World Watercolor Month – Day 5 – A Cold Glass Of Water

Day 5 - World Watercolor Month - Pouring Water Into Glass - Doodlewash

After seeing the prompt today of “summer skies” my mind leapt to the color blue and the sheer amount of water I end up drinking in the heat of summer. So, I grabbed all 3 blues in my palette and a bit of neutral tint, with a bit of water, of course to make a glass. As many of you know, I enjoy using prompts for daily painting, but I don’t always take them literally. I prefer to just let my mind wander to wherever it wants to take me. The deep blue skies of summer are indeed beautiful. With those giant white clouds that look like various animals if you squint at them just right. As a kid, I could spend hours looking for shapes in the sky. Well, not hours, as I was a super impatient kid, but what felt like blissful hours to me, at least. I just didn’t want to miss anything and always had so many ideas brewing in my head that I wanted to try next. That much hasn’t changed I guess, and I still love to find the shapes in every cloud I see!

I’ve always been a dreamer. I love to imagine things that I would love to see happen. Like founding World Watercolor Month™, so that every watercolor artist on the planet might come together and share their love of the medium. And in my dream, I saw good things happening and thought that we could also help those in need in the process. That’s why I hope to raise awareness for The Dreaming Zebra Foundation this month and get art supplies to kids who need them. Our sponsors are donating supplies, of course, but my sincere hope is that each and every one of you reading this will consider making a donation in honor of the month. I remember being that little kid, staring at shapes in the sky and wanting to create things. I was lucky enough to have access to the art supplies I needed to do it, but not everyone is as fortunate. Another way to help support the cause is by purchasing fun World Watercolor Month souvenirs by clicking here (100% of proceeds go to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation!).

And as it turns out now, I have something to give to you in EVERY post this month, so be sure to check in each day. Today, I have another item from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff. This is an American Journey Artists’ Watercolor Nomad Set that’s compact and awesome!  To mix things up a bit and make sure things are fair. For today, I’ll be awarding 10 of these to anyone who hasn’t yet received a free sample of any kind from me this month! (don’t worry if you’ve already gotten a sample and want this one, it will be back!) So, comment below with “Cheap Joe’s is great!” if you haven’t yet received a sample this month and would like one. And feel free to comment with other things, of course, as I always love hearing from you! Your feedback always makes me super happy, like a cold glass of water on a hot summer day!

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M. Graham Watercolors: Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Neutral Tint. Lamy Al-Star Safari Fountain Pen with black ink in an A6 Hahnemühle Watercolor Book.
 Day 5 - World Watercolor Month - Pouring Water Into Glass - Doodlewash
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70 Comments
  1. Junya 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is great!

    • Junya 4 months ago

      Thank you for your beautiful illustrations and generosity in these giveaways. I look forward to reading your insightful stories every day– you are so inspiring.

  2. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is great – of course. So is a cold glass of water filled with ice. Love this shade of blue you’ve painted, Charlie.

    • June Hadaway 4 months ago

      Kind of looks like Prussian blue or Cheap Joe’s “Junebug blue ?” Very pretty.

      • Author
        Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

        This one is actually a mix of 3 M. Graham blues… I liked the outcome, but no idea how I’d replicate it! 😊Lol

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thanks so much, Sharon!! It’s such a blue hodge podge… I’m not sure what color I’ve made by mixing all three! Glad you liked it! And yay to free stuff! Send me a not with your address at this link: https://doodlewash.com/contact/

  3. Mélissa Vallée 4 months ago

    I really love how you do glass and I especially love the blue and the reflection of the glass 😀

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Aww thanks so much, Mélissa! 😃💕I just find glass super fun (and challenging! hehe) to paint!

  4. Roxana Pat Saez 4 months ago

    Cheap joes is great!! Super great!!

  5. June Hadaway 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is great and so is Doodlewash!

  6. June Hadaway 4 months ago

    Ps. The glass of water looks so refreshing!

  7. Crystal T 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is great!

    • Crystal T 4 months ago

      Also I love seeing your daily watercolor sketches; they inspire me to try sketching some of the more mundane or random things, even when I’m busy! Thank you for all that you do!

      • Author
        Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

        Yay! I love hearing that you’re inspired, Crystal! 😃💕Mundane and random often make for the best subjects, I’ve found! hehe And yay to free stuff! Send me a note here with your address: https://doodlewash.com/contact/

  8. a.filmer 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is great!

  9. Susan 4 months ago

    Cheap Joes *is* great! Thanks for all that you do, Charlie!

  10. Sandee Setliff 4 months ago

    My art supplies way back then consisted of crayons, a cheap set of watercolors with that awful plastic brush and a pencil…I even drew on notebook paper or construction paper and was happy as a clam. Not knowing about better supplies like the kids do these days. gawd, I’m old.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Yeah, the best art supplies were indeed any you can get your hands on as a kid. It’s still true for many kids today… that why I really hope this month helps some to them! (LOL and being old is great! Sooooo many more wonderful memories!!)😉💕

  11. Lisa Cihlar 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is Great!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      You’ve already won a Winsor & Newton sample, Lisa, so you’re not eligible for this particular one. But I still need your address. Can you send me a note with your address using this link?: https://doodlewash.com/contact/

  12. Sandra Gilbert 4 months ago

    Charlie I love your posts and all the effort you have put into this month especially trying to raise awareness for the Dreaming Zebra foundation. I remember many childhood days spent coloring and finding shapes in clouds. I am eagerly awaiting the delivery of my world watercolor totebag.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thanks so much, Sandra!! 😃💕 And yay! Thanks for purchasing the tote and supporting Dreaming Zebra!!

