Vases on a Black Table


#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Vase. Did you know that the Egyptians are believed to be the first people to use vases for decorative purposes. Before that, they were mainly used for storage. I realized last night that I hadn’t done anything for this prompt, so I grabbed a background I had done using my loose & lovelyContinue reading “Vases on a Black Table”

The Liberty Bell


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Waffle. Uh, to waffle is to carry on without really saying anything. Did you know that today, we don’t know when the Liberty Bell was cracked and I’ll be that’s because someone waffled on when accused of doing it! Paint: Schmincke watercolor and Van Gogh Metallic watercolor. Paper: Hahnemühle grey-toned watercolour paper. Brush:Continue reading “The Liberty Bell”

Garden with an Iris In It


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Iris. It’s a garden that I doodled while testing some watercolor paints on black paper. There’s got to be some kind of iris in there somewhere. Paints: Gansai Tambai Paper- Stonehenge Aqua Black Watercolor Paper Don’t forget – July is World Watercolor Month!

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”

Chickadee


#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”

Unicorn


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”