The Spectacled Owl

#doodlewashMay2022: Watch. Did you know that owls have the best night vision of all animals? No wonder they can watch things so well! Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection watercolor paper Maimeriblu Watercolor Pixaby reference photo by ambquinn. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “The Spectacled Owl”

The Green Heron On My Backyard Fence

#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Crane. Yeah, I was all set to paint a crane, but then this Green Heron was sitting on my back yard fence and I decided to do it instead. I mean after all, Crane, Heron. Close enough for me. Did you know that Green Herons drop bait – worms, insects, bread crusts, etc.Continue reading “The Green Heron On My Backyard Fence”

Bioluminescent Mammals

#doodlewashMay2022: Light. Did you know that wombats, and many other nocturnal animals and birds are bioluminescent — they glow under UV light? Scientists accidentally discovered that the platypus was bioluminescent a few years ago. Curious, they began looking for more glowy mammals. Most of the research so far has been done in Australia, as theContinue reading “Bioluminescent Mammals”


If I were to travel to South America, I might see a … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt:.Toucan Did you know that toucans spend more time hopping than flying? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour Book Schmincke Watercolor Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Fafnir033. April Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in theContinue reading “Toucan”

The Guira Guira

#doodlewashMarch2022: Cuckoo. Did you know that up to ten Guira Cuckoo females may lay over 25 eggs in the same communal nests? There are always lots of broken eggs underneath though – they’ll kick out the eggs of others if they can. Here’s a situtation where I used fabulous products but didn’t achieve what IContinue reading “The Guira Guira”

The Narcissus Flycatcher

#doodlewashMarch2022: Daffodil. Did you know the Narcissus Flycatcher was given his name because his yellow plumage resembled the yellow color of Narcissus plants like the Daffodil? Hahnemühle Cold Press The Collection Paper Arteza gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Johnnys_pic. March Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products inContinue reading “The Narcissus Flycatcher”

Silver Cheeked Hornbill

#doodlewashFebruary2022: Seeds. Because hornbills eat fruit, and fruit has seeds. I know – weak, but it was the best I could come up with! Did you know that the femaile silver cheeked hornbill seals herself up in a tree while nesting? She leaves an opening just wide enough for the male hornbill to pass food,Continue reading “Silver Cheeked Hornbill”

The Dodo Bird

#doodlewashFebruary2022: Pigeon. Did you know DNA taken from a mummified Dodo at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History shows the Nicobar pigeon is the Dodo’s closest living relative? Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection Paper Zebra Pen Technical Pen Super Vision Watercolors February Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle productsContinue reading “The Dodo Bird”

Cardinal – Postcards for the Lunch Bag

Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Did you know that during courtship male cardinals feed the females seeds “beak to beak”? It looks a lot like kissing! I’m not a big fan of red. I need to use it more often, because I struggle to know how to use it. Doodlewash Prompt:Continue reading “Cardinal – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”