Poodles On Parade

My neighbor recently got a poodle in “party” colors (black and white) that inspired me to create a whimsical series in acrylic paint and watercolor.

I started by making random marks on a 22″x30″ sheet of hot press watercolor paper. I used golden fluid acrylics and permanent black ink with different size brushes.

Note: This is a great way to get over the fear of a white sheet of paper!

Next, I cut my large sheet of paper into smaller sizes. I had a total of 18 pieces of paper to creat my drawings.

Here are a five of my favorites:

I drew my poodles in pencil first and then used a permanent black pen. I used the marks on the paper to help me draw my poodles so they turned out a bit wonky! I finished them with watercolor.

Do you have a favorite?

One idea leads to another…

I made this birthday card for a friend:

And a weird bird showed up with a poodle do:

Dog gone it! I hope you have a happy Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

13 responses to “Poodles On Parade

  1. They’re all so neat and cute!! You’re so creative. I love the weird bird poodle and your birthday card.

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  2. You have such good imagination..

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  3. Marsha Urlacher

    Your pictures brought BIG smiles ito me this morning. Thank you! 🙂

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  4. Your art has gone to the dogs today. Thanks for showing your whimsical poodles.

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  5. The weird bird poodle is my favourite; definitely’!

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  6. Fun post, Jill, and fantastic birthday card! You brought out the fun in poodles with your artistic skills, much appreciated.


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