Coneflowers


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Echinacea. Did you know that there are 10 species of native echinacea, and they are all purple? Of course, humans have created hybrids that come in a variety of colors. September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You canContinue reading “Coneflowers”

Sunflower


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Courage. These days the sunflower is a symbol of courage. Did you know that sunflowers are actually thousands of tiny flowers clustered together and surrounded by petals? Each tiny flower has both male and female organs so they can self-pollinate as well as taking pollen from the wind or insects. Eventually, each flowerContinue reading “Sunflower”

Strong: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that elephants, able to carry up to 7 tons, are the strongest land mammal by pure strength? The blue whale can generate up to 600 horsepower due to special muscles in the tail. And the strongest animal by body weight?Continue reading “Strong: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Center: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know coneflowers have 200 to 300 florets in the center? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolor book MaimeriBlue Watercolor July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can findContinue reading “Center: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Natal Lily


Looking for my review of Ampersand’s Aquabord? You can find it here. Did you know the Clivia, aka Natal Lily or Bush Lily, was so named because Lady Charlotte Clive was the first to grow them in England? Ampersand Aquabord Van Gogh Watercolor Reference Image by Chesna from Pixabay. Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Natal Lily”

Clematis


#doodlewashJune2022: Clematis. Did you know the Clematis is also known as “Old Man’s Beard”? You don’t want to get it in your beard though as it’s toxic and can cause burning and ulcers in the mouth! Bockingford Cold Press Watercolor Paper Da Vinci Watercolor June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Clematis”

Sweet Pea


If I were to travel to Sicily, I might see a … #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Sweet Pea Did you know that sweet peas were long believed to originate in Sicily, but some now believe they may come from China, Malta, Sri Lankan or even South America? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour Book Schmincke Watercolor Arteza White Goauche PixabayContinue reading “Sweet Pea”

Crocus


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Crocus. Did you know that each saffron crocus produces three stigmas – the source of saffron spice. There is also an autumn crocus which is poisonous so take care if collecting your own saffron! Hahnemühle cold pressed The Collection watercolor paper Arteza Gouache Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Emphyrio. February Doodlewash prompts Tools: ToContinue reading “Crocus”