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”

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

Olives


Artwork: Da Vinci Gouache in a Beige Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook Doodlewash Prompt: Olives. Did you know that the olive is a fruit, not a vegetable? I wanted to play with the idea of getting color in black, by using toned paper. I fudged a little by mixing my own blacks with Ultramarine Blue andContinue reading “Olives”

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”

Sunflower – Gouache on Gouache


Artwork-Holbein Artist’s Gouache and Acryla gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.   There are two kinds of gouache – watercolor and acrylic. One of the nice things about acrylic gouache is that it has a matte surface and you can use watercolor over it. Of course, transparent colors won’t show up veryContinue reading “Sunflower – Gouache on Gouache”