Chimera


Today, my hubby took a Chimera (Ky-meer-a) in his lunchbag. Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Qor Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Escoda Aquario Petit Gris Size 12 The chimera is another creature from Greek mythology. Talk about a mash-up! It had the body parts of goat, a lion and a serpent. LikeContinue reading “Chimera”

Cerberus


Today, my hubby took a three-headed dog in his lunchbag. Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Qor Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard Cerberus is probably one of the best-known creatures from Greek mythology. He’s the three-headed dog that guards the gate to Hades. While he’s happy and friendly with those who enter, he’ll eatContinue reading “Cerberus”

Playing with Shape Tape and Watercolor Techniques


This is a repost of artwork from 2014, that I did while playing with techniques ala Jeanette Carbonetti, who wrote the ‘Tao of Watercolor’.  It’s a very loose style, where you apply the paint and then follow where it leads. In a seeming change of subject, Frog Tape just came out with a brand ofContinue reading “Playing with Shape Tape and Watercolor Techniques”

Namaqua Lizard – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Daniel Smith watercolor on Hahnemühle Watercolor Rough Postcard If you are here for the Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #5, you can find it here. Today my hubby took a Namaqua Lizard in his lunch bag. Did you know that rather than living in trees, the Namaqua Chameleon is a desertContinue reading “Namaqua Lizard – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Lion Around-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Have you seen my Rainy Day Tutorial? You can find it here at Doodlewash. And be sure to visit tomorrow for the Weekly Wednesday giveaway! Did you know that although the lion is called the King of the Jungle, only Asiatic lions live in a jungle? And despite being called the King of Beasts, theirContinue reading “Lion Around-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Tutorial: Easy Rainy Day Urban Landscape


A while back, I did a painting that I thought was super simple, but my readers said it wasn’t. I listened, and simplified it even more. You can paint this rainy day urban scene without worrying about proportion, perspective or technique. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s fun! The tutorial, complete with video, can beContinue reading “Tutorial: Easy Rainy Day Urban Landscape”

Snowflakes in the City


Yesterday, I posted sunshine, but today I’m posting something we’re far more familiar with right now. This kind of stormy urban landscape has become my favorite way to test a new paper. I don’t worry about perspective, proportion or technique. Because the scene is stormy, I don’t worry about blotches or blossoms or streaks. BeContinue reading “Snowflakes in the City”

The Sea Pig – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


If you are here for the Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #4, you can find it here. Artwork: Sea Pig-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Ecoline Pastel Watercolor brush pen, Uniball white Signo on Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard  Today my hubby took a Sea Pig in his lunch bag. Did you know that Sea Pigs (yes – really realContinue reading “The Sea Pig – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Domesticating the Fox – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


If you are here for the Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #4, you can find it here. Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Qor watercolor on Hahenemühle Rough watercolor postcard.  Photo reference by Sunyu at Unsplash. Today my hubby took a red fox in his lunch bag. In the 1950’s, a study was begun to investigate how domestication of animalsContinue reading “Domesticating the Fox – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Jackrabbit – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork: Zebra Zensation Technical pen & Daniel Smith watercolor on Hahnemühle Watercolor Rough Postcard Doodlewash Prompt #Rabbit Today, my hubby took a Jackrabbit in his lunchbag. Although the Jackrabbit has the word ‘rabbit’ in their name, they are actually a hare, and the two animals are different. Hares are larger with bigger ears and longerContinue reading “Jackrabbit – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”