No Bull – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Schminke watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo reference courtesy of Couleur on Pixabay

My hubby took a cow in his lunch bag

Did you know that cows can see almost 360 degrees and can scent things from up to six miles away? That’s kind of mooo-ving, isn’t it!

Tools

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

 

Bunny Sea Slug – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle cold press Watercolor postcard.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water – another cute sea slug is found. A couple of weeks ago, I post a postcard painting of the Leaf Sheep sea slug and now …

The Bunny sea slug (not to be confused with the sea hare (a not nearly so cute sea slug) looks like a fluffy little bunny. Those ear like protrusions are actually sensory organs and what looks like fluffy fur are actually fleshy rods and knobs. And you don’t want to eat this guy – they are toxic.

Another one to google – they’re so cute to watch!

DANIEL SMITH watercolors

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

What's Black & White & Red All Over


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical pens & Watercolor on Hahnemühle Expression Watercolor Block Cold Pressed

Doodlewash prompt: Something Red

Every year Hahnemühle has a calendar competition calling for people to enter artwork. The winners get their work included in a limited edition calendar along with all sorts of other Hahnemühle paper goodness.

For the 2019 calendar, the theme was ‘Red’. I considered entering and did this study of the idea I had in mind. It was a riff on the old ‘What’s Black & White & Red’ all over, incorporating two to the popular answers – a newspaper and a sunburned Zebra.

As it turned out, I had too many projects going and decided not to work further on this. I came across my study while looking for something else (which I didn’t find, of course) and realized it was a good fit for the ‘Something Red’ prompt on Doodlewash – even though it’s more of a pink. So here ’tis, I’m sharing it with ya now!

Five minute Flamingo – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Schminke watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of Larisa-K on Pixabay.

My hubby took a flamingo in his lunch bag.

I realized at the last minute that I hadn’t painted a flamingo for the prompt and with only a few minutes before I had to leave the house, I dashed out this flying flamingo. He came out so small! But at least I got one done.

Did you know that the flamingo eats with his head upside down? He holds her breath, sucks in water and filters out the crustaceans.

Doodlewash prompt ‘flamingo’.

Tools

Schmincke Horadam Phthalo Sapphire Blue

Schmincke Horadam Vermilion

Schmincke Horadam Saturn Red

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

Emperor Tamarin Monkey – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and QoR watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Travel Round size 8. Photo courtesy of Ellen26 on Pixabay.

My hubby took an Emperor Tamarin Monkey in his lunchbag. Did you know this monkey got its name for a resemblence to the German Emperor Wilhelm II ( 1859 – 1941)? I have to wonder if either emperor was pleased with the comparison.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

QOR Watercolor Half Pan Set of 12 Ultimate Mixing Set

Princeton Neptune Travel Brush, Series 4750, Round, Size 8

 

Mountains of Morning


Artwork-Holbein Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Heritage Brushes 4050 Synthetic Sable. Photo reference courtesy of enriquelopezgarre on Pixabay.

Sometimes you see a view or a photo reference and think ‘I just gotta paint that!’ That happened with this beautiful scene. I was a bit intimidated by it though. I know from experience that a view like this looks simple, but that doesn’t mean easy. I’ve messed up enough of them in the past to know.

This time though, I used black paper – half the job done. Combined with the bright goauche colors, all I had to do was move the brush around.

Instant drama! Who needs Black Velvet (either the cloth or the booze!) when you’ve got black watercolor paper!

It isn’t exactly galatic but it has that feeling of vastness so I’m claiming it for the Doodlewash prompt: Galaxy

White Throated Kingfisher – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of Nghangvu on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt ‘fish’. Earlier this month, when the prompt was ‘parrot’ I painted a parrotfish. I thought is was only proper to turn around and paint a Kingfisher for the prompt of fish! Ain’t I a stinker?

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4