A Real Life Doodlewash Dinner!

Various doodlewashes from a real life Doodlewash Dinner Party

Doodlewashers First Column: Jeromey Bell, Courtney Pesek, Charlie O’Shields; Second Column: Aesha Beattle, Philippe Noguera, Robb Murry

Last night a group of us gathered for a real life Doodlewash Dinner! It was getting dark, so the sun had gone down by the time we painted and I didn’t get great photos… plus there was wine… but wanted to share the results of the evening above. This is a super fun and easy idea to try that I highly recommend. It really couldn’t be simpler, just gather together people you enjoy, feed them, ply them with drinks, and then pull out the paints at the end of the evening. You don’t even have to be an artist or have ever painted before (it was Robb’s first time ever!).

The best part for a group of adults like us, is that it’s like we get to be kids again. No attempt to make serious art or worry about the result. Just grab a brush, some paper, some paint and go for it and celebrate whatever happens. Though admittedly, this is sort how I always recommend approaching painting. Last night, everything felt like a masterpiece and we just had fun spending time together. Kind of like kids and moms sitting at a kitchen table, which is a wonderful thing indeed. And I hope every mom is having a fantastic Mother’s Day!

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50 Comments
  1. Susan Feniak 1 year ago

    That certainly does look like a lot of fun and sounds like it too. Wine helps!! 🙂

  2. M. L. Kappa 1 year ago

    Great idea! Btw, I posted my doodlewash dinner painting. Let me know if u can’t see it

    • Author

      Yes! I did and it’s fabulous! Just commented… so pleased you brought something to dinner. More! More! (yeah… I’m super greedy😊)

      • M. L. Kappa 1 year ago

        Glad to be of service, Charlie! And glad to join in – I so enjoy yours and your guests’ Doodlewashes 😋🍾

      • Author

        Thanks! Your watercolor work is so wonderful. I really would love to see more!

      • M. L. Kappa 1 year ago

        I could do you a guest post later on if you like 🙂

      • Author

        I like very much!! 😃Send me a note via my Let’s Connect link on my website so I can send you what a need for a post!

  3. Birgit Winter 1 year ago

    That sounds like an evenig I would love to be part of!

    • Author

      Awww Birgit, it would have been amazing if you had been there! It’s such a fun thing to do and would have been even more fun with you there! 😃

  4. Rebecca 1 year ago

    Brilliant idea, such fun! 🙂

    • Author

      Thanks, Rebecca! It really always turns out really cool. It’s fun to make art with close friends. And more fun that it doesn’t matter if everyone is an artist! 😉

      • Rebecca 1 year ago

        Quite right, and you never know, you may be starting something for them… that’s always a nice thought. 🙂

      • Author

        The host was proof of that! Aesha painted for the first time at a lunch with Philippe and I and she’s been hooked ever since! 😉Yay!

      • Rebecca 1 year ago

        Oh, that’s fabulous! Spreading the word… 🙂

  5. YesterdayAfter 1 year ago

    That looks a great fun! Nice idea Charlie! 😉 Thank you for sharing the photos with us!

    • Author

      Thanks, Carolina!😃 It was great fun! Just sharing in hopes someone else will try it! hehe… it’s fun to share making art with people who aren’t in the habit of doing it!

      • YesterdayAfter 1 year ago

        Great! Charlie I am sure you had fun…is a cool idea!

  6. Tom Merriman 1 year ago

    Great idea, Charlie!

  7. Sharon Mann 1 year ago

    Wonderful art and dinner idea! Art can be included with everything! Thanks Charlie.

    • Author

      It can be! I think it’s so fun to share it with everyone! I feel the same about wine, but that’s not for all ages! 😉Hehe

  8. Curious to the Max 1 year ago

    The Doodlewash Dinner
    is a winner
    Just grab a brush
    drink like a lush
    paint like a child
    and go WILD

  9. debiriley 1 year ago

    woo hoo! way to go I love this 🙂

    • Author

      hehe… it’s a total blast! I’m hoping others will try it and post about it! So fun! 😃

      • debiriley 1 year ago

        I’d love to have seen it, been to a Charlie party 🙂

  10. Jill Kuhn 1 year ago

    Looks like FUN was had by ALL! YAY!!! 💕🎨😊

  11. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 1 year ago

    What a really great idea! The most important thing about art is the journey, and it looks like all your guests traveled very well.

    • Author

      What a wonderful thing to say! That’s so true. I think sometimes we think we need other artists to make art as a group and you really just need open souls with an open mind! 😃

  12. memadtwo 1 year ago

    You definitely know how to throw a party Charlie! (K)

    • Author

      It’s so much more fun with art! 😃Hehe… would have loved if you could have been there too Kerfe!

      • memadtwo 1 year ago

        I definitely would have enjoyed it!

  13. Jodi 1 year ago

    I spotted yours right away! 😉

  14. What a great time! Lovely, Charlie! 💜💜💜

  15. Teri C 1 year ago

    How fun is this!!!!!

  16. Phil Cooper 1 year ago

    What a great evening, it looks such fun, and no precious worry about results, just have a go, nice one! 😉

    • Author

      Thanks, Phil! 😃It was a total blast!! And you’re right…the zero pressure thing makes for so much fun! Definitely recommend trying it!

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