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”

Sunny Side Up


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Egg Did you know that you can often tell whether a hen will lay white or brown eggs by the color of her earlobes? There are exceptions, but usually white earlobes mean white eggs while red or brown earlobes indicate brown eggs. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle rough ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo fromContinue reading “Sunny Side Up”

Devil in Disguise-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Cub. Lion cubs may look sweet, but I can tell you from experience that they are mischievous little devils! Did you know that all lactating females in a pride will feed any of the cubs with no preference given to their own? Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: ToContinue reading “Devil in Disguise-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Kidding Around-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Kid Did you know that while a goat most commonly has 2-3 kids in a litter, the world’s record is 7! Poor mama! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of Alexis_Fotos at Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Kidding Around-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Sapling – The Teen-age Years


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Sapling Did you know that a sapling is, in essence, a teenage tree? Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and 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, go here and scroll through to find one near you.Continue reading “Sapling – The Teen-age Years”

Silk Moth Emergent


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis? #DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis?  This is the last page in thisContinue reading “Silk Moth Emergent”

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 …”