Review: Kaleidolines Starter Set


Need a set of tools for drawing, doodling and watercolor style coloring? The Kaleidolines Starter Set may be exactly what you need. This month I’ve been using Cambio Tambien brush pens and the Kaleidolines Starter Set for my alphabet primer. But what is Kaleidolines, and what’s in the Starter Set? Learn more in my reviewContinue reading “Review: Kaleidolines Starter Set”

Review: Hahnemühle’s Acrylic Papers


Watercolor and pen and ink have always been my main mediums for art, but I do like to play with acrylic now and then. I received five different papers from Hahnemühle to try out and I’ll definitely be painting with acrylic more often! Three of the paper are meant specifically for acrylic and two areContinue reading “Review: Hahnemühle’s Acrylic Papers”

Review: Strathmore’s Ready Cut Watercolor paper


Ever tried to find a frame and discovered your painting isn’t an easy size to find? Strathmore’s Ready Cut comes in three of the most common U.S. frame sizes— 5” x 7”, 8” x 10” and 11” x 14″. It’s also a great watercolor paper, especially if you love the juicy, drippy, transparent effects that isContinue reading “Review: Strathmore’s Ready Cut Watercolor paper”

REVIEW: Etchr Sketchbooks, the Perfect Sketchbook & the Accordion Sketchbooks


Etchr started with the goal of creating the ultimate art bag, and then ultimate art supplies of all kinds. In their own words, “Overall, we’re helping artists art.” Want to learn more about their sketchbooks? Read my review at Doodlewash!

Review: Gansai Tambi Watercolors


Traditional transparent watercolor, gouache, watercolor inks.  Just when you think you know them all there comes yet another kind of watercolor! Like many ‘new’ discoveries, Gansai has been around forever. So what is it, and how is it different? Interested? Read my review of the 48-color set of Gansai Tambi Watercolors from Kuretake at Doodlewash!

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!

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”

Review: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush


Traditional watercolor and brush are fabulous and convenient, but sometimes you want something even more convenient. Kuretake’s ZIG Clean Color Real Brush fills the need. To learn more, read my review of the 90-color set at Doodlewash.com!

Tutorial: How to Paint a Loose & Lovely Landscape in Watercolor


As part of ZenArt’s World Watercolor Month series of tutorials, I’ve made this video showing you how I create my Loose & Lovely landscapes. Later today, I have a review of Kuretake’s ZIG Clean Color Real Brush up at Doodlewash! You can see me do another Loose & Lovely Watercolor!

Giveaway! Kuretake Historic Art Sets


Tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing Kuretake’s Zig Clean Color Real Brushes 90-color set. Be sure to check it out! Meanwhile, I’m giving away two of the Historic Art sets that they sent me! U. S. only (sorry) This giveaway runs until Friday, July 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT Prize Packages: One winner will receive a MonetContinue reading “Giveaway! Kuretake Historic Art Sets”