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Flying Colors

"Flying Colors" 28.5 x 20cm / 11" x  8"in.
 I love the color of this blue jay's feathers and its stance, so graceful ... the various blues were hard to imitate. I am working on leaving more white areas in my painting and loosening up a bit.

Thank you to Mim White for allowing me to use her photo! When I saw her photograph, I immediately imagined it as a watercolor painting.

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  1. Incredibile acquerello,bellissimo,i colori sono luminosi ed è armonioso,complimenti Celia,un ottimo lavoro!
    Ciao,felice settimana!

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    1. Ringrazio per i gentile complimenti Franz.Cordiali saluti e buona settimana anche a te!

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  2. Celia, me parece una acuarela fantástica! Felicidades!
    Felice settimana!!

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  3. Very nice painting, you captured it perfectly!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to see it Mim and I'm happy you like the end result!

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  4. Beautiful blues and so luminous , very well done ! Have a nice start of the week . xx

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    1. Thanks Jane for stopping by and your good wishes!

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  5. I love blue, nice watercolour.

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  6. J'aime ces couleurs, belles et intenses!

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  7. Colorful, bright and beautiful... It makes me feel good inside.. ! Barbra Joan

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    1. Thanks Barbra, what a great compliment!

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  8. Gorgeous, Celia! I agree the various blue in a jay are subtle, but you have really captured them,

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    1. Thank you Laura, nature gives us some beautiful colors to be inspired from!

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  9. Thanks for coming to my blog. Hope you will return often. I love watercolors --and your Bluejay is fabulous... We have Bluejays at our bird feeders. They love the peanuts in a shell which I put out for them.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you Betsy for taking the time to visit, I surely wil be back to see your blog! Peanuts, I thought they would be too large, I will try.

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  10. I love your blue jay, the colours are beautiful, all in all a very fine specimen! I tried to comment earlier but the ipad kept freezing when I had almost finished three times so I gave up! Today it is working! Mrs

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    1. Don't you just love computers! Thank you for your sweet comment and for coming back despite the difficulties!

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  11. Well done Celia! This jay is striking!

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  12. Celia - your blue jay is breathtaking - your blues are perfect. I just love these gorgeous birds. Have a great day my friend.

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment Debbie!

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  13. A beautiful blue bird, Celia! The blues are very vibrant..wonderful work!...

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  14. Davvero molto bello, Celia.....il blu è il mio colore preferito. Ciao!

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  15. I love the washes and beautiful color. This one is a real pleasure to look at. I will be back.

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    1. Julie, thank you for the nice comment and for visiting my blog!

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  16. Celia!
    A fantastic job on the beautiful blue jay! I love your very exciting technique!
    This wonderful watercolor is a pleasure to enjoy over and over again!
    I love your blog! Your paintings are always enthusiastic and so well done!
    Bravo!
    Michael

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    1. Michael, thank you for stopping by and leaving such nice comments!

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  17. Celia you have such vibrant blues in this beautiful painting. It is a startlingly pretty!!

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    1. Hi Wendy,I'm happy you like the painting and appreciate your nice comment!!

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  18. Bellissimo e un colore bellissimo

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  19. It's gorgeous Celia! The blues are so vibrant and pleasing. I'm especially impressed by your background, using the colors from the bird as well as other shades, and the soft gradient coming across. that's really beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Katherine! Your thoughtful comment means a lot to me!

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  20. The Blue Jay looks amazingly elegant.

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    1. Thank you Ramakant, such a nice comment!

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  21. Beautiful, You captured him and his vibrant feathers. lovely !!! love to you Celia, Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana, for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!

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  22. Indeed a Blue Jays colours are stunning but you have done a fine job in matching them up with paints Celia. More birds from you please :)

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    1. Thank you for your very generous comment Paul!

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  23. It is really one of the most beautiful birds and you did a very nice job painting it. A blue bird with a blue sky,a winner! :)

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    1. Thank you Helen, I'm happy you like it!

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  24. What a lovely painting, Celia! Fantastic work on the blue jay!

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