Natal Lily


Looking for my review of Ampersand’s Aquabord? You can find it here. Did you know the Clivia, aka Natal Lily or Bush Lily, was so named because Lady Charlotte Clive was the first to grow them in England? Ampersand Aquabord Van Gogh Watercolor Reference Image by Chesna from Pixabay. Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Natal Lily”

Patriotic: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Happy Independence Day to those who celebrate! Did you know the bald eagle builds the largest nest of any North American bird – some have been found that are up to 13 feet deep and 8 feet wide? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour bookContinue reading “Patriotic: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Passion: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the word Passion comes from the Latin ‘patior’ and originally meant ‘to suffer’? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour book Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Aquafine Watercolor Malden Salt Flakes July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry HahnemühleContinue reading “Passion: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Train: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the conestoga wagon was designed to carry up to six tons, and travel around 12-15 miles a day? While we know little about its invention, the first recorded purchase was in 1717 by the secretary of William Penn, James Logan.Continue reading “Train: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Taking a Bath


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Elephant. Did you know a baby elephant sucks the end of its trunk, much like human babies suck their thumb? This time I mixed metallic silver with permanent mauve to try for a glisteny-wet look. Hahnemühle The Collection Hot Press Watercolor Paper Aquafine Watercolor Reference Image by Wildfaces from Pixabay. June Doodlewash promptsContinue reading “Taking a Bath”

Getting Ready For World Watercolor Month 2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. I really want to do all the prompts in a journal just for the occasion, but worry a bit that time will be an issue (don’t we all?). Then I had an idea for a theme – silhouettes. I’ve got a Hahnemühle 100%Continue reading “Getting Ready For World Watercolor Month 2022”

Humpback Whale


#doodlewashJune2022: Humpback whale. Did you know that humpback whales have ‘gathering’ places where they meet at regular intervals and share songs? I decided to do something a little more stylized for this one. All those barnacles just seem to call for it. Bockingford Hot Press Watercolor Paper MaimeriBlu Watercolor Reference Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay.Continue reading “Humpback Whale”

Clematis


#doodlewashJune2022: Clematis. Did you know the Clematis is also known as “Old Man’s Beard”? You don’t want to get it in your beard though as it’s toxic and can cause burning and ulcers in the mouth! Bockingford Cold Press Watercolor Paper Da Vinci Watercolor June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Clematis”

Chinese Water Dragon


#doodlewashJune2022: Lizard. Did you know the Chinese Water Dragon, like many other lizards, has a ‘third eye’? It’s a pineal gland located at the top of their head. It doesn’t ‘see’ images but measures light, helping the lizards navigate, and avoid predators from overhead. Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen MaimeriBlu WatercolorContinue reading “Chinese Water Dragon”

Spinner Dolphin


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Spinner Dolphin. Did you know that dolphins and whales blow bubbles, sometimes even bubble rings? It’s part of their breathing, but they’ve often been seen playing with the bubbles, and may even communicate with them. Hahnemühle The Collection Hot Press Watercolor Paper Aquafine Watercolor Reference Image by B Truchement from Pixabay. June DoodlewashContinue reading “Spinner Dolphin”