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 youContinue reading “Tomatoes in the Gloaming”

Red Factor Canary – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Reference photo courtesy of achris  on Pixabay. Doodlewash prompt: Canary. A very quickly painted red-factor canary. Did you know that canaries come in many colors? Shades of yellow, of course, and green, orange, red, white, gray, and variations and combinations of all these colors. There are also different types – lizard, crested, frilled, belgian toContinue reading “Red Factor Canary – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Black Pearl Pepper


Artwork: Daniel Smith watercolor on Hahnemühle Cézanne Hot Press. Photo reference courtesy of PublicDomainPictures on Pixabay. Doodlewash Prompt: Red Pepper. I believe the variety shown in my painting is a Black Pearl pepper, which turn red when mature. Did you know that the capsicum annuum is a fruit that is both male and female? ItContinue reading “Black Pearl Pepper”

Blue Crab – 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 backpackerin on Pixabay. Doodlewash prompt: Blue Crab Did you know that the blue crab’s scientific name – Callinectes Sapidus – means ‘Savory beautiful swimmer’? Tools And Where You Can Buy Them Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor PostcardsContinue reading “Blue Crab – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Cassowary- Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Daniel Smith watercolor and Dr. Martin’s Bleedproof white on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Doodlewash prompt: Eggshell Did you know that the Cassowary is considered to be the world’s most dangerous bird? They have killed humans with their incredibly sharp claws. Their eggs come in various shades of pale greenContinue reading “Cassowary- Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Honey Badger – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Doodlewash prompt: Honey All the prompts this month are based off of items whose name is also a color, the idea being to get people to explore the colors on their palette. Since I came up with the list, IContinue reading “Honey Badger – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Bokeh Butterfly


Have you entered my Giveaway for Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Books? This is my painting from Melissa Gannon’s fourth class. Did you know that if you really don’t like a watercolor painting (and your paper is of a decent grade), you can run it under the tap and wash most of it away so you can useContinue reading “Bokeh Butterfly”

Guanaco – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Photo courtesy of MonicaVolpin on Pixabay. Have you entered my Giveaway for Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Books? Did you know that some experts believe the Guanaco is the wild descendant of the llama, while other experts believe they are the ancestorsContinue reading “Guanaco – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Lowland Tapir – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Photo courtesy of dodo71 on Pixabay. Did you know that April 27th is World Tapir Day? I’m playing with some new colors and combinations – mainly Tiger’s Eye Genuine and Mummy Bauxite. The result is fairly ugly, but alsoContinue reading “Lowland Tapir – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Rhododendron Blossom


This is my painting from Melissa Gannon’s third class. I’m working on another review, and kind of snuck this in, so I didn’t do the preliminary painting. I just drew it with a pencil and then painted. I did watch Melissa’s videos, a little here and a little there, but didn’t paint until afterward. IContinue reading “Rhododendron Blossom”