A Basketful of Lilacs


I’m working on several projects that just aren’t getting done, so I won’t be posting daily for a while. #doodlewashMay2022: Park. ‘Cause you can go to the park and pick lilacs (really, no, you probably shouldn’t!) Did you know ‘lilac’ comes from ‘lilaq’, the Persian word for flower? This was a card that I sentContinue reading “A Basketful of Lilacs”

Whale Shark


#doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Nail. Okay, let’s stretch! Shark scales have dermal denticles – tiny scales that are as sharp as nails plus 300 rows with thousands of nail-like teeth! Did you know whale sharks are the largest fish in the world, growing up to 60 ft long. Despite all the teeth they don’t bite, and areContinue reading “Whale Shark”

The Gaur


#doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Mine. ‘Cause Gaur are Cause Gaurs are territorial and bad-tempered, and likely to claim that everything is ‘mine!’. Did you know that Gaurs – the Indian Bison – are the largest cattle? Males weight up1 to 2200 pounds, 11 feet in length and stands 5 to 7 feet at the shoulder. Females areContinue reading “The Gaur”

Flamingo Dance


#doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Lead. Did you know researchers have discovered 136 dance moves that flamingoes perform during mating courtship? What I want to know is who leads — the male or the female? Saunder’s Waterford Cold Press watercolor paper Maimeriblu Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy of techulator. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Flamingo Dance”

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a …


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Bat. Did you know that bats are not birds? They are mammals that produce live young and produce milk to feed them. Saunder’s Waterford Hot Press watercolor paper Maimeriblu Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy of alobenda. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a …”

Date Palm


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Date & Palm. Did you know that a Date Palm can produce up to 10,000 dates in one season? That’s  200-300 pounds of dates! A very quick sketch today. Saunder’s Waterford Hot Press watercolor paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Maimeriblu Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy of Pixasuna. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To findContinue reading “Date Palm”

The Spectacled Owl


#doodlewashMay2022: Watch. Did you know that owls have the best night vision of all animals? No wonder they can watch things so well! Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection watercolor paper Maimeriblu Watercolor Pixaby reference photo by ambquinn. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “The Spectacled Owl”

The Green Heron On My Backyard Fence


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Crane. Yeah, I was all set to paint a crane, but then this Green Heron was sitting on my back yard fence and I decided to do it instead. I mean after all, Crane, Heron. Close enough for me. Did you know that Green Herons drop bait – worms, insects, bread crusts, etc.Continue reading “The Green Heron On My Backyard Fence”

Bioluminescent Mammals


#doodlewashMay2022: Light. Did you know that wombats, and many other nocturnal animals and birds are bioluminescent — they glow under UV light? Scientists accidentally discovered that the platypus was bioluminescent a few years ago. Curious, they began looking for more glowy mammals. Most of the research so far has been done in Australia, as theContinue reading “Bioluminescent Mammals”