The Australian Shepherd


#doodlewashJune2022: Dog. Did you know that the australian shepherd is not from Australia? Some believe they made their entrance to the U.S. following their Basque masters who had immigrated to Australia then to the U. S. Others believe the breed are off-shoots of British Herding dogs like the collie. This is more of a sketchContinue reading “The Australian Shepherd”

The Beaver


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Beaver. Did you know that a beaver can close his lips behind his incisor teeth, and hold his tongue tightly against the roof of his mouth, so that he can gnaw underwater without swallowing water? This was another experiment to see if I could get that glisteny-wet look of wet fur by usingContinue reading “The Beaver”

Red Panda – Two Panda


#doodlewashJune2022: Red Panda. Did you know there are two species of Red Panda? Recent DNA discoveries have revealed that Chinese Red Pandas and Himalayan Red Pandas are two distinct species, though the difference is mainly in the head shape, and coloration — more white on the Chinese Panda’s face and more distinct rings on theContinue reading “Red Panda – Two Panda”

The World Watercolor Month Shop is OPEN


Pouches, and T-Shirts, and Mugs, oh my!  July is World Watercolor Month and the World Watercolor Month 2022 shop is open in anticipation! I’m a  World Watercolor Month Artist Ambassador and this is the artwork I did for one of this year’s World Watercolor Month pouches.  There are so many gorgeous pouches from so manyContinue reading “The World Watercolor Month Shop is OPEN”

Mushrooms by Moonlight


#doodlewashJune2022: Mushroom. Did you know that mushrooms are genetically closer to humans than to plants? Kinda scary isn’t it? Once again, I’m playing with a new (to me) paper, so this was a rather quick direct-to-paper paint just to see what happened. Bockingford Cold Press Watercolor Paper Aquafine Watercolor June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To findContinue reading “Mushrooms by Moonlight”

Spectacled Bear


#doodlewashJune2022: Bear. Did you know that spectacled bears have front legs that are longer than their hind legs, which makes them great tree climbers? Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette Reference Image by Andrea Bohl from Pixabay. June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Spectacled Bear”

Graduation


#doodlewashJune2022: Violet. ‘Cause I used a lot of Da Vinci Paint Co. ‘Mother Violet’ in this painting. Just a quick painting in honor of all the graduates! Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection Paper Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette Reference Image by tracyhammond from Pixabay. June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Graduation”

Terrapin


#doodlewashJune2022: Turtle. Did you know that turtles living in freshwater are generally called terrapins, while those living in marine environments are turtles? Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette Reference Image by tracyhammond from Pixabay. June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carryContinue reading “Terrapin”

Koala Tree Hugger


#doodlewashJune2022: Koala. Did you know that there are different kinds of marsupial pouches, forward-facing, backward-facing and a temporary skin fold that only develops in pregnant females? Koalas have a special sphincter muscle to hold their backward-facing pouch closed so babies don’t fall out while Mom is jumping through trees. And contrary to popular belief, notContinue reading “Koala Tree Hugger”

The Leafy Sea Dragon


#doodlewashJune2022: Seahorse. Okay, so mine’s a sea dragon. They’re related. Unlike male seahorses with their pouches, Leafy Sea Dragons have a patch on the underside of the tail capable of carrying more than 300 eggs. Hahnemühle Cold Press Harmony Watercolor Paper Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette Reference Image by makabera from Pixabay. June DoodlewashContinue reading “The Leafy Sea Dragon”