A is for Airplane


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Airplane. Happy New Year! Did you know the air pressure and low humidity in a plane makes it hard for you to tast sweet and salty flavors? That airline food might not be as bad as you think (but probably is, lol). This month the Doodlewash prompts are in alphabetical order. I decidedContinue reading “A is for Airplane”

Swiss Shepherd Puppy


DoodlewashDecember2021: Angel. ‘Cause if I had a dog like this I’d name her Angel. Did you know that the Swiss Shepherd shares the same origins as the German Shepherd, but only comes in white or cream, has a mellower personality and is more upright in stature. Yep! I feel much more confident using the PaulContinue reading “Swiss Shepherd Puppy”

Caribou


DoodlewashDecember2021: Reindeer. I know – a bit late to the prompt! Did you know that caribou (aka reindeer) are the only deer species in which both male and female have antlers? Another test of the Paul Rubens’ precipatated colors. This small postcard size doesn’t give the colors a chance to really granulate. The colors areContinue reading “Caribou”

Bubbles the Hel Kitty from Beyond the Veil


#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Bubbles. #DoodlewashSeptember2021 Prompts: Kitty & Puppy. Four years ago, I did a weird little drawing that I called Creature from Beyond the Veil. Facebook brought it up as a memory. I always thought the crittur looked a lot like a rather friendly Hel Hound, and so I decided to do a Hel Kitty,Continue reading “Bubbles the Hel Kitty from Beyond the Veil”

Crathes Castle Topiary


#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Castle. Did you know that topiary can be traced back to Julius Cesar, who made it all the rage? Of course, the Greeks, Chinese and Japanese were creating similar things before that under different names. I decided it had been a while since I did something entirely with pen and marker, and thisContinue reading “Crathes Castle Topiary”

Gland-bearing Jewelweed


The last day of July! The last day of World Watercolor Month 2021! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt: Jewel. The sap from the Jewelweed is an effective antidote to poison ivy! The name makes me laugh – you seldom think of jewels and glands at the same time. Today’s the last day that you can purchase the limitedContinue reading “Gland-bearing Jewelweed”

Lyreleaf Sage & The Bird of Paradise


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! I’ve got two flowers to share today, because tomorrow I have a review of ZenArt’s new Allegro Watercolor set! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompts: Instrument & Carefree. Lyreleaf sage is often used as an alternative groundcover to grass because it holds up well to mowing. The Bird of ParadiseContinue reading “Lyreleaf Sage & The Bird of Paradise”

Focused & Camouflaged


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompts: Focused & Camouflaged. Nothing helps you focus like spectacles, so the Spectacled Pod plant was my choice for this prompt. Falsehood is a form of camouflage, and the Bugloss flower symbolizes falsehood. I posted two flowers today because tomorrow I have a review ofContinue reading “Focused & Camouflaged”

Forget-Me-Nots


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Lost. A gift of Forget-Me-Nots says the memory of you will never be lost!  Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor & White Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush I finished another sheet of World Watercolor Month flowers. Only one moreContinue reading “Forget-Me-Nots”

The Monsoon Plant Plumeria


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Weathered. Plumeria is one of the Monsoon Plants, so named because they grow well during monsoon season. You could call a fully grown plumeria a well weathered plant! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor & White Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt BlackContinue reading “The Monsoon Plant Plumeria”