Day 21: #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day 21 #WorldWatercolorMonth Cream Jam and Biscuit on Plate

Today we have a little afternoon snack that I was dreaming about this afternoon. This is not sketched from life as it wouldn’t have lasted long enough to actually sketch it. As it was, I have very little time so this is a fast and loose doodlewash for this entry. Anything with whipped cream, and I suddenly lose all will power and start devouring it. This thought seemed uncouth to me, so I got to thinking about a lovely little afternoon spot of tea with a nice little biscuit and something sweet to go with it. Anything plated like this always encourages a fair amount of restraint. Oh, you could go all animal wild on it, but something about the look of it all, makes one pause and take things one little bite at a time.

As I rush to complete this post, I realize I probably need to take things one little bite at a time more. I get so excited and enthralled by so many things that I’m bouncing around like a pinball and never really sure where I’ll land next. Tonight, I’m going to relax with friends and enjoy the evening slowly. It’s been a long time since I’ve slowed down, so I’m going to give it a go and see what happens. I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful evening, morning, or whatever time it is where you live! If there’s whipped cream where you are, please refrain from telling me, as I’d only be jealous.

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31 Comments
  1. Curious to the Max 10 months ago

    Tea Time

    A biscuit and a spot of tea
    if it’s not sweet
    I’m incomplete
    so pass me a glob of cream
    (whipped of course)
    and watch me beam

  2. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 10 months ago

    Yummy and delicious looking. I must say again, Charlie, you are so talented at painting white surfaces, metals, shadows, and glass. You enchant me with every painting.
    And now I’m hungry – won’t be as tasty as your snack, but food is food. <3

  3. Teri C 10 months ago

    Even when you do things fast, they turn out wonderful. Happy to hear you are relaxing tonight.

  4. memadtwo 10 months ago

    Bouncing around like a pinball…hard to stop, that’s for sure. I hope you’ve managed it! In the meantime, the tea kettle is calling. (K)

  5. Jodi 10 months ago

    Enjoy your evening Charlie – hope it goes very slow and last a long time with friends! Beautiful biscuit and strawberry and whipped cream TREAT to look at 🙂

    • Author

      Awww thanks, Jodi! 😃💕 I had a fabulous evening! It does go long and nicely slow with friends… (and wine, of course! hehe)

  6. Sharon Mann 10 months ago

    Yummy and beautiful doodlewash Charlie, I’m like you, whipped cream is a staple in the refrigerator.

  7. Have a great evening, once again you have made me feel hungry….I like the ‘ one bite at a time’ I agree with Sharon, you are superb at these shiny reflective surfaces.

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! I needed a little rest… hehe… sometimes I just get to excited and do too many things at once! Glad you liked this one! 😃💕

  8. Snehal Kank 10 months ago

    I just had my dinner but your illustration made me hungry again 😀 great work Charlie 👍🏼 Enjoy your evening friend!

  9. Lovely doodle – I specially like the reflective surface of the plate that’s holding all the yummy stuff.

  10. Yes. Amazing food artist=You!!! Wowza!

  11. The Leaf Diary 10 months ago

    yum!

  12. brygydmyry 10 months ago

    Don’t be ashamed of whipped cream. I was just thinking about it today. Yum! It keeps a person looking young.

    • Author

      Thanks! 😃💕Excellent! I’m going to remember that always!! LOL Then I should roughly resemble a teenager by this point with as much as I’ve consumed. 😊

  13. artandmoondreams 10 months ago

    Elegant and delectable. Beautiful painting, love the idea of restraint…having to admit the idea of having a “go all animal wild” moment with biscuits, jam, and yes, whipped cream…is making me giggle. Thank you for sharing your art of watercolors and smiles.

    • Author

      Awww thanks so much, Haunani! 😃💕 I’ve never actually one all animal wild on whipped cream, but I’ve sure thought about! 😊lol

  14. Jacob 10 months ago

    Ha, the presentation definitely influences your behaviour – especially when they look this charming. How inviting (and typically scrummy)! The nibbles would be painfully refined, but speedy. 😉 Maybe someone needs to intervene and give you a good tilt or whatever it is that stops you from playing a pinball machine any longer. (Maybe you could doodlewash a pinball machine!)

    • Author

      Thanks Jacob!! 😃Oh wow…doodlewashing a pinball machine sounds hard!! But you should create one in 3D!! That would be awesome!!

      • Jacob 10 months ago

        Ooh, maybe! But yes, they’re pretty intricate aren’t they!

  15. beverlydyer 10 months ago

    Charlie, I think Bon Appetite or Food and Wine or some other culinary magazines should hire you as a food illustrator!!

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