World Watercolor Month – Day 13 – Ice Cream Treat

Day 13 - World Watercolor Month - Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream Treat - Doodlewash

Although I started with the prompt of popsicles for today, I ended up back at ice cream, which is probably a sign that I need some soon! We’re not quite half-way through this amazing month of watercolor, and I hope that all of you who have taken on the ultimate challenge of 31 watercolor in 31 days are hanging in there! And I must pause here to thank each of you who have donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation. Supporting art education is the heart of World Watercolor Month and the reason I founded it in the first place. Making thousands of watercolors to share with the world (and adding the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth, of course!) is an amazing thing, but in my little dream, all of us joining together to make a positive difference in the world for future artists would make this month an even more amazing thing. Yeah, I like to dream BIG! And I sincerely hope that all of you celebrating this most amazing month of watercolor will join me in spreading the word of its charitable intent! So, let’s paint the world with watercolor as we make a child’s dream come true as well!

As a child, I was completely in love with ice cream. Really, any form of it would do. I’m not sure whether it was the sweet taste of the treat or the fact that it was rather rare and I didn’t get it every day, but it was awesome! Today, not much has changed, except a bit lower metabolism that means I can’t quite have it as often as I did back then. And although vanilla is my favorite, I tried a bit with chocolate today. This was my own little challenge as I find it tough to paint something covered in chocolate, so I would normally avoid it. But something about this month makes me want to branch out and experiment. It’s likely the beautiful watercolors posted every couple of minutes by each of you! I’m so incredibly inspired by all the amazing things you’re creating that it makes me want to try new things myself and attempt subjects that I would normally avoid. Many of you have posted and said you’ve just started your watercolor journey, and I’m impressed and amazed by how it’s beginning. Don’t stop now! You’re incredible!

And one of my favorite parts of this month dedicated to giving is the ability to give a little something back to you! Thanks to my amazing official sponsors for the month, I have something wonderful to give to you each and every post in July to celebrate World Watercolor Month! For today, I have a Winsor & Newton watercolour marker sample in a lovely cerulean blue hue for the first 10 people who comment directly on doodlewash.com with “Thank you, Winsor & Newton!” (and haven’t yet gotten a watercolour marker sample!) I so appreciate each and every one of you who has joined in this month’s celebration. Please continue to add the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth each time you post. Not only will your lovely work appear in the official global gallery, but you’ll help in spreading the word about the real story behind this month. A month created to celebrate the medium we all love and help those in need. You’re all amazing and I thank you for helping to embrace and promote this charitable cause. We may not be able to reach every child who needs us in the world, but for so many, we can create a better future. One filled with the creativity and joy from the start. It’s a big dream, to be sure, but it’s equally quite simple, like that awesome yet simple thrill of enjoying a lovely summer ice cream treat.

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M. Graham Watercolors: Gamboge, Azo Orange, Pyrrol Red, Burnt Sienna, and Ultramarine Blue. Lamy Al-Star Safari Fountain Pen with black ink in an A6 Hahnemühle Watercolor Book.
 Day 13 - World Watercolor Month - Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream Treat - Doodlewash
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47 Comments
  1. Sandra Gilbert 2 months ago

    Thank you Windsor and Newton and thank you Charlie for everything you have done for us this month.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      It’s my pleasure, Sandra!😃💕 I’ll have Winsor & Newton send a sample!

  2. Terresa Peterson 2 months ago

    Good looking ice cream Charlie! Stop making me hungry for dessert!! Lol

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      hehe! Yay! Glad you liked it, Terresa! 😃💕But sorry for the cravings! hehe

  3. Kris carlson 2 months ago

    Thank you Winsor & Newton! These are currently my favorite paints! And thank you Charlie! None of this would be happening without you!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Aww it’s my absolute pleasure to have founded and host this amazing month! Thanks, Kris! 😃💕 I’ll have Winsor & Newton send a sample!

  4. Sharon Nolfi 2 months ago

    “Thank you, Winsor & Newton!” I’ve never tried a watercolor marker.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Well now you can, Sharon! Yay! 😃💕 I’ll have Winsor & Newton send a sample!

  5. Sandee Setliff 2 months ago

    “Thank you, Winsor & Newton!” How lovely!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks, Sandee! 😃💕 I’ll have Winsor & Newton send a sample!

  6. Hania E. 2 months ago

    Thank you, Winsor & Newton!

