Buttons, Buttons


Artwork: Zebra pen Mildliner brush pens and Zebra Pen Metallic Brush Pen on a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard.

I realized I didn’t have anything but my daily doodles for today and tomorrow, so I did some quick abstracts to post.

Ever wonder why buttons are on opposite sides for men and women? Most men dressed themselves, and most being right-handed, it was easier to have buttons on the right. Most women of wealth were dressed by someone else, and left-sided button were easier to see. As usual in this world, poor people seldom had buttons so no one cared how they dressed.

And today’s doodle…

Doodlewash Prompt: Playing Cards

Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper.

Tools:

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Pencil and the Coral Tree


Artwork: Zebra Zensation Brush Pen and Da Vinci Gouache on Hahnemühle Cézanne Hot Press

Did you know that botanists consider the coral tree to be a member of the pea family?

And today’s doodle…

Doodlewash Prompt: Pencil

Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper.

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Green Pepper & Wild Lavender


Artwork: Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of Photos_kast on Pixabay.

Did you know that traditionally Lavender flowers represent purity, silence, devotion serenity, grace and calmness?

And today’s doodle…

Doodlewash Prompt: Green Pepper

Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper.

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Pie Slice and Ocean Shores


Melissa Gannon Class 8 – -Watercolor on WSH150 CP. The last of her classes for this session.

Did you know the longest beach in the world is believed to be Casino Beach in the city of Rio Grande, Brazil. It is approximately 132 – 157 miles long?

And today’s doodle…

Doodlewash Prompt: Pie Slice

Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper.

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Half-Moon & Dovecote at Versailles


Melissa Gannon Class 7 – -Watercolor on WSH150 CP

Did you know that Marie Antoinette had a rustic retreat in the park of the Château de Versailles? Lesson 7 of my Melissa Gannon class was a painting of the Dovecote that was one of the buildings.

And today’s doodle…

Doodlewash Prompt: Half Moon

Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper.

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Brownies & Magnolias


This is my painting from Melissa Gannon’s sixth class.

Did you know that Magnolia fossils have been found that are believed to be 20 million years old?

And today’s doodle…

Doodlewash Prompt: Brownies

Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper.

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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?

First Light


This is my painting from Melissa Gannon’s fifth class.

Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Pressed

This was actually my second try. It was a fairly difficult painting with such a dramatic sunrise. I did my first try in the journal I’ve made using watercolor on WSH150 Cold Pressed. It’s a watercolor paper that’s over 60 years old and you can’t really find paper of this quality any more. That said, I’m not used to those qualities and things don’t always come out the way I expect.

There are some things about this version that I like better, but I think the second version is better overall. Better composition and a tidier feel.

It was fun seeing the difference the paint and paper made.

Tomatoes in the Gloaming


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical pen, and colored pencil over watercolor on Hahnemühle Cézanne Hot Press.

Doodlewash Prompt: Tomatoes. Did you know the scientific name for tomato is Lycopersicon lycopersicum, which means wolf peach?

Gloaming is a word (more or less obsolete) for twilight or dusk. I’ve always loved it but it isn’t a word you often use.

This picture was an experiment. It was another painting that I washed away under the tap. The colors were too staining though and remained pretty bright. I decided to draw and then color my tomatoes with colored pencil. I looked at the result and immediately thought ‘it’s tomatoes seen in the gloaming after a rain’.

I still don’t really like the piece, but it’s more interesting than it was before and, at least I got to use the word gloaming, lol.

Tools:

Hahnemuhle Cezanne Watercolor Block Cold Press (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Zebra Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencils

Black Pearl Pepper


Artwork: Daniel Smith watercolor on Hahnemühle Cézanne Hot Press. Photo reference courtesy of PublicDomainPictures on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Red Pepper. I believe the variety shown in my painting is a Black Pearl pepper, which turn red when mature.

Did you know that the capsicum annuum is a fruit that is both male and female? It is known as Sweet Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Ornamental Chili Pepper, and Red Pepper.

Tools:

Hahnemuhle Cezanne Watercolor Block Cold Press (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor: