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.
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham.: Nickel Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Rose, and Turquoise. Lamy 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!
Creator of Doodlewash®, founder of World Watercolor Month (July), World Watercolor Group™, and host of the Sketching Stuff Podcast. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!