Day 21 – #WorldWatercolorMonth – Glorious Golds

Day 21 - World Watercolor Month Glorious Golds French Horn - Doodlewash

Today we celebrate the color gold, or in my case, Quinacridone Gold, which is the primary color here in this brassy french horn. I adore this color because it’s like getting several colors in one, depending on how much water you use with it. I’ve added a bit of Turquoise and Quinacridone Rose for a touch of extra color. I’ve never actually played an instrument like this, but I think they’re really cool. It amazes me that someone discovered that metal bent and shaped in this way could actually create music. It’s really a rather impressive invention, and a bit difficult to render. I’m confident that this one wouldn’t be playable as I’m not even sure I’ve included all the tubes and bits needed for that, but I’ve hopefully included enough to get the idea across visually. We’ve got just 10 more days of World Watercolor Month to go and I hope you’re still painting along with me as we fill the world with beautiful watercolors! And, as a special treat, it’s your chance to get a little bit of gold today with free art supply samples! Read on to get yours!

Today, I once again have a 5×7″ sample of Winsor & Newton professional watercolor paper and a professional watercolor 6 color dot card to give away. This is only open to residents of U.S./Canada and only to people who haven’t been told they’re receiving one yet. If you commented on the last one, please click here to check the comments in the previous post to see if you won. I still haven’t heard back from some folks on that one. If you’d like to receive these, simply let me know you want them by adding the comment “I love Winsor & Newton!” while you comment below. The first 10 eligible folks to do so will receive one! (please watch for my comment back to you confirming, as I’ll be giving you a link to my contact form to send me your address!). Also, there’s just 10 days left of the month, so if you haven’t yet, please consider making a donation to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation or do so by purchasing souvenirs in our shop, where 100% of proceeds go to Dreaming Zebra (these items will disappear on August 1st, so get yours now if you want them!).  

It’s been such a joy this month seeing all of the watercolors posted. I’ve not had time to comment much, but I’ve loved every one that I’ve seen scroll by! It’s not always easy to show up each and every day to paint, but it’s always worth it in the end. As addictions go, daily painting and sketching is one that I happily endorse and support. I had no idea when I started this blog that I would still be painting each and every day for over 3 years now. And my goal remains the same. To get as many people as possible addicted as well! So if that’s you, I hope you’ll keep joining me for my monthly art challenges that I host all year long. Why stop now? Exactly… I couldn’t think of a good reason either. It’s just too much fun! Though there are many wonderful things to enjoy in life, there’s little that compares with making art. If you’ve joined in for World Watercolor Month, I hope you’ve experienced exactly what I’m talking about. It’s such a wonderful way to add color and meaning to life as we live it each and every day, even if it’s just sharing a small piece of it, in glorious golds.

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About the Doodlewash

M. Graham.: Nickel Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Rose, and TurquoiseLamy Al-Star Safari Fountain Pen with sepia ink in an A5 Hahnemühle Watercolour Book. Want to purchase a print of this doodlewash? Send me a note with a link to this post, and I’ll add it to my shop!
Day 21 - World Watercolor Month Glorious Golds French Horn - Doodlewash
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50 Comments
  1. Sharon Nolfi 3 months ago

    This is a fabulous sketch – the line work, the colors, the shadow. The instrument is beautiful in itself, but you’ve more than done it justice! One of my favorites so far.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 So thrilled you liked this so much! Yay!

  2. Nikki 3 months ago

    I love Winsor & Newton! 🙂

  3. Karen Langlie 3 months ago

    I love Winsor & Newton!!!

  4. Everetts Watercolors 3 months ago

    Good job. Enjoyed the colors.

  5. Lisa 3 months ago

    So I figure that some long horn player from France was riding after his king in some war somewhere and the horse slips (don’t worry, he’s fine!) and the horn bell hits the ground and the whole thing gets all twisted up and voila, the French horn was born. It could have happened like that😂😂 !

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      hehe! I LOVE that explanation! 😃💕 I’m just going to go ahead and assume that’s EXACTLY how it happened! lol

  6. Sandra Strait 3 months ago

    Your french horn makes music for the eyes! I surprised myself and have managed to keep up with the prompts so far. I’m hoping I can finish out the 10 days! I’ll definitely be painting every day either way. Yay for World Watercolor month!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, Sandra! 😃💕 And yay to keeping up with the prompts! And really… just showing up to paint any ole thing each day is awesome! hehe

  7. Heather Hinze 3 months ago

    Instruments always seem to be too complex for me, but I’ll get there someday. It looks great!

