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Where is the Love?

work in progress  12" x 10.5 "

I would like to share my very beginning progress of what I'm working on. It took me only two hours just to get the drawing down ... I really wish I were faster. I draw onto the paper because I don't like tracing.
I thought it would be fun to paint this very cute little girl. The reference is mine and it's a section of a photo I took at my daughter's Valentine's Day party many years ago when she was in kindergarten. I love how she is completely taken up by her cookie and pouring on even more sprinkles.  It was not my idea to give the kids their own bottle of sprinkles, by the way!

This is also my first experience stretching watercolor paper. I have been  keeping my work small but would like to work bigger.

Hope everyone is having a great Valentines Day!


  1. Wow Celia! This is really lovely! You have captured perfectly the little girl's intense concentration on decorating her cookie. It looks like a beautiful work of art as it is!

  2. Well done, Celia. Beautiful drawing, where everything look to be quite perfect. Ciao!

  3. El amor está en todas partes, aunque no se ve, está allí, incluso en tu precioso dibujo.

  4. Celia - this is a gorgeous drawing - Can't wait to see it done. Thanks too for visiting me - have a great Valentine's day.

  5. The drawing is great Celia, beautiful subject, am sure you will make a wonderful painting out of it ! Wish you a nice weekend.


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