Himalayan Blue Poppy


#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Poppy

Did you know that bees prefer blue flowers, and that blue flowers are relatively rare – with only 10% of the world species producing that color. The blue himalayan poppy (not a true poppy) is rare enough in the wild that until 1922 it was considered a myth.

I was using up some left-over gouache and I’m not overly happy with the colors but I had fun painting this nonetheless.

  • Paint-Arteza Gouache
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Universalblock Mixed Media
  • Brushes: Etchr Gouache brushes
  • Reference photo by: DebbieClarkArt at Pixabay

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Red Boots


Did you know that Wellington boots were made of leather originally, until vulcanized rubber became available in the 1850’s.

The Doodlewash prompt for today is Boots. I decided to use it even though my painting is acrylic so it isn’t official.

This time I used a mixed media paper that works for acrylic as well as other mediums. It worked very well!

  • Paint-Liquitex & Holbein Acryla Gouache (acrylic)
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Universal Block Mixed Media Sketch Pad
  • Brushes: Aook oil, acrylic & watercolor brushes

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Brontosaurus Triumphant


Did you know that scientists decided the brontosaurus and apatosaurus were the same animal and went with the apatosaurus name, then found proof that they were different? So the brontosaurus is back, baby!

I painted this from one of the photos I took when we visited the Prehistoric Gardens. I decided to paint it as though this was a living dinosaur, rather than make it look exactly like the statue..

  • Paint-Liquitex & Holbein Acryla Gouache (acrylic)
  • Paper: Hahnemühle College Acrylic Paper
  • Brushes: Aook oil, acrylic & watercolor brushes

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

A Light Bulb Moment


Did you know that many people (probably around 20) invented the light bulb before the Thomas Edison version? Edison did invent the first commercially practical version.

This time, I decided that I’d go more realistic with my acrylic painting, and I also played around with the bokeh effect. I’ll probably stay more with the looser, more abstract style at least for now. Of course, me being me, I may change my in the next five minutes or so, lol.

  • Paint-Liquitex & Holbein Acrylic & Acryla Gouache (acrylic)
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Öl 230 Acrylic Paper
  • Brushes: Princeton Heritage Brushes

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Nubian Ibex


#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Mountainscape. ‘Cause if the ibex doesn’t conjure mountain scenes, what does?

Did you know that the Nubian Ibex has a shiny coat that reflects the sunlight and helps to keep them cool?

Pixabay reference by ronbd on Pixabay.

  • Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor Travel set
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard
  • Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Great White …


Pelican. Hah! Bet you were expecting a shark, lol. But they aren’t the only great whites. Now for the other shocker. This pelican is my painting for the #DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Bell.

Here’s the logic —

  • Crotalus is the name for a clapper inside a bell.
  • Onocrotalusonos is an ancient Greek word for donkey.
  • Ass-clapper was an ancient name for the pelican.
  • The scientific name for the Great White pelican is Pelecanus onocrotalus.

So a pelican is a perfect fit for a prompt of bell. Am I the only one who is reminded of my Big Fat Greek Wedding here?

Pixabay reference by Stevebidmead at Pixabay.

  • Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard
  • Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip brushes

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Wombat at the Feast


Doodlewash Prompt August 2021: Koala. Koalas and wombats are related, but I like wombats better so that’s what I painted, lol.

Did you know that wombats can run up to 25 miles an hour?

Pixabay reference by pen_ash.

  • Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • Paint-Arteza Gouache
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard
  • Brushes: Etchr Gouache brushes

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Fallen Apples


#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Apple.

Did you know that the quercetin and dihydroxybezoic acid (DHBA) in apples are believed to be especially good for preventing memory loss?

  • Paint- Aquafine watercolor
  • Paper- Strathmore Ready-Cut
  • Brush- ZenArt Black Tulip brushes.

REVIEW: Etchr Sketchbooks, the Perfect Sketchbook & the Accordion Sketchbooks


Etchr started with the goal of creating the ultimate art bag, and then ultimate art supplies of all kinds. In their own words, “Overall, we’re helping artists art.”

Want to learn more about their sketchbooks? Read my review at Doodlewash!

Upon Reflection


I wanted a card to send along with a gift, so I used a sheet of Hahnemühle’s grey-toned paper, folded it in half and painted away.

  • Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolor Paper
  • Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

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