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Copyright ©2016 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Copyright © 2016 Deborah M. Zajac ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

My Agapanthus are blooming right now, and this sweet bud just opening inspired me to try to paint it.

Painted on Arches Hot Press 140lb watercolor paper, with Sennelier paints.
I used, Naples Yellow, Indian Yellow, Cobalt Violet Deep, Ultramarine Deep, Forest Green, Emerald Green, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, and Ivory Black.

I received a gift card to Amazon for my birthday last month so, I splurged on a Di Vinci Artissmo brush #1 rd. I used it, along with an Escoda Reserva #2, and a Robert Simmons Sapphire 10/0 brushes.
WOW, does  the Artissmo brush hold water! I’m having to learn to paint all over again with this brush.



I’m really happy with how this little bud came out. I’m feeling brave enough to try the whole pom pom blossom. To be continued. 🙂

Charlie O’ Shield’s over at doodlewash  has invited artist, and dabblers in paint to tag their  nature paintings, or watercolor  work in the month of June to share our work using the tag

#naturedoodlewash. He’ll compile a list of all those who participated at the end of the month.

Image made with Lumix FZ200| Lexar Professional Digital Film| PS CC 2015

More to come…



  1. Beautiful flower, Deborah :-). Love the colours and all the delicate little flower buds. Glad you are enjoying your new brushes. I bought one red sable recently to see how is differed from my Taklon brushes. It does hold a lot of water! Your wooden frame is a lovely touch. Looking forward to your next flower.

    • Thank you so much Myriam! Today an Isabey Mop Brush…another birthday presentarrived and am thinking this brush is going to have a learning curve as well.
      The whole pom-pom thing isn’t working out too well. I need more study on foreshortening; which I’m doing now.

  2. So lovely!

  3. Very nice! I’m curious about that brush…

    • Thank you! It feels great in my hand. I just need to get used to the amount of water it holds. The point is amazing.

  4. What a great project! A whole collection A-Z would be fun! You could make a book!

  5. Very light and pretty Deb! 🙂

  6. Yes! More, more!

  7. I love to see you painting, Deborah! And not an easy subject either! Yay for new art supplies and brushes. And yes, definitely like learning all over again with different brushes or paper, I find.

  8. Beautiful ……….. 🙂

  9. Isn’t it amazing what a brush can change??!!

  10. Very well done, Deborah. I admire your ability to capture the beauty around you in so many ways. Good job!

  11. Beautiful done, Deborah! 😍 And love hearing that you’re feeling brave! Yay! You should!! More! More!!

    • Thank you so much Charlie! I tried drawing a little today and it was an epic fail. I’ll keep working on it though. Thank you so much for the encouragement! I appreciate it!

      • There’s so such thing as a fail! It’s all always just practice! 😉 Keep drawing every chance you get and you’ll be shocked how cool that practice becomes!

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