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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


  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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