Watercolor Flower Painting: How to Paint a Flamingo Feather Plant


This month, ZenArt’s World Watercolor Month has been doing a series of watercolor tutorials. It’s World Watercolor Month, and today’s optional prompt is Feathered. I thought about doing a video on how to paint a feather – but there are a lot of those! Then I saw the Flamingo Feather Celosia, and thought ah! simpleContinue reading “Watercolor Flower Painting: How to Paint a Flamingo Feather Plant”

Rough Blazing Star


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Rough. The rough blazing star is one of many Liatris species, a prairie plant (that grows in many places that aren’t prairie) that supports many beneficial species of insects. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine & Winsor Newton Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joinedContinue reading “Rough Blazing Star”

Review: Aquafine Watercolour Inks


Last month I reviewed Daler-Rowney’s Aquafine Watercolor tubes and pans. This week I’m reviewing the Aquafine Watercolour Inks. How are they the same? How do they differ? To find out read my review at Doodlewash! And don’t forget to check out my giveaway for a chance to win a set of these inks for yourself!

Tutorial: How to Paint a Fizzy Drink in Watercolor


It’s World Watercolor Month, and today’s optional prompt is Effervescent. That’s hard to paint until you consider that Fizzy is another word for effervescent. As part of ZenArt’s World Watercolor Month series of tutorials, I’ve made this video showing you how to paint a Fizzy Drink! Later today, I have a review of Aquafine’s WatercolorContinue reading “Tutorial: How to Paint a Fizzy Drink in Watercolor”

Giveaway (closed): Aquafine Watercolour Inks


This giveaway is over, and the winner has been notified. Daler-Rowney sent me some Aquafine Watercolor Inks for review, and I’m giving a set away! Tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing these inks at Doodlewash! U. S. only (sorry) This giveaway runs until Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT Prize Package: One winner will receive aContinue reading “Giveaway (closed): Aquafine Watercolour Inks”

Ripple Peperomia


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Ripple. There are over 1500 Peperomia species – several, like the Emerald Ripple and Burgundy Ripple, with ripple in the name. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joined the World Watercolor Month fun? Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Ripple Peperomia”

Bouganvillea and the Gnarled Tree


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Gnarled. Bougainvillea isn’t gnarled, but they often climb trees that are! Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joined the World Watercolor Month fun? Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada,Continue reading “Bouganvillea and the Gnarled Tree”

Review: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush


Traditional watercolor and brush are fabulous and convenient, but sometimes you want something even more convenient. Kuretake’s ZIG Clean Color Real Brush fills the need. To learn more, read my review of the 90-color set at Doodlewash.com!

Tutorial: How to Paint a Loose & Lovely Landscape in Watercolor


As part of ZenArt’s World Watercolor Month series of tutorials, I’ve made this video showing you how I create my Loose & Lovely landscapes. Later today, I have a review of Kuretake’s ZIG Clean Color Real Brush up at Doodlewash! You can see me do another Loose & Lovely Watercolor!

Dainty Duckweed & Spatterdock


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompts: Dainty & Spatter. Watermeal Duckweed is the smallest (thus the daintiest) flowering plant in the world, about the size of a candy sprinkle. Spatterdock is also called the Yellow Pond Lily, Cow Lily, and Brandy Bottle. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Dainty Duckweed & Spatterdock”