Leafy Sea Dragon – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Holbein Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Today, my hubby took a Leafy Sea Dragon in his lunchbag. Did you know that the Sea Dragon is not a sea horse, though they are related to them? Their leafy protrusions are such aContinue reading “Leafy Sea Dragon – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Ruddy Shelduck – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Holbein Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Travel Brush, Series 4750, Round, Size 8 Photo reference courtesy of kumararunprasad on Pixabay. Today, my hubby took a duck in his lunchbag. Doodlewash prompt ‘Duck’. You know, I was actually trying to find an Australian Shelduck, hence the fiery sky inContinue reading “Ruddy Shelduck – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Snow Day in Gouache


Artwork: Holbein Watercolor and Hahnemuhle Britannia Cold Press Watercolor paper I’ve been playing around with gouache, in between working on Diggory Wombat, Counting Sheep and starting some reviews and tutorials. Artwork: Holbein Watercolor and Hahnemuhle Anniversary Edition 425gsm Watercolour Block I was experimenting with gouache fresh from the tube vs my usual method of rewettingContinue reading “Snow Day in Gouache”

Gouache VS Acrylic Gouache Part 2


Artwork – Da Vinci Gouache over Holbein Acrylic Gouache on Fabriano Artistico in a Mary Roff handmade sketchbook . Yesterday’s post discussed the difference between watercolor-based gouache and acrylic-based gouache, and I showed you a background that I did using the acyrlic gouache. Which I’ll show you again … Why so many streaks? The brushContinue reading “Gouache VS Acrylic Gouache Part 2”

Gouache VS Acrylic Gouache Part 1


Artwork: Holbein Acryla Gouache Mixing Set of 5  on Hahnemühle Britannia watercolor paper. Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the store … queue music from Jaws! Note that this painting was done on white paper, not black. I recently got a set of Acrylic Gouache and it includes a veryContinue reading “Gouache VS Acrylic Gouache Part 1”

Testing My New Gouache Set


Artwork- Wet Paint Exclusive Holbein Gouache set on Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper and Hahnemühle Britannia watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set. I used the 3/4 inch flat brush throughout for all four paintings. Note: Gouache IS watercolor – but it isn’t as processed as long as the paint labeledContinue reading “Testing My New Gouache Set”