REVIEW: ZenArt Allegro Travel Watercolor Paint Set 24 Warm Colors


Interested in a watercolor set that comes in a beautiful, stylish case with colors intended to create a sunny, happy mood? ZenArt has released four new cake (aka pan) watercolor sets — the Espresso, the Allegro, the Sereno and the Prezioso.  To learn more, read my review of the Allegro set at Doodlewash!

Abrupt Blackthorn


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Abrupt. Blackthorn symbolizes sudden change, usually in due to strife of some kind. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joined the World Watercolor Month fun? Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Abrupt Blackthorn”

Hush Iris


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Hush. Many types of Iris are called Hush. Hush Diana, Dawn Hush, and Hush Money are only a few of them. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joined the World Watercolor Month fun? Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Hush Iris”

Bouganvillea and the Gnarled Tree


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Gnarled. Bougainvillea isn’t gnarled, but they often climb trees that are! Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joined the World Watercolor Month fun? Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada,Continue reading “Bouganvillea and the Gnarled Tree”

Angel Wing Begonias


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Wing. I went with the Angel Wing Begonia because of the name. There is also a Dragon Wing Begonia. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes I’m jumping around between my pre-stamped sheet, but this is the last of the promptsContinue reading “Angel Wing Begonias”

Zinnias and Baby’s Breath


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompts: Memory and Breathe. Zinnias symbolize remembrance for friends long absent and did you know that Baby’s Breath is toxic? So don’t eat it if you want to continue breathing! I’m posting prompts for both July 6th and 7th, because tomorrow’s post is for my review of Kuretake’s Zig Clean Color Real Brush atContinue reading “Zinnias and Baby’s Breath”

World Watercolor Month’s Calla Lily Anniversary


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Milestone. Did you know that World Watercolor Month was started in 2016? The Calla Lily is the flower for 6th Anniversaries, so I used it to celebrate that World Watercolor Month milestone. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have youContinue reading “World Watercolor Month’s Calla Lily Anniversary”

Dainty Duckweed & Spatterdock


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompts: Dainty & Spatter. Watermeal Duckweed is the smallest (thus the daintiest) flowering plant in the world, about the size of a candy sprinkle. Spatterdock is also called the Yellow Pond Lily, Cow Lily, and Brandy Bottle. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Dainty Duckweed & Spatterdock”

Refreshment When It Sizzles


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Sizzle. When the weather sizzles, the cold refreshments come out! Did you know that chocolate was originally used as an alcoholic drink, a cacao wine fermented from cacao fruits, that is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world? Paint- Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paper- Hahnemühle cold-pressed watercolor postcard Brush- ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Refreshment When It Sizzles”