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Doodle gifts

One good thing about making art is that it is a simple thing to produce a personal gift for a loved one. Especially if you bear in mind the other person’s preferences or home décor. Over the weekend I prepared some backgrounds ready for some fun doodle paintings – hopefully one or two will be perfect Christmas gifts. I also bought some lovely sturdy frames to show them off.

I have a loved one, who has very similar tastes to my own, and I know that she will appreciate anything I make for her :) In fact I painted two doodle-ies, one of which was this one:

Abstract doodle painting

Acrylic spray painted backgrounds – and boy, I just found out how clogged up Liquitex Spray Paint caps can get. I soaked and scrubbed and soaked and scrubbed until, eventually, they worked again. I now know to take the caps off and put them to soak in hot water immediately after use. Liquitex do sell replacement caps but, y’know, I already bought the paint… where was I?

Yes, so I spray painted over stencils. Coat of clear gesso. Doodled some of those seed heads, coloured with everything within reach; coloured pencils, markers, paint, pastels… oh anything that looked promising. One thing I have discovered with clear gesso is that pens which are usually waterproof become un-waterproof when used on gesso. This can work to your advantage if you know what to expect. However, it can cause a horrible mess if your black doodle ink seeps into your glorious turquoise!

 

 

 

Family doodle

Not sure when this current addiction to making these doodle paintings will wear off. I’m having a lot of fun with them — they are very free and relaxing. Did this one the night before last but nasty cold is still hanging around and I didn’t have the energy to write even a blog post this tiny.

I’m keeping this one, but if you want something similar, just let me know via my Facebook page.

Family doodle painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9×7″ Watercolor & mixed media. £25.00 plus p&p. See Galleries for more details.