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Egg Hunt

 I started this painting to experiment with texture creation. I first poured a diluted wash of yellow and blue onto the paper. It was raining, I let the rain fall onto the paper. I then poured salt onto the wash to see what would happen and I laid down different items onto to the paper to create patterns. I exposed it to the outdoors on a table for about a day and a half to dry. I drew the eggs and then masked them out while I worked the background. Next, I painted the eggs and finished off  the grass by adding more splashes of color. I used dental floss and a hair comb to create the "blades of grass" effect. All in all, I'm happy enough with the finished painting to share it with you!

"Egg Hunt" watercolor on paper 11.5" x 8"/ 29 x 20 cm


Best wishes of serenity and happiness to everyone!


work in progress pictures

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  1. It seems you really had fun and tried some new things here, and the result is beautiful , warm and gay ! Dental floss and a comb ? Have to try that :-)) Best wishes to you too, Celia.

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    1. Hi Jane, thank you for the kind comment and good wishes!

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  2. Really great way to express your ideas, best Easter wishes to you and your loved ones!

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  3. Love the use of color in your painting. I like the technique that you used for this watercolor. Happy Easter!

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    1. Hi Shelley, it was fun to play with all the colors, I felt like a kid. Thank you for your nice comment!

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  4. Celia - this is magnificent...love the texture as well as the colors. So appropriate for this time of the year. Hope you have a wonderful Easter my friend.

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    1. Hi Debbie, thank you and my best wishes to you too!

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  5. How festive and colorful, the perfect painting for Easter .. I wish you a beautiful day there in Italy.
    BJ

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  6. What a beautiful effect you achieved with your creative ideas! It's so pretty and festive. I hope you had a Happy Easter!

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    1. I was surprised it worked out as it did. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!

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  7. Celia, trovo molto bello e gioioso il tuo acquerello. Mi piace il movimento che hai creato con l'erba e la scelta dei colori delle uova. Complimenti!

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