Patriotic: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Happy Independence Day to those who celebrate! Did you know the bald eagle builds the largest nest of any North American bird – some have been found that are up to 13 feet deep and 8 feet wide? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour bookContinue reading “Patriotic: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Time: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that archaeological evidence indicates that Babylonians and Egyptians were measuring time 5,000 years ago? I was in a hurry because of a lack of time, but I didn’t want to do the usual clock or watch thing. The background I’dContinue reading “Time: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Passion: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the word Passion comes from the Latin ‘patior’ and originally meant ‘to suffer’? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour book Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Aquafine Watercolor Malden Salt Flakes July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry HahnemühleContinue reading “Passion: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Train: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the conestoga wagon was designed to carry up to six tons, and travel around 12-15 miles a day? While we know little about its invention, the first recorded purchase was in 1717 by the secretary of William Penn, James Logan.Continue reading “Train: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Review – WatercolorSnacks Subscription from ArtSnacks


WatercolorSnacks is a quarterly subscription service from ArtSnacks. Each quarter you get a box chock full of Art Supplies — 4 to 5 full size items or sets. They’re often limited edition or exclusive. The subscription includes an invitation to the online community, MIX and 2-3 instructional, interactive livestream sessions led by artist and illustrator,Continue reading “Review – WatercolorSnacks Subscription from ArtSnacks”

Taking a Bath


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Elephant. Did you know a baby elephant sucks the end of its trunk, much like human babies suck their thumb? This time I mixed metallic silver with permanent mauve to try for a glisteny-wet look. Hahnemühle The Collection Hot Press Watercolor Paper Aquafine Watercolor Reference Image by Wildfaces from Pixabay. June Doodlewash promptsContinue reading “Taking a Bath”

Getting Ready For World Watercolor Month 2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. I really want to do all the prompts in a journal just for the occasion, but worry a bit that time will be an issue (don’t we all?). Then I had an idea for a theme – silhouettes. I’ve got a Hahnemühle 100%Continue reading “Getting Ready For World Watercolor Month 2022”

Review – MaimeriBlu Tube and Pan Watercolors


A full line of single pigment watercolors. Many pigments that are hard to find in other brands. Professional grade watercolor … Interested? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!

Spinner Dolphin


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Spinner Dolphin. Did you know that dolphins and whales blow bubbles, sometimes even bubble rings? It’s part of their breathing, but they’ve often been seen playing with the bubbles, and may even communicate with them. Hahnemühle The Collection Hot Press Watercolor Paper Aquafine Watercolor Reference Image by B Truchement from Pixabay. June DoodlewashContinue reading “Spinner Dolphin”

The Beaver


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Beaver. Did you know that a beaver can close his lips behind his incisor teeth, and hold his tongue tightly against the roof of his mouth, so that he can gnaw underwater without swallowing water? This was another experiment to see if I could get that glisteny-wet look of wet fur by usingContinue reading “The Beaver”