Purple & Bluing It


Artwork-Holbein and Winsor & Newton Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 and Princeton Heritage Synthetic Sable 4050 Round 8  There was a reference photo from Auciferz  that I had thought about using for either the Doodlewash sunflower or orchid prompt, but itContinue reading “Purple & Bluing It”

Rain and Reflections


Artwork-Holbein and Winsor & Newton Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 and Princeton Heritage Synthetic Sable 4050 Round 8. Reference Photo courtesy of Pexels on Pixabay. Bright lights dancing to the music of the rain. To splashing feet, syncopated beat, raindrops twirling,Continue reading “Rain and Reflections”

Sunflower – Gouache on Gouache


Artwork-Holbein Artist’s Gouache and Acryla gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.   There are two kinds of gouache – watercolor and acrylic. One of the nice things about acrylic gouache is that it has a matte surface and you can use watercolor over it. Of course, transparent colors won’t show up veryContinue reading “Sunflower – Gouache on Gouache”

Bleeding Heart baboon – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and QoR watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Travel Round size 8. Photo courtesy of 9883074 on Pixabay. Sorry about the Artbin email that went out earlier. WordPress sent it for some reason, but it’s about Friday’s post. My hubby took an Gelada Baboon in hisContinue reading “Bleeding Heart baboon – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Orchid On Black – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Holbein and Winsor & Newton Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 and Princeton Heritage Synthetic Sable 4050 Round 8  Did you know that the world’s smallest known orchid is only about 1/8 inch across while the largest species can be over 10Continue reading “Orchid On Black – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Keel-billed Toucan – Pencil to Paint Tutorial


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Schmincke watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Quill Size 4 & Neptune Round Size 8. Did you know that Toucan Sam, the lively toucan on Froot Loops cereal is a Keel-billed Toucan? This painting is what is known as a ‘line and wash’ because itContinue reading “Keel-billed Toucan – Pencil to Paint Tutorial”

Emperor Tamarin Monkey – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and QoR watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Travel Round size 8. Photo courtesy of Ellen26 on Pixabay. My hubby took an Emperor Tamarin Monkey in his lunchbag. Did you know this monkey got its name for a resemblence to the German Emperor Wilhelm II (Continue reading “Emperor Tamarin Monkey – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Mountains of Morning


Artwork-Holbein Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Heritage Brushes 4050 Synthetic Sable. Photo reference courtesy of enriquelopezgarre on Pixabay. Sometimes you see a view or a photo reference and think ‘I just gotta paint that!’ That happened with this beautiful scene. I was a bit intimidated by it though. IContinue reading “Mountains of Morning”

Butterfly with Flowers – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and QoR watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of Larisa-K on Pixabay. My hubby took a butterfly in his lunch bag. Did you know that the caterpillar lives to eat, while the butterfly lives to mate? DoodlewashContinue reading “Butterfly with Flowers – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

The Bluebird Illusion- Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Round, size 8. Photo reference courtesy of skeeze on Pixabay. Did you know that there are no blue birds -it’s all an illusion. Some birds are gray, but the way the light creates magic with the proteinContinue reading “The Bluebird Illusion- Postcards for the Lunch Bag”