Blonde Bombshell Yak – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & PM-701, Daniel Smith watercolor and Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of hbieser on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Blonde. I’m sure this beautiful blonde is the envy of all the other yaks!

Did you know that yak milk is often made into chhurpi, a hardened yak milk cheese can take several hours to chew. This cheese can be stored for years and is perfect for long trips in cold climates.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

    Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White

    Daniel Smith watercolor:

    Grape Jelly


    Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor, Van Gogh Metallic Gold & Copper and white gouache in a Grey Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of labenord on Pixabay.

    Doodlewash Prompt: Grape Jelly

    Grapes again! Did you know that there are more than 8,000 grape varieties?

    Tools:

    Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review)

    Van Gogh Speciality Palette

    Permanent White Gouache

    Silver Fox – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


    Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of FoxTerrier  on Pixabay.

    Doodlewash prompt: Silver Fox

    Did you know that the silver fox is just a color variation of the red fox? About 10% of the population has the silver fur, and it varies from bluish gray to almost black.

    It’s funny the way that we perceive color. I used lavender, amethyst and a yellow orange, but given the deep shadows, I think you can be convinced that this is a silver fox in the dusk. Am I right?

    Tools

    And Where You Can Buy Them

    Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

    Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

    Daniel Smith watercolor:

    Green Beans


    Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Britannia Cold Press Watercolor Paper.

    Doodlewash Prompt: Green Beans

    Did you know that the Campbell’s company has estimated that approximately 40% of the Cream of Mushroom soup sold in the US goes into making green bean casserole?

    Grapes to Raisins


    Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor in a Grey Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook.

    Doodlewash Prompt: Raisins

    Did you know that the color of the raisin is determined by the way it is dried? The purply/black raisin is sun-dried, all the rest are dried by other means.

    Tools:

    Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review)

    Apricots


    Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor in a Grey Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of Nelya on Pixabay.  

    Doodlewash Prompt: Apricot

    Did you know that apricots are a member of the rose family and closely related to almonds?

    Tools:

    Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review)

    Tomatoes in the Gloaming


    Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical pen, and colored pencil over watercolor on Hahnemühle Cézanne Hot Press.

    Doodlewash Prompt: Tomatoes. Did you know the scientific name for tomato is Lycopersicon lycopersicum, which means wolf peach?

    Gloaming is a word (more or less obsolete) for twilight or dusk. I’ve always loved it but it isn’t a word you often use.

    This picture was an experiment. It was another painting that I washed away under the tap. The colors were too staining though and remained pretty bright. I decided to draw and then color my tomatoes with colored pencil. I looked at the result and immediately thought ‘it’s tomatoes seen in the gloaming after a rain’.

    I still don’t really like the piece, but it’s more interesting than it was before and, at least I got to use the word gloaming, lol.

    Tools:

    Hahnemuhle Cezanne Watercolor Block Cold Press (review)

    Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

    Zebra Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencils