Painted Bunting


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Flutter. Did you know that if you hear a flutter in the night, it might be painted buntings, who, like many species of bird, migrate at night? This was a repeat of the experiment I did earlier this month (with a popsicle painting). I meant to use different paper to see if IContinue reading “Painted Bunting”

Pop’s Sickle


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Popsicle. Did you know that in 1923, Frank Epperson, filed the patent for the popsicle? He had been calling them Eppsicles, but his children called them “Pop’s ‘sicles,” and that’s the name that stuck . This looks a bit like a print, but it was an experiment to see if I could getContinue reading “Pop’s Sickle”

Group: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 27


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that one musk thistle can produce a group of up to 120,000 seeds? No wonder they are considered a weed. I was really tired when I did this one, and it shows! Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour book WatercolorSnacks Spring 2022Continue reading “Group: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 27”

Wave: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 24


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that originally ‘America, the Beautiful”, with its ‘Amber waves of grain’, was a poem that people sung to whatever tune they liked – “Auld Lang Syne” being the most popular? Today the song is sung o Samuel A. Ward’s “Materna”.Continue reading “Wave: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 24”

Pride: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 23


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that a group of lions is called a pride because they have always been associated (incorrectly) with stately nobility? They actually prefer to steal kills from other predators than to hunt themselves. Another quick sketch! Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour bookContinue reading “Pride: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 23”

Ceremony: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 22


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the tea ceremony, the Way of Tea, is based on the principles of Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour book WatercolorSnacks Spring 2022 Van Gogh Watercolor Palette July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Ceremony: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 22”

Confident: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 21


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the saying, ‘A Cat May Look At A King’ was first printed in 1562, and was probably a common proverb long before that? The meaning is that even the most lowly born have certain rights — though I’m confident thatContinue reading “Confident: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 Day 21”

Art Supplies for the Artist Who Has Everything


‘Tis the season that’s the reason for spending money on gifts for friends, family and, of course, yourself! Everyone’s compiling lists of their favorites and I’ve done the same. There have been many innovative art supplies that hit the market over the last couple of years and many have become part of my daily use,Continue reading “Art Supplies for the Artist Who Has Everything”

Camel in a Sandstorm


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache over watercolor on Hahnemühle Cézanne Cold Press. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Masy on Pixabay. So how did I get from this to that? This was done on the other half of the paper from the hummingbird I posted on Saturday. The steps were pretty muchContinue reading “Camel in a Sandstorm”

Hummingbird Against a Red Sky – Tutorial


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache & Van Gogh Interference Watercolor over watercolor on Hahnemühle Cézanne Cold Press. Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Masy on Pixabay. So how did I get from that to this? I’m sorry I didn’t have my camera or scanner to take step by step photos. Simply, thoughContinue reading “Hummingbird Against a Red Sky – Tutorial”