    Also, I love Winsor & Newton!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, Heather! 😃💕 I always recommend trying the complex things before you think you’re ready. So much fun and you learn so much! Yay to Winsor & Newton! 😃💕Please click this link to send me your full name and address and I’ll make sure you get a sample: https://doodlewash.com/contact/

  8. Mélissa Vallée 3 months ago

    Really love the color and the reflection. French horn seem really fun to play, always want to play french horn / tuba and violin. But I am sure my neighbour will not likes that lol. And I love Winsor & Newton! :3

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, Mélissa! 😃💕 You should definitely learn to play one of those instruments! There’s still plenty of time! And yay to Winsor & Newton! 😃💕Click this link to send me your address and I’ll make sure you get a sample: https://doodlewash.com/contact/

  9. Nan 3 months ago

    Charlie,
    You are an amazing watercolorist! Bet your home shines with the luster of your art: everything you’ve posted has been beautiful. Thanks for letting us see them. I love Winsor Newton, but usually can’t afford their product.

  10. csrolyn 3 months ago

    New to ‘doodlewash’, and enjoying the content, thanks for sharing…..

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Yay! So thrilled to hear it! Glad you’re enjoying Doodlewash! 😃💕

  11. June Hadaway 3 months ago

    The french horn is absolutely gorgeous. You really knowxwhere to put tge highlights and tge shine. I love Winsor and Newton. Thank you.

    • June Hadaway 3 months ago

      I love the limited edition pouches I purchased. My sister will love hers too. 😊 Happy to support The Dreaming Zebra Fouundation.

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        Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

        Yay! I’m so thrilled to hear that June! 😃💕Thanks so much for supporting World Watercolor Month and The Dreaming Zebra Foundation!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, June! 😃💕Please click this link to send me your address and I’ll make sure you get a sample: https://doodlewash.com/contact/

  12. Lynn 3 months ago

    Gold and all metals fascinate me. I do have this gold and am going to try this. Thanks!
    And “I love Winsor and Newton!”

  13. Steve Minor 3 months ago

    I love Winsor & Newton!

  14. bingingonabudget 3 months ago

    Wow this is so good, you are so talented. What’s your favorite thing to paint?

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      What a sweet compliment! Thanks so much! 😃💕My favorite thing to paint is probably glass… so many cool shapes and colors!

  15. Johanna Van Antwerpen 3 months ago

    This is great. My most recent paint color addition to my palette was Quinacridone Gold and I love any excuse to use it. The tube I got is Winsor & Newton professional because truly I love Winsor & Newton!

  16. Rod Fletcher 3 months ago

    Beautiful golden tube Charie

  17. SnehLata Maheshwari 3 months ago

    Liked the art and your story.nice
    Thanks. I

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, Snehlata! 😃💕 So thrilled you enjoyed this one!

  18. Leslie Ehle 3 months ago

    Like your “Charlie” horn (you’re right – I don’t think the tubing is quite correct, but the painting works anyhow!). I love Winsor & Newton!

  19. Lorely 3 months ago

    I love Windsor and newton!!!!!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Yay to that! 😃💕 I ran out of these samples for this post, but keep following my posts as I have a few more chances to get them coming soon!!

  20. LoriCtoo 3 months ago

    I missed the party…..again. Lol

  21. Karen 3 months ago

    Hello again!
    I do love Windsor & Newton— but I’m pretty sure I showed up too late again.
    Oh well!
    Have a good night. 🌸

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks, Karen! 😃💕 Yes, all the samples were given away on this post, but I have more posts coming for a chance to get them. Just stay tuned!

  22. Joan 3 months ago

    Love m bGs. Gave one to my friend. Also love Windsor newton. I know I’m late. But love your art.joan

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, Joan! 😃💕 And no worries… there are more samples coming this month in future posts, so stay tuned!

  23. smzang 3 months ago

    I’m seeing a face reflected in the bell of the horn. Love it! and the play of light on the metal.
    I disagree with your statement “I’m confident that this one wouldn’t be playable “. It is so real I have
    no trouble at all hearing the music pouring from its mouth.

    You have written your motto:

    “Why stop now?”

    I love it !!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks!! 😃💕 hehe… yeah, I don’t my creatures are pet-able either… hehe… but I hope to get the point across at least! And yay! That’s exactly my motto! “Why stop now?” is just the longer version of “DO!”

  24. Joan Canning 3 months ago

    Glorious Golds is so appropriate for this great musical instrument. I Love Winsor Newton. But on a brighter note, your email statement was unusual but, I read it over several times an I like it but I can also apply to something recently. Wondering if this is your own thoughts.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Thanks so much, Joan! 😃💕Glad you liked this and just a note that all the samples on this post have been given away, but I have more posts coming! As for my email statement… I’m not sure what you mean. 😊was it the first part of the post? At any rate… everything that I actually write does indeed come from me! 😉

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