Amber Waves of Grain


#DoodlewashMay2021 Prompts: Flag. Did you know that there have been 27 versions of the American Flag? The current version is the only one to have lasted more than 50 years. Paint-Daniel Smith watercolor & Arteza Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Agave Cold Press watercolor paper Brushes-ZenArt Black Tulip Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry HahnemühleContinue reading “Amber Waves of Grain”

Route 66


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Vacation. I know I already did this prompt, but I did this one first, mislaid it and did the other. Finally found this one so Did you know that Route 66, one of the original U.S. highways, became known as the ‘Mother Road’, but was first called ‘Bloody 66’ because of the manyContinue reading “Route 66”

Vacation Spot


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Vacation. Did you know that there are over 2,500 species of palm trees — and they aren’t all trees? Reference photo courtesy of Einfach-Eve. Paint: Daler-Rowney Aquafine watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard Brush: ZenArt Black Tulip brushes Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Vacation Spot”

Honeysuckle on Butterfly Peaflower


My giveaway of five Hahnemühle Cold Press Postcard Tins ends Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT. Have you entered yet? #DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Honeysuckle, Did you know that honeysuckle is considered an invasive plant, but it also has many health benefits? I had some paper that I’d stained with butterfly peaflower tea earlier. SinceContinue reading “Honeysuckle on Butterfly Peaflower”

Review: Zenso Watercolors Dotcards


Zenso watercolors are handmade, hand mulled with homemade binder.  They are available in pan (aka cake) form and as dotcard sampler packs, such as I’m reviewing here.   Cheetarah, the creator of Zenso Watercolors is a Mixed Media Artist with a love for watercolor, Fountain pens, and Science Fiction, who has turned her hand toContinue reading “Review: Zenso Watercolors Dotcards”

Poppies For Remembrance


#DoodlewashMay2021 Prompts: Waving. Poppies waving in the field in remembrance of those who have fallen. Did you know that after one of the great battle at Flanders Field in World War I, poppies grew in the thousands amongst the rubble thus becoming associated with those who gave their lives for their country. Done with DanielContinue reading “Poppies For Remembrance”

Penguilephant Eating Roses


My friend Alice runs a Facebook group ‘Tangle Around the World’ and they are currently running a challenge to use the Penguilephant step-out that was featured in my Hahnemühle The Natural Line review. You do have to be a member to join in, but if you are into tangle patterns, challenges and projects, it’s aContinue reading “Penguilephant Eating Roses”

Happy Easter To All Who Celebrate


May this be a day of peace and happiness for everyone, whatever their faith or beliefs. Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor, ZenArt Black Tulip Round size 8 on Hahnemühle Collection Cold Press watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find ZebraContinue reading “Happy Easter To All Who Celebrate”

Peacock Visitor


I haven’t had much time for painting while at my brother’s house in Florida but I had to paint the visitor who stopped by this morning in search of blueberries.   Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor, ZenArt Black Tulip Round size 8 on Hahnemühle Collection Cold Press watercolor paper Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Peacock Visitor”

Opening to the Sun


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Opening Did you know that the hibiscus is known as the ‘shoe flower’ because in Jamaica and other African countries, their petals were used to polish shoes? Artwork-Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle cold press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of jessunny on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Opening to the Sun”