World Watercolor Month – Day 3 – The Lovely Sound Of The Ocean

Day 3 - World Watercolor Month - Conch Shell On The Beach - Doodlewash

The first few days of World Watercolor Month™ have been a flurry of activity and it’s exciting to see so many people across the globe participate! I jumped back into the prompts again for today’s post as the thought of sand and seashells was very appealing. So peaceful! It’s been so long since I relaxed on a beach that it was fun to imagine it vicariously via a little painting of a shell. I’m obsessed with conch shells because holding them up to your ear creates a sound much like being near the ocean. I live far from an ocean, so these shells are as close as I get most of the time! Running a global event like this one is a super busy endeavor, but it’s so worth it to see all the beautiful watercolors created in just 31 days. I hope all of you are enjoying it as well and feeling motivated to paint more and more! And, as I’ve mentioned, I have lots of wonderful things to give away thanks to our amazing official sponsors. And today, I have more samples to give at the end of this full post, so please read on!

I’ve had a nice little long weekend here, that continues into tomorrow as July 4th is a rather big celebration here in America. For those of you celebrating, I wish you a wonderful day! And for everyone else, I wish you a wonderful day as well, because really, shouldn’t every day be wonderful? My hope is to make each and every day wonderful in July as we celebrate World Watercolor Month together, by giving all of you the chance to get some awesome new art supplies. I launched a new weekly giveaway today, so be sure to sign up to win! (there’s a new one starting tomorrow as well!)  As many of you may have seen in my About The Doodlewash section below, I’ve been painting regularly in a Hahnemühle watercolor book. I absolutely love it! It lays flat, the paper is fabulous, and I’m proud to happily recommend it! So, I was thrilled that they agreed to be a sponsor of this event! And more thrilled that they were happy to share some amazing paper with all of you.

Today, I have 5 Hahnemühle Cézanne blocks to give away. This is a mould-made, 300gsm, Cold-Press, 9.44″x12.59″, 10 sheet block, for the first 5 artists who comment with “I want Hahnemühle”. There are a few limitations on shipping, so apologies in advance if we can’t ship to your particular country. The way these little posts work is that you can only win a particular prize once, but are free to comment to win any prize you haven’t won yet. As I’m sitting here, just before the 4th of July in America, I can already hear the pops of fireworks in the distance. It’s a wonderful and festive sound that goes well with the most amazing month of the year for watercolor! Thanks to all you who have made a painting each day and added the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth. My sincere hope is to raise awareness for the heart of this month which is donating art supplies to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation. This month isn’t for profit of a monetary sense, but the wonderful feeling felt by helping our young future artists who can’t get the art supplies they need. Another way to help is to purchase fun World Watercolor Month souvenirs here.  100% of proceeds go to Dreaming Zebra! Together, we can make a difference in a young artist’s life! And that’s the best part of all about World Watercolor Month! With all of us coming together, we can create a rush of beauty in the world, like the lovely sound of the ocean. 

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About the Doodlewash

M. Graham Watercolors: Pyrrol Red, Perylene Maroon, Azo Orange, Azo Yellow, Gamboge, Burnt Sienna, and Ultramarine Blue. Lamy Al-Star Safari Fountain Pen with sepia ink in an A6 Hahnemühle Watercolor Book.
 Day 3 - World Watercolor Month - Conch Shell On The Beach - Doodlewash

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  1. Kris carlson 9 months ago

    I definitely want Hahnmuhle! But I really love your shell! I worked all day and could not get any shells right…but practice will make perfect!

  2. Terresa Peterson 9 months ago

    I want Hamnemuhle! Please

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Awesome! 😃And I think I already have your address, so I’ll have Hahnemühle send you one!

      • Terresa Peterson 9 months ago

        Yes you do! Thanks Charlie. Lovely seashell by the way!

  3. Sandra Gilbert 9 months ago

    I want Hamnemukle please

  4. Mélissa Vallée 9 months ago

    I really love the shell!. And I want Hahnemühle please! :3

  5. Erin 9 months ago

    Really love your illustrations and I would love a hahnemule please

  6. Jodi 9 months ago

    i want Hahnemuhle please!
    and I LOVE the shell!

  7. Jodi 9 months ago

    haha – looks like I am one too late 🙂 but I did want to take the time to tell you Charlie what an amazing thing this is you are doing! Your conch shell is absolutely beautiful, and the way you have rallied everyone here is just so incredible. I am trying to do every other day this year. With work commitments and a vacation this month – that is what I feel comfortable with. I remember last year, and I remember you starting this blog. How far you’ve come with all of this! So proud of you and all you are doing!!

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Yep you missed it by just one! But now worries, there will be LOTS of chances to win and I’ll be giving away Hahnemühle every Monday! 😉 Glad you liked my conch shell and thanks so much for the kind words. We’ve been each other’s cheerleaders for 2 years now!! hehe I LOVE that! Thanks so much for your encouragement throughout it all. I really appreciate it so much my friend!! 💕💕

      • Jodi 9 months ago

        It’s such a fun journey – and I love a good competition and giveaway! Loving all you are doing buddy! Loving it!

  8. Sneh lata maheshwari. 9 months ago

    Hi. Good to sea beech side. It fabulous hy . the magic is there.lloved it.charli.

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Thanks so much, Snehlata! Glad you liked this!! 😃💕 I love these kinds of shells most!

