Red Hot Ghost Peppers

If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #14 , you can find it here. The Doodlewash prompt for today is ‘Red Hot’. And is there anything hotter than Ghost peppers? Artwork-Qor watercolor on handmade Indigo Art Mixed Media paper. Brushes: Escoda AquarioPrinceton Neptune Quill Size 4 & Neptune Round SizeContinue reading “Red Hot Ghost Peppers”


Waaay too long ago, my niece asked me to paint her dog, Raider. And here he is! Sorry, if it shows the chick, instead of the cocker spaniel. WordPress is doing some weirdo things again. Artwork-Zebra Zensation Technical Pen & Schmincke Watercolor on Magnani Portofino Hot Press Watercolor Round. Magnani Portofino Round Watercolor Block, HotContinue reading “Raider”

Cactus Flowers

Qor Watercolor on Hahnemühle Britannia Cold-Press Watercolor paper. Princeton Quill Size 4 and Velvetouch Round Size 6. Photo reference courtesy of Elizabby at Pixabay. I did this painting for the Doodlewash prompt of Cactus back in February and for some reason never posted it here, probably hoping to use it in a review of Hahnemühle’sContinue reading “Cactus Flowers”


If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #11 , you can find it here. And have you seen my post ‘How to Write and Illustrate a Storybook‘? Doodlewash prompt #WeirdStuff. Artwork- Ecoline & Arteza Watercolor Brush and Zebra Metallic Brush Pen on Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. I was paintingContinue reading “Firewalkers”

Pink Fairy Armadillo: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial

Did you know that the Pink Fairy Armadillo really exists? Although, I don’t think they have wands, tutus or tiaras like the one I’ve drawn today. A native of Argentina, they resemble a shrimp with a hairy underside. The smallest of the armadillos and perhaps the strangest. Done for the prompt #Something Silly at Doodlewash.Continue reading “Pink Fairy Armadillo: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial”

Ring-Tailed Coati: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial

If you are looking for Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #7, you can find it here. Drawn with Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and painted on Hanemühle Rough watercolor postcard using watercolors, a Princeton Velvetouch Long Round and a Princeton Neptune Quill 4. I apologize that I can’t identify all the colors in this painting.Continue reading “Ring-Tailed Coati: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial”

Namaqua Lizard – Postcards for the Lunch Bag

Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Daniel Smith watercolor on Hahnemühle Watercolor Rough Postcard If you are here for the Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #5, you can find it here. Today my hubby took a Namaqua Lizard in his lunch bag. Did you know that rather than living in trees, the Namaqua Chameleon is a desertContinue reading “Namaqua Lizard – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

To The Last Drop: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial

If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway, you can find it here. And did you catch my Rainy Day Fun & Easy Tutorial at Doodlewash? #Cow was one of the February prompts on Doodlewash and the reference photo I used was courtesy of Wallner at Pixabay. Drawn with Zebra ZensationsContinue reading “To The Last Drop: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial”

Snowflakes in the City

Yesterday, I posted sunshine, but today I’m posting something we’re far more familiar with right now. This kind of stormy urban landscape has become my favorite way to test a new paper. I don’t worry about perspective, proportion or technique. Because the scene is stormy, I don’t worry about blotches or blossoms or streaks. BeContinue reading “Snowflakes in the City”

Hot Summer Night with Giraffe

Artwork: Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pen & gel pens on Hahnemühle Cold Pressed watercolor postcard I’ve been trying to keep up with the February Doodlewash prompts and managed to do most of them. The prompt Giraffe came up though, and time was short. I grabbed my Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pens and just started drawing with nothingContinue reading “Hot Summer Night with Giraffe”