For our optional World Watercolor Month of “Fast” today, this was perfect timing as I had no time at all left to sketch. So we have a super speedy little doodle of a cheetah, which also happens to be the fastest
That is a great cheetah! You turned him just right and made the dust boil up so well that he indeed looks fast. As for me, I painted a fat bottom pear today from a live model I got at the grocery. I also have a russet one waiting to be painted. Since neither is ripe, I have time.
For our optional World Watercolor Month prompt of “Fruit,” the first thing that came to mind was a cold citrus drink. That, and the fact that it’s rather hot here, and cold is a most welcome notion. So, we have a
Oh now I really want some cherry lemonade! It isn’t really hot here, but it’s muggy and an ice-cold drink would definitely be welcome. I hope your foot heals up soon. Isn’t it a pain how much longer it takes than when we were younger?
Your cherry lemonade looks so good and refreshing!! I am a summer girl but I must admit as I get older the humidity is not my friend… But if I had that pitcher of lusciousness I would be fine LOL Have a great day!
Kool aide was our neighborhood drink. Out of aluminum glasses with ice was best. I’m winter we often had hot Tang which I loved! Now, like you, I mostly drink water. And though it’s not exactly a drink, I do like chocolate malts. I won’t get one this summer because of the virus and there is no way hubs will do a drive through for ice cream treats. I suppose I could make my own??? Seems like a lot of trouble.
Painting storage is an issue for me. In twenty-five years I’ve painted hundreds of paintings, and while I’ve sold some, and given others, there are many that weren’t really good enough to show, but not bad enoug
I enjoyed the video very much. But instead of feeling encouraged, I feel daunted. The chasm between your free style and where I am today as a painter feels enormous. But I have one thing in common with you. I am stubborn and unwilling to give up.
For our optional World Watercolor Month prompt today of “Fall,” I thought about that wonderful moment when one falls in love. Here to depict that are a couple of lovebirds on a branch. It strikes me that though
I know I shouldn’t, but I’m very curious about those cad-free colors, so – I want cad-free colors! If you get more than the 25 requests, please put me on the back-burner. One of the reasons, I try to post art every day, and do postcards for hubby’s lunchbag and do review and tutorials is to get me past those spells when I really don’t want to much of anything. I know once you stop for more than a day or two, it can be years before you get going again. It isn’t lack of desire, I don’t think, but we tend to make time for things that are habits, and the others we promise ourselves we’ll get to sooner or later. Art has to be a habit, or we fill the time doing other things and they usually are not as satifying.
I love your stories…and I agree relationships take work Happy for you and Phillipe..I am glad I found doodlewash to help encourage me in my daily habit and love of watercolors……Have a great evening!
I want cad-free colors!!!
Such beautiful birds, Charlie!! Ah, how wonderful to share your life with the love of your life and how lucky to have found that special someone!! Don’t know what I would do without Doodlewash…always inspired by the wonderful work posted here and by reading your optimist blog each day. Of course, ” I want cad free colors!”, too! 😍
Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 So thrilled Doodlewash inspires you! 😃💕 Yay! You get some cad-free colors! Please send me a note here with your full, name address, and phone number for shipping – https://doodlewash.com/contact/
I want cad free colors! Quiet day here. Very hot, but I was only outside for about an hour. Thanks to the rain I didn’t have to water. I did my paint and part of another that needs lots of drying in between. I made stuffed peppers for dinner. Excellent! And leftovers for tomorrow!
I want cad-free colors! I love your interpretation, Charlie, of “fall,” a much more creative take than something autumn-related, which is what immediately came to mind. I ended up trying to paint an iris. Why? The three downward facing petals of an iris are known as “falls.” 🙂
I want cad free colors! I cannot tell you how happy I am to have started on The Doodlewash journey!! I cannot believe I have painted nearly everyday since April! I love your posts Charlie, and so enjoy the stories you tell! Thank you for doing what you do!
Aww thanks, Joyce! And that’s so wonderful to hear! 😃💕 Yay! You get some cad-free colors! Please send me a note here with your full, name address, and phone number for shipping – https://doodlewash.com/contact/
I’m actually in the middle of the US! Thanks so much! 😃💕 Yay! You get some cad-free colors! Please send me a note here with your full, name address, and phone number for shipping – https://doodlewash.com/contact/
For our optional World Watercolor Month prompt today of “Free,” a million things came to mind. Indeed, this one could be just about anything at all which is sometimes a bit challenging. Though it’s been super fun
Butterflies are free! I haven’t thought of that movie in years. I liked Laugh In, even though it probably lead to the cancellation of classic Star Trek. The third season was scheduled for Monday 8 PM, but Rowan and Martin wanted the time spot at the last minute, so Star Trek ended up at 10 PM Friday nights – the dead zone. I was devastated when the show was cancelled! But it’s kind of wonderful, leading to conversations that start out with Goldie Hawn and end up with Star Trek!
From one vintage watercolor friend to another not-quite-as-vintage watercolor friend, your Doodlewash is just lovely, Charlie. I look back at when I was “showcased” on Doodlewash and how proud I was of those simple creations, and how humbled I was to be featured. My, how I’ve leaned and my art has grown since then, which came from encouragement of your community and practice. Thank you! Everyone, no matter your skill level, take the leap and be featured – step on up!! We are a great group of people at every level. Thanks for so many kind words and connections, Charlie! 🥰😘 🎨
There are loads of monarch butterflies around here right now. They must like the heat. My goodness it’s been hot here. Then we had a quick thunderstorm and when it was gone there was a double rainbow and a glorious sunset and the fireflies were rising from the grass as if spurred in by the lightning. All I did was paint three plaid pears. 😂
Oh, to only know what these two are discussing! So charming! Good thing I wasn’t drinking anything when you shared your freezer defrosting video. I would have spit it across the room. Hahaha! I used to have to defrost my freezer in my old apartment. Hated every minute of it. Ahhh modern conveniences! Why was Phillippe watching that video anyway????? Tee hee!
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Aww I’m so happy you found something inspiring in this post. You can reach me via my contact form, who join Doodlewash club – https://doodlewash.com/community/ – and send me a private message there! (then you’ll be all ready for when you’re ready to share with the group!)
The latest set of products from Hahnemühle is The Collection, Watercolour blocks in two weights and three surfaces, as well as Sketch pads and Ingress Pastel paper. I’m reviewing the watercolour blocks and the sk
Super review, Sandra. Very thorough and I liked seeing your kitchen sink test. Beautiful artwork throughout. The piece that really spoke to me was the apartment complex with the row of trees out front.
Thank you, Mariam! The texture is different, but the two papers handle similarly. The Collection has the three different surfaces where the Turner only has cold-pressed. I think the Collection Rough is probably the closest to the Turner, but still a different texture.
Wow, Sandra! That’s some reveiw! You covered all the questions that I would’ve asked. The rough paper looks interesting. I didn’t know Hahnemühle paper was so durable! Thanks for the thorough and enjoyable review and videos!
Thank you, Sharon! I’m surprised that paper companies don’t put instructions on watercolor blocks because it is non-intuitive on how to seperate the paper, but I’ve never seen a block that tells you how.
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