Pansies for Reflection


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt: Reflection. One of the things that Pansies symbolize is reflection. To prepare for a busy World Watercolor Month, I carved some Speedy-cut blocks into simple stamps as frames for  1 x 1 1/2 in paintings Angela Fehr’s prompts are open to interpretation, so IContinue reading “Pansies for Reflection”

REVIEW: Aquafine Watercolour in Tube and Pans


Today, I’m reviewing Aquafine’s tube and pan watercolors at Doodlewash. These are nicely priced starter watercolor sets with a great selection of colors, that are bold and intense. Not sure if Aquafine is the watercolor choice for you? Not sure if you would prefer tube or pan paints? This review may help you decide.

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”

The Perfume of Butterfly Peaflower Tea


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Perfume, Did you know that rubbing your wrists after applying perfume to them can distort the scent? Grabbed one of my Butterfly Peaflower Tea & black tea backgrounds to doodle one while waiting at the dentist’s office. Background: Dried Butterfly Peaflower Tea & Yorkshire Tea Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & PM-701 PermanentContinue reading “The Perfume of Butterfly Peaflower Tea”

Garden with an Iris In It


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Iris. It’s a garden that I doodled while testing some watercolor paints on black paper. There’s got to be some kind of iris in there somewhere. Paints: Gansai Tambai Paper- Stonehenge Aqua Black Watercolor Paper Don’t forget – July is World Watercolor Month!

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”