Armadillo for #WorldWatercolorMonth

A is for Armadillo. The only attractive thing about this animal is the pattern on its armour. Without getting too fussy and detailed I used a white crayon to make some marks that resemble the pattern and then watercolored over that. It sort of worked. It’s very hard to see the white crayon on the white paper.

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Armadillo – 8×10 – watercolor on canson watercolor board – a little ink and colored pencil

Orchid for #WorldWatercolorMonth

Miltonia orchid
Miltonia – 5×7 – Daniel Smith watercolors on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico hot pressed extra white

Already bending the rules a little, this is a watercolor sketch done near the end of June – but posted in July!

One of the main goals of watercolor month is to raise awareness of the need for art education and supplies for students through the Dreaming Zebra Foundation. I’ve put this link in my sidebar so you can check that out too.

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Palm Trees for #WorldWatercolorMonth

July has been declared #WorldWatercolorMonth and it seems like a fun idea to me. I’ll try to post a watercolor every day in July but don’t know if I’ll succeed. If you want to join in or want to know more about it you can go here https://doodlewash.com/world-watercolor-month-july-2016/ on
Charlie O‚ÄôShields blog “doodlewash”.

Ranch Palms - watercolor
Ranch Palms – 5×7 – Daniel Smith watercolors on 140 lb. Arches Cold Press

The Mokie Chronicles No. 18 – Discovery

The Mokie Chronicles No. 18 – Discovery is in response to Susanna Leonard Hill’s 2nd annual pretty much world famous illustrators contest [Deadline Today!]:

http://susannahill.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-2nd-annual-pretty-much-world-famous.html

Of course, Mokie came to mind (when doesn’t she). ūüôā

So, without further adieu, Here is Mokienaught!!!!

Mokienaught - Discovery! - 8x10 ink and watercolor
Mokienaught – Discovery! – 8×10 ink and watercolor

Is she chasing the rabbit on the moon? or maybe looking for Pluto?

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Marsh by the Gate

Today on my bike ride I stopped by the gazebo at the front gate and painted a small (5×7) watercolor of the marsh there.

Gate Marsh - 5x7 - watercolor plein air
Gate Marsh – 5×7 – watercolor plein air

I used Fabriano hot pressed 140 lb. paper and not very many colors. Manganese blue, Quinacridone gold, Quinicradone sienna and green gold – all Daniel Smith.

Sort of an abstract, scribbled sketch. ūüôā