Devil in Disguise-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Cub. Lion cubs may look sweet, but I can tell you from experience that they are mischievous little devils! Did you know that all lactating females in a pride will feed any of the cubs with no preference given to their own? Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: ToContinue reading “Devil in Disguise-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Tadpole-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Doodlewash prompt: Tadpole Did you know that tadpoles are also called polliwogs, a word meaning ‘head’ and ‘wiggle’. Artwork-Zebra Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pen on Hahnemühle Rough ‘The Collection’ paper. Reference photo from Skitterphoto on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here andContinue reading “Tadpole-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Kidding Around-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Kid Did you know that while a goat most commonly has 2-3 kids in a litter, the world’s record is 7! Poor mama! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of Alexis_Fotos at Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Kidding Around-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Sapling – The Teen-age Years


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Sapling Did you know that a sapling is, in essence, a teenage tree? Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Gouache on Hahnemühle Hot Press ‘The Collection’ watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find one near you.Continue reading “Sapling – The Teen-age Years”

Spirit King of the Forest


Doodlewash prompt: Yarn In the forests of my imagination there exists a Spirit King, who watches over all the green and growing things. And doesn’t that sound like the beginning to a great yarn? Can you find a few of the things the Spirit King watches over? Lion, rabbit, woman, blackbird, giraffe, unicorn, 4 kindsContinue reading “Spirit King of the Forest”

Silk Moth Emergent


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis? #DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis?  This is the last page in thisContinue reading “Silk Moth Emergent”

Stretching – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Growing. It’s stretching like a giraffe’s neck, but I’m claiming this for the prompt because it’s obvious that giraffes do a LOT of growing! And eat growing leaves. Yeah. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Did you know that a giraffe’s neck is not long enough to touch the ground? That’sContinue reading “Stretching – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Sprouts


Doodlewash prompt: Sprouts Did you know that sprouts have enzymes that make carbohydrates and proteins more digestible?So fresh air and sprouts make a great diet combination! I watched a video tutorial of Thomas Blackshear, showing a David Grove technique. It involves acrylic over gouache over gesso. This was an experiment to see if I couldContinue reading “Sprouts”

Mother & Child-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Doodlewash prompt: Young I intended to paint this in, but ran out of time to use it for the prompt, but I’ll get around to it sooner or later. Did you know that the word prosimian means ‘before monkeys’? Lemur are prosimians of the primate order which is made up of ‘monkeys’, ‘prosimians’ and ‘apes’.Continue reading “Mother & Child-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

The Gate in Winter


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Gate Did you know that in ancient times a gate often consisted of both an outer gate and an inner one, with a space in between? That space in between was often a meeting place, marketplace, and law court, as well as a line of defense. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’Continue reading “The Gate in Winter”