Sunflower – Gouache on Gouache


Artwork-Holbein Artist’s Gouache and Acryla gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.   There are two kinds of gouache – watercolor and acrylic. One of the nice things about acrylic gouache is that it has a matte surface and you can use watercolor over it. Of course, transparent colors won’t show up veryContinue reading “Sunflower – Gouache on Gouache”

Orchid On Black – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Holbein and Winsor & Newton Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 and Princeton Heritage Synthetic Sable 4050 Round 8  Did you know that the world’s smallest known orchid is only about 1/8 inch across while the largest species can be over 10Continue reading “Orchid On Black – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

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”

Opal Dinosaur – 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 Today, my hubby took an opal dinosaur in his lunchbag. Doodlewash prompt ‘Rainbow’. An opal has a rainbow of colors so I’m claiming this for the prompt! With Australia in the news, all sorts ofContinue reading “Opal Dinosaur – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Mountains of Morning


Artwork-Holbein Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Heritage Brushes 4050 Synthetic Sable. Photo reference courtesy of enriquelopezgarre on Pixabay. Sometimes you see a view or a photo reference and think ‘I just gotta paint that!’ That happened with this beautiful scene. I was a bit intimidated by it though. IContinue reading “Mountains of Morning”

Chameleon – 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 cocoparisienne on Pixabay. Today, my hubby took a Chameleon in his lunchbag. Doodlewash prompt ‘Chameleon’. Chameleons are interesting critturs. Just a few of fun facts about them: They don’t change colorContinue reading “Chameleon – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Sky


Artwork: Various brands opaque Watercolor on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Doodlewash prompt ‘sky’. This is a case where the scan looks better than the actual piece. I picked up a glow that isn’t really there. I used watercolor on black paper. I’ve done this successfully before, but I don’t think it wasContinue reading “Sky”

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”

Lava Lamp – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Holbein Gouache & Van Gogh Interference Watercolor on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Quill Size 4 Today, my hubby took a lava lamp in his lunchbag. Doodlewash prompt ‘lava lamp’. Odd thing for hubby’s lunchbag postcards, but I was really inspired to try and catch the light in a lavaContinue reading “Lava Lamp – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Parrotfish – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork: Various opaque watercolor brands on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set. Today, my hubby took a parrotfish in his lunchbag. Doodlewash prompt ‘parrot’. I wasn’t in the mood to paint parrots, but I was into the idea of trying to get that neonContinue reading “Parrotfish – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”