The Inchworm


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Measure. Did you know that inchworms are not worms, but are caterpillar larvae of many different species of geometrid (earth-measurer) moths? Some of them can spin webs like a spider! Hahnemühle Cold Press 300 lb The Collection Watercolor Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Supervision Watercolor Reference Photo by JonPauling on Pixabay. August DoodlewashContinue reading “The Inchworm”

The Hermit Crab


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Accessory. The hermit crab is always searching for the shell that will be the perfect accessory! Did you know hermit crabs are crustaceans, but not true crabs? They are more closely related to lobsters. Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor postcard Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Supervision Watercolor Reference Photo by Anna Mcphees at Unsplash. AugustContinue reading “The Hermit Crab”

Wild Radish


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Radish. Did you know that all parts of the wild radish is edible, but they’re considered an invasive plant in many countries.  Hahnemühle Rough The Collection Watercolor Paper Supervision Watercolor Photo by dimitrisvetsikas1969 on Pixabay. August Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “Wild Radish”

Cow Parsley


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Meadow. Did you know that Chervil, aka Cow Parsley, grows wild in in woods and meadows, and is a mainstay in French cooking? A quick one today – actually, I did today’s and tomorrow’s painting at the same time, slapping on masking fluid, letting colors run randomly for the background, and then addingContinue reading “Cow Parsley”

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”

The Lyrebird


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Kiwi. As in, the kiwi isn’t the only interesting bird in Australia. Did you know the lyrebird, which resembles a peacock with a lacy tail, can mimic almost any sound – other birds, crowds of people, chainsaws, car alarms, and crying babies?  They’re so good at this, that some people call them liar-birds. IContinue reading “The Lyrebird”

Blackface Sheep – Counting Sheep 11


’Sketching Stuff Exercise and #DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: School Supplies. Well, Mary did have a little lamb that followed her to school one day, so obviously sheep are a school supply. The August sketching stuff had an exercise challenge to use a shadow to make things pop. You can sign up for the Sketching Stuff newsletter, which hasContinue reading “Blackface Sheep – Counting Sheep 11”

Lake Crescent


a#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Lake. Did you know that the Beardslee and Crescenti trout species are found in Lake Crescent, located in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, and nowhere else in the world? Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection Watercolor Paper Supervision Watercolor Reference taken from my own photo August Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Lake Crescent”

Shave Ice vs Snow Cone


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Cold refreshment. Do you know the differences between shave ice snow cones? Well, shave ice, as the name implies is made with shaved ice, and has been a Japanese dessert for a millennium or more. It become popular in Hawaii, and then around the world. A snow cone is made with crushed iceContinue reading “Shave Ice vs Snow Cone”

Quetzal


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Magic. Seeing the Quetzal bird is a magical experience! Did you know the Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala, and that their currency is called the Quetzal? Hahnemühle Cold Press The Collection Watercolor Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Supervision & Aquafine Watercolor Photo by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash. August Doodlewash prompts Tools:Continue reading “Quetzal”