Sleepy Wombat


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Slumber. Did you know that wombats have square poop? Hahnemühle cold pressed watercolor postcard Zebra Pen Technical Pen Super Vision Wooden Watercolor set Arteza White gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Pixel-mixer. February Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. YouContinue reading “Sleepy Wombat”

The Tree Line


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Woods. Did you know that scientists monitor changes in tree lines as one way to keep an eye on our changing climate? Hahnemühle cold pressed The Collection watercolor paper Paul Rubens Precipitated Watercolor February Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.Continue reading “The Tree Line”

Silver Cheeked Hornbill


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Seeds. Because hornbills eat fruit, and fruit has seeds. I know – weak, but it was the best I could come up with! Did you know that the femaile silver cheeked hornbill seals herself up in a tree while nesting? She leaves an opening just wide enough for the male hornbill to pass food,Continue reading “Silver Cheeked Hornbill”

Degu


If you are looking for my review of the Arteza Gouache Paint and Tool set, you can find it here. #doodlewashFebruary2022: Rake. You have to read today’s fact to understand the connection between the Degu and a rake. Did you know that scientists trained degus (a relative of the chinchilla) to use small rakes inContinue reading “Degu”

K is for Knot


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Puzzle. ‘Cause the Gordian Knot was an ancient puzzle. Did you know that in 1760, John Spilsbury glued a map onto wood, sawed it into pieces and the first known jigsaw puzzle was invented? This is the last of my alphabet primer pages.  I’m kind of sad to have them end, but I’ve comeContinue reading “K is for Knot”

One True Bulb


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Bulb. Did you know that there are five bulb-like structures among plants but only one true bulb? The true bulb has both the genetic starting material and a food supply. The other bulb-like structures are geophytes, which include corms, rhizomes, tubers, & bulblets. This isn’t my greatest painting but it was practice drawing withContinue reading “One True Bulb”

Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Soup. ‘Cause yeah. There is a echinacea coneflower known as ‘tomato soup’. Did you know the word Echinacea comes from the Greek word ‘Echinos’ meaning hedgehog? Master Touch Watercolor Book Kuretake Transparent watercolor set February Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’”

Red-fronted Lemur


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Vision. Did you know that red-fronted lemurs may be able to recognize their own species from photos? In a recent study, they were shown photos of both their own, and other closely related species. They spent more time studying their own. Not enough to be sure, but it opens up the possibility. Hahnemühle coldContinue reading “Red-fronted Lemur”

Ornamental Garlic


#doodlewashFebruary2022 Prompt: Garlic. Did you know that in both WW1 & WW2 garlic was used as an antiseptic and cure for infections? Hahnemühle cold pressed watercolor postcard ZenArt Allegro Watercolor set Pixabay photo reference courtesy of GAIMARD. February Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “Ornamental Garlic”

Skates vs Stingrays


#doodlewashFebruary2022 Prompt: Skates Did you know that while skates and stingrays look very similar, skates do not have stingers. Skates lay eggs, while stingrays bear live young – that doesn’t usually help you tell them apart unless you’re intruding on a very personal moment. Hahnemühle cold pressed Collection watercolor paper Paul Rubens Precipitated & SuperContinue reading “Skates vs Stingrays”