Lakeside Foliage

#DoodlewashFebruary2021 prompt: Spiral. I suppose it’s kind of cheating. This painting was done as a demonstration of my Loose & Lovely style, and is entirely from a combination of what the paint wanted to do and my imagination. But I needed something for the ‘spiral’ prompt, and didn’t have much time to think of anything,Continue reading “Lakeside Foliage”

Bubbles the Hel Kitty from Beyond the Veil

#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Bubbles. #DoodlewashSeptember2021 Prompts: Kitty & Puppy. Four years ago, I did a weird little drawing that I called Creature from Beyond the Veil. Facebook brought it up as a memory. I always thought the crittur looked a lot like a rather friendly Hel Hound, and so I decided to do a Hel Kitty,Continue reading “Bubbles the Hel Kitty from Beyond the Veil”

Fairy Cowslip

Doodlewash August Prompt: Fairy. Did you know that according to folklore, when fairies were frightened they would hide among the cowslips? I realized at the last minute that I didn’t have a post for today, so this was done rather quickly. Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Travel set Paper: Hahnemühle ‘The Collection’ Hot Press Brushes: ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Fairy Cowslip”


Doodlewash August Prompt: Squirrel. Did you know that squirrels are sneaky? They’ll pretend to bury food if they think other animals are watching, and then scurry off to hide it somewhere else. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Travel set Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Pixabay Reference Photo: by Wattsman111.Continue reading “Squirrel”

Bug Weevil Scarab

Doodlewash August Prompt: Wheatfield. ‘Cause this is the kind of fellow that farmers don’t wanna see in their wheatfields! This was identified as a bug weevil scarab on the reference photo. Did you know there are over 97, 000 species of weevil, and around 30,000 scarab beetles. I couldn’t find anything about a weevil scarab,Continue reading “Bug Weevil Scarab”

Princess Peek-a-Boo

Doodlewash August Prompt: Cabinet. Someone’s behind the cabinet, Who can it be? It’s little Princess-Peek-A-Boo, She’s hiding from me! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Fineliner over black tea background on Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave paper Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You canContinue reading “Princess Peek-a-Boo”

Camera’s Off

#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Lake. Yeah, those blue splotches look like lakes. I think they’re lakes. This was meant to be one of the video examples for a review. I was this far in when I realized the camera was off. Turns out it had turned off almost immediately after I started. If the camera hadn’t turnedContinue reading “Camera’s Off”

Australian Shepherd

Doodlewash August Prompt: Rabbit. A friend of a friend used to have a dog like this named Bunny. Close enough to the prompt for me! Did you know that Australian Shepherds are not Australian? They are believed to come out of the Basque region in Spain. Basque shepherds took the dogs to Australia with them,Continue reading “Australian Shepherd”

European Badger

Did you know that a male badger is called a boar, a female is a sow and the babies are cubs? The Welsh call them ‘moch daear’ which means ‘earth pig’. Pixabay reference by Wattsman111. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Travel set Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Reference PhotoContinue reading “European Badger”

Waterwheel Abstract

#DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Waterwheel. Did you know that there are three types of waterwheel? There are horizontal waterwheels, undershot vertical waterwheels, and the overshot vertical waterwheels. I received a really great gift of customized Erin Condren sketchbooks from my good friend, Alice Hendon, and I used one for this tangled abstract. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen 0.8Continue reading “Waterwheel Abstract”