A Simple Glazed Donut

Day 30 - #WorldWatercolorGroup - A Simple Glazed Donut Watercolor - #doodlewash

Since I’m in the spirit of adventure lately, I decided to try a little doodlewash without my trusty ink pens. I did a quick pencil contour sketch and then dove right in with watercolor for this little answer to the “glazed” prompt for today. My sweet tooth immediately made me think of glazed donuts and little else so this was pretty much inevitable. Now, I’m just wishing I actually had an actual glazed donut sitting in front of me. Seriously, I can’t think of much else and I’m wondering if the donut shop nearby is still open. There’s something sort of amazing about a glazed donut. As a kid, I liked a bit of frosting or sprinkles, but as an adult, I’m rather enamored with the simplicity of this variety. It’s still full of too many calories to count, but it’s so incredibly worth it! But, I’ll show some restraint, like I did for today’s sketch. Just a few colors and quick washes to get the idea across. A rather appropriate approach to something that is just an illustration of a dream.

Well… Apparently WordPress ate my words that got posted and I’m not sure what I rambled on about in the 2nd and 3rd paragraphs and was only able to salvage the first paragraph from the social posts. Apologies for this little glitch, but please enjoy the donut!

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 Day 30 - #WorldWatercolorGroup - A Simple Glazed Donut Watercolor - #doodlewash
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14 Comments
  1. Carol Hartmann 4 months ago

    Thank you for being you, Charlie, and all you do to bring us together in community!💖

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Aww thanks so much for saying that, Carol! 😃💕 It’s been such a difficult journey this month as I try to let my inner child be in charge. hehe… his dreams are way bigger than my abilities, but it seems to be coming along rather well!

  2. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 4 months ago

    Thank heaven I can’t eat the computer. LOL

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      haha! If you eat a computer, I definitely expect you to post the video! LOL 😃💕

  3. Nancy Sapp 4 months ago

    I’m salivating here, Charlie!! Heck, let’s be truthful, I’m drooling on my keyboard! 🙂

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      hehe… yay!! And such a visual to imagine! lol Thanks so much, Nancy! 😃💕

  4. Lydia 4 months ago

    Ummm – this is breathtaking!!! It’s funny I am so drawn to your ink style – but this is spectacular! I remember a donut place in my hometown that we’d go to after church sometimes – their hot glazed donuts were amazing – I swear (even though I have zero sweet tooth as an adult) that donuts just aren’t that good anymore – nothing can touch that memory. Except this beautiful painting. Wow.

    Also – I love the solitude of painting too – but I always say I’m an extrovert that needs a lot of alone time. Community makes such a difference in my art. Thanks for this awesome space for all of us.

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thank you so much Lydia for your support! 😃💕 I have to admit that I’m forging new territory that I’m still wondering if I can make happen. hehe… I’m not really a web programmer. But I’m thrilled at the possibility of creating a little club that we can build and grow together! Thanks so much for being a part of it! And now… I’m totally craving a glazed donut!!! LOL

  5. Linda Murray 4 months ago

    Just like I remembered as a child. This looks like I could pick it off the page and eat!! It has been 30 some years since I have eaten a glazed donut, but I can close my eyes and taste this. Thanks for the memories, Charlie!

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      awww thanks, Linda! 😃💕 I’m so happy this brought back wonderful memories!! It’s been a long time for me as well. But such a delicious memory!

  6. Jacob 4 months ago

    It always stands out when you drop the pen – it’s so different but still so Charlie! It works beautifully on the doughnut, soft and invitingly glazed/sticky. Cravings cravings. I haven’t had one in ages, but at the seaside used to love getting ring doughnuts, hot and covered in sugar. So tasty!

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thanks so much, Jacob! 😃💕 Yay! I’m glad it’s still so Charlie… hehe… sometimes I think I’m just an ink guy, but I’m jumping into the work of being an actual painter for a few of these. Tried it on my new one today as well. Hoping it still reads!

  7. florealzz 3 months ago

    That glaze is beautiful!

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