It is a Whiskey Painting - that is a watercolor that is painted with alcohol, not water. A genuine Whiskey Painting consists of painting a miniature piece of art no larger than 4 X 5" with watercolor by dipping your brush in some form of alcoholic spirits. I am a member of the Whiskey Painters of America and the painting is certified as such.
This is something nostalgic about this piece. I seem to always have tubes of paint lying about that I know I can squeeze out just a little more. Old friends.
watercolor and gin