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. To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products inContinue reading “Brownies & Magnolias”

First Light


This is my painting from Melissa Gannon’s fifth class. Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Pressed This was actually my second try. It was a fairly difficult painting with such a dramatic sunrise. I did my first try in the journal I’ve made using watercolor on WSH150 Cold Pressed. It’s a watercolor paper that’s overContinue reading “First Light”

Bokeh Butterfly


Have you entered my Giveaway for Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Books? This is my painting from Melissa Gannon’s fourth class. Did you know that if you really don’t like a watercolor painting (and your paper is of a decent grade), you can run it under the tap and wash most of it away so you can useContinue reading “Bokeh Butterfly”

Rhododendron Blossom


This is my painting from Melissa Gannon’s third class. I’m working on another review, and kind of snuck this in, so I didn’t do the preliminary painting. I just drew it with a pencil and then painted. I did watch Melissa’s videos, a little here and a little there, but didn’t paint until afterward. IContinue reading “Rhododendron Blossom”

Sunflowers at Sunset


This is my painting from Melissa Gannon’s second class. She used just a soupçon of lavender as a shadow accent. You know I like lavender, so of course I used too much. I had to adjust, which I did with permanent magenta. I like the result, but it isn’t anything like Melissa’s painting. That’s okay,Continue reading “Sunflowers at Sunset”