Galactic Explosion


#Doodlewash Prompt: Planet. This is isn’t the prompt until the 22nd, but today was the second day of the Art Party weekend on Facebook, where there were free tutorials all day Saturday and Sunday. I watched Alice Hendon’s Galactic Explosion and this was my version from her tutorial. It was quick and easy, and greatContinue reading “Galactic Explosion”

Watercolor Flower Painting: How to Paint a Flamingo Feather Plant


This month, ZenArt’s World Watercolor Month has been doing a series of watercolor tutorials. It’s World Watercolor Month, and today’s optional prompt is Feathered. I thought about doing a video on how to paint a feather – but there are a lot of those! Then I saw the Flamingo Feather Celosia, and thought ah! simpleContinue reading “Watercolor Flower Painting: How to Paint a Flamingo Feather Plant”

Rough Blazing Star


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Rough. The rough blazing star is one of many Liatris species, a prairie plant (that grows in many places that aren’t prairie) that supports many beneficial species of insects. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine & Winsor Newton Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joinedContinue reading “Rough Blazing Star”

Tutorial: How to Paint a Fizzy Drink in Watercolor


It’s World Watercolor Month, and today’s optional prompt is Effervescent. That’s hard to paint until you consider that Fizzy is another word for effervescent. As part of ZenArt’s World Watercolor Month series of tutorials, I’ve made this video showing you how to paint a Fizzy Drink! Later today, I have a review of Aquafine’s WatercolorContinue reading “Tutorial: How to Paint a Fizzy Drink in Watercolor”

Ripple Peperomia


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Ripple. There are over 1500 Peperomia species – several, like the Emerald Ripple and Burgundy Ripple, with ripple in the name. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joined the World Watercolor Month fun? Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Ripple Peperomia”

Abrupt Blackthorn


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Abrupt. Blackthorn symbolizes sudden change, usually in due to strife of some kind. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joined the World Watercolor Month fun? Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Abrupt Blackthorn”

Hush Iris


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Hush. Many types of Iris are called Hush. Hush Diana, Dawn Hush, and Hush Money are only a few of them. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joined the World Watercolor Month fun? Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Hush Iris”

Bouganvillea and the Gnarled Tree


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Gnarled. Bougainvillea isn’t gnarled, but they often climb trees that are! Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joined the World Watercolor Month fun? Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada,Continue reading “Bouganvillea and the Gnarled Tree”

Angel Wing Begonias


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Wing. I went with the Angel Wing Begonia because of the name. There is also a Dragon Wing Begonia. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes I’m jumping around between my pre-stamped sheet, but this is the last of the promptsContinue reading “Angel Wing Begonias”

Review: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush


Traditional watercolor and brush are fabulous and convenient, but sometimes you want something even more convenient. Kuretake’s ZIG Clean Color Real Brush fills the need. To learn more, read my review of the 90-color set at Doodlewash.com!