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MayDoodle Mountain Ash

May Doodle

My CLmooc friends doodle every day.

Today on our walk I snapped a couple pictures of the lovely mountain ash in the park, which is in full bloom. I wrote a couplet for my daily poem, and also decided to somehow paint a picture of the blooming tree.

Here are my reference photos I took of the tree in Cole Park.

I started out thinking it would be a contour drawing again, but there are too many lines already, so I attempted to capture it with color, texture, shading, and overall watercolor paper layer. 


  • Outline: technical pen
  • Color: Fill from reference layer— except for the white flowers, which are dry ink
  • Shading/Texture: I adapted the dry ink brush— increased the shape spacing and jitter just a bit.
  • Background Texture: Jennifer’s “big cloud” brush
  • Overall Canvas Texture: Jennifer’s watercolor paper

See links to mentioned artists here: Artist Resources

#warmup4art #makingarteveryday #mountainash #rowan #clmooc #maydoodle #cldoodle22 #ipadartwithjennifernichols

Sheri Edwards View All

Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart

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