Oh the places we will go….
Oh the things that we will do….
Oh the beauty we will see…..
Oh the love that there will be.
Dreaming of the the places, things, beauty, and love that I will experience upon the arrival of my first grandchild – my granddaughter – in just a few short months…
Oh how happy I will be!
Cheers & Hugs,
This watercolor was done using 1 brush (Rekab 320s Size 2 Squirrel Mop that Debi Riley creates magic with), 2 paint colors (Quinacridone Magenta and Quinacridone Gold), and a splash or two of rubbing alcohol on Arches 140 lb. Cold Press Paper using a wet on wet technique. I added the words by simply writing with a Stabilo Aquarellable #8046 Pencil.
When I originally bought this Rekab 320s brush after reading how much Debi loves it and uses it (and which I could only find via mail order from an art shop in Australia), I liked it, but basically only used it as a “mop” for big, wet washes. It was the second “good” brush I bought. It holds an amazing amount of water and paint, and I was amazed at the difference painting with such a high-quality brush makes.
After inquiring a bit more about how Debi does so much with it, she mentioned it can be used in many ways, even to create fine lines by simply flicking off the excess water and allowing the hairs to form a tight point. Well… Wow – was she right! I have discovered the magic of this amazing brush and am so thrilled. Thanks Debi! I still can’t create amazing painting like you, but I sure do understand why you love this brush, and I plan to play with it a lot more.
And PS – do you see my awesome #WorldWatercolorMonth mug in the photos above?! Isn’t it pretty sweet? You can have one too, as well as a number of other fun #WorldWatercolorMonth SWAG at Charlie O’s Doodlewash Society 6 Shop. And the BEST thing is – 100 PERCENT of the proceeds from your purchases go to the The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, where you can provide art and music supplies to under-privileged children throughout the world.
Research has shown that art education has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the learning field across socioeconomic boundaries. Unfortunately, arts education programs are too often the first to be cut when cuts are necessary, so more and more children each year are missing out on the important benefits of art classes.
Please keep in mind that beyond having fun and sharing our watercolor painting adventures this month, a bigger and higher purpose is to help affect real change and begin to reverse this trend. Please consider even a $10 donation. Imagine what a difference we could make if we all gave just the cost of a lunch out.