Doges Palace


If I were to travel to Venice, I might see a …

#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Palace.

Did you know that Casanova was held prisoner in the Doges Palace of Venice for a year before he managed to escape? 

I’ve discovered that painting architecture is not just out of my comfort zone – I really don’t like doing it. Straight lines and perfect perspective are not my thang, and my muse let me know she was tired of it. After trying several different reference photos and simplifying, simplifying she finally let me do this one. I think mainly because the light was interesting. I’m sure the real building looks safer than the one in my painting, lol.

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  • Daniel Smith Watercolor
  • Arteza Gouache
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Steph684.

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Mother Earth Mosaïculture


If I were to travel to the Montreal Botanical Gardens, I might see …

#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Topiary. Okay, I cheated with a Mosaïculture sculpture, which is kind of like topiary on hormones.

Did you know that topiary is a single plant pruned into a shape where a Mosaïculture is created with a variety of plants over a metal form. There is a Mosaïcultures Internationales competition held every three years.

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  • Da Vinci Watercolor
  • Arteza Gouache
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of breaktime.

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The Discus Fish


If I were to travel to the Amazon River, I might see a …

#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Discus Fish.

Did you know that Discus fish prefer to live in pairs or schools and if kept alone will often die?

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  • Da Vinci Watercolor
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Rethinktwice.

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The Estonian Wolf


If I were to travel to Estonia, I might see a …

#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Wolf.

Did you know that in 2018, Estonia chose the wolf as its national animal?

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  • Da Vinci Watercolor
  • Arteza Gouache
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of 942784.

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Mesa Verde Pueblo Dwellings


If I were to travel to Colorado, I might see a …

#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Mesa. Or in this case, cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park.

Did you know that Mesa Verde is a certified International Dark Sky Park, which means you can experience the night sky with little to no light pollution, as people did a millennium ago.

I cheated a little because, while searching for Mesa references, I came across a reference photo of the cliff dwellings that I loved. I firmly had the vision in my head for the painting. And almost from the first brush stroke, I knew I was doing it wrong. Lol! I don’t know why that happens sometimes. Possibly because with such a strong vision, I’m not flexible enough to listen to my tools. I’ll have to try this one again, later and see if I can get closer to what I’m shooting for.

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  • Da Vinci Watercolor
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of d3centista.

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Rainbow Mountain


If I were to travel to Peru, I might see …

#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Mountains.

Did you know that Vinicunca, also called Rainbow mountain, has a unique marbled minerology with layers of gold, lavender, red and turquoise?

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  • Da Vinci Watercolor
  • Arteza Gouache
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of jerzykwpodrozy.

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The Atlantic Road


If I were to travel to Norway, I might see a …

#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Roadway.

Did you know that there were 12 hurricanes that blew across the Atlantic Road during its construction? Described as World’s most beautiful car drive, it is 5.2-miles of twisty roller coaster road, eight bridges, and waves crashing over it during storms.

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  • Da Vinci Watercolor
  • Arteza Gouache
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of haysmits.

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Rainforest


If I were to travel to Brazil, I might see a …

#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Rainforest.

Did you know there are four layers to a rainforest? The sunny Emergent layer at the top, the Canopy layer that catches most of the rain, the Understory layer that stops most of the light, and the Forest floor.

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  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of jacobgaldston.

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Stonehenge


If I were to travel to England, I might see …

#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Stonehenge.

Did you know that Stonehenge was purchased for 6,600 lbs at auction in 1915 by Cecil Chubb?  He gave the monument to the nation three years later.

That’s me in the in the painting. I visited Stonehenge back in 1977, along with my friend Elaine. She’s an accomplished photographer, and this photo she took is one of my most treasured.

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  • Da Vinci Watercolor
  • Photo reference courtesy of Elaine Jones.

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Yangtze River


If I were to travel to China, I might see a …

#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: River

Did you know it is believed that more civilizations originated along the Yangtze River than along any other river in the world?

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  • Da Vinci Watercolor
  • Arteza Gouache
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Peggy_Marco.

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