Happy Easter To All Who Celebrate


May this be a day of peace and happiness for everyone, whatever their faith or beliefs. Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor, ZenArt Black Tulip Round size 8 on Hahnemühle Collection Cold Press watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find ZebraContinue reading “Happy Easter To All Who Celebrate”

Peacock Visitor


I haven’t had much time for painting while at my brother’s house in Florida but I had to paint the visitor who stopped by this morning in search of blueberries.   Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor, ZenArt Black Tulip Round size 8 on Hahnemühle Collection Cold Press watercolor paper Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Peacock Visitor”

Opening to the Sun


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Opening Did you know that the hibiscus is known as the ‘shoe flower’ because in Jamaica and other African countries, their petals were used to polish shoes? Artwork-Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle cold press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of jessunny on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Opening to the Sun”

Organic Explosion


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Seeds Did you know that until the 1800s, save for the wealthy, people pulled grass to make room for more useful plants like dandelions? Artwork-QoR Watercolor on Hahnemühle Rough Collection Paper. Reference photo by AdinaVoicu on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada,Continue reading “Organic Explosion”

Kitten Puffball-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Doodlewash prompt: Kitten. Did you know that kittens sleep up to 22 hours a day at first, then 18-20, averaging around 16 hours once they are adults? I decided I had better go back to doing some regular watercolor before I forget how it differs from gouache! Artwork-QoR Watercolor on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’Continue reading “Kitten Puffball-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Cameroon Lamb – Counting Sheep #9


Artwork -Gouache on Fabriano Artistico in a Mary Roff handmade sketchbook. Photo Courtesy of ivabalk on Pixabay. Did you know that sheep have scent glands in front of their eyes and on their feet? Doodlewash Prompt: Sheep. Well, this is one project I started in 2019 that I definitely didn’t keep up with. I intendedContinue reading “Cameroon Lamb – Counting Sheep #9”

Evening in Red-Gold and Lavender


Artwork- Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and American Journey Watercolor on a Hahnemühle Coldpress Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of Ferdinand-Feng on Pixabay. Did you know that according to statistics, in 2020, 56% of the world’s population lives in cities? This line and wash painting took me forEVER! I got out the ruler and really triedContinue reading “Evening in Red-Gold and Lavender”

Tutorial – How to Draw a Wombat with Pointillism


I have a tutorial up at the Zebra Pen Z-Blog with a step-by-step pattern for drawing a Hairy-nosed Wombat and steps for coloring it using the Pointilism style. Head over to the Zebra Pen Z-Blog and read my tutorial to find out how it’s done!

Candlefish – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork: Zebra Zensations technical pen & American Journey watercolors in a St Louis Art Supply watercolor journal. Did you know that the Eulachon, a species of smelt, is often called the candlefish because it can be dried and burned as a candle? Not sure what that would smell like! I was in a hurry withContinue reading “Candlefish – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Norwegian Lemming – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork- Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and QoR Watercolor on a Hahnemühle Coldpress Watercolor Postcard. Did you know that contrary to the myth, lemmings do not commit mass suicide nor do they explode. And they’re cute! Who knew? Doodlewash prompt: Myth Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “Norwegian Lemming – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”