Black Pearl Pepper


Artwork: Daniel Smith watercolor on Hahnemühle Cézanne Hot Press. Photo reference courtesy of PublicDomainPictures on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Red Pepper. I believe the variety shown in my painting is a Black Pearl pepper, which turn red when mature.

Did you know that the capsicum annuum is a fruit that is both male and female? It is known as Sweet Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Ornamental Chili Pepper, and Red Pepper.

Tools:

Hahnemuhle Cezanne Watercolor Block Cold Press (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Vintage Ice Box


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Fineliner and Mechanical Colored Pencil in a Beige Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook

This is the last of the drawings that I did while on vacation visiting family in Florida. We had originally planned that visit for the end of March, and I’m so glad we decided to go in February instead!

Instead, of painting this with watercolor, I decided to test colored pencil and fineliner pen in these books. If you look at the drawing, you can see the texture, and it really is watercolor paper. A bit rough for colored pencil, and definitely hard on fineliner nibs.

You can get some beautiful colored pencil effects, but it takes a little muscle and some time to work the color into the fiber (as it would with any cold press watercolor paper).

I like it, but will probably stick to watercolor in this book. It’s faster and I like it even more.

If you want to learn more about the Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour sketchbooks, you can find my review at Doodlewash.

Ocean in Moonlight


Artwork: Zebra Pen PM-701 Permanent Marker, Fountain Pen Ink & Kirarich Glitter Highlighters in a Hahnemühle Report & Art Book.

I had an older fountain pen drawing that I didn’t like, so I rewet it and let the ink flow. And suddenly, I saw …

Doodlewash Prompt: Ocean

I use a permanent marker to outline the waves, and glitter markers to add a shine of moonlight.

Painting While Grumpy


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor in a Hahnemühle Watercolour Book. Princeton Neptune, Round Size 10.

You ever get to that place where you want to do something, but don’t feel like you have the energy, and you aren’t quite sure what you want to do, anyway?

But you really want to do something.

So you start, and then stop, and start something else. And on it goes.

I was that way last night, and decided I’d paint (what a surprise!). But I just couldn’t get into what I was doing. I recognized the mood I was in, and knew I wouldn’t be happy with my painting no matter what. But I made myself keep at it.

There’s a kind of freedom in knowing you won’t succeed. I turned off my brain and just painted and yes. I don’t like it. But I’m not grumpy anymore and I popped myself out of that ‘I don’t know what I want to do’ because I did something.

I think it’s called Art Therapy, lol.

Crinoid Limestone


Artwork: Zebra Pen ClickArt Retractable Marker Pen in a Hahnemühle Cappuccino sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of glaciergary on Pixabay.

#Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPen_USA #ZebraAmbassador

Doodlewash prompt: Limes. I’m being tricky again and drew a picture of limestone with crinoid (sea lilies, starfish, urchins, etc) fossils instead of limes.

Did you know that the Colosseum, the Sphinx, and many of the pyramids were built with limestone?

Something Green on Lilac


Artwork done with Zebra Pen’s cool new ClickArt Retractable Marker Pen & Kirarich Glitter Highlighters in a Hahnemühle Lilac 1584 sketchbook#Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPen_USA #ZebraAmbassador

Doodlewash prompt: Something Green

Red Panda – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Schminke watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay.

My hubby took a red panda in his lunch bag.

The red panda’s reddish orange fur is good camouflage because of a red-brown moss that grows on the trees where he lives.

Doodlewash prompt ‘Red Panda’.

Tools

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

Red Fox – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard.

If you are looking for my review of the ArtBin Sidekick Art & Craft Supply Storage with Paint Pallet Tray you can find it here.

Did you know that the Urban Fox lives and average of 18 months-3 years while the rural fox is more likely to live 10 – 12 years?

I met up with one of my friends, Lori, for coffee and art. I forgot to bring any reference photos, so this was doodled from out of my head. It’s fun doing that!

Good company, relaxing artwork, good coffee – a really sweet afternoon!

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

 

Spotlight on the ArtBin Sidekick Art & Craft Supply Storage with Paint Pallet Tray


One of the items I received for Christmas was an ArtBin Sidekick Art & Craft Supply Storage with Paint Pallet Tray. It’s fantastic for organizing and for traveling with your art supplies. And did I mention it comes with a paint pallet tray?

Please check out my full review of this lovely at Doodlewash.

Bleeding Heart baboon – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and QoR watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Travel Round size 8. Photo courtesy of 9883074 on Pixabay.

Sorry about the Artbin email that went out earlier. WordPress sent it for some reason, but it’s about Friday’s post.

My hubby took an Gelada Baboon in his lunchbag. Did you know this monkey is often called a Blood Breast or Bleeding Heart baboon because they have a patch of red skin on their chest? I didn’t know this until after I finished the painting or I would have chosen a reference photo that showed it and used it for a Valentine’s Day post.

Did you know that one of the fastest ways to tell an ape from a monkey is to look at the tail. If it has one, it is a monkey. Unless it is a loris or a lemur – animal classification is nothing to monkey around with!

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

QOR Watercolor Half Pan Set of 12 Ultimate Mixing Set

Princeton Neptune Travel Brush, Series 4750, Round, Size 8