Earth Day

Earth Day Doodlewash and watercolor of pink purple flower blossom

It’s Earth Day today! To celebrate, here’s a quick little doodlewash of a flower. Earth Day is a movement that began in 1970 to inspire and ignite passion for this beautiful globe we all call home. Regardless of what some mindless politicians may spout in order to stir up mindless people, the Earth’s climate is actually changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events, like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures, are already taking place. This is simply fact. And like so many problems on the planet, humans are to blame. But the good news is, humans can also make a very real and positive difference.

Every little thing you do or don’t do on this planet can impact it. Sure, there are people who are so green it’s like they’re growing out of the earth like a tree. That’s awesome for them. But what about the rest of us? Aren’t there small things that anyone can do without turning their entire yard into a garden and moving into a tiny home? Yep, little things like replacing your icandescent bulbs with LED, planting a tree in your backyard, skipping meat once a week, riding your bike instead of using your car every now and then, bringing your own reusable mug to work, and pulling up weeds by hand instead of using pesticides all help in benefitting the environment.

Nature is a beautiful thing. Each little leaf or flower is amazing, as many of you who sketch or draw them already know. Today is the day to celebrate our planet and everything it provides to us. Also, apparently Julia Roberts is Mother Nature, so how cool is that? Hope everyone has a fantastic Earth Day today!

Join me any and all days you like during April by celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash! Tag your image #doodlewashaday and I’ll feature everyone who played along on doodlewash.com at the end of the month! 


About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Permanent Pale Green, Ultramarine Blue and Sap Green. Sennelier L’Aquarelle: Opera Rose. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon sepia ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal

Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. 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!
38 Comments
  1. YesterdayAfter 1 year ago

    Today we match Charlie I love your flower very beautiful colors and work! I just posted mine too! Happy Earth Day!
    https://yesterdayafter.com/2016/04/22/happy-earth-day/

  2. Carmel Campbell 1 year ago

    Nature is beautiful. So are your colors! We often sail on the Columbia River with Mt. Hood looking over us. The view some days will take your breath away. Happy Earth Day!

  3. Jill Kuhn 1 year ago

    I planted some flowers in a pot in 80 degree weather. What was I thinking?! 🤔🌺🌿 Your doodlewash flower is gorgeous, Charlie! 🌟🎨👍

    • Author

      Hehe!! Awesome way to celebrate earth day!! Now I do hope you’ll paint them!! 😉🎨Glad you liked this, Jill!! 💕😃

  4. Jacob 1 year ago

    Happy Earth Day! Yay for nature and yay for the planet; we’d do well to remember that we are merely guests. Oh, and yay for your flower too – delicate but vivid. I see the Q word busted out again! Magic!

    • Author

      Thanks Jacob!! 😃I was thinking of doing the whole planet, but barely had time for this little flower. The weather is awesome here today so I think we’ll have a belated celebration in the park! Yay!

      • Jacob 1 year ago

        So it was you who stole the sun, eh? A day at the park sounds perfect! Can I come? 😉 Phineas might even let you off the leash for a run!

      • Author

        Lol! Sure you can come…but you’d better start heading this way now and hijack a Concord! 😉

  5. debiriley 1 year ago

    what a Stunning pairing of Colors Charlie! just gorgeous. 🙂
    Fabulous info on the Earth warming.
    love the tips on Earth day and being greener…. I do let the weeds do their thing, walk when I can, and am a gestapo freak with electricity!!

    • Author

      Thanks Debi!! 😃💕Haha!! You electric gestapo you! That’s funny…Philippe is usually walking through the house in my wake turning everything off. 😊

      • debiriley 1 year ago

        well, every family needs one. don’t they? smiling 🙂
        besides….. how else can I afford my paper, and my Precious CTB!!?

  6. Jodi 1 year ago

    Happy Earth Day Charlie – lovely flower! lovely YOU!

  7. Teresa Robeson 1 year ago

    All I have to say is, “Amen, Brother!” Hubby is a climate scientist…you can imagine how much hair pulling and eye-rolling goes on in our household. 😉 Thank you for this lovely, impassioned plea to do something proactive! <3

    • Author

      Thanks Teresa! 💕😃Yeah…I bet there’s a lot of eye-rolling going on. It’s amazing what corporations can get the masses to believe in order to promote their own self-interest and financial gains. Well…not amazing really and the masses tend to believe what they’re told without question most of the time.

  8. Sharon Mann 1 year ago

    Beautiful words and art, thank you Charlie for your thoughtful remarks on Earth Day!

  9. Teri C 1 year ago

    A beautiful flower and wise words that more people need to practice.

  10. OrganicIsBeautiful 1 year ago

    Happy Earth Day! ☺☺

  11. Happy earth day, what a beautiful flower to celebrate. Love Peace to all ❤️

    • Author

      Thanks so much Rebecca!! 💕😃Hope you had a wonderful day!

      • Oh yes thank you, great ride, and now off to take some photos of my friends Andalusian horse, hopefully to paint?

      • Author

        Hopefully!!! Can’t wait to see it! 😉👍🏻

      • I hope some come out ok, just down loading, hopefully boxing him to some blue bell woods in a couple of weeks, with a proper professional photographer, I hope to get some shots to paint from then too ( if the bluebells are still out then)?

      • Author

        I’m sure you’ll make magic out of any photo reference you can get. 😉You’re awesome!

  12. kathiwerner 1 year ago

    your flower nicely demonstrates the beautiness of nature!

  13. The Leaf Diary 1 year ago

    Very nice Charlie! I’d assume there is opera rose in this 🙂

  14. artandmoondreams 1 year ago

    Your painting of the lotus is stunning! It glows…love it. Happy Earth Day!

  15. memadtwo 1 year ago

    Wise words Charlie. And a beautiful flower too. (K)

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