  9. Carol Hartmann 9 months ago

    I want Hahnemühle, please, but as usual I am fashionably late to the party! 😊 Great doodlewash, Charlie. I am really enjoying the monthlong WWCM party over on Instagram. 🎨

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Thanks, Carol! 😃💕 And no worries… this is a month-long party so you can never be late! I’m giving away Hahnemühle away every Monday so check back! And yes! It’s so fun to see the party on Instagram. Be sure to spread the word there if you see someone who missed using the tag. I’ve been reminding people a lot … hehe… (I usually get…. what? It’s July already?! lol)

  10. Sandee Setliff 9 months ago

    Too late again! Darn!! Oh well, Happy 4th of July, hope you have a wonderful time 🙂

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Happy fourth to you, Sandee! 😃💕 And no worries! Check back next Monday for more Hahnemühle and watch all month long for awesome things to get!

  11. Lisa McClure 9 months ago

    Too late, but I want Hahnemühle, too! Love your seashell painting!

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Yeah, these went pretty fast, but check back next Monday for Hahnemühle and each day for other cool samples! 😉 And thanks, Tussah! Glad you liked my seashell! 😃💕

  12. Hania Ekinci 9 months ago

    I want Hahnemühle, please 🙂

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      I’ve already given out the 5 for today, Hania, but check back next week for more Hahnemühle, and each day for other cool things to get this month!

  13. Sheri Bond 9 months ago

    Oh well…I missed the sample bus… But definitely wanted to give a short out as a newbie… thanks so much for the hard work and you put into this event! Having loads of fun and learning so much! This website is fantastic too! Cheers and happy 4th!

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Aww thanks so much, Sheri! 😃💕 And yep, you missed today’s, but be sure to check back each day as I’m giving lots of things away this month to celebrate! I’m so thrilled to hear that you’re enjoying the event! I was so excited when I first started painting that I made this blog, and was determined to get as many people as possible to paint with me! hehe It’s just so much more fun that way! 😉Happy 4th!

  14. Sharon Nolfi 9 months ago

    I want Hamnemuhle! Thanks for all you do.

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Thanks, Sharon!! 😃💕 And awww… I already handed out all the Hahnemühle gifts, but check back next Monday for that, and each day for something super cool! 😉

  15. suzala 9 months ago

    well done mon ami!

  16. Jill Kuhn 9 months ago

    I agree with Jodi! 👍😃 You have done so much in a year, Charlie! WHOOT!! Cheers to your success, my friend! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Aww thanks, Jill! 😃💕 That’s so sweet of you! One day we’re all going to have to meet up and have a party to celebrate!! Jodi will bring the cookies! lol

  17. Mel Scott 9 months ago

    II have not heard about this paper hahnemuhle paper before……where can one purchase since I am out of the running for freeby? I love the supplies I am learning about and the variety of art shown is amazing….I am going to teach a class at the University this Fall titled “ART”…now I want to change that title to ART around the world. thanks for the inspiration all of you.

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Aww I love that Mel!! 😃💕 That’s a great title! And I’ve got things to give away nearly each day this month (and I’m giving away Hahnemühle for more times (every Monday!) I’m currently in LOVE with their watercolor books for my sketches… the paper is wonderful! Here’s a link where you can purchase their products:

  18. memadtwo 9 months ago

    Spectacular shell! and happy 4th! (K)

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Thanks so much, Kerfe! 😃💕 And a very happy 4th to you as well my friend!

  19. June Hadaway 9 months ago

    Beautiful painting along with all your stories. Makes me happy! I want Hahnemuhle. 😁

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Aww thanks June! So happy you like my stories! 😃💕But all this week’s samples have been spoken for. There will be another Hahnemühle one next week though, and something nearly every day, so be sure to check my posts (there’s an email box to sign up to receive new post updates in the sidebar of my site if you want to be notified as soon as I post! 😉

  20. June Hadaway 9 months ago

    Thank you Charlie. I signed up. Takes me a while to learn how to navigate on a new site. So much good information on here.

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Aww yay, June! 😃💕 Yeah, so much to discover on Doodlewash. It’s only been two short years, but daily posts, so there’s a ton of reviews and inspiration from guest artists to explore!

  21. Phil Cooper 9 months ago

    Beautiful, beautiful painting Charlie, I can hear and smell the sea! I use a lot of Hahnemuhle paper too , it’s really good stuff huh?

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      Charlie O'Shields 8 months ago

      Aww thanks so much, Phil! 😃💕 Yeah… I’ve been using a Hahnemühle watercolor book for the past couple months and loving it. I never have time for a large painting, but one day I’ll try the big boy paper as well. 😊hehe

  22. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 8 months ago

    What a gorgeous portrait of a fighting conch – you did this one justice and beauty. I can nearly hear the ocean.

    I shopped yesterday at Home Goods and what did I buy? Pretty wine glasses? Luxurious new towels? Imported gourmet treats? No – I bought a spider conch! And last week I bought a denim blue calcite crystal. What – me not practical? No-o-o-o-o way.

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      Charlie O'Shields 8 months ago

      Yay!! Perfect purchase Sharon!! hehe… love your choices!! 😃💕

  23. […] again. Just three days into World Watercolor Month in July, I was already dreaming of a beach and painting a conch shell. Though Florida would probably be a better choice for that, I’ll still be on a beach, so all […]

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