Taking a Bath


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Elephant.

Did you know a baby elephant sucks the end of its trunk, much like human babies suck their thumb?

This time I mixed metallic silver with permanent mauve to try for a glisteny-wet look.

  • Hahnemühle The Collection Hot Press Watercolor Paper
  • Aquafine Watercolor
  • Reference Image by Wildfaces from Pixabay.

June Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Getting Ready For World Watercolor Month 2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash.

I really want to do all the prompts in a journal just for the occasion, but worry a bit that time will be an issue (don’t we all?). Then I had an idea for a theme – silhouettes.

I’ve got a Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour book and I’m getting it prepped by writing the prompts for each page, and doing a loose and lovely background. Those are quick and easy to do, so I can do a page here and there, ahead of time.

Then when the prompt rolls around all I have to do is some kind of silhouette.

Easy Peasy – right? Okay it probably won’t be as easy as all that, but definitely easier than coming up with a full painting each day.

These are the two backgrounds I’ve done so far.

  • Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour book
  • Aquafine Watercolor
  • Malden Flake Salt added to second page

July Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

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You can find ZenArt products here.

Humpback Whale


#doodlewashJune2022: Humpback whale.

Did you know that humpback whales have ‘gathering’ places where they meet at regular intervals and share songs?

I decided to do something a little more stylized for this one. All those barnacles just seem to call for it.

  • Bockingford Hot Press Watercolor Paper
  • MaimeriBlu Watercolor
  • Reference Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay.

June Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

Clematis


#doodlewashJune2022: Clematis.

Did you know the Clematis is also known as “Old Man’s Beard”? You don’t want to get it in your beard though as it’s toxic and can cause burning and ulcers in the mouth!

  • Bockingford Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Da Vinci Watercolor

June Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Chinese Water Dragon


#doodlewashJune2022: Lizard.

Did you know the Chinese Water Dragon, like many other lizards, has a ‘third eye’? It’s a pineal gland located at the top of their head. It doesn’t ‘see’ images but measures light, helping the lizards navigate, and avoid predators from overhead.

  • Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection Paper
  • Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • MaimeriBlu Watercolor
  • Reference Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay.

June Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

Review – MaimeriBlu Tube and Pan Watercolors


A full line of single pigment watercolors. Many pigments that are hard to find in other brands. Professional grade watercolor …

Interested? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!

Spinner Dolphin


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Spinner Dolphin.

Did you know that dolphins and whales blow bubbles, sometimes even bubble rings? It’s part of their breathing, but they’ve often been seen playing with the bubbles, and may even communicate with them.

  • Hahnemühle The Collection Hot Press Watercolor Paper
  • Aquafine Watercolor
  • Reference Image by B Truchement from Pixabay.

June Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

The Australian Shepherd


#doodlewashJune2022: Dog.

Did you know that the australian shepherd is not from Australia? Some believe they made their entrance to the U.S. following their Basque masters who had immigrated to Australia then to the U. S. Others believe the breed are off-shoots of British Herding dogs like the collie.

This is more of a sketch than an actual painting, done quickly when I realized that I’d forgotten to do a postcard for hubby’s lunch bag.

  • Hahnemühle Cold Press Harmony watercolor paper
  • Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • Daniel Smith Watercolor
  • Pixabay reference photo courtesy of Weevinz.

June Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

The Beaver


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Beaver.

Did you know that a beaver can close his lips behind his incisor teeth, and hold his tongue tightly against the roof of his mouth, so that he can gnaw underwater without swallowing water?

This was another experiment to see if I could get that glisteny-wet look of wet fur by using gold and silver metallic paint. I kinda like it. I’ll have to play with this more, just for the fact that it scanned rather well. I’m not sure if that’s because of the brand of watercolor or the colors I used beneath the metallic. Possibly both.

  • Hahnemühle The Collection Hot Press Watercolor Paper
  • Aquafine Watercolor
  • Reference Image by Diana from Pixabay.

June Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Red Panda – Two Panda


#doodlewashJune2022: Red Panda.

Did you know there are two species of Red Panda? Recent DNA discoveries have revealed that Chinese Red Pandas and Himalayan Red Pandas are two distinct species, though the difference is mainly in the head shape, and coloration — more white on the Chinese Panda’s face and more distinct rings on the Himalayan’s tail.

I was playing with chinese white and titanium white in this painting, and it’s given it sort of a blurry feel. I’ll probably stick with gouache to add white in the future, but I’ll keep this as is as a reminder why.

  • Hahnemühle The Collection Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Aquafine Watercolor
  • Reference photo by 2023852 from Pixabay

June Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

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