Today we have a little afternoon snack that I was dreaming about this afternoon. This is not sketched from life as it wouldn’t have lasted long enough to actually sketch it. As it was, I have very little time so this is a fast and loose doodlewash for this entry. Anything with whipped cream, and I suddenly lose all will power and start devouring it. This thought seemed uncouth to me, so I got to thinking about a lovely little afternoon spot of tea with a nice little biscuit and something sweet to go with it. Anything plated like this always encourages a fair amount of restraint. Oh, you could go all animal wild on it, but something about the look of it all, makes one pause and take things one little bite at a time.

As I rush to complete this post, I realize I probably need to take things one little bite at a time more. I get so excited and enthralled by so many things that I’m bouncing around like a pinball and never really sure where I’ll land next. Tonight, I’m going to relax with friends and enjoy the evening slowly. It’s been a long time since I’ve slowed down, so I’m going to give it a go and see what happens. I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful evening, morning, or whatever time it is where you live! If there’s whipped cream where you are, please refrain from telling me, as I’d only be jealous.

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About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Pyrrol Red, Burnt Sienna, Permanent Pale Green, Gamboge, and Ultramarine Blue. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal.

Posted by:Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)

Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world!

31 replies on “Day 21: #WorldWatercolorMonth

  1. Yummy and delicious looking. I must say again, Charlie, you are so talented at painting white surfaces, metals, shadows, and glass. You enchant me with every painting.
    And now I’m hungry – won’t be as tasty as your snack, but food is food. ❤

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  2. Elegant and delectable. Beautiful painting, love the idea of restraint…having to admit the idea of having a “go all animal wild” moment with biscuits, jam, and yes, whipped cream…is making me giggle. Thank you for sharing your art of watercolors and smiles.

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  3. Ha, the presentation definitely influences your behaviour – especially when they look this charming. How inviting (and typically scrummy)! The nibbles would be painfully refined, but speedy. 😉 Maybe someone needs to intervene and give you a good tilt or whatever it is that stops you from playing a pinball machine any longer. (Maybe you could doodlewash a pinball machine!)

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