View From the Office Window


#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Bookshelf. Okay, you can’t see it, but this office has a bookshelf right under the window.. See – the painting fits the prompt perfectly! A while back I drew a grid in my Hahenmühle Watercolour Sketchbook, planning to paint a color chart. I messed up the lines and had to start over onContinue reading “View From the Office Window”

Seaside


#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Seaside. Did you know that there are oceans and lakes on the ocean floor? Seawater seeps up through the salt, making the water saltier and denser than the seawater around it, so that it forms its own stream. Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Agave Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Tools: To findContinue reading “Seaside”

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”

The Non-elephant Hippopotamus


Did you know that hippos are not related to elephants? But they are related to giraffes, moose, camels, cows, sheep – something to do with 4-chambered stomachs. What a wonderful world we live in! This is my first acrylic painting in a long time! It’s going to take me a while to get used toContinue reading “The Non-elephant Hippopotamus”

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”

Forget-Me-Nots


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Lost. A gift of Forget-Me-Nots says the memory of you will never be lost!  Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor & White Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush I finished another sheet of World Watercolor Month flowers. Only one moreContinue reading “Forget-Me-Nots”

The Monsoon Plant Plumeria


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Weathered. Plumeria is one of the Monsoon Plants, so named because they grow well during monsoon season. You could call a fully grown plumeria a well weathered plant! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor & White Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt BlackContinue reading “The Monsoon Plant Plumeria”

Home is Where the Daffodils Are


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Home. Daffodils symbolize new beginnings so they’re the flower to gift someone for a house-warming. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor & White Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush It’s not too late to join in. You can start atContinue reading “Home is Where the Daffodils Are”

Cockscomb for Courage


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Jittery. Cockscomb is the flower you would send if you want to wish courage on someone who is jittery. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor & White Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush It’s not too late to join in.Continue reading “Cockscomb for Courage”

Sandpaper Vine


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Tactile. The leaves of the Sandpaper Vine are rough and produce a crinkly sound when scratched. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush It’s not too late to join in. You can start at any placeContinue reading “Sandpaper Vine”