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

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

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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47 thoughts on “World Watercolor Month – Day 3 – The Lovely Sound Of The Ocean

  1. 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. 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!!

    1. 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!! 💕💕

    1. 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)

  3. 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!

    1. 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!

  4. 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.

    1. 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:

    1. 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! 😉

    1. 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

  5. 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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