Summertime Splashes

Hello there! I’ve enjoyed playing along with the Doodlewash prompts for June and posting on Instagram. These little paintings are done quickly, for the most part, and are not meant to be masterpieces. The point is to simply enjoy the process of painting and not worry about the end product so much. Here are some that I’ve painted in June.

Playing Cards
Playing Cards
Tiger Eye
Tiger Eye
Brownie
Brownie
Pencils
Pencils
Beach Ball
Beach Ball
Buttons
Buttons
Cookie
Cookie
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum

Looking back at these, I laugh because the prompt of chrysanthemum gave me the hardest time. I tried it few times and all attempts were pathetic. Then, the next day, I sat down to conquer it as soon as I woke up, and the flower just kind of flowed off the brush. Why can’t that happen every time?

Today, July 1, starts the celebration of World Watercolor Month, and I’ll post weekly recaps of the prompts here on WordPress while posting daily on Instagram. The July prompts are rather vague, and I am eager to see the interpretations of other artists. I hope you are having an awesome summer so far, even with all the oddities we seem to have nowadays. Be well!

Gingerbread, #WorldWatercolorGroup

At this time of year Gingerbread makes me think of cookies, so I painted this smiling gingerbread man for today’s challenge.

Gingerbread Cookie

Gingerbread Cookie

Gingerbread is a splendid blend of sweet molasses and pungent spices of ginger, cloves, and nutmeg which complement each other perfectly and and smell absolutely scrumptious when baking.  It’s no wonder that gingerbread is a popular choice at Christmastime, whether it is made in a cake, loaf, or cookie. Yum.