Ribbon: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 28


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the oarfish – one of the many ribbonfish species – is believed by many to herald the coming of a massive earthquake? It’s so funny how difficult it is to make a brush do what you want it to whenContinue reading “Ribbon: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 28”

Cheer: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Um, yeah. I kinda went with cheers rather than cheer. I’m a scamp that way! Did you know that in Medieval times, clinking glasses, cheering, or banging mugs on tables were all thought to scare off evil spirits? Sometimes, a small amount ofContinue reading “Cheer: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

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”

Goal: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the first basketball game, created by James Naismith in 1891, was played with a soccer ball and a broken peach basket? I think I failed in my goal, which was to give a feeling of motion to a basketball. Instead,Continue reading “Goal: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Bronze: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that the Dancing Girl from Mohenjodaro is the oldest known bronze statue in existence? It dates back to 2500 BCE. Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolor book MaimeriBlu Watercolor Malden Salt Flakes July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Bronze: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Home: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that the white picket fence was originally associated with wealth in Colonial times? Whitewash was expensive, so only the well-off could afford to keep their fences white. When mass production lowered the cost of fences, and the middle class becameContinue reading “Home: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Review – Museum Series Aquabord Panels


What if you had a warp-resistant, tear-proof, shrink-proof and buckle-proof surface that allowed you to frame your watercolors without glass? Museum Series Aquabord Panels from Ampersand™ Art Supply does just that. Interested? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!

Humpback Whale


#doodlewashJune2022: Humpback whale. Did you know that humpback whales have ‘gathering’ places where they meet at regular intervals and share songs? I decided to do something a little more stylized for this one. All those barnacles just seem to call for it. Bockingford Hot Press Watercolor Paper MaimeriBlu Watercolor Reference Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay.Continue reading “Humpback Whale”

Giant Anteater


#doodlewashMay2022:   Did you know that the anteater has the lowest body temperature, 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit, of all land mammals. We aren’t sure why but suspect it is to conserve energy. Saunders Waterford Rough MaimeriBlue Watercolor Pixaby reference photo by PBernfeld. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle productsContinue reading “Giant Anteater”