Groundhog – Postcard for the Lunch Bag


Did you know that groundhog dens are so complex that they have their own bathroom chamber? Artwork: Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press Collection paper. Photo reference courtesy of katya-guseva0 on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find oneContinue reading “Groundhog – Postcard for the Lunch Bag”

Winter Drumlins


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompt: Reflections. The snow reflects the colors from the sky. Did you know that algae can turn snow green, red, blue, yellow or brown in altitudes of 10,000-12,000 feet? I doubt a sky like this would ever happen in real life, but I like what was happening and went for it. Artwork-Gouache on HahnemühleContinue reading “Winter Drumlins”

Dawn with Giraffe-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Dawn Did you know that a giraffe only needs about 30 minutes of sleep a day? They can and do sleep longer, and do sleep lying down for short periods. But mostly they sleep standing up with one eye open and both ears moving. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper.Continue reading “Dawn with Giraffe-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Red Panda-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Green Did you know that red pandas have to eat for up to 13 hours a day? They eat the new green leaves of the bamboo, which are so poor nutritionally, so daily marathon eating is necessary for their health. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo by PexelsContinue reading “Red Panda-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Puppy on Ice


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Puppy Did you know that in 2015, Otto the Bulldog set the Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest human tunnel travelled through by a skateboarding dog’, by skateboarding between the legs of 30 people. Way to go Otto! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of vlaaitje on Pixabay. Tools:Continue reading “Puppy on Ice”

Opening to the Sun


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Opening Did you know that the hibiscus is known as the ‘shoe flower’ because in Jamaica and other African countries, their petals were used to polish shoes? Artwork-Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle cold press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of jessunny on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Opening to the Sun”

Pre-launch: Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Launch. I think this guy is just about to launch! Did you know the Guinness World Record for the longest leap by a cat is 7 feet? I needed to get this finished quickly, so I grabbed a pen instead of continuing with a brush. It worked better than I thought it would.Continue reading “Pre-launch: Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Ancient Door


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Door. Did you know that in Zurich in 2010, while excavating for a new car park, a wooden door believed to be about 5,000 years old was found? I’m working on the back of the pages in my ZigZag book, now. The backgrounds were created a few weeks back using gouache. I forgotContinue reading “Ancient Door”

Beginning the Journey


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Beginning. The road may go on forever, but it always has a beginning. Did you know that the Pan-American Highway is the longest roadway in the world? It runs about 19,000 miles, beginning in Alaska and ending in Argentina. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: To find a listContinue reading “Beginning the Journey”

Baluchistan Pygmy Jerboa-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Small Did you know that the Baluchistan Pygmy Jerboa is the smallest rodent in the world? Weighing in around 3.75 g (0.132 oz), they look like a cross between a mouse and a kangaroo! I didn’t have a good reference photo, so it was cobbled from several different photos. It’s harder to getContinue reading “Baluchistan Pygmy Jerboa-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”