The Brown Bear


#doodlewashMarch2022: Brown Bear Did you know because female brown bears have cubs to contend wiht, they only have a range of 50-150 miles. Males, on the other hand, have a range of around 600 miles. And despite being called the Brown Bear, the grizzly’s come in shades of brown from almost-white to almost-black. Hahnemühle RoughContinue reading “The Brown Bear”

The Blue Whale


#doodlewashMarch2022: Vacuum Cleaner Did you know that the blue whale is sort of like the vacuum cleaner of the ocean, sucking up to four tons of krill each day. They’re sneaky vacuum cleaners too, staying below where the krill won’t notice them, and striking from beneath when dinnertime rolls around! I was in a hurry,Continue reading “The Blue Whale”

Lakeside Foliage


#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompt: Spiral. I suppose it’s kind of cheating. This painting was done as a demonstration of my Loose & Lovely style, and is entirely from a combination of what the paint wanted to do and my imagination. But I needed something for the ‘spiral’ prompt, and didn’t have much time to think of anything,Continue reading “Lakeside Foliage”

Review: Strathmore’s Ready Cut Watercolor paper


Ever tried to find a frame and discovered your painting isn’t an easy size to find? Strathmore’s Ready Cut comes in three of the most common U.S. frame sizes— 5” x 7”, 8” x 10” and 11” x 14″. It’s also a great watercolor paper, especially if you love the juicy, drippy, transparent effects that isContinue reading “Review: Strathmore’s Ready Cut Watercolor paper”

Entwined Acacia


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt: Entwined. There is a species called Entwine Acacia. I assume it likes to be entwined, lol, and that’s all the time I had to look for a flower that fit the prompt. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Aquafine Watercolor Paper-Hahnemühle beige-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Entwined Acacia”

Rough Blazing Star


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Rough. The rough blazing star is one of many Liatris species, a prairie plant (that grows in many places that aren’t prairie) that supports many beneficial species of insects. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Aquafine & Winsor Newton Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have you joinedContinue reading “Rough Blazing Star”

Marigold for Vision


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt: Vision. Marigold tea is good for the vision! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Aquafine Watercolor & Arteza Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush I finished another sheet of flowers. It’s not too late to join in. You can start at any placeContinue reading “Marigold for Vision”

Review: Aquafine Watercolour Inks


Last month I reviewed Daler-Rowney’s Aquafine Watercolor tubes and pans. This week I’m reviewing the Aquafine Watercolour Inks. How are they the same? How do they differ? To find out read my review at Doodlewash! And don’t forget to check out my giveaway for a chance to win a set of these inks for yourself!

Giveaway (closed): Aquafine Watercolour Inks


This giveaway is over, and the winner has been notified. Daler-Rowney sent me some Aquafine Watercolor Inks for review, and I’m giving a set away! Tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing these inks at Doodlewash! U. S. only (sorry) This giveaway runs until Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT Prize Package: One winner will receive aContinue reading “Giveaway (closed): Aquafine Watercolour Inks”