Sandpaper Vine


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Tactile. The leaves of the Sandpaper Vine are rough and produce a crinkly sound when scratched. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush It’s not too late to join in. You can start at any placeContinue reading “Sandpaper Vine”

Summer Savory


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Savory. The leaves of the Summer Savory have a hot, peppery taste that make it a favorite with some cooks. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans thought it was an aphrodisiac! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black TulipContinue reading “Summer Savory”

Tickle Me Mimosa


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt: Tickle. Mimosa pudica is the ‘tickle me’ plant. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Winsor Newton Watercolor Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush It’s not too late to join in. You can start at any place at any time. You can follow the promptsContinue reading “Tickle Me Mimosa”

Entwined Acacia


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt: Entwined. There is a species called Entwine Acacia. I assume it likes to be entwined, lol, and that’s all the time I had to look for a flower that fit the prompt. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Aquafine Watercolor Paper-Hahnemühle beige-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Entwined Acacia”

Rough Blazing Star


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Rough. The rough blazing star is one of many Liatris species, a prairie plant (that grows in many places that aren’t prairie) that supports many beneficial species of insects. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine & Winsor Newton Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joinedContinue reading “Rough Blazing Star”

Marigold for Vision


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt: Vision. Marigold tea is good for the vision! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Aquafine Watercolor & Arteza Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush I finished another sheet of flowers. It’s not too late to join in. You can start at any placeContinue reading “Marigold for Vision”

Review: Aquafine Watercolour Inks


Last month I reviewed Daler-Rowney’s Aquafine Watercolor tubes and pans. This week I’m reviewing the Aquafine Watercolour Inks. How are they the same? How do they differ? To find out read my review at Doodlewash! And don’t forget to check out my giveaway for a chance to win a set of these inks for yourself!

Tutorial: How to Paint a Fizzy Drink in Watercolor


It’s World Watercolor Month, and today’s optional prompt is Effervescent. That’s hard to paint until you consider that Fizzy is another word for effervescent. As part of ZenArt’s World Watercolor Month series of tutorials, I’ve made this video showing you how to paint a Fizzy Drink! Later today, I have a review of Aquafine’s WatercolorContinue reading “Tutorial: How to Paint a Fizzy Drink in Watercolor”

Giveaway (closed): Aquafine Watercolour Inks


This giveaway is over, and the winner has been notified. Daler-Rowney sent me some Aquafine Watercolor Inks for review, and I’m giving a set away! Tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing these inks at Doodlewash! U. S. only (sorry) This giveaway runs until Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT Prize Package: One winner will receive aContinue reading “Giveaway (closed): Aquafine Watercolour Inks”

Faithful Violets and Fizzy Pink Dianthus


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompts: Faithful and Effervescent. Violets symbolize loyalty, devotion, and faithfulness. The Dianthus is an early and long flowering perennial whose pink flowers inspire many of the varieties to a ‘fizzy’ effervescent name. You get two flowers today, because tomorrow I have a review of Aquafine’s WatercolorContinue reading “Faithful Violets and Fizzy Pink Dianthus”