Though our World Watercolor Group will always be a “paint whatever you like” collective, many of you have asked for inspiration and ideas to keep your daily painting routine going. For October, we’ll be continuing with using a broad theme that you can interpret however the heck you like! To keep things simple, whenever you post your watercolors, simply continue to tag them #WorldWatercolorGroup on all social networks so we can find you and link to your lovely work in real time! (even if you’re not participating in this very optional theme this month!) Also, if you’re not a member of our Facebook Group, please join us there as well!

OCTOBER ADVENTURE – The Simple Things In Life

Want to play along? For the October Doodlewash Adventure, it’s time to sit back and appreciate the simple things in life! Though there’s nothing wrong with fancy things, of course, sometimes it’s the simple things in life that bring us the most joy. Whether it’s the smile on a baby’s face, your favorite baggy sweater, or the incredible smell of homemade cookies. This month, share the simple pleasures that you cherish most in lovely watercolor!

31 Things To Paint This Month

If you’d like some prompts for what to paint for this adventure, then here you go! (these are just to spark creativity and get you painting! Feel free to use anything in any order or ignore them entirely. Seriously… just have fun and do whatever you love most!)

NOTE: For any of you ink sketchers participating in the #Inktober challenge in October (not affiliated with Doodlewash), there’s also the official Inktober prompt list which you can find here

#WorldWatercolorGroup Watercolor Painting Prompts for October 2016 World Watercolor Group Art Challenge

Just want something new to try? Check out these fun and creative “anytime” prompts courtesy of Laura at Create Art Everyday and spark that creativity!

    • Something entirely abstract
    • Something with eyes
    • Something monochromatic
    • Something in only two colors
    • Something in only three colors
    • Something wet in wet
    • Something featuring water! (of course!)
    • Something done en plein air
    • Something you made to swap with someone else participating
    • Something that you made because you were inspired by someone else’s post
    • Something you made to donate
    • Something you made to sell
    • Something to eat
    • Something in your favorite color
    • Something in a color you dislike
    • Something geometric
    • Something with no drawing underneath
    • Something done with only 31 brushstrokes or less
    • Something done entirely with a very large brush
    • Something done entirely with a very small brush
    • Something done in mixed media with watercolor as a feature
    • Something done in line and wash style
    • Something done in XX minutes or less (as a challenge)
    • Something done on a paper or surface that is new for you
    • Something featuring a bird (had to throw this in for DABD)
    • Something featuring one or more letters, numbers or words
    • Something inspired by a book, video, or by a working artist
    • Something inspired by one of the Old Masters
    • Something done using a color you’ve never used in a painting before