White Tail Fawn – 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 skeeze on Pixabay. Doodlewash prompt ‘Fawn’. Did you know that the average white tail fawn has between 294 to 306 spots. Do you ever wonder who doesContinue reading “White Tail Fawn – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Chipmunk vs Ground Squirrel- 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 LoggaWiggler on Pixabay. Doodlewash prompt ‘Chipmunk’. Okay, I must confess. I painted a ground squirrel not a chipmunk. I couldn’t resist this guy’s cheeky but relaxed pose.Continue reading “Chipmunk vs Ground Squirrel- Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

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”