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Just Peachy

"Just Peachy" watercolor on paper 9".5 x 9".5 inches / 24 x 24cm.

I find the DPW painting challenge a good place to turn to when you feel you are lacking a direction in what to paint. This week, the focus is on composition. There are a lot of excellent points on things to keep in mind which I tried to incorporate. You can check that out by clicking here. It's a delicious time of year as fas as fruit is concerned. I'm always attracted by the colors of fruit and it is difficult to try and present it in a unique way. I worked larger than life in order to play with the washes more. And the best part is eating my still life once it is all over!

I've included the full size images of the paintings from Master artists from last weeks hand "quiz". Have a great weekend!


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"The Creation of Adam" Michelangelo

Comments

  1. I really love the colors here, bold and fresh, and the composition is great !....looks like a delicious little meal :-)

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  2. Great composition and use of colors Celia!

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  3. Luscious! Good enough to eat! Mrs A

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  4. Love the intense colour giving such a luscious look to your peaches, great title too

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  5. Celia, thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I too paint in all mediums but my favourite is watercolor. Your work is fabulous. Keep painting.

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  6. Thank you for all your lovely comments!! I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time!!

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  7. Preciosa acuarela, Celia. Tonos perfectos, increibles colores. Parece que la fruta se hubiera fijado en ellos para vestirse. Felicidades!
    Feliz día!
    Abraccio.

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  8. Accidenti,ho riconosciuto Ingres e non Leonardo....che stupido!
    Splendido il tuo acquerello!
    Complimenti e buona domenica!!

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  9. Celia - your colors are always so amazing. I love oranges and blues together...certainly a favorite color compliment of mine. Hope you have a great week my friend. Happy painting.

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  10. This is such a beautiful watercolor of these peaches, Celia!!!! Wonderful use of colors!!!!

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  11. The colors are beautiful, Celia, and also the solidity of the peaches: they have real volume!
    I'm ashamed I was wrong in all my guesses about the hands--even more so when I see the famous paintings they're from!

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    1. Thank you Laura, I appreciate your comments! It's only easy when you already know the answers!:)

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  12. Your peaches look pretty eatable, Celia (and the cherry too!). Very nice watercolour. Congrats.

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  13. I love the powerful color in your paintings. I came over from Debbie's blog after seeing the beautiful painting she won. I will be back!

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  14. What peachy colors, Celia! Lovely painting.

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