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:

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 to name just a few of them.

Tools

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Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press Watercolor paper

Da Vinci Gouache:

Schmincke Delft Blue 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