The prompt today was “foggy” which doesn’t have anything directly to do with with my personal theme of food this month, other than the foods you might enjoy on such a day. For me, when the weather gets a little bit foggy and gray, I love a little cup of espresso. It’s like a tiny energy burst on a day when you really just want to find an excuse to crawl back into bed and sleep until the sun shines again. It was rainy and cloudy here today and will be until the weekend, so this was pretty much the same thing. And, I was pressed for time so this is a quick doodlewash today, made up of only two colors. Something blue and orangey is always my go-to favorite. I’m actually not entirely sure why, that’s just the complementary color scheme I grab for first. Second in these color schemes would be yellow and purple and last, would be red and green. Sorry Christmas. I’m not sure what the personality test would say about our chosen color choices, but it’s interesting to see what colors tend to call to us. As a lover of autumn, I shouldn’t be too surprised that my favorite colors come from blue skies and pumpkins.
Not only am I running out of time today, but also my battery is about to die in my laptop. This is truly a test of “how fast can I ramble and complete this post.” I’m watching a little red battery marker telling me that my computer will indeed shut off in just a few moments and doesn’t care at all if I’m finished or not. Evil little battery. But, truth be told, I’m feeling a bit tired tonight and my own actual battery is starting to flag. Maybe it’s due to the fact that it’s been overcast and cloudy here for the past 48 hours. I do crave a bit of sun, if nothing else, simply for the amazing shadows and contrasts it provides. Truly, I’ve no idea where I’m going with this post today. It’s one of those days where I feel more than think. I’m feeling tired and yet incredibly happy to be part of this lovely watercolor community. It’s way more fun to paint and interact with people who enjoy the same things. Together, we’re building a force that will paint the world with positive energy.
I fully realize that my dreams are probably bigger than any reality can deliver. But, I know in my heart that if we all come together, we can DO something awesome! I really hope you’ll join us in Doodlewash Club and I’ve just added the final feature that will make our little community truly awesome! Still testing, so stay tuned! My goal is to create a community of artists who love watercolor, and can come together regardless of how they use the medium. I want to create a space where seasoned artists can mix with those of use just learning what to do next. And everyone has a chance to share their unique and amazing vision with the rest of the world. Whether you use pure transparent watercolor, or dash it in with pen and ink, or prefer to use the opaque form of gouache. It’s all a wonderful tribute to the most incredible medium in the world! I love seeing your unique and clever ways of using it. Never let anyone tell you it’s the wrong way. It’s the perfectly right way to express what you’re feeling and it can add a burst of undeniable energy to even the grayest weather. Like espresso, on a foggy day.
About the Doodlewash
Da Vinci Paint Co.: Terra Cotta and Cobalt Blue. Lamy Al-Star Safari Fountain Pen with sepia ink in an A5 Hahnemühle Watercolour Book.
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!