Iced Cream


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Ice Cream. Did you know that originally ice cream was called ‘iced cream’, the same way you would say ‘iced tea’.   I think this ended up looking more like hot chocolate than ice cream. I blame it on the Fall weather! September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Iced Cream”

The Bowerbird


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Metallic. Did you know the Satin Bowerbird builds a nest-like ‘bower’ to attract mates, decorating it with all sorts of shiny objects, preferably blue to accentuate its own metallic blue color? Like the lyrebird, they are remarkable in their ability to reproduce the sound of machines, voices and other bird calls. September DoodlewashContinue reading “The Bowerbird”

Where’s the Eats?


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Breakfast. This gal is obviously wondering where her breakfast is. Did you know that recent studies indicate that goats are as smart as dogs and as capable of an emotional relationship with people? Hahnemühle Rough Collection Watercolor paper Aquafine Watercolor Photo reference image by Peppi2017 at Pixabay August Doodlewash prompts Tools: To findContinue reading “Where’s the Eats?”

Tutorial – How To Paint Colorful Whites with Aquafine Watercolor


Wondering how to paint whites that are full of color? Learn more in my tutorial at Doodlewash!

Patriotic: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Happy Independence Day to those who celebrate! Did you know the bald eagle builds the largest nest of any North American bird – some have been found that are up to 13 feet deep and 8 feet wide? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour bookContinue reading “Patriotic: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Passion: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the word Passion comes from the Latin ‘patior’ and originally meant ‘to suffer’? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour book Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Aquafine Watercolor Malden Salt Flakes July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry HahnemühleContinue reading “Passion: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Train: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the conestoga wagon was designed to carry up to six tons, and travel around 12-15 miles a day? While we know little about its invention, the first recorded purchase was in 1717 by the secretary of William Penn, James Logan.Continue reading “Train: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Taking a Bath


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Elephant. Did you know a baby elephant sucks the end of its trunk, much like human babies suck their thumb? This time I mixed metallic silver with permanent mauve to try for a glisteny-wet look. Hahnemühle The Collection Hot Press Watercolor Paper Aquafine Watercolor Reference Image by Wildfaces from Pixabay. June Doodlewash promptsContinue reading “Taking a Bath”

Getting Ready For World Watercolor Month 2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. I really want to do all the prompts in a journal just for the occasion, but worry a bit that time will be an issue (don’t we all?). Then I had an idea for a theme – silhouettes. I’ve got a Hahnemühle 100%Continue reading “Getting Ready For World Watercolor Month 2022”

Spinner Dolphin


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Spinner Dolphin. Did you know that dolphins and whales blow bubbles, sometimes even bubble rings? It’s part of their breathing, but they’ve often been seen playing with the bubbles, and may even communicate with them. Hahnemühle The Collection Hot Press Watercolor Paper Aquafine Watercolor Reference Image by B Truchement from Pixabay. June DoodlewashContinue reading “Spinner Dolphin”