Emerald Duck – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, watercolor and Van Gogh Interference watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of Pixel-mixer on Pixabay.

I’m having problems with my back, so my posting may be spotty for a few days. You never know with your back.

Doodlewash prompt: Emerald. My emerald duck didn’t come out very emerald-y and looks a bit dull, but he’s actually green and shiny because I used some interference colors on him.

Did you know that ducks have three eyelids? One on top, one on bottom, and a clear one on the side, that acts much like goggles!

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Greyhound – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of Bergadder on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Greyhound

Did you know that grey is an unusual color for a greyhound? And when they are grey, they are called blue? There are differing theories on the name’s origin, but one of the most popular is that the word came from the old English word ‘grei’, which meant dog, and ‘hundr’, which meant hunter.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

      Daniel Smith watercolor:

      Morning Sun on Winter Wheat


      Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Opaque Watercolor and Gouache in a Beige Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of Nelya on Pixabay.  

      Doodlewash Prompt: Wheat

      Did you know that wheat is used in particle board, paper, hair conditioners, adhesives, plastics, cups, golf tees, medical swabs, charcoal and more?

      I don’t think it shows in the scan, but it ended up with almost an iridescent look around the wheat stalks, even though I didn’t use any metallics, iridescent, pearlescent or sparkly of any kind. I was surprised.

      Tools:

      Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review)

      Da Vinci Gouache: White Titanium

      American Journey Watercolor

      White Nights Pastel Watercolor set of six

      Turner Watercolors – Spring Set: Citrus Yellow, Freshwater, Pale Wisteria, Turmeric

      Golden Puppy – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


      Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Daniel Smith watercolor and White Gouache on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of Chiemsee2016 on Pixabay.

      Doodlewash prompt: Golden

      Did you know that you can tell what color a golden retriever puppy will be as an adult, by looking at the tips of its ears?

      Tools

      And Where You Can Buy Them

      Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

        Daniel Smith watercolor:

        Eggplant Explosion


        Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor and white gouache on Hahnemühle Cézanne cold pressed. I merged two Reference photos – from Suanpa and Moom22 on Pixabay.

        Doodlewash Prompt: Eggplant. Thai eggplants are white, which I think means they most deserve the name ‘egg’plant. I added a variety of eggplant species in the background.

        Did you know eggplants have more nicotine than any other plant? Why, you’d only have to eat 20-40 lbs in one sitting in order to get the same effect as smoking a cigarette!

        Tools:

        Hahnemuhle Cézanne Watercolor Block Cold Press (review)

        Permanent White Gouache

        California Scrub Jay – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


        Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of 272447 on Pixabay.

        Doodlewash Prompt: Blue Jays. I took the liberty of painting a scrub jay – they’re as blue as blue jays, since none of them are actually blue. It’s just a trick of the light. True fact.

        Did you know that jays are related to magpies and crows?

        Tools:

        Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

        Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

        Daniel Smith watercolor:

        Green Apple Floating


        Artwork: Zebra Zensations Pen, Daniel Smith Watercolor and white gouache o Hahnemühle Cézanne cold pressed. Reference photo courtesy of LeoArno on Pixabay.

        Doodlewash Prompt: Green Apples. I noticed the apples were plural after painting this, so I’m going with the notion that all the other apples finally sank.

        Did you know that an apples float because they are 25% air?

        I did have a reference photo that I looked at for this, but I made many changes including turning a red apple green. I really struggled with the water, and values, and there are many things I would do differently now that I see it finished. Overall though, I’m happy with it.

        Tools:

        Hahnemuhle Cézanne Watercolor Block Cold Press (review)

        Permanent White Gouache