The Path


Doodlewash prompt: Path. Did you know that the term ‘Silk Road’ actually refers to the many pathways used by traders traveling between Europe and East Asia for over 1,500 years, rather than a single road or route. This was done in about 10 minutes using left-over gouache from my palette in a more traditional watercolorContinue reading “The Path”

New-fallen Snow


Doodlewash prompt: New. There is nothing quite like the beauty and serenity of newly fallen snow – at least for the first few months, lol. Did you know that snow is not white? It’s actually translucent like ice. However, light bounces off the facets in such a way that we see it as white mostContinue reading “New-fallen Snow”

Industrial Chimney


Doodlewash prompt: Chimney Did you know that the tallest chimney in the world is the GRES-2 Power Station, Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan at approximately 1377 ft? I intended something quite different. I went looking on Pixabay for a reference photo, thinking of an old crumbly one, but this was the first image that appeared when I typedContinue reading “Industrial Chimney”

Sunrise First


Artwork: Watercolor in St Louis Art Supply 303 Watercolor Journal. If you are looking for my latest giveaway, which includes Hahnemühle paper, Gelli Arts printing plates and more, you can find it here. Did you know that every morning, the sunrise is seen first on the East Cape of New Zealand? Doodlewash Prompt: Sunrise

Bison Bison Bison – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork- Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Coldpress ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of daipicard on Pixabay. If you are looking for my latest giveaway, which includes Hahnemühle paper, Gelli Arts printing plates and more, you can find it here. Did you know that the scientific name for the American Bison is Bison BisonContinue reading “Bison Bison Bison – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Doggie with a Winter Coat – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork- Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Coldpress ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of fulls26 on Pixabay. Did you know we’ve been dressing up our dogs for a long time? There are paintings from the Royal Courts of Europe with dogs in coats, and we’ve even found a suit of samurai armor from theContinue reading “Doggie with a Winter Coat – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Elephant Shark


Artwork- Zebra Pen Mildliner Highlighters & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pen on a Hahnemühle Nostalgie postcard I have a giveaway starting this afternoon (U.S. only. I’m sorry). It starts at 17:00 PDT (5:00 pm). Did you know that the elephant shark uses the sensory nodes on its trunk-like nose to find shellfish and mollusks toContinue reading “Elephant Shark”

The Doodlewash Bash


Artwork- Zebra Pen Technical Pen in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbook Doodlewash prompts: Walk, Monster, Party, Door Sung to the tune of Monster Mash On a walk through the graveyard, late one nightMy eyes beheld an eerie sight.All the monsters were gathered there,To party down and paint plein air. Chorus:Wa-ooooh!They did the wash, they did theContinue reading “The Doodlewash Bash”

The Spooky Candy Moon


Artwork- Zebra Pen Mildliner Highlighters on a Hahnemühle Nostalgie postcard You might think it kooky, Or a little spooky, But if the moon says “Please.” He isn’t asking for cheese. What he wants, if handy, Is a bag full of candy! Doodlewash prompts: Spooky, candy , moon