World Watercolor Month – Day 15 – Last Night’s Dinner

Day 15 - World Watercolor Month - Last Night's Dinner - Tortillas Eggs and Avocado - Doodlewash

Well we’re just about halfway through this amazing month of watercolor and I hope everyone is having a fantastic time! When I hit mid-month my mind starts to wander a bit so today’s prompt of “daydreaming” is very fitting. I truly wasn’t sure what to paint today and then we were talking about what to have for dinner tonight and how last night’s dinner was so delicious, that we should repeat it. Grilled homemade tortillas, avocado slices, beans, greens, tomatoes, and spices with an egg on top. Since it was impossible to get out of my head at that point, I just went ahead and put it down on paper. It really was quite yummy, but was, of course, served with a glass wine, not pictured here because I couldn’t fit it on the page. This one was done in a super fast and loose style and it felt good to just scribble and splash paint around. My favorite part about painting is just having fun with it and letting things turn out as they may as I make a little something each and every day. My favorite part of the evening is dinner, so combining these two loves only makes good sense.

Actually, we may mix things up a bit this evening and do fish tacos instead. Basically everything pictured here, minus the egg, plus a slice of fish. I’ve no idea why I feel the need to share my menu with you now, but today has been a lovely and lazy day with not much more to report. Those are my favorite days. The ones that just sort of float by and happen slowly with no plans, and no need to even look at the clock. I’m sure there are a million things I should be doing, but I’m conveniently forgetting them at the moment. Whatever they are, they can wait one day while I indulge myself by doing whatever I like. I hope all of you are enjoying a fabulous weekend and have also managed to make some time, just for you, to do the things that make you smile most.

Today, I once again have something for all of you! These gifts are starting to repeat themselves, so if you’ve already gotten one, then you won’t be eligible to receive one today. I have a Joe Miller Travel Painter Palette with a round sable brush, for the first 9 people who add the comment “Paint What You Love!” below to let me know they want one. A cheer that should always be at the forefront of our minds each time we sit down in front of that blank page. Be sure to check my reply as I’ll be asking for your address if you haven’t received a sample yet. If you think you might have gotten one, check back through my posts for this month to see if I asked you for your address. And with that, I’ll leave you for a bit to relax and enjoy the evening. Sometimes, the best times are those that are the simplest. A perfect evening can come from anything that you truly enjoy, even if it’s just last night’s dinner.

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 Day 15 - World Watercolor Month - Last Night's Dinner - Tortillas Eggs and Avocado - Doodlewash
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54 Comments
  1. Michelle Irizarry 2 weeks ago

    Paint what you love!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Yes to that, Michelle! 😃💕 I’ll have Cheap Joe’s send you a palette!

  2. Kris carlson 2 weeks ago

    Paint what you love!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Yay, Kris! 😃💕 I’ll have Cheap Joe’s send you a palette!

  3. Nicole Douthit 2 weeks ago

    “Paint what you LOVE”…Such a befitting motto for the beginner and seasoned painter :)…and a super fun Doodlewash tonight!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Aww thanks so much, Nicole!! 😃💕 And I’ll have Cheap Joe’s send you a palette!

  4. Junya Wang 2 weeks ago

    Paint what you love! Your painting of yesterday’s dinner looks delicious, hope today’s dinner is just as good. Now I want to eat fish tacos…

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Thanks so much, Junya!! hehe… I’m having some tonight! Yum! 😃💕 And I’ll have Cheap Joe’s send you a palette!

  5. Shannon 2 weeks ago

    Paint what you love!

  6. Kaitlyn Thomas 2 weeks ago

    Paint What You Love!

    That food looks really good as I sit here waiting for my supper to cook. 😛

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      hehe! Hopefully supper came quickly! Thanks, Kaitlyn! 😃💕 And I’ll have Cheap Joe’s send you a palette!

  7. Sharon Nolfi 2 weeks ago

    “Paint What You Love!” Thanks, Charlie!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Yay, Sharon!! 😃💕 I’ll have Cheap Joe’s send you a palette!

  8. Karen Colson 2 weeks ago

    Paint what you love! ♥️

  9. Crystal T 2 weeks ago

    Paint what you love!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Yay Crystal! 😃💕 And I’ll have Cheap Joe’s send you a palette!

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    Vicki Rowley 2 weeks ago

    Paint What You Love !!!!!!!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Yes to that, Vicki! 😃💕I just ran out of samples for today, but check back each day this month!!

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    Sandee Setliff 2 weeks ago

    You make me hungry almost every day! I love how you sketch though and have enjoyed reading each and every post!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Aww thanks so much, Sandee! 😃💕 So happy you’re enjoying these! Had to switch to my super loose style a lot this month! hehe

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    Jan Williams 2 weeks ago

    “Paint What You Love!” There you go. I still haven’t mastered you attractive loose style. I’m in Canada so I’m probably not eligible. Not to worry, still enjoying seeing everyones efforts.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Aww thanks so much, Jan! 😃💕 And actually Canada is in for every sample and all the giveaways this month as well! Unfortunately, I just ran out of samples today, but check back each day this month!!

  13. Martha Keim 2 weeks ago

    Paint what you love

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Yay to that, Martha! 😃💕I ran out of samples for today, but check back each day this month!!