      • Sandra Gilbert 4 months ago

        My pleasure. All kids should be able to create beautiful art. There is nothing sweeter than kid art.

  13. Alexandra Broyles 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is great!

  14. Cari Camarra 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is great!

  15. Lisa McClure 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is great!

  16. Michelle Austin 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s IS great!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      So true, Michelle! hehe… you just missed the free stuff for today’s post, but check back each day to get something cool! 😃

  17. Sneh lata maheshwari. 4 months ago

    cheap is great Lie u r posts gives me energy for hole day.wondwrful.as im always late.no idea when u post . wonderful .

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Aww that’s such a sweet thing to hear! Thanks Snehlata! 😃💕 And yep, you just missed this one for today, but there’s a place in the sidebar of my site where you can enter your email to sign up to receive posts as soon as I post them. (I just post when I finish my little painting and story… hehe)

  18. Faustine Gebhart 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is great!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      All the people have been counted for today’s sample, Faustine, but check back each day for more cool things! 😃

  19. Jessica Chaves 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is great and so are we all.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Aww that’s so sweet of you, Jessica! 😃💕hehe…. all the sample have been spoken for today, but check back every day this month!

  20. Jodi 4 months ago

    Cheap Joes is great but I’ve already won some great stuff so can’t be greedy 😉. That water looks so refreshing! Especially since it 111 degrees where I am today! Nothing better!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thanks, Jodi! Oh my gosh… that’s way too warm! I’d melt!! hehe… Yikes! Stay cool my friend! 😃💕

      • Jodi 4 months ago

        I wish I would melt a bit. Lol

  21. Carol 4 months ago

    Charlie, this glass of water looks especially refreshing! Thank you for sharing your daydreams and hopeful thoughts – cheap joe’s is great but I think you are the greatest! 😍

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      You’re so sweet! Thanks so much, Carol! I think you are too!! 😃💕 Fresh out of samples today, but more coming each day this month!

      • Carol Hartmann 4 months ago

        That’s okay! I wasn’t trying to butter you up or anything – my sentiments are heartfelt☺️

  22. Sharon Nolfi 4 months ago

    Cheap joe’s is great

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      All the people have been counted for today’s sample, Sharon, but check back each day for more cool things! 😃💕

  23. Grace Millette 4 months ago

    Your water looks as refreshing as can be….
    as great a thirst quencher as ‘Cheap Joe’s is great’ for quenching the thirst for art supplies:)
    Happy Birthday and thank-you for all your work.I don’t know how you keep it all up.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thanks so much, Grace!! 😃💕 Just a lot of passion and commitment! And not a lot of sleep…hehe… Thanks for the Birthday wishes… Doodlewash turned 2 officially on Monday! Yay! And all the samples are spoken for today, but I have something coming every day this month so stay tuned!

  24. jpmorris 4 months ago

    I love art supplies, so Cheap Joe’s is great!

  25. Jay 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is great!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      All the people have been counted for today’s sample, Jay, but check back each day for more cool things! 😃

  26. Kaye Boggs 4 months ago

    I never get here in time to say Cheap Joe’s is Great.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Ah, yeah, all the samples for this day are gone, but it’s always a good time to say Cheap Joe’s is great! hehe If you haven’t yet, be sure to enter your email in my sidebar on the site to get emails as soon as I post each day, Kaye! 😃

  27. Ellie 4 months ago

    Charlie, I so love how you interpret prompts! When I saw the water, I was trying to remember what the day’s prompt is – and laughed out loud to see it’s “summer skies”. Of course ( : You are the undisputed master of Doodlewashed glass and liquids – and of creating wonderful things like World Watercolor Month and the Doodlewash community.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Aww what a nice comment! Thank you so much, Ellie!! 😃💕 hehe.. yeah, since I both tell a story and illustrate, it’s often more of a story prompt for me and then I make an illustration to fit the story! Or the other way around… it’s really a mix! lol

  28. Leada 4 months ago

    Cheap Joes is great! I haven’t won anything yet but sure do enjoy your writings and illustrations! Watercolor month celebration is a great idea.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thanks so much, Leada!! 😃 Glad you’re enjoying World Watercolor Month!! Yay!! And all my samples are gone for this post, but check back each day (or subscribe by putting you email in the sidebar where it says receive post notifications! hehe)

  29. Kathie 4 months ago

    Cheap Joe’s is great. I am loving the “challenge” to paint something everyday.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Yay! I’m so happy you’re enjoying the challenge, Kathie! 😃💕 And all my samples are gone, but check back every day as I have something each day this month to give!

  30. Telsa 4 months ago

    Cheap Joes is Great 👍🏻

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      All the people have been counted for today’s sample, Telsa, but check back each day for more cool things! 😃

  31. Karen Elaine 4 months ago

    Love the illustration with the limited color palette! Beautiful work and thank you for sharing!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thanks so much, Karen! What wonderful compliment!! 😃💕 I love playing with a limited palette! hehe

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