July Watercolor Challenge (Free!)

Challenge Yourself to Paint Every Day! Celebrate World Watercolor Month!

Challenge Yourself to Paint Every Day!

#rebeccarhodesart................. #WorldWatercolorMonth

Join us as we celebrate World Watercolor Month! This is a personal challenge for you to paint every day in July!

What: This course will serve as a guide, providing ideas, structure, and encouragement as you challenge yourself to get into the habit of painting.

When: The challenge begins July 1 and ends July 31, but you can prepare as far in advance as you wish and join at any time! Enroll to learn all about the challenge (it's free!)

How it Works:

Every day in July, paint something in watercolor or gouache. It could be anything - a full painting, a study, or just a couple splashes of color on paper. Beginning July 1, share your painting with us and on your favorite social media platforms using #WorldWatercolorMonth and #rebeccarhodesart. Repeat every day in July (or as many days as you can.)

What Shall I Paint? Paint anything that has to do with watercolor or gouache. Create a personal challenge for yourself!

  • Improve your eyes and noses
  • Create cards for the holidays
  • Paint your pet
  • Get back into the habit of painting every day! Choose something that you have been yearning to do. What a great opportunity to set new goals and establish new habits!

Why Should I Join this Challenge? What Will I Get Out of This?

  • If you have been yearning to paint something in watercolor and just haven't had the time, or if you need a "boost" to get back into it, World Watercolor Month is the perfect time to begin!
  • Get into the habit of painting every day! Gain confidence. Your skills and muscle memory will improve because you are painting consistently.
  • Have fun, share your work, encourage others, and make new friends!
  • Complete a project that has been on your mind.
  • This is a personal challenge. Set a goal (or goals) for yourself and follow through. At the end of the month, celebrate what you have achieved and learned!

How to Join the Challenge

  1. Right Now: Enroll in this free course. No credit card is required. Upon enrolling, you will be guided through how to embark on this personal challenge.
  2. Are you on Facebook? Request to join our private group, "Realistic Animals in Watercolor. All enrolled members of the school will be accepted. When you are accepted into the group, we would love it if you would introduce yourself!
  3. Starting July 1: Share the image of your painting, work in progress, or whatever you have accomplished for that day. Share in our private Facebook group and in all of your favorite social media using #worldwatercolormonth and #rebeccarhodesart.
  4. Repeat every day in July, or as much as you are able.
  5. Enjoy the fun and satisfaction of painting every day!

So, will you join us?

Get started by clicking the Enroll button. It's free!

Then introduce yourself in the Comments section or come on over to our Facebook Group!

Let's have some fun!


The World Watercolor Month 2024 Souvenir Shop is open! Each July, the official World Watercolor Month Souvenir Shop opens where you can purchase products such as Limited Edition zippered pouches created by World Watercolor Month Ambassadors. Did you know that Rebecca Rhodes is an Ambassador?

100% of proceeds goes to the International Child Art Foundation!

These limited edition products will only be available through the end of July so grab yours today. This year's shop features 17 beautiful, new and exclusive limited edition pouches from our Artist Ambassadors. Check them out!

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How Do I Join the Challenge?

Enroll in this course. It's free, and no credit card is required. That's it!

I don't like challenges.

This of this as a personal challenge, for your own personal growth. If it doesn't, work out, it's ok - no pressure!

Do I Have to Create an Entire Painting?

Not at all. The idea is to paint something every day based on your personal goals. It could be an eye, a nose, a color chart, a mini painting, part of a painting, a study, a splash of color - anything!

What if you can’t commit to painting every day ? Can I still join the challenge? Is it o.k. to drop in and out?

Yes! Do what you can. You set your own goal, and it's o.k. to miss some days. You could post every other day, once a week - whatever works for you. The challenge is about building your skills and confidence. It's about painting more often. It's about having fun and developing new habits!

Can I get started before July? Yes! I plan to start painting in June to get into the "groove" of things and to have some back-up paintings. That way, if life gets in the way, I will have something to post every day.

Can I Join Late? Yes! Feel free to jump in any time. In fact, you can take this challenge at any time - any month!

I Need Help with My Watercolor Painting!

Explore our watercolor school! You will find all kinds of tutorials, techniques, and resources to guide you in your watercolor journey.

About World Watercolor Month

World Watercolor Month was founded by Charlie O’Shields, the creator of Doodlewash®, and host of the Sketching Stuff podcast.

It’s a month to inspire people to paint with watercolor (watercolour, aquarelle) while raising awareness for the importance of art and creativity in the world. And anyone can join the celebration from master watercolorists to artists just starting out with watercolor! Simply tag any art that uses watercolors (or gouache) with #WorldWatercolorMonth during the month of July! Try the ultimate challenge of 31 watercolors in 31 days, or simply post when you can! It’s just about maintaining a regular art practice and having fun!

And, best of all, you’ll be part of raising awareness for art education and helping nurture art and creativity in children across the globe via the International Child Art Foundation!

Learn more about World Watercolor Month here: https://doodlewash.com/world-watercolor-month-july...

Rebecca Rhodes is honored to be a World Watercolor Month Artist Ambassador, and has pledged to donate a portion of each purchased course in this school during the month of July to the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) which employs the universal language of art to cultivate schoolchildren’s creativity to prepare them for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and develop mutual empathy for a peaceful future. In addition, she has donated art for limited edition souvenir products where all proceeds go to ICAF.

Contact Rebecca Rhodes

Rebecca Rhodes
Rebecca Rhodes

Hi! I'm Rebecca Rhodes, watercolor artist and teacher in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

My goal is to empower, encourage, and equip - to help you learn to paint detailed, realistic subjects in watercolor so you can use these techniques to develop your own unique style!

Before becoming a full-time artist, I enjoyed a 27-year career as a public school Music Educator. In 2015, I retired from teaching to focus on painting and founded this online school in 2017. I love to teach and hope that you find these courses enjoyable and helpful. Always feel free to contact me if you have questions or suggestions.

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