Fireflies in a Jar


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Fireflies. Did you know that fireflies’ lights are really efficient? 100% of the energy created is emitted through the light. A fluorescent bulb only emits 90 percent of its energy through light.  Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection Watercolor paper Daniel Smith Watercolors Reference Photo by Andrew Bui on Unsplash August Doodlewash prompts Tools: ToContinue reading “Fireflies in a Jar”

Haystacks


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Haystack. Did you know that Monet’s series of haystack paintings were done in Normandy, France in 1890, and are considered defining examples of impressionist painting? Hahnemühle Agave New Line Watercolor paper Daniel Smith Watercolors Malden Salt Flakes Pebeo Masking Fluid August Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry HahnemühleContinue reading “Haystacks”

The Stars at Night


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Camp. The reason many people camp is to sleep under skies like this. Did you know that humans have always ‘camped’, but camping for recreation only became popular in the late 1800s, early 1900s? William Henry Harrison Murray’s book Camp-Life in the Adirondacks, was published in 1869, and was a big factor in theContinue reading “The Stars at Night”

Gordon Setter


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Wafer. Wafer cones are a great favorite among all the family! Did you know the four setter breeds of dog, the Gordon setter, the Irish setter, the Irish red & white setter, and the English setter were all developed from the medieval setting spaniel, which was trained to point out birds, then lieContinue reading “Gordon Setter”

Diggory Wombat Goes to Africa 1


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Dock. I didn’t get this birthday present done in time for my hubby’s 65th birthday so it’s my major project right now. I plan to do as many of this month’s Doodlewash prompts as possible but I know I won’t get them all. Diggory’s going to have some grand adventures. Penguin-hunting, giraffe-sliding andContinue reading “Diggory Wombat Goes to Africa 1”

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”

Where’s the Eats?


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Breakfast. This gal is obviously wondering where her breakfast is. Did you know that recent studies indicate that goats are as smart as dogs and as capable of an emotional relationship with people? Hahnemühle Rough Collection Watercolor paper Aquafine Watercolor Photo reference image by Peppi2017 at Pixabay August Doodlewash prompts Tools: To findContinue reading “Where’s the Eats?”

REVIEW: Bockingford Watercolor Paper Spiral Pads


Bockingford Watercolor from St Cuthberts Mills is a sturdy, forgiving, mould-made, acid free, archival, highly lightfast, internally sized, pH 7-9, short grain … in short, a quality made paper with excellent color-lifting properties that allow you to fuss and fuss. Interested? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!

Review – Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette


The Da Vinci Paint Company now carries the Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette. 18-colors in a mix of full pans and half pans, curated by artist Joyce Hicks. A wonderful mix of glowing, granulating, summery, and earth colors … Interested? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!

Tutorial – How To Paint Colorful Whites with Aquafine Watercolor


Wondering how to paint whites that are full of color? Learn more in my tutorial at Doodlewash!