Stinkhorn


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press Reference photo courtesy of USAGI_POST on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Ice Cream. I wasn’t able to get anything specific done for this prompt because of my bad back, but these mushrooms I painted last month have a shape similar to ice cream scoops and shape is what it is all about this month. So I’m claiming it!

No facts today. Sorry!

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.

Da Vinci Gouache:

Tangerine


Doodlewash Prompt: Tangerines

Artwork: Tangerine-Opaque Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press. Photo reference courtesy of rolandmey on Pixabay.

Did you know that the name “tangerine” originates from Tangier, Morocco?

Winter Cherry


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press. Reference photo courtesy of pixel2013 on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Cherries

Did you know that the Physalis alkekeng plant is called the bladder cherry, Chinese lantern, Japanese lantern, or winter cherry?

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.

Da Vinci Gouache:

Sockeye Salmon Abstract


Artwork-Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press Reference photo courtesy of ArtTower on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Salmon

Did you know that Salmon are anadromous? Probably, since it simply means that salmon live in both salt and fresh water. Now you know the word for that.

This was rather quickly painted from a photo that seemed almost abstract, but I loved the colors.

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.

Schmincke Delft Blue Gouache

Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache

Holbein Gouache:

Scarlet Macaw-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press. Reference photo courtesy of carlswain on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Scarlet Macaw

Did you know that the Scarlet Macaw can fly at speeds up to 35 miles an hour?

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.

Da Vinci Gouache:

Bubblegum Coral


Artwork- White Nights Pastel Watercolors on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press

Doodlewash Prompt: Bubblegum

Did you know that bubblegum corals (yes – there really is such a thing) have polyps with eight tentacles, which usually emerge at night to feed?

I wasn’t feeling too arty when I painted this, so I opted to go cartoony.

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.

White Nights Pastel Watercolor set of six

Buttercups on Black


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press. Reference photo courtesy of Pezibear on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Buttercup

Did you know that there are almost 2000 different species of buttercup?

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.

Da Vinci Gouache:

Purple & Bluing It


Artwork-Holbein and Winsor & Newton Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 and Princeton Heritage Synthetic Sable 4050 Round 8 

There was a reference photo from Auciferz  that I had thought about using for either the Doodlewash sunflower or orchid prompt, but it didn’t seem quite right. Still I wanted to paint it.

The sunflower that I did paint for the prompt was an experiment using gouache on gouache. I learned what I wanted, but wasn’t totally satisfied with the finished piece.

So when I painted this I tried to think what was missing from the other flower and decided it was purples and blues. So I purpled and blued it!

What do you think?

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper

Wet Paint Custom Holbein Artist Gouache Set

Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache Brilliant Violet

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

Princeton Heritage Synthetic Sable 4050 Round 8 

Vegetable Aisle


Artwork- Schminke watercolor on a Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

Although I like the bright intense color of gouache on black paper, there are times when I want color that is more subtle and opaque watercolor does the job. I’ve been looking for a good yellow that will hold its own against the dark paper, and suddenly remembered my Schmincke paints have a good answer.

I played around with Rutile yellow and a few other colors on my Schmincke palette. This was done on a piece of scrap paper, approx 3 x 4 inches.

What I like about the Rutile yellow for painting on black is that it doesn’t go green, but goes more to a cream. You won’t get loud lemons or banana colors (you need gouache for that!), but this is a good base for other colors or when you want the relief of a light color that won’t dominate.

Tools

Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press Watercolor paper

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

Rain and Reflections


Artwork-Holbein and Winsor & Newton Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 and Princeton Heritage Synthetic Sable 4050 Round 8. Reference Photo courtesy of Pexels on Pixabay.

Bright lights dancing to the music of the rain. To splashing feet, syncopated beat, raindrops twirling, puddles swirling, serenity in energy.

Doodlewash prompt: Rain & Reflections

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper

Wet Paint Custom Holbein Artist Gouache Set

Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

Princeton Heritage Synthetic Sable 4050 Round 8