Piggy Bank – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and White Nights Pastel watercolors on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Isabey Brush : Kazan Squirrel Quill Mop Series: 6234 Size 2/0. Photo courtesy of mconnors at the Morguefile.

Doodlewash Prompt: Farm. I decided to do a farm animal and farmers always need this kind of piggy.

Did you know that in the Middle Ages, pots meant for keeping money were made from an orange clay called pygg. Can you guess what that led to, eventually?

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

White Nights Pastel Watercolours 

Isabey Brush : Kazan Squirrel Quill Mop Series: 6234 Size 2/0

 

Painting While Grumpy


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor in a Hahnemühle Watercolour Book. Princeton Neptune, Round Size 10.

You ever get to that place where you want to do something, but don’t feel like you have the energy, and you aren’t quite sure what you want to do, anyway?

But you really want to do something.

So you start, and then stop, and start something else. And on it goes.

I was that way last night, and decided I’d paint (what a surprise!). But I just couldn’t get into what I was doing. I recognized the mood I was in, and knew I wouldn’t be happy with my painting no matter what. But I made myself keep at it.

There’s a kind of freedom in knowing you won’t succeed. I turned off my brain and just painted and yes. I don’t like it. But I’m not grumpy anymore and I popped myself out of that ‘I don’t know what I want to do’ because I did something.

I think it’s called Art Therapy, lol.

Tawny Frogmouth Owl – 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 pen_ash on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Frog. I’m being a stinker again. Instead of a frog, I painted an owl that has a frog-like mouth.

Did you know that the Tawny Frogmouth Owl is the master of disguise? He stretches, head back and does a perfect imitation of a stick. What talent!

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

 

Malabar Pied Hornbill – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Princeton Neptune, Round Size 10. Photo courtesy of sarangib on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Pie. Okay, so Pied isn’t quite pie or nearly as tasty but it’s close enough for hand grenades.

Did you know that Hornbills have specialized feathers that act as eyelashes?They are one of only a few bird species that do.

More and more, I find myself reaching for Daniel Smith’s Aussie Red Gold and Lavender. On the other hand, I seldom use their Lunar Red Rock. I wanted to mix up a black, and decided to mix it with Ultramarine Blue. By accident, I picked up French Ultramarine, which has more red, so I ended up with a very dark purple. It’s close enough to black so I’ll go with it for now.

But it’s a thought – do you have colors you just don’t use. Can you mix it with some other color and make something you would?

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Princeton Neptune, Round Size 10

 

Piglet – 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 Gellinger on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Piglet

Did you know that pigs prefer to sleep nose to nose with each other?

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

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

 

 

Squirrel Kit – 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 Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Squirrel

Did you know that squirrels have been known to chew shed rattlesnake skin, then lick their fur so their scent would be hidden from predators?

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

 

 

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