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 eggplantsContinue reading “Eggplant Explosion”

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 theContinue reading “California Scrub Jay – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

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 floatContinue reading “Green Apple Floating”

Blonde Bombshell Yak – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & PM-701, Daniel Smith watercolor and Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of hbieser on Pixabay. Doodlewash prompt: Blonde. I’m sure this beautiful blonde is the envy of all the other yaks! Did you know that yak milk is often made intoContinue reading “Blonde Bombshell Yak – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Grape Jelly


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor, Van Gogh Metallic Gold & Copper and white gouache in a Grey Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of labenord on Pixabay. Doodlewash Prompt: Grape Jelly Grapes again! Did you know that there are more than 8,000 grape varieties? Tools: Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review) Lavender Rose of Ultramarine Amethyst Genuine Van Gogh Speciality PaletteContinue reading “Grape Jelly”

Silver Fox – 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 FoxTerrier  on Pixabay. Doodlewash prompt: Silver Fox Did you know that the silver fox is just a color variation of the red fox? About 10% of the population has the silver fur, and it varies fromContinue reading “Silver Fox – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Raspberry Tart


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, watercolor and gouache in a Beige Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of MaxStraeten at the Morguefile. Doodlewash Prompt: Raspberry Tart Did you know that originally pie was considered a dish for commoners, while the tart was a food for nobility? It’s my birthday today, and I can eat asContinue reading “Raspberry Tart”

Green Beans


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Britannia Cold Press Watercolor Paper. Doodlewash Prompt: Green Beans Did you know that the Campbell’s company has estimated that approximately 40% of the Cream of Mushroom soup sold in the US goes into making green bean casserole?

Grapes to Raisins


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor in a Grey Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook. Doodlewash Prompt: Raisins Did you know that the color of the raisin is determined by the way it is dried? The purply/black raisin is sun-dried, all the rest are dried by other means. Tools: Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review) Piemontite Genuine Carbazole Violet HansaContinue reading “Grapes to Raisins”

Apricots


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor in a Grey Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of Nelya on Pixabay.   Doodlewash Prompt: Apricot Did you know that apricots are a member of the rose family and closely related to almonds? Tools: Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review) Piemontite Genuine Carbazole Violet Hansa Yellow Medium Nickel Titanate Yellow AussieContinue reading “Apricots”