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Spring Cleaning Painting Giveaway!

"Watering Can" 11".5 x8 in. watercolor on acid free paper 

I've been spring cleaning this week and would like to donate the community a painting. I have been reaping the benefits offered by technology and by the outstanding people I have discovered through it, I should have already given back long ago  ... For those who are interested, you should indicate it in the comment section. The deadline is May 31st. I will then proceed to have a drawing, the winner will then indicate the mailing address (I offer the mailing fees). I would prefer for it to go to a loving home where it will be appreciated. I put a lot of love into my paintings and would not want that feeling to get lost! Thank you for visiting my blog!


  1. Very pretty watering can. Blue is my favorite color!

  2. What a great painting for Spring.

  3. Hi Celia, great painting, I am interested in receiving it.

  4. A beautiful summery painting, love the bold colors you used , pure joy :-) Of course interested :-)))

  5. This is so pretty Celia. I love the blue watering can against the terracotta pot. Are the flowers Clivia?

  6. A lovely painting and a lovely thought to give a painting. I would feel very honoured to have your painting hanging on our thankyou for the possibility for this to happen! I know whoever wins will treasure the gift. Mrs A

  7. A very pretty painting Celia! I would be most happy to win it!

  8. Oh Celia - please count me in...I would love to have one of your beautiful pieces of work.

  9. Cara Celia,è un vero piacere averti incontrato.Il tuo lavoro è fresco e brillante...è bello partecipare ad un giveaway perchè non si sa potrebbe anche vincere! Pittura felice!

  10. I think your work shows the love you put into it! I think this is a great contest!

  11. Hola, Celia. Unos colores preciosos con formas muy amables. Me gusta mucho!!
    Felice settimana!!

  12. How lovely, Celia. Love the colors and your composition! And your generosity is also lovely!

  13. Cellia!
    I love your Watering Can! So many wonderful sparkling colors!
    You are very talented and very creative!
    So good! So good!


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