World Watercolor Month is off and running and so many beautiful watercolors are beginning to fill our group social gallery! Please join in by tagging your watercolors #WorldWatercolorGroup everywhere you post them (even if you’re not participating in the daily challenge). I’ll be going prompt-free for much of this month, and just painting what comes to mind. For today, I thought I’d serve up some canapés as that’s the proper thing to do when you invite people to a party! Luckily for you, I’ve not asked you to come over and eat anything I’ve actually cooked. I’m rubbish at cooking as many of you know. These are the heat-and-serve kind that we always end up getting while visiting France, which even I can manage. It’s the thought that counts. And right now, I’m thinking of each of you and wishing you the happiest month ever, filled with lots of beautiful watercolor art! Please continue to spread the word so we can get as many watercolorists as possible to join us! Whether you’re an urban sketcher, plein air painter, hobbyist, abstract artist, or just trying watercolor for the very first time, this is the month to come together and celebrate the medium we all love!
Since I post in the evening, I always arrive a bit late to this party. There are already people in some parts of the world who have posted for Day 2! And I’ve got a lot of fun things planned this year and there will be several giveaways coming, so stay tuned. I’ve been so busy preparing everything, I’m actually totally exhausted, so I’m going to be resting this evening and enjoying a lovely glass of wine. We live in a world where there’s countless ways to communicate and somehow it makes communication even harder than ever. Apologies in advance if you read my posts regularly and hear me repeating myself a lot. I’m not losing my mind, I’m simply trying to make sure the message about the month gets out to everyone. One important message is that the month is about more than a hashtag, it’s about raising awareness for art education and getting much needed art supplies to kids who need them. That’s why I partner with The Dreaming Zebra Foundation and do hope you’ll consider making a donation in honor of the month by clicking here! We can really make a difference in the life of a future artist!
Thanks for making the world a more beautiful place with each brush stroke. The world has been a bit crazy lately and headlines haven’t always been the kind to cause smiles. So, I think it’s more important than ever to join together and create beautiful things that we can share with the world. As a unified group, we can send a message of solidarity, beauty, and hope. We each have our own unique styles and preferences, but we all share a love for this medium that has captured our heart. July is the month to share our mutual love with the entire world. And, yes, it’s a month to have a heck of a lot of fun! Much love to all of you and as always, happy painting!
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M. Graham Watercolors: Pyrrol Red, Azo Orange, Azo Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Cobalt Teal, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Green Pale, Olive Green and Burnt Sienna. Lamy Al-Star Safari Fountain Pen with black ink in an A6 Hahnemühle Watercolor Book.
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! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!