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Little Waterfall Watercolor Illustration
Finding A Little Waterfall

June 24, 2019

When it comes to a “Waterfall,” our prompt for today, I’ve only experienced the smaller variety found in creeks. While trying to sketch a creek version, it turned out a bit more tropical as I inexplicably started humming “Bare Necessities” from the Jungle Book in my head while I was painting. This led to covering the page, which I rarely […]

Barefoot Vintage Soul Watercolor Painting by Kari Alisa Watson - Doodlewash
GUEST ARTIST: “Stretch Your Artistic Wings” by Kari Alisa Watson

June 24, 2019

Hi, new friends! My name is Kari Alisa Watson and I’m looking forward to connecting over our shared love of art. I’m from the Puget Sound area of Washington State, where the air smells like salt and evergreen and the sky is always changing along with the weather. I grew up in a home where art of any kind was […]

Childhood Picnic Food Watercolor Illustration
Childhood Picnic

June 23, 2019

When thinking of our prompt of “Picnic” today, I first thought of a lovely picnic basket, but when I thought about the food inside, memories of childhood came flooding back to me. There were many types of food that I remember from family picnics when I was older, but I went a bit farther back in time. So, we ended […]

Day 22 - Skipping Stones Rock Boy Watercolor Illustration
Skipping Stones

June 22, 2019

While thinking about our prompt of “Stones” today, I thought back to when I was a little kid and loved skipping stones across the water. It was a game of taking a flat stone and flinging it into the water to watch it bounce across the surface. The goal, beyond just having fun and killing time, was to get the […]

Broccoli Watercolor Illustration
Bits Of Color And Light

June 21, 2019

For our prompt of “Vegetables” today, I opted for a bit of broccoli. This came to mind simply because it appeared in my Thai dish at lunch, and also because I rather enjoy sketching it. That sounds like an odd thing to admit, but the way I sketch it is to scribble with glee and then dot in color in […]

Sea Turtle Watercolor Illustration
Floating Below The Surface

June 20, 2019

Today, for our prompt of “Underwater,” I decided on a quick little sketch of a sea turtle. I tried it rather fast to see if a looser style might appear, and because that’s all the time I had, but this is apparently as loose as I get. I’m always quite enamored with the details in things. There’s so much to […]

Crab On Beach Watercolor Illustration
A Moment On The Beach

June 19, 2019

Today, for our prompt of “Sand,” I added a little crab for a bit of interest, and mostly because I just find crabs rather interesting. I often talk about my love of the beach, though I’m quite landlocked in the middle of the United States. I’ve told Philippe that he simply must take me somewhere on vacation in August, after […]

Squirrel Stealing Tomatoes Illustration
A Squirrel Stealing Tomatoes

June 18, 2019

Since I’ve already sketched quite a lot of “Tomatoes”, our prompt for today, I decided to paint the first thing that came to mind when I thought about them. Once, Philippe and I tried to grow our own tomatoes, but often, before we could get to them, we’d find one or two half-eaten already. In our case, they were simply […]

Bird Watercolor Painting by Irina Trzaskos - Doodlewash
GUEST ARTIST: “The Perfect Imperfection Of Watercolor” by Irina Trzaskos

June 18, 2019

Hello, my name is Irina Trzaskos. I am a watercolor artist and illustrator. I am originally from Moldova, a small, beautiful country in Eastern Europe. Now I live in Coventry, Connecticut. I’ve been drawing and painting since I can remember and when I was young, I would get in trouble because I was drawing on everything I could find – […]

Hot Dog Potato Chips Watercolor Illustration
Campfire Memories

June 17, 2019

When I think about “Camping,” our prompt for today, I only really have a couple of memories. I remember camping with my cousin in a tent on a fishing trip with my grandparents, and then there’s a flash forward to adulthood when I camped a couple of times with friends. I loved the first night, when the tents had all […]

Dog Looking At Sky Watercolor Illustration
Staring Into The Stars

June 16, 2019

When in came to our prompt of “Stars” today, the first thing that came to mind was simply the act of staring up into the sky. So this little dog appeared to illustrate the moment. As a kid, and still today, if I’m outside on a summer’s night, you’ll find me looking up to explore the stars. Living in the […]

Ship In A Bottle Watercolor Illustration
A Ship In A Bottle

June 15, 2019

While thinking about “Boats,” our prompt for today, my mind drifted to thinking about a ship in a bottle. These models have forever intrigued me as I’ve always loved puzzles and mysteries. This is what’s known as an “impossible bottle,” which is any bottle with an object inside that appears far too big to have fit through the bottle’s mouth. […]

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