The Early Fisherman

#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Lake. Did you know the earliest known fishing lines were spun from silk by the Chinese? Paint: Daniel Smith Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave Brush:ZenArt Black Tulip brush Reference photo: courtesy of mohamed_hassan on Pixabay Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “The Early Fisherman”


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Chickadee. Did you know that chickadees hide food like squirrels and similar animals do? Unlike most animals, though, the chickadee hides each item in a separate place and is able to remember where each item is. Some believe they can remember thousands of hiding places. Playing with both a new paper and aContinue reading “Chickadee”

Vacation Spot

#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Vacation. Did you know that there are over 2,500 species of palm trees — and they aren’t all trees? Reference photo courtesy of Einfach-Eve. Paint: Daler-Rowney Aquafine watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard Brush: ZenArt Black Tulip brushes Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Vacation Spot”

Bryce Canyon Land Bridge

#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Bridge. Did you know that despite its name, Bryce Canyon is not technically a canyon. It is a natural land bridge with a series of natural amphitheaters, slot canyons, windows, fins, and hoodoo spires.. Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave using a ZenArt Black Tulip brush. Reference photo courtesy of Free-PhotosContinue reading “Bryce Canyon Land Bridge”

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”