Female Red Winged Starling

#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Starling. Did you know that while the Common (European) Starling is the best known, there are around 120 species in the Starling (Sturnidae) family, including mynas. While the common starling and common myna are invasive, many more are well-behaved birds. Pixabay reference by Nel_Botha-NZ. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Travel setContinue reading “Female Red Winged Starling”

Things Invented in Scotland

#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Golf. Did you know that both golf and Scottish Terriers were invented in Scotland? Originally Scottish Terriers were red, fawn, grey, and grizzled? Today, Black, Wheaten and Brindle are the accepted colors. Golf balls were originally leather bags filled with goose feathers and painted white. White’s still okay for golf balls, but notContinue reading “Things Invented in Scotland”

View From the Office Window

#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Bookshelf. Okay, you can’t see it, but this office has a bookshelf right under the window.. See – the painting fits the prompt perfectly! A while back I drew a grid in my Hahenmühle Watercolour Sketchbook, planning to paint a color chart. I messed up the lines and had to start over onContinue reading “View From the Office Window”

Crathes Castle Topiary

#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Castle. Did you know that topiary can be traced back to Julius Cesar, who made it all the rage? Of course, the Greeks, Chinese and Japanese were creating similar things before that under different names. I decided it had been a while since I did something entirely with pen and marker, and thisContinue reading “Crathes Castle Topiary”


#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Seaside. Did you know that there are oceans and lakes on the ocean floor? Seawater seeps up through the salt, making the water saltier and denser than the seawater around it, so that it forms its own stream. Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Agave Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Tools: To findContinue reading “Seaside”

Vases on a Black Table

#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Vase. Did you know that the Egyptians are believed to be the first people to use vases for decorative purposes. Before that, they were mainly used for storage. I realized last night that I hadn’t done anything for this prompt, so I grabbed a background I had done using my loose & lovelyContinue reading “Vases on a Black Table”

Gland-bearing Jewelweed

The last day of July! The last day of World Watercolor Month 2021! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt: Jewel. The sap from the Jewelweed is an effective antidote to poison ivy! The name makes me laugh – you seldom think of jewels and glands at the same time. Today’s the last day that you can purchase the limitedContinue reading “Gland-bearing Jewelweed”

Doodlewash September – 30 Prompts in One Drawing

If you are looking for my Viviva Colorsheets and Sketchbook review, you can find it here. This was drawn with Zebra Pens Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchpad AND… Tomorrow, I have a giveaway for someone to win a complete set of Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pens and a Hahnemühle NostalgieContinue reading “Doodlewash September – 30 Prompts in One Drawing”

Doodlewash Doodles – August, Week 2

Yes. That’s how far behind I am. These are Doodlewash prompts for the 2nd week of August! The other thing of note is that I drew this with Zebra Pens Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pens (yes! You can use them like they were watercolor!) in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchpad (yes! Nostalgie paper now comes inContinue reading “Doodlewash Doodles – August, Week 2”

Doodlewash Doodles – August, Week 1

Artwork-Zebra Pens: Zensations Drafix Mechanical Pencil, Zensations Technical Pens, ClickArt Marker pen, Sarasa Clip Retractable Gel Ink Pens, PM-701 Stainless Steel Permanent Marker, Mildliner fluorescent Brush Pen, and Kirarich Glitter Highlighter in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook. I have the first 8 prompts for the month on this page. I decided that I have all theseContinue reading “Doodlewash Doodles – August, Week 1”