Sprouts


Doodlewash prompt: Sprouts Did you know that sprouts have enzymes that make carbohydrates and proteins more digestible?So fresh air and sprouts make a great diet combination! I watched a video tutorial of Thomas Blackshear, showing a David Grove technique. It involves acrylic over gouache over gesso. This was an experiment to see if I couldContinue reading “Sprouts”

The Gate in Winter


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Gate Did you know that in ancient times a gate often consisted of both an outer gate and an inner one, with a space in between? That space in between was often a meeting place, marketplace, and law court, as well as a line of defense. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’Continue reading “The Gate in Winter”

A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …


Have you sent for a Hahnemühle Freebie sample of The Collection Watercolor paper yet? Find how here. Doodlewash prompt: Novel When I looked at these two pages in my gouache/GelliArts ZigZag book, I immediately saw some figures. Instead of painting with more gouache, this time I squirkled with gel pens to bring out the shapes.Continue reading “A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …”

Chicken Little – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Chick Did you know that chicks begin talking to their mothers even before they are hatched? Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Inspired by a SanduStefan photo on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll throughContinue reading “Chicken Little – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Skeleton Keys


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Key. Did you know that the Skeleton Key was invented in Ancient Rome and was still in heavy use until after World War II? This is another page in my Hahnemühle ZigZag book, that I filled with backgrounds using a GelliArts printing plate. This time I used Zebra Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel PensContinue reading “Skeleton Keys”

Crocus in Sunlight & Snow


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Flowers. Did you know that there are 80 different species of crocus and they are found all over the globe. In many places, they herald the beginning of Spring. I thought we all needed a little hope of Spring to begin the year! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. InspiredContinue reading “Crocus in Sunlight & Snow”

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”

Hot Chocolate


Have you entered my Zebra Mildliner/Hahnemühle Paper giveaway? It’s one post back. Doodlewash prompt: Hot Chocolate Did you know that the Mayans and Aztecs used cocoa beans as currency? So, once upon a time, money did grow on trees! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Hot Chocolate”

Sparkly Abstract


Doodlewash prompt: Sparkly. Did you know it’s believed the first ‘fireworks’ were bamboo stalks thrown into a fire, so the hollow pockets in the stalks would cause a loud explosion? Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada,Continue reading “Sparkly Abstract”