#doodlewashJune2022: Clematis. Did you know the Clematis is also known as “Old Man’s Beard”? You don’t want to get it in your beard though as it’s toxic and can cause burning and ulcers in the mouth! Bockingford Cold Press Watercolor Paper Da Vinci Watercolor June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Clematis”

Tutorial – How to Paint an Aurora Borealis in Watercolor

Learn how to paint an Aurora Borealis that almost paints itself. Interested? Check out my tutorial at Doodlewash!

The Estonian Wolf

If I were to travel to Estonia, I might see a … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Wolf. Did you know that in 2018, Estonia chose the wolf as its national animal? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour Book Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Da Vinci Watercolor Arteza Gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of 942784. April Doodlewash prompts Tools: To findContinue reading “The Estonian Wolf”


If I were to travel to England, I might see … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Stonehenge. Did you know that Stonehenge was purchased for 6,600 lbs at auction in 1915 by Cecil Chubb?  He gave the monument to the nation three years later. That’s me in the in the painting. I visited Stonehenge back in 1977, alongContinue reading “Stonehenge”

Pysanky Egg

If I were to travel to Ukraine (in happier times), I might see an … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Egg. In particular, Pysanky Eggs, a traditional decorated egg. Did you know that the word pysanky comes from Ukrainan word for ‘writing’ and it is believed these decorated eggs were an early form of writing, with each symbolContinue reading “Pysanky Egg”

Chapel Bridge

If I were to travel to Lucerne Switzerland, I might see a … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Bridge. Did you know the Chapel Bridge is the oldest covered bridge in Europe, dating back to the 14th century? My reference photo didn’t have any birds, but then I dropped my loaded brush onto the paper, and … oops!Continue reading “Chapel Bridge”

Echo Technique – Fun & Easy Landscape Tutorial

Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Da Vinci Watercolor on Hahnemühle Britannia Cold Press Watercolor Paper. Brushes: Princeton Neptune 1 in Mottler, Princeton Neptune Quill Size 4 and Princeton Velvetouch Long Round Size 6. If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #19 , you can find it here. My TeaContinue reading “Echo Technique – Fun & Easy Landscape Tutorial”

Shetland Sheepdog Puppy

Artwork-Da Vinci Watercolor on Hahnemühle cold press Watercolor postcard. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Quill size 4 and Velvetouch Round Size 8. Photo courtesy of JACLOU-DL on Pixabay. If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #19 , you can find it here. My Tea Party Pencil to Paint tutorial can be foundContinue reading “Shetland Sheepdog Puppy”