Day 2: #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day 2 #WorldWatercolorMonth Spilled Red Wine and Glass Reflections

Playing with reflections,shadows, and caustics for Day 2 of #WorldWatercolorMonth so we have this image which looks a bit like a close up of a crime scene. This was, of course, unintentional and I can assure you that no crime has been committed, save the spilt wine. This was done again with a fast pencil contour and then an ink sketch followed by some quick watercolor splashing. I didn’t really overthink anything or think too much at all for that matter as I’m committed to playtime this month and taking more risks. And I have to say, it’s super freeing and fun! I love wine, so this image nearly brings tears to my eyes, but it was the best subject to practice with as it had all the challenging elements I was wanting to explore.

And I’m about to pour myself a glass of wine now, so let’s hope it doesn’t end up like this one. My post is going to be super short today as I’m off to look through all the fabulous watercolors posted for World Watercolor Month! You are all seriously amazing! Cheers to those who are taking the 31 day challenge and a special shout out to those who say they’re new to watercolor. Be bold and be happy! You’re making the world beautiful! I’ve linked out to all the social sites at our homebase: worldwatercolor.com. Check it out! Lots of talent on this little green planet. And please remember this art challenge is about more than just making hashtags. Please help us get art supplies for underprivileged kids by donating to our Art Room Aid Project for The Dreaming Zebra Foundation so we can reach our goal! 

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M. Graham watercolors: Cobalt Teal, Pyrrol Red, Perylene Maroon, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Teal, and Neutral Tint. 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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46 Comments
  1. zuzala 11 months ago

    Charlie, this is Phabulous!! #totesthebomb!! Amazing reflection

    • jadeart4 11 months ago

      Charlie, great reflections and (what?) magnifications? Supercool. So much inspiration I can’t floating around it’s unbelievable.

      • Author

        Awww… thanks!! 😃💕I’m so thrilled you liked this and yeah… there is soooooo much more watercolor in one place these days it’s amazing!!

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Suzala! 😃💕

  2. Margaret Parker Brown 11 months ago

    Oh I love wine as well, in fact I just finished a glass of Merlot 🙂 your doodlewash captures the spirit of wine but darn it spilt! lol

  3. Teresa Robeson 11 months ago

    This is incredibly well-done! I’ve never attempted painting glass before; it’s just too daunting. Love your story, as usual! <3 You should have put up the disclaimer, "No actual wine was harmed in creating this painting." 😀

    • Author

      I’m taking “daunting” on as my challenge for July! hehe… you may even see people! Gasp! Lol Thanks so much, Teresa, 😃💕and I can assure you that wine was NOT harmed in the making of this doodlewash. Excepted the bit I ingested… to bad for that bit.

  4. YesterdayAfter 11 months ago

    Oh nice Charlie I love the reflection and that you managed to make it magnified, well done for this Day 2! 😉

  5. Jacob 11 months ago

    Ha, I genuinely did think this was some sort of crime thing at first! Clearly the reality is just as harrowing for you! You always do glass well and great job cramming all the other optical stuff in too. Very clever!

    • Author

      Thanks Jacob! 😃Yeah… I’m just sort of cramming it all together for July! LOVE it! lol Just going for it and having fun! It’s gonna a get pretty random here, but well… maybe that’s no different. I love variety! hehe

  6. Teri C 11 months ago

    Wow, awesome reflections again! Wow and double wow.

  7. debiriley 11 months ago

    nothing like a glass of red after a long hard day at work! wonderfully done Charlie 🙂 great post!

  8. Jill Kuhn 11 months ago

    WOWZA! This is super COOL, Charlie! Cheers!! 🍷✨😄

  9. jmnowak 11 months ago

    Red, my fave of the wines (in fact, the only wine I drink these days, apart from champers). Love the shadows (yes, plural, you clever thing). In fact, I like the shadows better…

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  11. mssurjeetkaur 11 months ago

    really nice…

  12. Fab reflections, such a shame the wine was spilt….red wine stain!!

  13. Jodi 11 months ago

    Saw some of this last night. Lol

    • Author

      haha! Really? Must have been a hell of party! Why wasn’t I invited?!!! 😉

      • Jodi 11 months ago

        Was a pretty great weekend! You can see more tomorrow 🙂

  14. Beautiful work once again, Charlie, you are rocking it, guy! How do you fit it all into a day with this WWM taking off so well! Really proud of you, bro. 😎🎨😀👏🏻

    • Author

      Awww thank you so much, Laura! 😃💕I actually don’t know how I’m fitting everything in. But it’s so fun!! WWM is amazing and it just feels good to play again like when I first started this time last year!

      • I’m so glad you’re having fun, Charlie! If it wasn’t for you and WWM, I may not have picked up wc again for a very long time (at least not for 31 days or anything close)! So, it’ll be cool to see where we all are come August. Plus, what better way to power through summer than with water and color???? Nothing better. <3

      • Author

        There is… actually nothing better! Except wine… but not better really, just a good addition! Lol

  15. Tom Merriman 11 months ago

    I love the reflection, Charlie. I mean, I love the rest of it as well, but the reflection / shadow really stands out for me.

  16. Cathe 11 months ago

    What a great Doodle Charlie, but I would have been so sad if you really spilt your wine.

  17. Phil Cooper 11 months ago

    love how you’ve captured the shadow of the glass Charlie, very nice work indeed. Hmm, also making me want to open a bottle….

    • Author

      Thanks Phil! 😃And awesome… glad I inspired you… wine is fantastic… I support you in your choice to open that bottle.

  18. Sharon Mann 11 months ago

    Beautiful shadows and glass painting Charlie, WWM is starting off with such exuberance!

  19. memadtwo 11 months ago

    Love the movement in the shadow. Hope you managed another glass of wine! (K)

    • Author

      Thanks, Kerfe! 😃💕Haha! Thankfully, this was not a real glass of wine… that would have been tragic. But I managed two glasses successfully! hehe

  20. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 11 months ago

    I love the glass and the shadows, so well painted, Charlie, one with transparent form, the other a watery reflection.

  21. artandmoondreams 11 months ago

    Great painting! Love that you have not only light reflections but the added view through the glass…amazing and beautiful!

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