    • Hania E. 2 months ago

      This dessert looks just fantastic! Thank you again for organizing this. It’s such a great encouragement. Today I painted something for the first time in months, and then after much indecision put it on Instagram as my first ever post 😊

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        Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

        Aww thanks! I’m glad you liked this one. And so thrilled to hear about your first ever post!!! YAY!! DO it! DO it! More! More! 😃💕

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Yay, Hania! I’ll have Winsor & Newton send a sample!

  7. Kaitlyn Thomas 2 months ago

    Thank you, Winsor & Newton! And thank you Doodlewash for running these!

  8. Michelle Irizarry 2 months ago

    Thank you, Winsor & Newton!

  9. Mélissa Vallée 2 months ago

    A lovely ice cream… Now I really want to have some lol. And Thank you, Winsor & Newton!… In fact, a big thank to all the sponsors too and thanks for creating the world watercolor month Charlie 😀

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks so much, Mélissa! hehe… let’s all have some! lol 😃💕 I’m thrilled to have created this month and so thrilled for the generous support of its sponsors! I’ll have Winsor & Newton send you a sample!

  10. Lisa Cihlar 2 months ago

    I have a marker, but I love ice cream, so if you ever come to visit, I’ll make you a salted pecan, caramel sundae to celebrate!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      ooooooohhh!! I’ll be arriving on your doorstep shortly! That sounds delicious, Lisa! hehe 😃💕

  11. Mary McDonough 2 months ago

    “Thank you, Winsor &Newton!”. Thank you, Charlie, for all that you do to support and encourage this lovely art form.

  12. Nicole Douthit 2 months ago

    Thank you Winsor & Newton! Another OUTSTANDING Doodlewash!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Aww thanks, Nicole! 😃💕 You’re too sweet! hehe And I’ll have Winsor & Newton send you a sample! Yay!

  13. Jodi 2 months ago

    Thank you Winsor & Newton! And I so want an ice cream sundae now Charlie! Much better than a popsicle! 🙂

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      hehe, thanks, Jodi! 😃💕 Yeah, nothing beats ice cream! And I have you down for a sample previously so, yay!!

  14. Debbie 2 months ago

    Ooohhh…Thank you Winsor and Newton!!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks, Debbie! 😃💕 All the samples have been handed out today, but check back each day in July for more!

  15. June Hadaway 2 months ago

    Thank you Winsor and Newton. I am ready for a dish of ice cream just like this one. Yum!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks, June! 😃💕 All the samples have been handed out today, but check back each day in July for more!

  16. Lisa McClure 2 months ago

    I think you did a great job nailing the chocolate. What size do you mostly paint your doodlewashes?

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Aww thanks so much!! 😃💕 I’m currently painting super small in an A6 Hahnemühle Watercolor Book… helps on days when I don’t have much time, which is most days in July! hehe

  17. Tamiko McCurry 2 months ago

    “Thank you, Winsor &Newton!”. Charlie I love your post.. Any excuse to blame someone else fie me eating ice cream.. Lolol

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      hehe! you can totally blame me and enjoy!! 😉💕 All the samples have been handed out today, but check back each day, Tamiko!

  18. Susan Cuss 2 months ago

    Looks delicious! Now I really want some ice cream. I think I’m too late, but Thank you Winsor and Newton anyway!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks so much, Susan! 😃💕 Yeah, it’s still great to thank them… hehe… they’re awesome!!

  19. Shannon 2 months ago

    Thank you Winsor and Newton!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks, Shannon! 😃💕 All the samples have been handed out today, but check back each day in July for more!

      • Shannon 2 months ago

        Thanks Charlie! Maybe next time.

  20. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 2 months ago

    I can see not having a smart phone is a huge disadvantage for a “contest” like this one, as I only get messages when I open my boat of a desk top computer, but never mind. I only want to win to donate the gift to Dreaming Zebra Foundation. And so, thank you Winsor and Newton, your products are wonderful. Besides, a bowl of chocolate ice cream is gift enough and better since I can’t eat it ( no calorie dessert – yeah!)

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks so much, Sharon!! 😃💕 I’m so glad you liked this! hehe… and yet… it’s all about speed to get to these posts it seems. But you’re too kind. And Winsor & Newton is donating to Dreaming Zebra as well!

  21. EK O'Connor 2 months ago

    What fun to also discover new products. I’d never heard of watercolor markers! Now, I need some ice cream…!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      I’ve actually not tried them either! hehe… I’m just giving them away! And yes, to ice cream!! 😃💕

  22. Phil Cooper 2 months ago

    ooh, lovely ice cream painting Charlie, it’s so, so ice-creamy , yum!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Awww thanks, Phil! I’m glad ya liked it! 😃💕These have been speedy this month! hehe

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