Arctic Fox – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set. Photo courtesy of diapicard on Pixabay. Today, my hubby took a fox in his lunchbag. Doodlewash prompt ‘Arctic Fox’. I actually painted this a while ago. It was one of my first test withContinue reading “Arctic Fox – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Art Supplies for the Artist Who Has Everything


‘Tis the season that’s the reason for spending money on gifts for friends, family and, of course, yourself! Everyone’s compiling lists of their favorites and I’ve done the same. There have been many innovative art supplies that hit the market over the last couple of years and many have become part of my daily use,Continue reading “Art Supplies for the Artist Who Has Everything”

REVIEW: White Nights Pastel Watercolors – Part 2


Yesterday, in Part 1 of this review, I discussed the White Nights Pastel Watercolours in general. Today, I’m going to show you what happened when I tried to draw over the paint with technical pen. My first thought when I saw these colors is that they would be fabulous to use as backgrounds for technical penContinue reading “REVIEW: White Nights Pastel Watercolors – Part 2”

REVIEW: White Nights Pastel Watercolors – Part 1


My first brand of serious watercolor was a set of Yarka St Petersburg pan paints. They are also sold under the name of White Nights. They are a professional grade, though on the lower end of professional*, very nicely priced (for professional). Recently, they came out with a set of six, new pastel colors. *NotContinue reading “REVIEW: White Nights Pastel Watercolors – 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”

Life is Just a Bubble


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper (review). Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay. … too dark! Too light! No! Too dark … If you are having that kind of conversation with yourself, that’s probably a clue that it’s time to put your paintingContinue reading “Life is Just a Bubble”

Topiary Horses – Discussing Colored Shadows


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper (review). Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Zouki on Pixabay. I love googling ‘topiary’ to get inspiration for my stylized landscapes. Usually, I just scroll through the photos and then go off to do a painting but occasionally I’ll seeContinue reading “Topiary Horses – Discussing Colored Shadows”

Interference Back-to-Back


After using my new Van Gogh Specialty set on both the Van Gogh black watercolor paper and on the Stonehenge paper, I decided to do a back-to-back comparison, so I could really appreciate what the differences were. I wasn’t looking to see which was better. That’s not my philosophy when it comes to art supplies.Continue reading “Interference Back-to-Back”

Tutorial – How to Draw a Grove of Trees


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black Are you here for: the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #20 Tea With Dumbo- Pencil to Paint Tutorial Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black review This is a repeat of the Grove step-out. I’ve updated the text and added a new header example. Sorry – I didn’tContinue reading “Tutorial – How to Draw a Grove of Trees”