July was the second annual World Watercolor Month. World Watercolor Month was started by Charlie O’Sheilds, creator of doodlewash® and a designer from Missouri. Charlie had become enamored with watercolor and started a Facebook page called World Watercolor Month in July 2016. He challenged artists to paint and post a watercolor painting each day of the month of July. It was a great success and had thousands of members before the month was out, so he renamed it World Watercolor Group and maintained it as a place for watercolorists of all levels to share their work.
In 2016, I was only an observer in World Watercolor Month, although I think I did post a few paintings. In 2017, I decided to do my best to participate. With a demanding day job, I knew this would be a challenge, but every evening after dinner I’d get out my sketchbook and try to paint at least a little something I could post. Some were better than others. By the end of the month I’d painted every day but two (and I still posted something on the days I missed). It was very gratifying and I think I did improve my skills. Next year I will paint something every day!
Below are a few of my favorites from the month. (#worldwatercolormonth)