Review – Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette


The Da Vinci Paint Company now carries the Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette. 18-colors in a mix of full pans and half pans, curated by artist Joyce Hicks. A wonderful mix of glowing, granulating, summery, and earth colors … Interested? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!

The Leafy Sea Dragon


#doodlewashJune2022: Seahorse. Okay, so mine’s a sea dragon. They’re related. Unlike male seahorses with their pouches, Leafy Sea Dragons have a patch on the underside of the tail capable of carrying more than 300 eggs. Hahnemühle Cold Press Harmony Watercolor Paper Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette Reference Image by makabera from Pixabay. June DoodlewashContinue reading “The Leafy Sea Dragon”

Hee Haw


#doodlewashMay2022: Key. ‘Cause don ‘key’, right? Did you know the donkey’s bray requires vocalizing both while inhaling (the hee) and exhaling (the haw)? This is unique to donkeys. Horses and zebras can’t do it. Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection watercolor paper Zebra Technical Pen Da Vinci Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy of hhach. May DoodlewashContinue reading “Hee Haw”

Bunny


#doodlewashMay2022: Point. Did you know, if a rabbit points its face at you directly, especially if the tail points up or out as well, it means s/he is angry? Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection watercolor paper Da Vinci Watercolor Arteza Gouache Pixabay reference photo courtesy of Alexas_Fotos. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a listContinue reading “Bunny”

Cocker Spaniel


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Bark. ‘Cause you know dogs do that. Did you know a spaniel came to America on the Mayflower? The two dogs on the ship were identified as a mastiff and a spaniel. There were only four recognized spaniel breeds at that time, so there’s a good chance it was a cocker spaniel. HahnemühleContinue reading “Cocker Spaniel”

Mother Earth Mosaïculture


If I were to travel to the Montreal Botanical Gardens, I might see … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Topiary. Okay, I cheated with a Mosaïculture sculpture, which is kind of like topiary on hormones. Did you know that topiary is a single plant pruned into a shape where a Mosaïculture is created with a variety of plantsContinue reading “Mother Earth Mosaïculture”

The Discus Fish


If I were to travel to the Amazon River, I might see a … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Discus Fish. Did you know that Discus fish prefer to live in pairs or schools and if kept alone will often die? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour Book Da Vinci Watercolor Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Rethinktwice. April Doodlewash promptsContinue reading “The Discus Fish”

Mesa Verde Pueblo Dwellings


If I were to travel to Colorado, I might see a … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Mesa. Or in this case, cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park. Did you know that Mesa Verde is a certified International Dark Sky Park, which means you can experience the night sky with little to no light pollution, as peopleContinue reading “Mesa Verde Pueblo Dwellings”

Rainbow Mountain


If I were to travel to Peru, I might see … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Mountains. Did you know that Vinicunca, also called Rainbow mountain, has a unique marbled minerology with layers of gold, lavender, red and turquoise? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour Book Da Vinci Watercolor Arteza Gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of jerzykwpodrozy. April Doodlewash promptsContinue reading “Rainbow Mountain”

The Atlantic Road


If I were to travel to Norway, I might see a … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Roadway. Did you know that there were 12 hurricanes that blew across the Atlantic Road during its construction? Described as World’s most beautiful car drive, it is 5.2-miles of twisty roller coaster road, eight bridges, and waves crashing over it duringContinue reading “The Atlantic Road”