The Australian Shepherd


#doodlewashJune2022: Dog. Did you know that the australian shepherd is not from Australia? Some believe they made their entrance to the U.S. following their Basque masters who had immigrated to Australia then to the U. S. Others believe the breed are off-shoots of British Herding dogs like the collie. This is more of a sketchContinue reading “The Australian Shepherd”

The Easter Egger Chicken


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Dough. Wow, I had to fight to connect chickens with dough – but I did it! There is a ongoing debate over the safety of feeding raw dough to chickens. Definitely shouldn’t have eggs or uncooked yeast in it, if you do. Did you know the Easter Egger chicken is so called becauseContinue reading “The Easter Egger Chicken”

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. HahnemühleContinue reading “Rainforest”

Moai Statues


If I were to travel to Easter Island, I might see a … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Statue. Did you know that with one known exception, all the Moai statues on Easter Island face away from the sea? According to legend this is because the statues are watching over the people. 887 statues have been documented butContinue reading “Moai Statues”

Freudenberg Village


If I were to travel to Germany, I might see a … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Village. Did you know that most of the 50 or so distinctively patterned, half-timbered houses of Freudenberg were built in the 17th century after a great fire devastated the original buildings? I blame Pixabay. I keep finding these gorgeous reference photosContinue reading “Freudenberg Village”

Fallingwater House


If I were to travel to Pennsylvania, I might see a …. #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: House. Did you know that Fallingwater, a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935, is built over a waterfall? It’s now a museum with the original artwork and furniture that was designed by Wright specifically for the house. Hahnemühle 100%Continue reading “Fallingwater House”

Namib Desert


If I were to travel to Africa, I might see a …. #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Desert. Did you know that the Namib Desert in Africa is believed to be the oldest desert in the world, having been arid for some 55 million years? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour Book Daniel Smith Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy ofContinue reading “Namib Desert”

The Hare


#doodlewashMarch2022: Hare. Did you know that when you see those hares standing on their hind legs ‘boxing’ during the breeding season it isn’t the males fighting, it’s females chasing off the males! Hahnemühle Cold Press Harmony watercolor paper Zebra Pen Technical Pen Daniel Smith Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy of fergyn6ssq. March Doodlewash prompts Tools:Continue reading “The Hare”

The Rabbit-Eared Kelpie


#sketchbookrevival2022. Did everyone catch Charlie O’Shields’ sketchbook revival session? His exercise was meant to get the artist out of their comfort zone, but I think it was right smack dab in the middle of mine, lol! I ended up with a rabbit-earied kelpie being ridden by a young princess! This is just the way myContinue reading “The Rabbit-Eared Kelpie”

Lynx – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork- Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith Watercolor on a Hahnemühle Coldpress Watercolor Postcard. Did you know the Lynx is perfectly adapted for cold, snowy weather? Besides their luxurious fur, their feet are furry, large and spread out to act like snowshoes. Doodlewash prompt: Cold Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carryContinue reading “Lynx – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”