Zen Cats and Watercolor Washes


After my frustration at Kiva Tearoom, I decided I needed to go back and just play with washes.  Middle of the night I read suggestions from several watercolor books on washes.  I sketched the Zazen Cats, fun images I come back to occasionally.

The Purple Zazen Cat was a good trial — I like the way the colors play but I think I tried too many colors at once.  I am by nature impatient.


Red Zazen Cat I took more time, and let the colors completely dry,
each one,
before the next wash was applied.  I dribbled and dabbed paints into the washes as they were drying.  In short, I had fun and it showed.  (I still wish I didn’t have to wait so long.)  THIS is what I wanted to do with Kiva Tearoom!

I think Red Cat will become a card on Redbubble!


Aquabee Super Deluxe OR Stillman & Birn Beta Series (red cat) journals,
with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen, Pentel Brush pen,
and Daniel Smith and QoR watercolor paints.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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