The Tortoise and the Strawberry


#doodlewashMarch2022: Snack. ‘Cause my tortoise is snacking on strawberries. Did you know the lighter a tortoise’s shell, the warmer the country of its origin.  The lightest known shade means the tortoise originates from the southern part of the Sahara Desert. Hahnemühle hot press The Collection watercolor paper Arteza Gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of DA_Mayerbepp..Continue reading “The Tortoise and the Strawberry”

River Dolphins


#doodlewashMarch2022: Dolphins. Did you know that female river dolphins prefer older men? We know this because river dolphins get pinker as they get older, and the females show a decided preference for males with the most pink. Makes sense to me – what woman doesn’t love pink?  For some reason, my scanner picked up theContinue reading “River Dolphins”

Dandelion in Delight


#doodlewashMarch2022: Dandelion. Did you know that dandelion seeds can travel up to five miles? Hahnemühle Beige-toned watercolor paper Arteza Gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Taniko6. March Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find Zebra pen products here. YouContinue reading “Dandelion in Delight”

Feeding Frenzy


#doodlewashMarch2022: Pond life. Did you know that approximately 50 people are injured by carp each year, when one jumps out of the water and someone is hit? Bloody and/or broken noses often result! Hahnemühle cold press Agave ‘Natural Line’ watercolor paper Arteza Gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of  tommileew.. March Doodlewash prompts Tools: To findContinue reading “Feeding Frenzy”

The Sow Jellyfish


#doodlewashMarch2022: Sowing. Did you know that female Jellyfish are called sows, and male Jellyfish are boars? Of course, it gets quite confusing as to which is which, and sometimes they’re both, and they can reproduce asexually at times. Jellyfish have a complicated sexual life. Hahnemühle cold press Harmony watercolor paper Arteza Gouache Pixabay photo referenceContinue reading “The Sow Jellyfish”

The Cactus Garden


#doodlewashMarch2022: Cactus. Did you know that the spines on a cactus replace leaves? There are several types of spines, including hooked, bristle, round, hair, needle, curved, awl and straight varieties. Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard Arteza gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of ustm66. March Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry HahnemühleContinue reading “The Cactus Garden”

The Tree Line


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Woods. Did you know that scientists monitor changes in tree lines as one way to keep an eye on our changing climate? Hahnemühle cold pressed The Collection watercolor paper Paul Rubens Precipitated Watercolor February Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.Continue reading “The Tree Line”

Degu


If you are looking for my review of the Arteza Gouache Paint and Tool set, you can find it here. #doodlewashFebruary2022: Rake. You have to read today’s fact to understand the connection between the Degu and a rake. Did you know that scientists trained degus (a relative of the chinchilla) to use small rakes inContinue reading “Degu”

Goslings in Gouache


doodlewashFebruary2022: Bobblehead. This one is tricky! Did you know if you google ‘gosling fun facts’, you get all sorts of info about Ryan Gosling and almost nothing about geese? And did you know there are Ryan Gosling bobbleheads? So obviously this painting of goslings swimming is related to bobbleheads. Close enough for me, anyhow! HahnemühleContinue reading “Goslings in Gouache”

Crocus


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Crocus. Did you know that each saffron crocus produces three stigmas – the source of saffron spice. There is also an autumn crocus which is poisonous so take care if collecting your own saffron! Hahnemühle cold pressed The Collection watercolor paper Arteza Gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Emphyrio. February Doodlewash prompts Tools: ToContinue reading “Crocus”