Day 15: #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day 15 #WorldWatercolorMonth Empty Glass container jar with red lid

Today we have a super last minute and fast doodlewash, before I head out the door to meet up with friends, of this empty glass jar and red lid. There’s really no story behind this one, as I was looking for something simple to sketch and this seemed to fit the bill. Also, I wanted to try playing with just three colors again, so this one features just Cobalt Teal, Burnt Sienna and Pyrrol Red. This isn’t a combo I’ve ever used before so I hadn’t a clue how the colors would be when mixed together. It was a fun exercise and the complete lack of time made it even more of a practice in speed as this was done in less than 20 minutes.

I now have less than 5 minutes to write this post, and I just learned that I can paint faster than I can type as there’s only a couple minutes left. So I’ll just say that I hope everyone had a wonderful week and has a fabulous weekend! We’re in the third week of World Watercolor Month and it’s been amazing! I really am overwhelmed by just how many people have come together to paint the world with watercolor. There are around 3,300 members of the Facebook Group and already over 10,000 posts on Instagram of beautiful watercolors from people all over the globe. In a world that often seems uncertain, it’s nice to know there’s still a lot of beauty in the world. And that makes me so happy.

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About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Cobalt Teal, Burnt Sienna, and Pyrrol Red. 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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42 Comments
  1. Jacob 1 year ago

    A quick treat, Charlie! I love the caustics coming from the glass, smartly (and surely snappily!) done. Hmm, I’m wondering if this could be the jar of Nutella that you licked clean after yesterday’s gorge? 😉

    Have fun!

    • Author

      Thanks!! 😃oh my…if there were the jar I think I’d likely just be a diabetic coma now. 😊 I can assure you it’s not! Lol

  2. artandmoondreams 1 year ago

    You have a magical touch with glass just as you do detail. Love this painting, and not just because I love green tinted glass jars, glass balls, glass…stuff. ;D If you had not said there was no story, I would have read something very profound into the imagery…and may still, but your color combination is wonderful and striking with the splash of red. Beautiful painting!

    • Author

      Thanks Haunani! 😃💕So glad you liked this! And yes! Please create your own story for this image…hehe… I just really wanted to practice glass. But it does seem a metaphor for something. 😉

  3. Laura (PA Pict) 1 year ago

    The rendering of the glass is fabulous.

  4. Another fantastic glass watercolor Charlie, and in such a short amount of time! You’ve inspired me to try glass. I have a couple in mind.

    Have a wonderful week-end too!

    • Author

      Thanks, Deborah! 😃💕And yay!! Do it! Do it!! It’s really fun to paint glass. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      • I tried painting a little jar I’ve saved for eons…but man it’s awful, because I don’t have your skill with drawing perspective quite yet. It’s not post worthy, but it’s given me an incentive to keep on trying! Thanks again for the inspiration!

      • Author

        Yay to doing it! Just keep painting it! You’ll get one you like! 😃💕

  5. Jodi 1 year ago

    Oh you did the jar so amazingly!!!!! Have fun tonight!!

  6. YesterdayAfter 1 year ago

    Great glass jar Charlie well done! I hope that you have seen my cute little “Mouse Artist” that I posted yesterday 😉 <3 I am a little behind these days I have been short on time but I will catch up with you! LoL have a great weekend!

  7. Jill Kuhn 1 year ago

    Have fun, Charlie! 🙂 And your jar is AWESOME! Maybe you are “opening up” your jar of creativity and letting your imagination spill out?! Hehe! 🙂 And have a great week! I’m off to the lake for my vacation…

    • Author

      Thanks Jill! 😃💕And excellent! We’ll go with that story!! Hehe…I had zero time to write a proper one! Not even sure what I said in this post as I was typing so fast! Lol 😊Enjoy your vacation my friend! Yay!! 🎉😃😃😃

  8. This is stunning work Charlie, for a quickly put together piece, I would have thought otherwise, I think this is the best bit of glass you have done, I agree with Jacob, you really did enjoy ALL the Nutella? Hope you had a great evening out 😀

    • Author

      Awww thanks, Rebecca! 😃💕I always do such a range that I’m trying to practice one thing more. So I chose shiny things. Glad you see improvement! Yay! And no…fortunately it’s not an entire emptied jar of Nutella! Lol 🐷

  9. Carol 1 year ago

    Oh my goodness, this is amazing! You really know how to paint glass so wonderfully! Thanks to you, Charlie, for wrangling us all together 🎨

    • Author

      Awww thanks so much, Carol! 😃💕Glass is so fun and this month has been incredibly fun and wonderful!! Hope you’re enjoying it as well!!

  10. memadtwo 1 year ago

    Have a great weekend Charlie! (K)

  11. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 1 year ago

    Less than 20 minutes to paint?! I’d still be trying to get the cap off the watercolor paint. But of course you chose a subject at which you are exceptional – glass. So beautifully painted. I’m thinking of all the magic in that jar and all the magic in your hands.

    • Author

      That’s so sweet of you to say, Sharon! 😃💕I love painting glass and shiny objects. I’m sure there’s a story there, but I’m not sure why I do! Hehe

  12. M. L. Kappa 1 year ago

    This is brilliant. I must do some glass! You have inspired me…

  13. jmnowak 1 year ago

    Well, whatever you’re rushing off to, I hope it’s an enjoyable and fun evening/afternoon/day! This quickie is great — love how you’ve captured the natural green in clear glass. I like this! 🙂

    • Author

      Awww thanks, Janina! 😃💕 I actually think a lack of time helped a lot. I liked how this one turned out. Glad you did as well!

  14. Wow and woo! Stunning, my friend! Beautiful work and I hope you had a good time. Sometimes I think fast is better, particularly with WC as we don’t Fuss or Fiddle! Thank you for sharing and I’m really glad you’re enjoying one of my prompts lol! I actually tried it myself last night, as I really should do at least one of them lol. 💜💜💜💜💜

    • Author

      Awww thanks, sis!! 😃💕hehe… Yeah, it’s super fun to go fast and crazy. Using a limited palette is cool as well. You should totally try your own prompts!! Haha! They’re awesome!! 😉👍🏻

  15. KUMAR 1 year ago

    Fabulous ….Sketch !

  16. Teri C 1 year ago

    Even fast, it’s great? Hope you had a good time.

  17. Tom Merriman 1 year ago

    Charlie, I love the way you make transparent transparent!

  18. Curious to the Max 1 year ago

    I love your “quickies”, Charlie (sometimes more so than the ones you’ve taken your time with!). They are loose, expressive and have an energy that is vibrant.

  19. Nayana Nair 1 year ago

    Beautiful 🙂

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