Phone Call Doodle in Watercolor: May Madness Day 17

Sometimes life happens, the day (and then the night) gets away from you, you wind up on the phone…..and yet…..still haven’t got that painting ready. This was one of those days.


This is another of those 4×4″ Aquabord squares. I’m going to use this one as an experiment to see if I can rinse it off and begin again a whole day later. Will I still be able to rinse back to the white surface? Or will quinacridone magenta and cobalt & ultramarine blue have left their calling cards forever engraved in the board? Tune in tomorrow and see!

Wasn’t that fun?! Aren’t you glad you stopped by today? Well, I am glad you stopped by. I hope you have a wonderful spring Tuesday. Enjoy your paint, pencils, paper, whatever the art fairy left in your supply box! Peace.

52 thoughts on “Phone Call Doodle in Watercolor: May Madness Day 17

  1. Doodling is so much fun! I love your bright, colorful squiggles, and I will definitely be turning in tomorrow to see how the wash and rinse cycle goes. Now, I’m off to see what the art fairy has waiting for me today. πŸ™‚

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  2. I look forward to hearing how it goes. Must have been a fun phone call :). I never wash the paper out. I tried once and it seemed to stain. Do you really get things back to blank?

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    1. The aquabord is supposed to allow you to, but not sure if letting it sit for a day will still allow for it. I think with non-staining pigments, you should be able to rinse paper. I know last July when I was painting WC every day, I rinsed a lot. Debi has a post where she gives three primary colors that are non-staining but I think one is Winsor lemon and I’m not looking to buy more WN unless I have no other choice. I have a full palette anyway and definitely enough yellow, not looking to swap one out, so it would make even less sense. But I would like to research the colors in my palette on handprint or on the manufacturer sites before I get back into WC again and make a list of the staining and non-staining colors, I think it’d be a good exercise. I’m pretty sure the quinacridones are all stainers and they’re my favorites, usually lol. Are they yours too? I love how they dance around. The phthalos too but I think they stain too.

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  3. There’s nothing wrong with a doodle! HeheπŸ˜‰ Always counts and this is so fun and colorful!! 😍Curious to know if it can be rinsed. Would think those colors would cling to the surface for dear life like they usually do! Hehe interested to see how it goes!!

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    1. Lol love the way you put this, Charlie! We shall see what happens. Will be fun to see! I almost called this a doodlewash, because this really was a doodle in WC but I didn’t want to insult the beautiful work you’re doing on your blog. This definitely does not belong under the same (even word) umbrella! Oh you cupcake genius! 😎😍

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      1. What’s it’s totally a doodlewash! It’s lovely and you made it in watercolor… there’s no more rules than that for a doodlewash…hehe… that’s why they’re always fun to make! πŸ˜‰ Lol… hmmm… cupcake genius is not something I thought I’d ever be called since I’m a rather horrid baker! 😊

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  4. I’ve had one of those days too Laura and have just managed a few doodles in my sketchbook! Looking forward to seeing your results. Even if pigment is left behind it could make for an interesting background.

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  5. I think experimenting to super FUN! And isn’t that what creating is all about?! πŸ’•πŸŽ¨πŸ‘ Thanks for the reminder, Laura that art is a journey to be enjoyed and not a race! 😊🌟🌈

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          1. I think that they require a specific kind of fixative. I need to look it up again on Dick Blick. I do like the surface but I need to play more with it. And I’d like to see how well a fixative would seal it and how expensive it is too. I learned this after I added soft pastels to my acrylic paintings that some fixatives muted the pastels. I would definitely want to fix the watercolor with this product because it comes off so easily with water. Just some things to think about. πŸ™‚

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            1. No doubt. I wouldn’t know either, but I’ll be calling one of the Blick artists to find out and when I do, I’ll pass the word. At least one suggestion – I’m sure there are probably many? I wonder if Ampersand makes something for this? Thanks, Jill, and interesting re: the pastels too.

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  6. yes life happens. and every day can’t produce the magic we want so much! darn it! but, you are right. there is Tomorrow. πŸ™‚ and within this image I ‘felt’ the promise of the rainbow. Tomorrow the sun shines.

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