Half-Moon & Dovecote at Versailles


Melissa Gannon Class 7 – -Watercolor on WSH150 CP

Did you know that Marie Antoinette had a rustic retreat in the park of the Château de Versailles? Lesson 7 of my Melissa Gannon class was a painting of the Dovecote that was one of the buildings.

And today’s doodle…

Doodlewash Prompt: Half Moon

Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper.

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Basking Shark – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of 12019 on Pixabay.

Did you know that the basking shark has hundreds of tiny teeth, but doesn’t use them for feeding. They filter plankton for their food.

I was playing with Winsor & Newton Granulation Medium when I painted this guy.

And today’s doodle…

Doodlewash Prompt: Shark

Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper.

Tools:

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

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Brownies & Magnolias


This is my painting from Melissa Gannon’s sixth class.

Did you know that Magnolia fossils have been found that are believed to be 20 million years old?

And today’s doodle…

Doodlewash Prompt: Brownies

Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper.

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Beachball & Pufferfish – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photos courtesy of dab306.

Fortunately, since I was posting paintings for the Doodlewash prompt all of last month, I have some Postcards from the Lunch Bag and other paintings left to post this month.

Did you know that the puffer fish (who is kind of a beach ball, right?) is a poor swimmer? Scientists think this is why they developed the ability to ingest huge amounts of water to puff themselves up, and why they are so poisonous.

And today’s doodle…

Doodlewash Prompt: Beachball.

Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper.

Tools:

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Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Ice Cream & Lotus Flower – #doodlewashJune2020 prompts


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper.

Doodlewash Prompt: Ice Cream & Lotus Flower

My back is getting better, but still slowing me down and backs are notorious for taking their time.

I decided I’d do the doodle thing. A thumbnail drawing each day, no more than 2-5 minutes of drawing. I’m doing all on the same sheet of paper so at the end of the month, I’ll have a fun journal page. This will give me time to work on other projects as well, back permitting.

Stinkhorn


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press Reference photo courtesy of USAGI_POST on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Ice Cream. I wasn’t able to get anything specific done for this prompt because of my bad back, but these mushrooms I painted last month have a shape similar to ice cream scoops and shape is what it is all about this month. So I’m claiming it!

No facts today. Sorry!

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.

Da Vinci Gouache:

Tangerine


Doodlewash Prompt: Tangerines

Artwork: Tangerine-Opaque Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press. Photo reference courtesy of rolandmey on Pixabay.

Did you know that the name “tangerine” originates from Tangier, Morocco?