Medieval Walled City

#doodlewashMay2021 prompts: City & Stone. Did you know that medieval cities were surrounded by mortared stone walls. These were walls were nearly impenetrable at the time, but limited city expansion. Houses were built taller and taller to make room for growing populations. Zenso Watercolor on Hahnemühle Rough The Collection Watercolor paper using a ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Medieval Walled City”

Smoke Cat

#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Smoke. Did you know that some cats have fur that is white at the bottom and a darker color above? The cat may appear to be a solid (most commonly black) color and the white may only show if you part the hair. Others have puffs of smoky hair and manes. Watercolor onContinue reading “Smoke Cat”


Today, my hubby took a unicorn in his lunchbag. Sorry for the double post – but I realized I’d messed up on my dates, and had to get my Unicorn out for Unicorn day, didn’t I? Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & xxx Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Escoda Aquario Petit Gris 12Continue reading “Unicorn”

Lilac-Breasted Roller

Today, my hubby took a Lilac Breasted Roller in his lunchbag. The Doodlewash prompt for April 8 is birds. I’ve never seen a Lilac Roller in real life but I love to paint them. They have eight colors in their plumage – green white, black, yellow, turquoise, dark blue, reddish brown and lilac. How couldContinue reading “Lilac-Breasted Roller”

Oranda Goldfish

Today, my hubby took a Fancy Goldfish in his lunchbag. The Doodlewash prompt for April 5 is Goldfish. Descended from wild carp, most of the fancy goldfish species were developed in China and a few in Japan. Oranda means ‘flower of the water’. Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Qor Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Pressed WatercolorContinue reading “Oranda Goldfish”

Hot Summer Night with Giraffe

Artwork: Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pen & gel pens on Hahnemühle Cold Pressed watercolor postcard I’ve been trying to keep up with the February Doodlewash prompts and managed to do most of them. The prompt Giraffe came up though, and time was short. I grabbed my Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pens and just started drawing with nothingContinue reading “Hot Summer Night with Giraffe”

Black Cat: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial

If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday giveaway, you can find it here. Today’s artwork was done on a Hahnemühle Cold-pressed Watercolor postcard. One of the giveaway items this week, is a tin of these postcards! Today, my hubby took a black cat in his lunch bag. This was done forContinue reading “Black Cat: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial”

Book Review-‘Sketching Stuff: Stories Sketched From Life

‘Sketching Stuff: Stories Sketched from Life’ is a book with 282 pages of smiles! It is available in hardback, paperback and Kindle. and other ebook readers. I chose to purchase and review the paperback version because I have Charlie’s cookbook in that format and I like having them match. As many of you know, for over three years Charlie has issuedContinue reading “Book Review-‘Sketching Stuff: Stories Sketched From Life”