Pussy Willow


#doodlewashMarch2022: Pussy Willow Did you know the fuzzy coating on the pussy willow keep the reproductive parts of the plant warm? Stonehenge Aqua Black in a Mary Roff Watercolor sketchbook American Journey Watercolor Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Ken1843. Mary Roff Etsy Page: PaintsPalettesPages March Doodlewash prompts

Bird Table


#doodlewashMarch2022: Bird Table Did you know that a information-gathering meeting of senior government officials is sometimes called a bird table meeting? My friend Mary Roff surprised me with one of her wonderful Handmade Multi Media Journals! I’ll be reviewing it soon! It has pages made with 15 different papers. Oddly, I never start a journalContinue reading “Bird Table”

Garden with an Iris In It


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Iris. It’s a garden that I doodled while testing some watercolor paints on black paper. There’s got to be some kind of iris in there somewhere. Paints: Gansai Tambai Paper- Stonehenge Aqua Black Watercolor Paper Don’t forget – July is World Watercolor Month!

Green Pepper & Wild Lavender


Artwork: Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of Photos_kast on Pixabay. Did you know that traditionally Lavender flowers represent purity, silence, devotion serenity, grace and calmness? And today’s doodle… Doodlewash Prompt: Green Pepper Artwork: Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush pen on Hahnemühle sketching paper. To find a list ofContinue reading “Green Pepper & Wild Lavender”

Stinkhorn


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press Reference photo courtesy of USAGI_POST on Pixabay. Doodlewash prompt: Ice Cream. I wasn’t able to get anything specific done for this prompt because of my bad back, but these mushrooms I painted last month have a shape similar to ice cream scoops and shape is whatContinue reading “Stinkhorn”

Winter Cherry


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press. Reference photo courtesy of pixel2013 on Pixabay. Doodlewash prompt: Cherries Did you know that the Physalis alkekeng plant is called the bladder cherry, Chinese lantern, Japanese lantern, or winter cherry? Tools: Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Da Vinci Gouache: White Titanium Hansa Yellow LT YellowContinue reading “Winter Cherry”

Sockeye Salmon Abstract


Artwork-Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press Reference photo courtesy of ArtTower on Pixabay. Doodlewash Prompt: Salmon Did you know that Salmon are anadromous? Probably, since it simply means that salmon live in both salt and fresh water. Now you know the word for that. This was rather quickly painted from a photo that seemedContinue reading “Sockeye Salmon Abstract”

Scarlet Macaw-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press. Reference photo courtesy of carlswain on Pixabay. Doodlewash Prompt: Scarlet Macaw Did you know that the Scarlet Macaw can fly at speeds up to 35 miles an hour? Tools: Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Da Vinci Gouache: White Titanium Hansa Yellow LT Red Light (Vermillion)Continue reading “Scarlet Macaw-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Bubblegum Coral


Artwork- White Nights Pastel Watercolors on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press Doodlewash Prompt: Bubblegum Did you know that bubblegum corals (yes – there really is such a thing) have polyps with eight tentacles, which usually emerge at night to feed? I wasn’t feeling too arty when I painted this, so I opted to go cartoony.Continue reading “Bubblegum Coral”