World Watercolor Month – Day 8 – Making Lemonade

Day 8 - World Watercolor Month - Glass of Lemonade Cooling Off - Doodlewash

One week of World Watercolor Month has already gone by! I’m thrilled to have founded and now hosting this incredible global event each year. And I have to pause here and thank the amazing official sponsors who have made this year’s #WorldWatercolorMonth possible. Thanks so much to: Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff | Daniel Smith | Da Vinci Paint Co. | Grumbacher | Hahnemühle | M. Graham & Co. | Princeton Artist Brush Co. | Rembrandt | Winsor & Newton ! I really can’t thank these companies enough for their generosity in providing amazing things to give to you, and most of all, for supporting our charitable partner, The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, helping get art supplies to underprivileged kids in the world who really need them, which is at the heart of what this month is all about. I hope each of you reading this will consider making a donation and making a child’s dream come true! For those of you taking on the ultimate challenge of 31 watercolors in 31 days, congrats to making it through week one! For my Day 8 entry, I’ve followed today’s prompt  of “cooling off” and my mind went to a cool glass of lemonade in the summer. Cheers to you all!

As a kid, I loved lemonade and, of course, had my own lemonade stand set up in the summer months. The idea that you could be so small and yet create something that would get all your neighbors to drop by and support you, was such a wonderful thing! Some days, I still feel like that little kid with big dreams to bring everyone together. That’s why I founded World Watercolor Month. I wanted to create a venue that would allow everyone to celebrate in their own totally unique way. I love seeing the wonderfully original ideas that people have come up with to celebrate the month! This is a month made for everyone to join in and share their love of this phenomenal medium. Whether you’re a plein air painter, urban sketcher, studio artist, mixed media artist, abstract artist, or any type of watercolor lover at all, this month was created just for you! Just add the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth whenever you post your watercolor art (and invite your friends to do the same!) and join the global gallery so we can make a splash together!

And, of course, since this is a month about giving, I have once again have something wonderful to share. This sample is for residents of the U.S. and Canada only, but check back each day as I also have samples that ship to more locations around the world. Today, I have 15 palettes of 24 watercolor dot samples from our official sponsor Da Vinci Paint Co.! Simply let me know you’d like one by commenting directly on Doodlewash with “Let’s Make A Splash”! And a special thanks so much for dropping by this little site each day. Your dedication and enthusiasm for watercolor makes my heart smile. I may be WAY older than that little boy who had a dream to bring his neighbors together, but not much has really changed. I still want the world to join together in a beautiful tapestry of art and with your help, I’m making that dream a reality. Thank you all for your incredible support from all over the world, and in return I’m sending you all a virtual hug. From that little boy with a dream, who didn’t think he was starting a movement, but was simply super happy to be making lemonade.

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 Day 8 - World Watercolor Month - Glass of Lemonade Cooling Off - Doodlewash
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45 Comments
  1. Profile photo of Sandee Setliff
    Sandee Setliff 3 weeks ago

    “Let’s Make A Splash” Charlie, I am inviting everyone!! I sure do appreciate these wonderful sponsors too!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Yay! Thanks so much, Sandee! And yes… the sponsors are truly amazing, aren’t they?! I’ll have Da Vinci send you a sample!! 😃💕

  2. Terresa Peterson 3 weeks ago

    “Let’s make a splash!” I’m loving world watercolor month!

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    Sandra Gilbert 3 weeks ago

    I love lemonade and yours looks yummy. Let’s make a splash!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Thanks so much, Sandra! Glad ya liked this one! I’ll have a sample sent your way! 😃💕

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    Carol Hartmann 3 weeks ago

    Let’s make a splash! Charlie, you never cease to amaze me with your renderings of glassware. You really do an excellent job with that. Hope your weekend is going well!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Aww you’re too sweet! I have no idea what my obsession with glass is all about, but I LOVE painting it! hehe! And yay! I’ll have Da Vinci send you a sample! 😃💕

  5. Junya Wang 3 weeks ago

    Let’s make a splash! Amazing paintinf today as always, looking forward to the rest of World Watercolor Month as well! It’s already been so fun, with so many beautiful paintings.

    • Junya Wang 3 weeks ago

      *painting

    • Junya Wang 2 weeks ago

      You are correct! I just didn’t have a Doodlewash account at the time, but have since registered. Loving your site and the community so far.

  6. Jodi 3 weeks ago

    Let’s make a splash. Your lemonade looks so refreshing especially in this heat we are inn. ☀️😉

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Thanks so much, Jodi! Ugh… yeah… it’s hot here too, but I think it’s actually hotter where you are. Stay cool! 😃💕 And a sample will be heading your way!

      • Jodi 3 weeks ago

        Thanks so much Charlie!!!

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    Mélissa Vallée 3 weeks ago

    Your glass is lovely as always like the lemonade. Let’s Make A Splash! 😀

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Thanks so much, Mélissa! I’ll have a sample sent your way! 😃💕

  8. Hanten 3 weeks ago

    Now I’m thirsty 🙂 Let’s Make A Splash!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      hehe! Yay! It worked then! Thanks, Hanten! 😃💕Send me a note here with your address and I’ll have sample sent your way!

  9. Laura 3 weeks ago

    Let’s make a splash!

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    Charlie Nieman 3 weeks ago

    Let’s make a splash …. of lemonade

    Your pieces are Fabulous

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Thanks so much, Charlie!! And I’ll have a sample sent to you! 😃💕

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    Lisa 3 weeks ago

    Let’s make a splash!

  12. Nicole Douthit 3 weeks ago

    Lemonade in Kansas is a NECESSITY in the summer lol! How you capture glass and it’s clarity is always astounding to me…outstanding Doodlewash 🙂
    “Let’s Make A Splash”

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Totally a necessity!! LOL Thanks so much, Nicole!! 😃💕 And I’ll have a sample sent!

  13. Tussah 3 weeks ago

    Let’s Make A Splash I’d love some dot samples!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Yay! And you shall have some then! I’ll have Da Vinci send them your way! 😃💕

      • Tussah 3 weeks ago

        You are so sweet! Thank you! I really do adore swatching out watercolors, and am thrilled to get the Da Vinci dot samples.

  14. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 3 weeks ago

    Iced lemonade in summer – well of course. Your painting is perfect – looks refreshing and delish!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Aww thanks so much, Sharon!! Glad ya liked it! 😃💕Been trying to work on perspective more.

  15. Jay 3 weeks ago

    Let’s Make A Splash! …a splash of watercolor.

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    Wendy Nelson 3 weeks ago

    Let’s Make A Splash! I love your cheerful posts!

  17. Cavisen 3 weeks ago

    “Let’s make a splash!” I’m loving world watercolor month!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Yay! So happy to hear that Cavisen! I’m all out of samples for today, but check back each day for more!! 😃

  18. Asha 3 weeks ago

    “Let’s Make A Splash” I love that glass of lemonade and having fun while helping others to also enjoy art is fantastic

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Aww thanks, Asha! Glad you liked this! I’m all out of samples for today, but check back each day for more!! 😃

  19. Virginia French 3 weeks ago

    Let’s make a splash, Charlie! I love painting lemons- used to do them in oil- now I will be trying to paint them in Watercolors!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Awesome!! That’s great to hear! Yeah, I’ve never tried oils in my life… hehe… but I became addicted to watercolors! I’m all out of samples for today, unfortunately, but check back each day for more!! 😃

  20. Shannon 3 weeks ago

    Let make a splash! I would love a pallet

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 weeks ago

      Awww… I’m all out for today, but check back each day for more… and I’ll be launching a giveaway that includes these in my next post! Stay tuned! 😉

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