Day 13: #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day 13: #WorldWatercolorMonth Crème caramel cream and coffee

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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  1. artandmoondreams 6 years ago

    Such a sweet treat of a painting, beautifully done. Love the reflection in the caramel glaze on the plate to the delicious looking peaks of the whipped cream. …sigh, now I want dessert too. ;D

  2. Carol 6 years ago

    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! 🎨💖

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Carol! 😃💕 And that’s so awesome to hear! I’m so proud of the group that’s formed and just how supportive and wonderful everyone is. It’s feels so unique and fabulous! So many great artists and great people as well! 😃

  3. Susan Feniak 6 years ago

    Yummy! I am enjoying the adventure and the journey. 🙂

  4. Margaret Parker Brown 6 years ago

    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.

    • Author

      Yum!! You and your husband did the evening just right! Hehe…so good. I’ll usually plan my meal when eating out so I can be sure I’m never too full for dessert! lol 😉👍🏻

  5. Jill Kuhn 6 years ago

    YUM! Now I want dessert too! 😍 Awesome Doodlewash Charlie! 🌟🌟🌟 I’m enjoying seeing all the different subjects being painted this month! What FUN!! 😄🎨

    • Author

      Isn’t it awesome?! Feels like the world is truly being painted with watercolor. I LOVE the variety!! That’s always been my goal to create a group like this! Love it!! So glad you’re enjoying it too!! 💕😃🎨🎉

  6. Jodi 6 years ago

    And now you are making me want a sweet dessert! 🙂 A beautiful doodlewash. What a month you have created C.O.!!!! Enjoy!

    • Author

      Yes, but the difference between me and you is that you could actually MAKE that delicious awesome dessert!! 😉That’s it!! Must …get…to…Mars….😍🍴 And thanks!! It’s been such a fun month!!

  7. Jacob 6 years ago

    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!

    • Author

      Thanks Jacob! 😃Well I guess it’s some consolation that this version is calorie-free…wait…who am I kidding. Calories in desserts don’t count!! And I want some now!! 😊

  8. memadtwo 6 years ago

    Well, a virtual dessert has less calories…(K)

  9. Arts & Rhymes 6 years ago

    Looks good enough to eat! Yummm! 😋

  10. ikenna. c 6 years ago

    Nice painting

  11. Teri C 6 years ago

    Your dessert is also an amazing piece of art.

  12. YesterdayAfter 6 years ago

    Awww I am so ready for dessert now that I am having a nice cup of coffee! Love your creme caramel! Beautiful watercolor Charlie 😉 <3

  13. Manny 6 years ago

    Absolutely yum!! Well done Charlie!

    • Author

      Awww thanks so much, Manny! I’m thrilled you liked it! 😃💕

      • Manny 6 years ago

        It’s fabulous… Like all of your other pieces (a little bit more because it’s a dessert!) 🙂

  14. debiriley 6 years ago

    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

  15. M. L. Kappa 6 years ago

    You really got that gloss on the caramel sauce! *green with envy* Surely Philippe can whip up some of those?

  16. 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 ❤️

    • Author

      Thanks Rebecca! 😃💕Trying to play with a limited palette since my dreams of painting full scenes haven’t manifested yet! Hehe

      • I love a limited palette, mainly because I am lazy, as for whole page scenes, they scare me, what no white! Lol

        • Author

          Lol…I can usually pull it off with a quick urban sketch, but if I want to do details (which I usually do!) large scenes take too long for the time I have! Hehe

  17. sige 6 years ago

    Very beautiful. Smart to use 3 colours for this! This confirms: less is more 🙂

  18. Carrie Lynn 6 years ago

    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!

    • Author

      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!

  19. Noémie 6 years ago

    Ask your partner to tell you all about cremes brûlées : D ….

  20. 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. 💛💛💛

    • Author

      Awww thanks Laura! Yeah… dropping NT was a good thing. And using your limited color prompt has been a good thing too! It’s fun to play a bit! 😃💕

  21. Carmel Campbell 6 years ago

    A really nice piece. Not only is your painting good but also your drawing of the plate and cup!

  22. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 6 years ago

    Flan in French is creme caramel – two spoons please. One of my favorite desserts and that’s saying a lot since I love dessert.
    Great Doodlewash, totally off my diet.

  23. Snehal Kank 6 years ago

    You awesome doodlewash is simply amazing! I’m craving now 😋

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