Depoe Bay


#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Ocean. If I were to travel to Depoe Bay, Oregon I might see the Pacific Ocean. Actually I did, just last week, and this was painted, from a mix of photograph I took & life, while there. Did you know that there are more than 75,000 volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean? A numberContinue reading “Depoe Bay”

Niagra Falls


#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Waterfall. If I were to travel to New York, I might see Niagra Falls (Bridal Veil to be exact). Did you know Niagra Falls is actually three different waterfalls? American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are on the U.S. side; the Horseshoe Falls (aka Canadian Falls, where 90% of the water flows) areContinue reading “Niagra Falls”

Loch Ness


#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Lake. If I were to travel to Scotland, I might see a Loch Ness. Sure you know about the Loch Ness monster, but did you know that Loch Ness has the largest volume of fresh water in Great Britain? Combined with the peaty water’s low visibility it’s a perfect place for Nessie toContinue reading “Loch Ness”

Review: Paul Rubens Glitter Sparkling Watercolor Paper


Glitter Sparkling Watercolor Paper – what’s that? Well, you know how glittery paint gets all over your brush, and your painting area and your hands and … you know what I mean. What if the glitter were part of the paper instead of part of the paint? Now, it is. Paul Rubens has created aContinue reading “Review: Paul Rubens Glitter Sparkling Watercolor Paper”

The Guira Guira


#doodlewashMarch2022: Cuckoo. Did you know that up to ten Guira Cuckoo females may lay over 25 eggs in the same communal nests? There are always lots of broken eggs underneath though – they’ll kick out the eggs of others if they can. Here’s a situtation where I used fabulous products but didn’t achieve what IContinue reading “The Guira Guira”

The Oreo Cow


#doodlewashMarch2022: Gardening Tools. ‘Cause cows can be used to plow and pull stumps, and cow manure is good for fertilizer. Sounds like a gardening tool to me. Every gardener should have one! Did you know that Belted Galloway cattle, with their white stripe around the middle are affectionately known as the Oreo Cow? Hahnemühle ColdContinue reading “The Oreo Cow”

Racka Sheep – Counting Sheep #10


#doodlewashMarch2022: Lamb Did you know that Racka Sheep are unique because both males and females grow long horns? One of the downsides to doing so many reviews is that it is often difficult to use up sketchbooks I’ve started. I reviewed one of Mary Roff’s handmade watercolor sketchbook back in 2019, and even though IContinue reading “Racka Sheep – Counting Sheep #10”

The Tree Line


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Woods. Did you know that scientists monitor changes in tree lines as one way to keep an eye on our changing climate? Hahnemühle cold pressed The Collection watercolor paper Paul Rubens Precipitated Watercolor February Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.Continue reading “The Tree Line”

Review: Precipitated Colors Watercolor Paint Set


Precipitated? I’m not positive what that means either. But Paul Rubens Precipitated Watercolor Paints come in a six-tube set of colors that granulate, with rich layers of color reminiscent of the Old Masters. This set got me out of an artistic slump and back to painting. Would they do that for you? It’s possible. LearnContinue reading “Review: Precipitated Colors Watercolor Paint Set”

The Bushbaby


#doodlewashFebruary2022 prompt: Athlete. Did you know that the bush baby can jump up to 12 times its body length-approximately 7 ft! Hahnemühle cold pressed Agave watercolor paper Zebra Pen technical pen Paul Ruben’s Precipatated Colors Watercolor Pixabay photo reference courtesy of sambadeedance. February Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry HahnemühleContinue reading “The Bushbaby”