The World Watercolor Month Shop is OPEN


Pouches, and T-Shirts, and Mugs, oh my!  July is World Watercolor Month and the World Watercolor Month 2022 shop is open in anticipation! I’m a  World Watercolor Month Artist Ambassador and this is the artwork I did for one of this year’s World Watercolor Month pouches.  There are so many gorgeous pouches from so manyContinue reading “The World Watercolor Month Shop is OPEN”

Tutorial – How to Paint an Aurora Borealis in Watercolor


Learn how to paint an Aurora Borealis that almost paints itself. Interested? Check out my tutorial at Doodlewash!

Mushrooms by Moonlight


#doodlewashJune2022: Mushroom. Did you know that mushrooms are genetically closer to humans than to plants? Kinda scary isn’t it? Once again, I’m playing with a new (to me) paper, so this was a rather quick direct-to-paper paint just to see what happened. Bockingford Cold Press Watercolor Paper Aquafine Watercolor June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To findContinue reading “Mushrooms by Moonlight”

Spectacled Bear


#doodlewashJune2022: Bear. Did you know that spectacled bears have front legs that are longer than their hind legs, which makes them great tree climbers? Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette Reference Image by Andrea Bohl from Pixabay. June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Spectacled Bear”

Graduation


#doodlewashJune2022: Violet. ‘Cause I used a lot of Da Vinci Paint Co. ‘Mother Violet’ in this painting. Just a quick painting in honor of all the graduates! Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection Paper Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette Reference Image by tracyhammond from Pixabay. June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Graduation”

Terrapin


#doodlewashJune2022: Turtle. Did you know that turtles living in freshwater are generally called terrapins, while those living in marine environments are turtles? Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette Reference Image by tracyhammond from Pixabay. June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carryContinue reading “Terrapin”

Koala Tree Hugger


#doodlewashJune2022: Koala. Did you know that there are different kinds of marsupial pouches, forward-facing, backward-facing and a temporary skin fold that only develops in pregnant females? Koalas have a special sphincter muscle to hold their backward-facing pouch closed so babies don’t fall out while Mom is jumping through trees. And contrary to popular belief, notContinue reading “Koala Tree Hugger”

The Leafy Sea Dragon


#doodlewashJune2022: Seahorse. Okay, so mine’s a sea dragon. They’re related. Unlike male seahorses with their pouches, Leafy Sea Dragons have a patch on the underside of the tail capable of carrying more than 300 eggs. Hahnemühle Cold Press Harmony Watercolor Paper Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette Reference Image by makabera from Pixabay. June DoodlewashContinue reading “The Leafy Sea Dragon”

The Laughing Otter


#doodlewashJune2022: Otter. I otter get back on schedule. One of these days, maybe. Did you know that otter poop has been described as smelling like violets or jasmine tea? I don’t plan to investigate this personally.  They also do a communal ‘poop dance’.  That might be worth checking out on YouTube, lol. Hahnemühle Cold PressContinue reading “The Laughing Otter”

Black Goldfish


#doodlewashJune2022: Goldfish. Did you know that  goldfish have the brightest color when they get plenty of sunlight? If they don’t get enough their color fades, and they can even turn white. Hahnemühle Cold Press watercolor postcard Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette Pixabay reference photo courtesy of JuanCarlosPalauDiaz. June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find aContinue reading “Black Goldfish”