Review: Arteza Gouache Paint and Tool Set


Paints and brushes and paper, oh my!  The Arteza Gouache Paint set is a handy collection of the art tools you need to start painting with gouache.  It’s also a handy organization tool for those who already do. So what’s in this set.? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!

K is for Knot


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Puzzle. ‘Cause the Gordian Knot was an ancient puzzle. Did you know that in 1760, John Spilsbury glued a map onto wood, sawed it into pieces and the first known jigsaw puzzle was invented? This is the last of my alphabet primer pages.  I’m kind of sad to have them end, but I’ve comeContinue reading “K is for Knot”

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”

Goslings in Gouache


doodlewashFebruary2022: Bobblehead. This one is tricky! Did you know if you google ‘gosling fun facts’, you get all sorts of info about Ryan Gosling and almost nothing about geese? And did you know there are Ryan Gosling bobbleheads? So obviously this painting of goslings swimming is related to bobbleheads. Close enough for me, anyhow! HahnemühleContinue reading “Goslings in Gouache”

Sushi the Shoebill


#doodlewashFebruary2022 prompt: Sushi. Did you know there is a Shoebill Stork named Sushi, who lives in the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, who will let you pet him, provided you bow to him first. If you don’t bow, he will fly away and refuse to let you touch him! The Hahnemühle Grey Pad paper is actuallyContinue reading “Sushi the Shoebill”

Be Mine, Tiger!


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Heart. Happy Valentines Day! Did you know that during the Victorian Era, people would send ‘vinegar valentines’, cards with caricatures and mean-spirited sayings, to suitors they wished to reject? I have two works today. I wanted to do an ‘H is for Heart’ for my primer series, but I also wanted to do aContinue reading “Be Mine, Tiger!”

L is for Labyrinth


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Games. Because mazes came from labyrinths and mazes were often used as games. Did you know that a labyrinth has only one route to the center, twisty though it may be, whereas a maze has many branches with some that never reach the center? Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen KuretakeContinue reading “L is for Labyrinth”

Tutorial: How to Paint a Tulip in Gouache


Sorry to post this twice, but my last email had the wrong link. You can find the tulip tutorial here. Do you love colorful paintings? Maybe you’re a bit hesitant to add color and you’re looking for some advice. Maybe you’re interested in learning how to use gouache. Learn how to paint this colorful tulip,Continue reading “Tutorial: How to Paint a Tulip in Gouache”

Tutorial: How to Paint a Tulip in Gouache


Do you love colorful paintings? Maybe you’re a bit hesitant to add color and you’re looking for some advice. Maybe you’re interested in learning how to use gouache. Learn how to paint this colorful tulip, using gouache paint, at Doodlewash!

F is for Flamingo


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Flamingo Did you know that flamingoes feed their young crop milk, which is produced in their digestive tract, and is blood-red in color? Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo from Pexels. February Doodlewash Prompts Tools: To find a listContinue reading “F is for Flamingo”