African Paradise Flycatcher

#Doodlewash prompt: bluebird. I know. My bird is more orange than blue, but it’s a bird and there is lots of blue, so I’m going with it! Did you know that the tail of the African Paradise Flycatcher can double in length during breeding season, reaching lengths up 12 inches (30 cm). That’s just theContinue reading “African Paradise Flycatcher”

Camel Walk

#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Singing. Huh? What? What does a camel have to do with singing? Turns out there was a popular dance around  1910- 1920, called Camel Walk. Many songs, such as Southern Culture on the Skids’ Camel Walk have had their heyday.  And last, but not least, Camel mothers and babies hum to each other. Continue reading “Camel Walk”

Snuggle Bunny

#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Puppy. Did you know that the Chihuahua has the biggest brain to body size of any dog breed? This is another small painting done on the Hahnemühle mini size Agave paper, 3 x 4 inches. Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave Paper using a ZenArtContinue reading “Snuggle Bunny”

Penguilephant Eating Roses

My friend Alice runs a Facebook group ‘Tangle Around the World’ and they are currently running a challenge to use the Penguilephant step-out that was featured in my Hahnemühle The Natural Line review. You do have to be a member to join in, but if you are into tangle patterns, challenges and projects, it’s aContinue reading “Penguilephant Eating Roses”

Monarch Butterfly

Did you know that Monarch butterflies are famous for their yearly migration, traveling up to 2,000 miles in 2 months? Zebra Pen has a partnership with Association of Zoos and Aquariums and they asked me to do this artwork for a social post. Learn more about how to help animal conservation efforts through @zoos_aquariums SAFE. reading “Monarch Butterfly”

TigerCatMothrpillar Alebrije

#DoodlewashApril2021 Prompts: Tiger & Prickly. Since I’ve done so few of the Doodlewash prompts lately, I wanted to come up with something different. I thought of a Tiger moth for the Tiger prompt, but quite a few others have already done that. Then I saw that ‘Prickly’ was the prompt for the 14th. If you’veContinue reading “TigerCatMothrpillar Alebrije”

Happy Easter To All Who Celebrate

May this be a day of peace and happiness for everyone, whatever their faith or beliefs. Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor, ZenArt Black Tulip Round size 8 on Hahnemühle Collection Cold Press watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find ZebraContinue reading “Happy Easter To All Who Celebrate”

My artsy.rooo DTIYS Challenge Response

DTIYS – ‘Do This In Your Style’ is popular on Instagram right now. An artist draws or paints something and challenges others, not to copy, but to paint the same subject in their own way. This is probably the only time I’ll do one, because I always have too many other projects going on. Artsy.rooo’sContinue reading “My artsy.rooo DTIYS Challenge Response”

The Little Red Hen-Postcards for the Lunch Bag

#DoodlewashFebruary2021 Prompt: Bread. The little red hen’s gathering wheat for her bread. You can see why she really could have used some help! Did you know that chickens don’t have sweat glands, so they cool off with the blood circulating through their wattles and combs! Artwork done with Arteza gouache and Black Tulip brushes onContinue reading “The Little Red Hen-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

REVIEW: ZenArt Black Tulip Watercolor Brush Set

Looking for a watercolor brush set that is vegan, synthetic, holds a good amount of water, and has tips that spring back into shape easily? The ZenArt Black Tulip Watercolor Brush Set offers just that. Please check out my review at Doodlewash to learn more about the ZenArt Black Tulip Watercolor Brush set.