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Warming up...

"Red Water" watercolor on  paper  27 x 18 cm.



We are having hot weather, 100 degrees in the shade! It's normal for August in Rome but not ideal for painting watercolors. I drew two big compositions last week. I will show you once I have something more concrete evolving. For now I am afraid to start on something complex and not have it work out, I feel as I have forgotten things along the way. I will contrast this feeling by just throwing some paint on a piece of paper, play around and know I will rip up the end product. I did that, in  the sweltering heat of my balcony. The water evaporates almost immediately. I gave it another go with a painting of a plastic bottle that I saved. It's of the French water Badoit. Good water and cool bottle! I think red for a water bottle is unusual. Clear, green or blue bottles are more common. This time I'm a little happier, although I was hoping for better results. I wasn't able to get all the nuances the way I was hoping for and maybe I should have avoided copying the letters. I like the red, it was fun to paint and get back in the swing of things! Thanks for stopping by!


my thermometer in the afternoon shade

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  1. Cara Celia,anche qui siamo nella stessa situazioni da molti molti giorni. Si possono affrontare piccoli progetti e studiare...il problema di affrontare lavori più complessi? Adesso è veramente difficile anche perchè sauna e concentrazione non sono due cose che vanno bene insieme!!!MA la tua acqua Badoit è riuscita benissimo!!!Complimenti e buon proseguimento dell'estate creativa!

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  2. Bravo, Celia!
    L'effet de transparence est superbe et j'adore les couleurs.
    Bises.

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  3. I hope you don't tear this up. It's very well done and interesting (I've never seen a red water bottle).

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    1. Thank you Rhonda for your nice comment!

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  4. A hot colour for a hot day, we are in winter here and already looking forward to some nicer weather, hope you get to your painting soon

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lorraine! I never thought I would look forward to winter.

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  5. Hi Celia! I like this one, is very original.. :) Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Mari! I'm happy you like it!

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  6. Hi Celia! I saw your name and post ahead of mine on Lorraine's blog and figured I'd come over and see what you are posting here instead of just the few things I see on Wet Canvas. Nice work!!! I'm going to put you on my "blogs to visit" list on my blog so I can come back and see you more often. I love when artists tell a bit about their work and lives. See you soon.

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    1. Hi Joan, thank you and I will do the same. I'm so happy you found my blog, I have missed seeing your beautiful sketches!

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  7. Dear Celia - why is it that one has to struggle so to remember how to paint when you take a week off! I know I always feel the same way - like I need to warm up. I think you did a lovely job with the bottle of water. Here in my part of the U.S. I have never seen water bottles that color. Can't wait to see your pieces that you are working on. Have a beautiful week-end dear friend.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Debbie! I'm glad to know someone else feels this way!

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  8. Hi Celia! True it's an unusual color but lovely. I can see the different tones, kind of orange. Nice try, you should be happy with this one.

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging comment Helen!

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  9. Pretty unusual colour for a water bottle. But sure a great candidate for painting :)

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  10. Ciao Celia!
    Wow! So hot! Go slowly!
    I love your red bottle! The red jumps off the surface and screams for attention. Very interesting and exciting piece! Bravo! Try to stay cool!
    We have been to Roma a few times but never in the summer. Beautiful city!
    Take care.
    Your art friend!
    Michael

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    1. Hi Michael! I'm happy to hear your thoughts on the painting.

      Never come to Rome in August! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. brilliant in color and execution. I love this. Especially the wedge of turquoise.

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  12. Hola, Celia.
    Precioso y refrescante primer plano.
    Abbraccio!!

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