Camera’s Off


#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Lake. Yeah, those blue splotches look like lakes. I think they’re lakes. This was meant to be one of the video examples for a review. I was this far in when I realized the camera was off. Turns out it had turned off almost immediately after I started. If the camera hadn’t turnedContinue reading “Camera’s Off”

Waterwheel Abstract


#DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Waterwheel. Did you know that there are three types of waterwheel? There are horizontal waterwheels, undershot vertical waterwheels, and the overshot vertical waterwheels. I received a really great gift of customized Erin Condren sketchbooks from my good friend, Alice Hendon, and I used one for this tangled abstract. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen 0.8Continue reading “Waterwheel Abstract”

White Peacock


#DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Peacock. Did you know peacock are iridescent due to tiny crystals in their feathers that act like kaleidoscopes? Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip brushes Reference photo by: foto-augenblick at Pixabay Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “White Peacock”

Gelada


#DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Robot. This guy looks evil – like he’s from one of those movies where you think we’re being invaded by homicidal zombies only to find out we’re being invaded by homicidal robots! What a plot twist! Did you know, despite their fierce appearance, the Gelada is the only primate with a diet that isContinue reading “Gelada”

Himalayan Blue Poppy


#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Poppy Did you know that bees prefer blue flowers, and that blue flowers are relatively rare – with only 10% of the world species producing that color. The blue himalayan poppy (not a true poppy) is rare enough in the wild that until 1922 it was considered a myth. I was using upContinue reading “Himalayan Blue Poppy”

Great White …


Pelican. Hah! Bet you were expecting a shark, lol. But they aren’t the only great whites. Now for the other shocker. This pelican is my painting for the #DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Bell. Here’s the logic — Crotalus is the name for a clapper inside a bell. Onocrotalusonos is an ancient Greek word for donkey. Ass-clapper was anContinue reading “Great White …”

Wombat at the Feast


Doodlewash Prompt August 2021: Koala. Koalas and wombats are related, but I like wombats better so that’s what I painted, lol. Did you know that wombats can run up to 25 miles an hour? Pixabay reference by pen_ash. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Arteza Gouache Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: Etchr Gouache brushes Tools: ToContinue reading “Wombat at the Feast”

REVIEW: Etchr Sketchbooks, the Perfect Sketchbook & the Accordion Sketchbooks


Etchr started with the goal of creating the ultimate art bag, and then ultimate art supplies of all kinds. In their own words, “Overall, we’re helping artists art.” Want to learn more about their sketchbooks? Read my review at Doodlewash!

Upon Reflection


I wanted a card to send along with a gift, so I used a sheet of Hahnemühle’s grey-toned paper, folded it in half and painted away. Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “Upon Reflection”

Penguin Kisses


Did you know that penguins ‘kiss’ by pecking or rubbing each others beaks, often banging their heads together at the same time? This is called a headbanging kiss. Pixabay reference by fungaifoto at Pixabay. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Arteza Gouache Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: Etchr Gouache brushes Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Penguin Kisses”