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!

Vases on a Black Table


#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Vase. Did you know that the Egyptians are believed to be the first people to use vases for decorative purposes. Before that, they were mainly used for storage. I realized last night that I hadn’t done anything for this prompt, so I grabbed a background I had done using my loose & lovelyContinue reading “Vases on a Black Table”

Watercolor Flower Painting: How to Paint a Flamingo Feather Plant


This month, ZenArt’s World Watercolor Month has been doing a series of watercolor tutorials. It’s World Watercolor Month, and today’s optional prompt is Feathered. I thought about doing a video on how to paint a feather – but there are a lot of those! Then I saw the Flamingo Feather Celosia, and thought ah! simpleContinue reading “Watercolor Flower Painting: How to Paint a Flamingo Feather Plant”

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!

Review: Gansai Tambi Watercolors


Traditional transparent watercolor, gouache, watercolor inks.  Just when you think you know them all there comes yet another kind of watercolor! Like many ‘new’ discoveries, Gansai has been around forever. So what is it, and how is it different? Interested? Read my review of the 48-color set of Gansai Tambi Watercolors from Kuretake at Doodlewash!

Review: Aquafine Watercolour Inks


Last month I reviewed Daler-Rowney’s Aquafine Watercolor tubes and pans. This week I’m reviewing the Aquafine Watercolour Inks. How are they the same? How do they differ? To find out read my review at Doodlewash! And don’t forget to check out my giveaway for a chance to win a set of these inks for yourself!

Tutorial: How to Paint a Fizzy Drink in Watercolor


It’s World Watercolor Month, and today’s optional prompt is Effervescent. That’s hard to paint until you consider that Fizzy is another word for effervescent. As part of ZenArt’s World Watercolor Month series of tutorials, I’ve made this video showing you how to paint a Fizzy Drink! Later today, I have a review of Aquafine’s WatercolorContinue reading “Tutorial: How to Paint a Fizzy Drink in Watercolor”

Giveaway (closed): Aquafine Watercolour Inks


This giveaway is over, and the winner has been notified. Daler-Rowney sent me some Aquafine Watercolor Inks for review, and I’m giving a set away! Tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing these inks at Doodlewash! U. S. only (sorry) This giveaway runs until Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT Prize Package: One winner will receive aContinue reading “Giveaway (closed): Aquafine Watercolour Inks”

Tutorial: How to Paint a Loose & Lovely Landscape in Watercolor


As part of ZenArt’s World Watercolor Month series of tutorials, I’ve made this video showing you how I create my Loose & Lovely landscapes. Later today, I have a review of Kuretake’s ZIG Clean Color Real Brush up at Doodlewash! You can see me do another Loose & Lovely Watercolor!