Going for the Glow


Artwork: White Nights Watercolours and Holbein White Gouache on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of swampcat1943 on Pixabay. When I first started using watercolor what attracted me was the glow that you could get with it. I knew the tricks of contrast and value that could help me get it butContinue reading “Going for the Glow”

Gold Dust Piranha – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Daniel Smith and Van Gogh watercolor on a Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Escoda Perla Round Size 8 and 12. Photo courtesy of Zoosnow on Pixabay. Doodlewash prompt: Goldfish. I decided I had to find a different take on this prompt, so I decided to do a piranha. They do comeContinue reading “Gold Dust Piranha – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Cygnet – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of MabelAmber on Pixabay. Doodlewash prompt ‘Swan’. A male Swan is called a cob, a female is called a pen and a baby (up to 6 months) isContinue reading “Cygnet – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Kitten! – Pencil to Paint Tutorial


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Escoda Perla Round Size 8 and 12 I’ve got family stuff going on this week, and won’t be around too much, but I wanted to get at least one Pencil to Paint tutorial done. Since most of my Pencil to PaintsContinue reading “Kitten! – Pencil to Paint Tutorial”

Leaves of Living Stone


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook. Brush: Escoda Perla Round size 8, 10 and 12. Reference photo courtesy of derevv on Pixabay. Doodlewash Prompt: Leaves Lithiops are a succulent plant with leaves that look like pebbles, camouflage so that animals won’t eat them during the droughts ofContinue reading “Leaves of Living Stone”

Tutorial-How to Draw a Fun & Easy Turtle


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Sarasa Clip Gel Pen and Mechanical Color Pencil in Hahnemühle Lilac 1584 dot-grid sketchbook Susan Masters asked for a step-out for a Fun & Easy Turtle, so I did one. My example is blowing bubbles, so I’m using it for the Doodlewash prompt of Bubbles. And here’s the step-out. ToolsContinue reading “Tutorial-How to Draw a Fun & Easy Turtle”

Cherry Blossoms


Artwork – Holbein Gouache in a Hahnemühle Grey Book. Doodlewash Prompt: Cherry Blossom I was feeling rather unmotivated today, so I decided to just jump in and paint with out a reference photo or planning. It was also a bit of an experiment. One of the issues (so I’m told) with gouache is that itContinue reading “Cherry Blossoms”

Sunset in Fog


Artwork – Daniel Smith watercolor in a Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book. Photo reference courtesy of jplenio on Pixabay. Doodlewash Prompt: Sunset The moment I saw the prompt sunset, I knew the exact photo reference that I wanted to paint, and I knew my Cappuccino sketchbook (review) had the paper I wanted to use. I used whiteContinue reading “Sunset in Fog”

Leonburger – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of kytalpa on Pixabay. A relatively new breed, the Leonburger was developed in the 1840’s and meant to resemble a lion, though many people think they look more likeContinue reading “Leonburger – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Puppy! – Pencil to Paint Tutorial


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jane Davenport Travel Watercolor Brush Collapsible Mini Paint Brush and Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 in. This painting is what is known as a ‘line and wash’ because it is drawn in pen first andContinue reading “Puppy! – Pencil to Paint Tutorial”