Duckling- Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush. Photo courtesy of TootSweetCarole on Pixabay.

Did you know that ducklings can swim almost immediately – as soon as their down dries after birth.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

  1. Wet Paint Artist Materials & Framing
  2. Hyatt’s All Things Creative
  3. Island Blue Print Co, Ltd

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush

 

 

Which Came First- Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of onefox on Pixabay.

Which came first – the chicken or the egg? And by asking that question, I claim this as my response to the Doodlewash prompt: Egg

Did you know that when hens ‘talk’ to their unhatched chicks, the chicks peep back?

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

 

Dalmatian Dud- Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Looking for the ‘More Tangle Starts’ by Alice Hendon giveaway. Go to this post for details.

Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of skeeze on Pixabay.

Although the Dalmatian is considered a black and white dog by many, it does come with other colored spots. Only black and liver (brown) are accepted for show, but they also come in lemon, blue, brindle, or tricolor spots.

I really didn’t want to post this painting. It’s one of those where I fought with the paint from the moment I started.

This blank postcard lying under papers, for who knows how long, and thought ah! I’ll just use this. Even though the rough texture wasn’t really right for a smooth coated dalmatian. And the paint didn’t want to stick, so there was obviously something on the card. Eh. It got done, lol.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

 

Japanese Robin – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush. Photo courtesy of Kaz on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Songbird

Did you know that every continent has its own species of Robin?

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush

 

Selkirk Rex – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of athree23 on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Lilac

In the world of cat shows, there is a pale grey color of fur that is called Lilac. I didn’t even try to be exact since I don’t have a real-life model, and have only seen the color once, years ago.

The model in my reference photo is a Selkirk Rex, a fairly recent breed noted for it’s long, curly hair.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

 

 

White Tail Fawn – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of skeeze on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt ‘Fawn’. Did you know that the average white tail fawn has between 294 to 306 spots. Do you ever wonder who does these counts? Is that a job career? Fawn spot counter. I could get into a job like that.

I’m playing with some new colors that I might add to my every day palette. I’ll discuss those more, next week.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

 

Chipmunk vs Ground Squirrel- Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of LoggaWiggler on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt ‘Chipmunk’. Okay, I must confess. I painted a ground squirrel not a chipmunk. I couldn’t resist this guy’s cheeky but relaxed pose.

Though close in looks and habits, the ground squirrel doesn’t have head stripes and has shorter ears. They never climb and tend to avoid wooded areas. Most notably, they don’t store food even though they hibernate.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

 

 

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 it didn’t seem quite right. Still I wanted to paint it.

The sunflower that I did paint for the prompt was an experiment using gouache on gouache. I learned what I wanted, but wasn’t totally satisfied with the finished piece.

So when I painted this I tried to think what was missing from the other flower and decided it was purples and blues. So I purpled and blued it!

What do you think?

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper

Wet Paint Custom Holbein Artist Gouache Set

Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache Brilliant Violet

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

Princeton Heritage Synthetic Sable 4050 Round 8 

Gold Dust Piranha – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Daniel Smith and Van Gogh watercolor on a Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Escoda Perla Round Size 8 and 12. Photo courtesy of Zoosnow on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Goldfish. I decided I had to find a different take on this prompt, so I decided to do a piranha. They do come in different colors, including the Gold Dust version.

Did you know that the piranha’s fierce reputation is greatly exaggerated? Some are even vegetarian!

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Van Gogh Speciality Palette & Van Gogh Black Watercolour A4 Pad

Joseph Zbukvic Watercolor Set No.1 Set of 3 Fine Artist Paint Brushes

 

 

Cygnet – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of MabelAmber on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt ‘Swan’. A male Swan is called a cob, a female is called a pen and a baby (up to 6 months) is called a cygnet. The fear of swans is called Cygnophobia or Kiknophobia.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4