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 whatContinue reading “Stinkhorn”

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: White Titanium Hansa Yellow LT YellowContinue reading “Winter Cherry”

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 seemedContinue reading “Sockeye Salmon Abstract”

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: White Titanium Hansa Yellow LT Red Light (Vermillion)Continue reading “Scarlet Macaw-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

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.Continue reading “Bubblegum Coral”

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: White Titanium Hansa Yellow LT Yellow Deep Phthalo Blue Red Rose (Quin) Phthalo Green

Red Factor Canary – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Reference photo courtesy of achris  on Pixabay. Doodlewash prompt: Canary. A very quickly painted red-factor canary. Did you know that canaries come in many colors? Shades of yellow, of course, and green, orange, red, white, gray, and variations and combinations of all these colors. There are also different types – lizard, crested, frilled, belgian toContinue reading “Red Factor Canary – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

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 itContinue reading “Purple & Bluing It”

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,Continue reading “Rain and Reflections”