Parrotfish – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork: Various opaque watercolor brands on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set. Today, my hubby took a parrotfish in his lunchbag. Doodlewash prompt ‘parrot’. I wasn’t in the mood to paint parrots, but I was into the idea of trying to get that neonContinue reading “Parrotfish – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Arctic Fox – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set. Photo courtesy of diapicard on Pixabay. Today, my hubby took a fox in his lunchbag. Doodlewash prompt ‘Arctic Fox’. I actually painted this a while ago. It was one of my first test withContinue reading “Arctic Fox – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

REVIEW: White Nights Pastel Watercolors – Part 2


Yesterday, in Part 1 of this review, I discussed the White Nights Pastel Watercolours in general. Today, I’m going to show you what happened when I tried to draw over the paint with technical pen. My first thought when I saw these colors is that they would be fabulous to use as backgrounds for technical penContinue reading “REVIEW: White Nights Pastel Watercolors – Part 2”

REVIEW: White Nights Pastel Watercolors – Part 1


My first brand of serious watercolor was a set of Yarka St Petersburg pan paints. They are also sold under the name of White Nights. They are a professional grade, though on the lower end of professional*, very nicely priced (for professional). Recently, they came out with a set of six, new pastel colors. *NotContinue reading “REVIEW: White Nights Pastel Watercolors – Part 1”

Testing My New Gouache Set


Artwork- Wet Paint Exclusive Holbein Gouache set on Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper and Hahnemühle Britannia watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set. I used the 3/4 inch flat brush throughout for all four paintings. Note: Gouache IS watercolor – but it isn’t as processed as long as the paint labeledContinue reading “Testing My New Gouache Set”

By the Light of the Silvery Moon


Artwork-Miya Gouache & Van Gogh Interference Watercolor in a Saint Armand Canal Pad. Saint Armand paper is rag paper made of leftovers from the fabric industry. Their paper in the Canal Pad isn’t necessarily formulated for watercolor. I haven’t tried it with watercolor yet because I’m playing with gouache at the moment (which, yes, itContinue reading “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”

Life is Just a Bubble


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper (review). Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay. … too dark! Too light! No! Too dark … If you are having that kind of conversation with yourself, that’s probably a clue that it’s time to put your paintingContinue reading “Life is Just a Bubble”

Topiary Horses – Discussing Colored Shadows


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper (review). Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Zouki on Pixabay. I love googling ‘topiary’ to get inspiration for my stylized landscapes. Usually, I just scroll through the photos and then go off to do a painting but occasionally I’ll seeContinue reading “Topiary Horses – Discussing Colored Shadows”

Violet and Sunshine


Artwork-Miya Gouache & Van Gogh Interference Watercolor in a Hahnemühle Black Book I’m finding that I have trouble with the gouache streaking when I’m trying to do large washes. The black paper I used for this one isn’t formulated for watercolor, so that is part of it, but I’ve had this problem throughout. I’m usingContinue reading “Violet and Sunshine”