Sunflower


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Courage. These days the sunflower is a symbol of courage. Did you know that sunflowers are actually thousands of tiny flowers clustered together and surrounded by petals? Each tiny flower has both male and female organs so they can self-pollinate as well as taking pollen from the wind or insects. Eventually, each flowerContinue reading “Sunflower”

Black Bellied Whistling Duck


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Black Bellied Whistling Duck. Did you know the Whistling Ducks have the longest legs of all the duck species? Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Supervision Watercolor Reference Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash. August Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in theContinue reading “Black Bellied Whistling Duck”

Pitcher Plant


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Buzz. Things that go buzz had better beware the carnivorous pitcher plant. Did you know that pitcher plants tend to grow in areas with nutrient-deficient soil? They are able to thrive because of their carnivorous ways, getting much needed nitrogen and phosphorous from their prey. Bockingford Cold Press Watercolor paper Aquafine Watercolor ReferenceContinue reading “Pitcher Plant”

Papyrus


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Papyrus Did you know that papyrus wasn’t only used for making paper in the past? It was used for ropes, clothes, boxes, window shades, tables, toys, mattresses, and it was also used for food and medicines. Truly, a useful plant! I went for stylization, and ended up with something more like mops thanContinue reading “Papyrus”

The Nautilus


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Nautilus Did you know that adult nautilus have between 60 and 90 tentacles? Actually, they aren’t tentacles, but are called cirri (the plural is cirrus). Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor postcard Supervision Watercolor Reference Photo by gapec on Pixabay. August Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products inContinue reading “The Nautilus”

The Inchworm


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Measure. Did you know that inchworms are not worms, but are caterpillar larvae of many different species of geometrid (earth-measurer) moths? Some of them can spin webs like a spider! Hahnemühle Cold Press 300 lb The Collection Watercolor Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Supervision Watercolor Reference Photo by JonPauling on Pixabay. August DoodlewashContinue reading “The Inchworm”

The Hermit Crab


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Accessory. The hermit crab is always searching for the shell that will be the perfect accessory! Did you know hermit crabs are crustaceans, but not true crabs? They are more closely related to lobsters. Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor postcard Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Supervision Watercolor Reference Photo by Anna Mcphees at Unsplash. AugustContinue reading “The Hermit Crab”

Wild Radish


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Radish. Did you know that all parts of the wild radish is edible, but they’re considered an invasive plant in many countries.  Hahnemühle Rough The Collection Watercolor Paper Supervision Watercolor Photo by dimitrisvetsikas1969 on Pixabay. August Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “Wild Radish”

Cow Parsley


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Meadow. Did you know that Chervil, aka Cow Parsley, grows wild in in woods and meadows, and is a mainstay in French cooking? A quick one today – actually, I did today’s and tomorrow’s painting at the same time, slapping on masking fluid, letting colors run randomly for the background, and then addingContinue reading “Cow Parsley”

Painted Bunting


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Flutter. Did you know that if you hear a flutter in the night, it might be painted buntings, who, like many species of bird, migrate at night? This was a repeat of the experiment I did earlier this month (with a popsicle painting). I meant to use different paper to see if IContinue reading “Painted Bunting”