Cheetah Cheats


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Cat. Did you know the cheetah, fastest animal in the world, is only active about 12% of their day? And those speedy sprints usually only last about 30 seconds! They much prefer to sneak up and surprise their prey. September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle productsContinue reading “Cheetah Cheats”

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”

Gold: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 31


Did you know the Goldcrest is the smallest bird in Europe? July 31st is the last day to buy limited edition World Watercolor Month items! You can find some fantastic stuff, but they’ll be gone on August 1st! Don’t miss out! Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolor book Aquafine Watercolor Malden Salt Flakes July Doodlewash prompts Tools: ToContinue reading “Gold: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 31”

Record: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that the archeological record suggest that clouds of gas and ash killed the inhabitants of Pompeii within 15 minutes of the volcano’s eruption? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolor book Aquafine Watercolor Malden Salt Flakes July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find aContinue reading “Record: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Dance: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know Flamenco dance is called baile, a flamenco dancer is a bailaor (male) or bailaora (female)? The flamenco outfit is usually the Traje de Flamenca. Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour book Aquafine Watercolor July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Dance: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Fast: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the sailfish is widely believed to be the fastest swimming fish in the ocean, clocked at up to 68 mph? I used metallic silver again, for the top part of the water. It looks pretty good in real life, butContinue reading “Fast: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Red Panda – Two Panda


#doodlewashJune2022: Red Panda. Did you know there are two species of Red Panda? Recent DNA discoveries have revealed that Chinese Red Pandas and Himalayan Red Pandas are two distinct species, though the difference is mainly in the head shape, and coloration — more white on the Chinese Panda’s face and more distinct rings on theContinue reading “Red Panda – Two Panda”

The Platypus


#doodlewashMarch2022: Platypus Did you know that platypus has no stomach? Their gullet leads directly to their intestines.  Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor postcard Zebra Technical Pen Aquafine Watercolor Pixabay reference photo by pen_ash.. March Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can findContinue reading “The Platypus”

Turkey in Negative and Reductive Style


#DoodlewashNovember2021: Gratitude. Did you know that turkeys purr when they are grateful? Other sounds that turkeys make are yelps, clucks, cackles, kee-kees, putts, bluluqus, and purrs! It is mainly the male turkey that gobbles. I used the negative painting method, as well as the reductive method to remove some color. Hahnemühle Harmony Rough Watercolor PaperContinue reading “Turkey in Negative and Reductive Style”

Camera’s Off


#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Lake. Yeah, those blue splotches look like lakes. I think they’re lakes. This was meant to be one of the video examples for a review. I was this far in when I realized the camera was off. Turns out it had turned off almost immediately after I started. If the camera hadn’t turnedContinue reading “Camera’s Off”