Red Panda – Two Panda

#doodlewashJune2022: Red Panda. Did you know there are two species of Red Panda? Recent DNA discoveries have revealed that Chinese Red Pandas and Himalayan Red Pandas are two distinct species, though the difference is mainly in the head shape, and coloration — more white on the Chinese Panda’s face and more distinct rings on theContinue reading “Red Panda – Two Panda”

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”

Review: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush

Traditional watercolor and brush are fabulous and convenient, but sometimes you want something even more convenient. Kuretake’s ZIG Clean Color Real Brush fills the need. To learn more, read my review of the 90-color set at!

REVIEW: Aquafine Watercolour in Tube and Pans

Today, I’m reviewing Aquafine’s tube and pan watercolors at Doodlewash. These are nicely priced starter watercolor sets with a great selection of colors, that are bold and intense. Not sure if Aquafine is the watercolor choice for you? Not sure if you would prefer tube or pan paints? This review may help you decide.

Loose & Lovely Garden with a Little Lavender

#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Lavender. I was playing around with the wet-in-wet technique and decided to create a garden. And there’s some lavender in there. My gardens have every kind of flower, lol. I was playing with this method as an idea for comparing different types of watercolor – pan, tube & watercolor inks. You’ll be seeingContinue reading “Loose & Lovely Garden with a Little Lavender”


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen in a Beige Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook This a pen drawing of a pioneer carving that was on display at the Barberville Pioneer Settlement museum in Florida. I was going to paint, but decided I’d leave it as pen drawing. A carving like this would be a family treasure, soContinue reading “Hand-Carved”

Teaser – Review of Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food Coming Tomorrow

Just one of the drawings I’ve done so far, from the exercises in Charlie O’Shields ‘Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food’. I have a review with a video walk-through coming up on my blog, Saturday morning. I hope you’ll come check it out!

Piglet – Postcards for the Lunch Bag

Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush. Photo courtesy of Gellinger on Pixabay. Doodlewash Prompt: Piglet Did you know that pigs prefer to sleep nose to nose with each other? Tools And Where You Can Buy Them Hahnemühle ColdContinue reading “Piglet – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Something Green on Lilac

Artwork done with Zebra Pen’s cool new ClickArt Retractable Marker Pen & Kirarich Glitter Highlighters in a Hahnemühle Lilac 1584 sketchbook#Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPen_USA #ZebraAmbassador Doodlewash prompt: Something Green

Ruddy Shelduck – Postcards for the Lunch Bag

Artwork-Holbein Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Travel Brush, Series 4750, Round, Size 8 Photo reference courtesy of kumararunprasad on Pixabay. Today, my hubby took a duck in his lunchbag. Doodlewash prompt ‘Duck’. You know, I was actually trying to find an Australian Shelduck, hence the fiery sky inContinue reading “Ruddy Shelduck – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”