egret, and so on. So I thought it would be fun to try. I had no idea the book would be so huge, but I’ll just do one per animal and see how it goes.

I also want to do a flower book, I’m not as good at flowers so that is going to come later we’ll see how that goes when the time comes. I’m excited though, I love animals, all of them! Except worms, ewwww.

I don’t that I will use strictly watercolor. I am still learning with that. I might try, but I may go back to some pastel and acrylic. It’s been a while since I did that. It might be fun to go back to that again. We’ll just have to wait and see!

Grand Opening Tomorrow!!

I can’t believe tomorrow is it. Of course, I’ve been open all along, but everything is actually up now. I’m so new to this, I hope it all looks okay, not too cluttered. I hate cluttered websites. Wish I felt as strongly about cluttered desks!

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#DoodlewashAugust2020 August 1st, 2020 Waves

Well this one scared me half to death. Funny how the ones that scare me usually turn out better than the rest. I thought water, which meant capturing movement or hands, nothing on the human body is my forte. I went with water, I did one time accidentally catch a pretty beach so I thought, “maybe I can do it again.” I looked up a picture, which happened to be a picture of another painting and to the races I went.

Crashing Waves

I was really happy with my use of various blues and with the blending I did. And really really happy with how my beach turned out. So this was today’s painting work. Hope you like! Feel free to comment, I would love to hear what you think.

Last Day #WorldWaterColorMonth July 31st, 2020 Prompt: Do-Over

There was probably a lot I could have done with this, but I went with literal and decided to “do-over” my prompt “green.” I can’t say I am any happier with this green than my other, but hey! I’m new at this.

Green Cucumber

I don’t know what I was thinking about with the dirt, texture I guess, but that is nothing like dirt at all. But you know what they say…if at first you don’t succeed try try again. So I will keep on trying. I kind of have to now after spending my savings on opening Kendall Stewart’s Art Shop. And yes you are going to keep hearing me plug it, sorry but I need to get the savings back at least! 🙂

#WorldWatercolorMonth July 30th, 2020 Prompt: Pose(y)

I really couldn’t come up with anything on this one. I could have tried to do a person posing for something…Oh man, I just thought of something! A camera! Well that isn’t what you are getting. Anyway, I just gave up and added a Y for a new prompt all my own. And I did it without drawing it up first, which I think turned out better than if I had tried to draw it.

My pose(y)

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#WorldWatercolorMonth July 29th, 2020 Prompt: Yesterday

Hello everyone! Again a busy day. But I finally got to this, and it was a doozy. I wanted to do something like someone thinking back on the past or something like that but I didn’t like the idea of having to do a person, much less 2, one for today and one for “yesterday.” And my yesterday was at a desk behind a computer most of the day. Again, I didn’t want to do a person. I can only barely draw one and I have never painted one. So off to the internet for pictures. I finally found one of a woman behind a desk and computer and it was a computer graphic, not an actual person. I felt like I could handle that better. Not that it mattered, but as it turned out she didn’t have a face. So here you go:

Let’s get down to business boys…

I smudged a little around the hair, had way too much water. Still I might use this on a woman’s tee or a mug. I like the saying I put in, kind of 80’s, but hey, why not. Oh, no! I just looked up and my desk bled on the sides. I suppose that knocks that out. Maybe I’ll do another one.

Okay, now for all you folks that look at this I’m going to ask, please go and look at my lion I painted. I don’t know why but I haven’t gotten any likes for him and I thought he was pretty good. Now don’t like him if you don’t, but take a closer look…please.

And also for the bloggers out there, are you having any trouble with the publishing part of a post. It has changed in a few ways, but most importantly I can’t have a featured photo.