Fairy Cowslip


Doodlewash August Prompt: Fairy. Did you know that according to folklore, when fairies were frightened they would hide among the cowslips? I realized at the last minute that I didn’t have a post for today, so this was done rather quickly. Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Travel set Paper: Hahnemühle ‘The Collection’ Hot Press Brushes: ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Fairy Cowslip”

White Peacock


#DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Peacock. Did you know peacock are iridescent due to tiny crystals in their feathers that act like kaleidoscopes? Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip brushes Reference photo by: foto-augenblick at Pixabay Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “White Peacock”

Gelada


#DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Robot. This guy looks evil – like he’s from one of those movies where you think we’re being invaded by homicidal zombies only to find out we’re being invaded by homicidal robots! What a plot twist! Did you know, despite their fierce appearance, the Gelada is the only primate with a diet that isContinue reading “Gelada”

Himalayan Blue Poppy


#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Poppy Did you know that bees prefer blue flowers, and that blue flowers are relatively rare – with only 10% of the world species producing that color. The blue himalayan poppy (not a true poppy) is rare enough in the wild that until 1922 it was considered a myth. I was using upContinue reading “Himalayan Blue Poppy”

Great White …


Pelican. Hah! Bet you were expecting a shark, lol. But they aren’t the only great whites. Now for the other shocker. This pelican is my painting for the #DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Bell. Here’s the logic — Crotalus is the name for a clapper inside a bell. Onocrotalusonos is an ancient Greek word for donkey. Ass-clapper was anContinue reading “Great White …”

Wombat at the Feast


Doodlewash Prompt August 2021: Koala. Koalas and wombats are related, but I like wombats better so that’s what I painted, lol. Did you know that wombats can run up to 25 miles an hour? Pixabay reference by pen_ash. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Arteza Gouache Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: Etchr Gouache brushes Tools: ToContinue reading “Wombat at the Feast”

Penguin Kisses


Did you know that penguins ‘kiss’ by pecking or rubbing each others beaks, often banging their heads together at the same time? This is called a headbanging kiss. Pixabay reference by fungaifoto at Pixabay. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Arteza Gouache Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: Etchr Gouache brushes Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Penguin Kisses”

Gland-bearing Jewelweed


The last day of July! The last day of World Watercolor Month 2021! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt: Jewel. The sap from the Jewelweed is an effective antidote to poison ivy! The name makes me laugh – you seldom think of jewels and glands at the same time. Today’s the last day that you can purchase the limitedContinue reading “Gland-bearing Jewelweed”

Lyreleaf Sage & The Bird of Paradise


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! I’ve got two flowers to share today, because tomorrow I have a review of ZenArt’s new Allegro Watercolor set! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompts: Instrument & Carefree. Lyreleaf sage is often used as an alternative groundcover to grass because it holds up well to mowing. The Bird of ParadiseContinue reading “Lyreleaf Sage & The Bird of Paradise”

Focused & Camouflaged


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompts: Focused & Camouflaged. Nothing helps you focus like spectacles, so the Spectacled Pod plant was my choice for this prompt. Falsehood is a form of camouflage, and the Bugloss flower symbolizes falsehood. I posted two flowers today because tomorrow I have a review ofContinue reading “Focused & Camouflaged”