  14. cheryl 2 weeks ago

    Pinning for the ‘recipe’ – !

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      hehe… yeah, I can never seem to get the recipe out of Philippe very often, but when I do, I post it! 😊

  15. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 2 weeks ago

    I had to stop and think what the heck I ate last night as it was totally unremarkable. A can of tuna as it turns out. Relatively healthy to make up for earlier poor snack choices. Tonight I’m coming to your house. Wait, too long a walk.

    Terrific Doodlewash as you made your dinner look delectable. I can tell Philippe goes for an artful presentation. My art is a fork balanced over the dish, tine down into the tuna.

    Though I don’t post my art, I am working on a painting for my youngest granddaughter. So I am painting what I love but not aiming for a freebie, and I missed it anyway. Thanks to Cheap Joe’s and you, we all get to paint what we love!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Thanks so much, Sharon!! 😃💕Glad ya liked this! yeah, Philippe makes a really artistic plate… great for doodlewashing, and eating, of course! And it’s always great to say paint what you love!

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    June Hadaway 2 weeks ago

    I enjoy fish tacos For me…a real comfort food.
    Paint what you love.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      They totally are! 😃💕And I’m out of samples today, but check back each day!

  17. Shelby Harrison 2 weeks ago

    Paint what you love! I am going to use this as a prompt for a friend who will be trying Watercolors for the first time.

    • Scott Miller 2 weeks ago

      Paint what you love! A very nice painting ‘

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        Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

        Thanks so much, Scott!! 😃💕And I’m out of samples today, but check back each day!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Oh wow! That’s a perfect prompt for your friend, Shelby! And yay! I love hearing that! 😃💕All out of samples for today, but check back each day for more!

  18. Leada 2 weeks ago

    Paint what you love!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Yay to that, Leada! 😃💕And I’m out of samples today, but check back each day!

  19. Wine and Radishes 2 weeks ago

    What a perfect meandering day and simple luxury dinner! I like that you post in the evenings like nightly fireside chats!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Aww what a lovely thing to say! Thanks so much!! I’m so happy you enjoy my posts! 😃💕

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    Mélissa Vallée 2 weeks ago

    Your painting of today and yesterday make me so hungry… I have never try a baba au rhum nor a fish taco, I must try this someday! And I have write down the ”recipe” of the tortillas, hehe 😀 I have already won the palette but paint what you love even if it’s don’t turn out like you want!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Yes, you totally need to try BOTH! 😃💕hehe And so true, Mélissa, it’s never about making a masterpiece, just painting to have fun and enjoy!

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    Eliska Adema 2 weeks ago

    Though I’m too late to win, I like the comment ‘paint what you love’. One of the reasons I often don’t like ‘painting a day’ challenges is because the prompts aren’t something I love. So far the only one I haven’t likes is ‘games in the grass’, which I’m still working on. but an unusual thing is happening. I’m loving the discipline of ‘following orders’ and trying to be as literal as possible, then finding something to like about the subject, or the way I paint it. Thanks for all the hard work you’re doing with this page, Charlie

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Aww that’s awesome! I have to admit that prompts have saved my daily painting habit. Some days… I need those orders! Lol But most of the time, I just let my mind jump around until it lands on something. Often… not too literal… hehe… but the prompt still helped me get there! 😃💕

  22. Jodi 2 weeks ago

    Oh Charlie ! I love this one! And it sounds so delish!!!! Paint what you love! I just did a little swatch chart of the new Rembrandt Colors – have a bridal shower to attend tomorrow, but hoping I will find time to paint with them some very soon! Happy dinner!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Aww that’s awesome!! I’m so happy you are starting to play with them. Excited to see what you think, Jodi!!😃💕 (and out of samples today, but more coming!)

  23. Heather Parker 2 weeks ago

    Paint what you love

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Yay to that, Heather! 😃💕And I’m out of samples today, but check back each day!

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    Sandra Gilbert 2 weeks ago

    That’s not dessert but it sure looks good. 🙂 Looks like I’ll have to go paint my own dessert tonight. :p Paint what you love is the only way to go.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      Yeah, it’s it? I learned awhile back that even if I wrote a prompt, if it’s not fascinating to me in that moment, I move on… or just let my mind flow to wherever it wants! 😉💕

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    Jacob 2 weeks ago

    This looks perfect! A fine feed indeed; I’m totally drawn in by that egg, I can imagine it all running out as you tuck in – although do I recall that you hate a runny yolk? Tsk. Or am I getting this dislike mixed up with ice cream? That’s a different story altogether 😉 Either way, yum yum!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 weeks ago

      hehe… thanks, Jacob! 😃💕 And yeah, you’re right that when I was a kid I hated a runny egg, but as an adult I’ve grown to like it. Well… actually… just in the last 5 years or so! LOL

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    Lydia 1 week ago

    Some day I really want to be brave enough for ink – this is stunning! We spent the day cooking yesterday and it was so fun. Glad you had a lazy day!

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      Charlie O'Shields 1 week ago

      DO it!! DO it, Lydia! 😃💕 Actually, ink is really freeing… zoom in and you can see just how scribbly these are. And it was a great day! Hope yours was as well!

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