Kitten Puffball-Postcards for the Lunch Bag

Doodlewash prompt: Kitten. Did you know that kittens sleep up to 22 hours a day at first, then 18-20, averaging around 16 hours once they are adults? I decided I had better go back to doing some regular watercolor before I forget how it differs from gouache! Artwork-QoR Watercolor on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’Continue reading “Kitten Puffball-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Recycle Abstract

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Recycle Did you know that an entire load of recyclable material can end up in the landfill, because there was one non-recyclable item included? Zebra pen Mildliner Marker pens on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. @Hahnemühle_USA @ZebraPen #ZebraAmbassador @zebrateam_usa Artwork-Zebra pen Mildliner Marker & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel pens on HahnemühleContinue reading “Recycle Abstract”

A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …

Have you sent for a Hahnemühle Freebie sample of The Collection Watercolor paper yet? Find how here. Doodlewash prompt: Novel When I looked at these two pages in my gouache/GelliArts ZigZag book, I immediately saw some figures. Instead of painting with more gouache, this time I squirkled with gel pens to bring out the shapes.Continue reading “A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …”

Chicken Little – Postcards for the Lunch Bag

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Chick Did you know that chicks begin talking to their mothers even before they are hatched? Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Inspired by a SanduStefan photo on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll throughContinue reading “Chicken Little – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Modern in Mildliner

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Modern Did you know that ‘Modern Architecture’ is a school of design popular from the beginning of 20th century through World War II. Hardly seems modern now, lol. I cut some paper lately and had some small pieces around 3 x 5 inches. I’m using them for a lot of the prompts this month,Continue reading “Modern in Mildliner”

Skeleton Keys

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Key. Did you know that the Skeleton Key was invented in Ancient Rome and was still in heavy use until after World War II? This is another page in my Hahnemühle ZigZag book, that I filled with backgrounds using a GelliArts printing plate. This time I used Zebra Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel PensContinue reading “Skeleton Keys”

Crocus in Sunlight & Snow

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Flowers. Did you know that there are 80 different species of crocus and they are found all over the globe. In many places, they herald the beginning of Spring. I thought we all needed a little hope of Spring to begin the year! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. InspiredContinue reading “Crocus in Sunlight & Snow”


Doodlewash prompt: Baby I realized at the last minute that I’d drawn something for the wrong prompt (and I’m even the one who came up with the prompts!), so I did a quick drawing, ending up running it off the page. This is what happens when you have senior moments! I enjoyed drawing the blanketContinue reading “Furbaby”

The Path

Doodlewash prompt: Path. Did you know that the term ‘Silk Road’ actually refers to the many pathways used by traders traveling between Europe and East Asia for over 1,500 years, rather than a single road or route. This was done in about 10 minutes using left-over gouache from my palette in a more traditional watercolorContinue reading “The Path”

New-fallen Snow

Doodlewash prompt: New. There is nothing quite like the beauty and serenity of newly fallen snow – at least for the first few months, lol. Did you know that snow is not white? It’s actually translucent like ice. However, light bounces off the facets in such a way that we see it as white mostContinue reading “New-fallen Snow”