Day 13: #WorldWatercolorMonth Crème caramel cream and coffee

Day 13: #WorldWatercolorMonth

Today, I decided to try playing with just three colors again in this quick little doodlewash of crème caramel and coffee. I used a reference photo for this, and would have referred to the dessert as flan, but my partner Philippe, who is Parisian, assured me it’s actually crème caramel. Either way, I’m now just craving dessert and a bit sad that it’s not actually sitting in front of me.  The dollop of whipped cream is the part that’s getting me excited as I simply love the stuff. In fact, I love it so much that I would happily forgo ice cream in exchange for this freshly whipped magic. Imagining it now, is just some weird form of torture.

I’m running incredibly short on time tonight so this post is going to be short. Just happy to have made my post for our amazing World Watercolor Month! It’s been incredible to see all the amazing variety of art that’s being produced during this challenge. And sure, it’s intimidating to see some of the work being produced, but it’s also exhilarating! I look at an amazing piece of watercolor work and think, wow, I want to be able to do that! Even if I can’t actually do that yet, attempting new things feels like I’m going on a real adventure! Which I always love! And somehow, I just don’t care about the outcome, the journey is entirely the fun part!

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About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Sienna, 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.

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53 thoughts on “Day 13: #WorldWatercolorMonth

  1. Charlie, your three-color creme caramel looks exquisite enough for royalty, and I am sure the real version tastes as such! I agree that real whipped cream is a treat in itself – so decadent. I am enjoying so much all the talented artists I have “met” and the lovely pantings I have seen this month. I am not intimidated one bit because we are all at different levels in our watercolor journey, and each and every one has something different to offer! 🎨💖

  2. Yummy! my husband and I finally went out to eat at a nice restaurant and that is what we had for dessert….crème caramel! did I say yum!? I love whipping cream and the real kind not that stuff in the container….nope.

  3. Going by this I’d refer to this dessert as ‘darn tasty’, but I accept that créme caramel sounds a little more sophisticated. I’m not surprised this doodlewash left you with cravings – I need some of that naughty glistening caramel for myself! Scrumptious stuff as ever, Charlie!

  4. lovely Charlie! trouble is…. now, I am so hungry. Really. I’d love to have some of that Real Whipped cream too.instead of whipped avo and banana instead. and lots of honey. LOL Great doodlewash post!! cheers, Debi

  5. Aww Charlie you do torture youself so frequently, painting something delicious, and done so well, you must wish you had the skill of that boy in the magic paintbrush…..bring the restaurant to your home, and eat the best every day 😀 Oh and I love that you only used three colours true skill my friend ❤️

  6. Now you are making me want some flan! It looks so delicious and really really so inviting. Observing your work closely is helping me a lot to. I am learning how to see things with its darkest shadows and lightest shadows. Thanks for sharing Charlie!

    1. Aww thanks so much, Carrie! And cool!! Yeah, my trick if I have one is that I squint at the subject and then draw the shapes of the lightest and darkest areas, then push the contrast when I paint them! Makes things a bit shinier that way. Which I like at least!

  7. Ok, seriously. NT was holding you back! I am so impressed, Charlie. Your stuff is getting better and better! You and Carrie need to stop with your glutinous paintings lol! Wow. Very very impressed thank you Charlie for inspiring me to keep on with WC. 💛💛💛

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