The Liberty Bell


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Waffle. Uh, to waffle is to carry on without really saying anything. Did you know that today, we don’t know when the Liberty Bell was cracked and I’ll be that’s because someone waffled on when accused of doing it! Paint: Schmincke watercolor and Van Gogh Metallic watercolor. Paper: Hahnemühle grey-toned watercolour paper. Brush:Continue reading “The Liberty Bell”

Getting Ready for World Watercolor Month


I stumbled on some old Speedy Cut blocks that I had, and it occurred to me that I always end up doing some mini-drawings or paintings for World Watercolor Month. Why not get ready for it? So I quickly cut a Speedy Cut image meant to look like a postage stamp. I don’t think itContinue reading “Getting Ready for World Watercolor Month”

June bug


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Junebug. Did you know there are over 800 species of bug that are called June bugs and science is still discovering more? Pens- Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Metallic Brush Pens, Mildliners & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel pen Paper- Hahnemuhle Cold Press Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of byrev on Pixabay. Don’t forget – JulyContinue reading “June bug”

The Early Fisherman


#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Lake. Did you know the earliest known fishing lines were spun from silk by the Chinese? Paint: Daniel Smith Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave Brush:ZenArt Black Tulip brush Reference photo: courtesy of mohamed_hassan on Pixabay Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “The Early Fisherman”

Vaquitas for World Ocean’s Day


I was asked to come up with this drawing for Zebra Pen for World Ocean’s Day. They have a partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the Vaquita is a SAFE endangered species. It is believed that less than 10 of these beautiful animals are left. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Mildliners & SarasaContinue reading “Vaquitas for World Ocean’s Day”

Coatimundi Kitten


#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Feet. Did you know that the tree-loving Coatimundi has double-jointed ankles and flexible feet? Also, called Coatis, their babies are called kittens. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave ‘The Natural Line’ Paper using a ZenArt Black Tulip brush. Reference photo courtesy of oniles on Pixabay. Tools:Continue reading “Coatimundi Kitten”

Bryce Canyon Land Bridge


#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Bridge. Did you know that despite its name, Bryce Canyon is not technically a canyon. It is a natural land bridge with a series of natural amphitheaters, slot canyons, windows, fins, and hoodoo spires.. Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave using a ZenArt Black Tulip brush. Reference photo courtesy of Free-PhotosContinue reading “Bryce Canyon Land Bridge”

Medieval Walled City


#doodlewashMay2021 prompts: City & Stone. Did you know that medieval cities were surrounded by mortared stone walls. These were walls were nearly impenetrable at the time, but limited city expansion. Houses were built taller and taller to make room for growing populations. Zenso Watercolor on Hahnemühle Rough The Collection Watercolor paper using a ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Medieval Walled City”

Smoke Cat


#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Smoke. Did you know that some cats have fur that is white at the bottom and a darker color above? The cat may appear to be a solid (most commonly black) color and the white may only show if you part the hair. Others have puffs of smoky hair and manes. Watercolor onContinue reading “Smoke Cat”

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay


#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Dock. Did you know that a pelican’s jawbone bows outwards so they can use their beak’s gular sacs as fishing nets. Reference photo courtesy of Free-Photos on Pixabay. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & American Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Press Postcard, using a ZenArt Black Tulip brush. Reference photo courtesy of oniles on Pixabay.Continue reading “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”