Review: Gansai Tambi Watercolors


Traditional transparent watercolor, gouache, watercolor inks.  Just when you think you know them all there comes yet another kind of watercolor! Like many ‘new’ discoveries, Gansai has been around forever. So what is it, and how is it different? Interested? Read my review of the 48-color set of Gansai Tambi Watercolors from Kuretake at Doodlewash!

Review: Aquafine Watercolour Inks


Last month I reviewed Daler-Rowney’s Aquafine Watercolor tubes and pans. This week I’m reviewing the Aquafine Watercolour Inks. How are they the same? How do they differ? To find out read my review at Doodlewash! And don’t forget to check out my giveaway for a chance to win a set of these inks for yourself!

Giveaway (closed): Aquafine Watercolour Inks


This giveaway is over, and the winner has been notified. Daler-Rowney sent me some Aquafine Watercolor Inks for review, and I’m giving a set away! Tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing these inks at Doodlewash! U. S. only (sorry) This giveaway runs until Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT Prize Package: One winner will receive aContinue reading “Giveaway (closed): Aquafine Watercolour Inks”

Review: Hahnemühle’s The Natural Line


First, there was the Bamboo Mixed Media and Sketch paper.  Now, Hahnemühle has added Hemp Sketch paper and Agave Cold-Pressed watercolor paper to their Natural line. To find out more, read my review at Doodlewash. The Giveaway is over, and the winner has been notified.

Closed – Flash Giveaway No. 2


The latest watercolour paper from Hahnemühle is ‘The Collection’. It comes in two weights of Cold press, Hot press Thank you to Hahnemühle_USA. They’ve agreed to a weekly giveaway of a sample packs of 140 lb. cold press ‘The Collection’ watercolour paper. Each pack has 20 sheets of paper in 5.8 x 8.3 in./14.8 xContinue reading “Closed – Flash Giveaway No. 2”

Broom, Windy & Leaves


Artwork: Zebra pen ClickArt markers in a Hahnemühle beige-toned watercolor sketchbook. Did you know it’s believed the household sweeper is called a broom because originally it was made from one of several species of broom plant (scot’s broom, common broom, french broom, etc.). Three Doodlewash prompts in one drawing with a poem to go along,Continue reading “Broom, Windy & Leaves”

Cat in the Moonlight


Artwork: Gouache in a Hahnemühle grey-toned watercolor sketchbook. If you are here for my Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchpad and Sarasa Clip Pens giveaway, you can find it here. Three Doodlewash prompts in one painting & to keep it simple I went with a Haiku poem this time. Beneath the moonlight,Into the night sky, cat yowlshis messageContinue reading “Cat in the Moonlight”

Amazing 3D Postcard Painting #AmazingCastingProducts #AmazingClearCast #3DResinPainting


I’ve really been into the 3D resin painting lately, and I decided to try it for a more traditional landscape painting for my latest Amazing Casting Products project. For more information, see my post at the Amazing Casting Products blog.  

Amazing Custom Watercolor Travel Palette #AmazingCastingResin #Watercolor #TravelPalette


For quite a while now, I’ve wanted a wheel palette for my watercolor paints so I could match the colors into complementary sets.  But, I’ve got lots of palettes and just couldn’t see spending the money for one. Then I got to looking at the empty paint pans I’ve collected over the years, and theContinue reading “Amazing Custom Watercolor Travel Palette #AmazingCastingResin #Watercolor #TravelPalette”

Practice, practice, practice.  More truth than poetry #Zentangle #Zendoodle #ZentangleInspiredArt


Wow.  I can’t believe how quickly I’ve lost the sense of flow between hand and brain and pen or paint.  I suppose it does me good to feel this once in a while, because it reminds me how frustrating it can be for someone new to drawing or painting. It isn’t a matter of howContinue reading “Practice, practice, practice.  More truth than poetry #Zentangle #Zendoodle #ZentangleInspiredArt”