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For a girl that likes blue...



 Glossy Leopard
watercolor on "Fabriano Artistico" paper
5"x7" / 12 x 18 cm


My oldest daughter, Sabrina, turned 17 this weekend. She had asked me to paint something for her room a while back. I thought her birthday would be a great time to make good on my promise. Blue has always been her favorite color even when she was a little girl. She also loves leopard print and make-up is her creative side. I combined all these things into a painting for her and surprised her on her birthday. She recognized the items I used. It's hard to please a 16 year old... a 17 year old maybe is worse!



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  1. Aw, that's a wonderful gift from a mother to daughter. It will be cherished forever! You did a great job with it too! I like the composition, as well as the interest of all the objects, shapes and colors. Enjoy her last few teen years, they go by fast!

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    1. I agree, they grow up quickly! Thank you for your nice comment!

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  2. Fabulous gift, blue is a favorite of mine too, well chosen items Celia will make this painting special for her

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  3. A very striking and pretty painting Celia! I'm sure she will appreciate the thought that went into it. I hope she enjoyed her birthday. My youngest is nearly 17 so I know where you are at!
    I find my eye being particularly drawn to the make-up brush, love the shadows and texture.

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    1. I'm happy you noticed the make-up brush, I'm particularly proud of that area. Thank you for the visit Wendy!

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  4. Celia - I am sure she loved it...great subject as well as colors. Hope you are having a beautiful day.

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  5. Complimenti Celia, trovo che hai fatto un magnifico regalo a tua figlia. Il blu poi è il colore che amo di più, quindi...... Un abbraccio.

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  6. Very striking with wonderful color. I like the top of the gloss becoming part of the leopard pattern and the brush merging into its shadow. Clever!
    Pleasing any teenager is a feat but this does have a great contemporary flair.

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    1. Your comment is too generous, thank you Julie!

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  7. I'm sure your daughter appreciated the attention. Quite the feminine touch, isn't it! The young girl in me says: simply lovely.

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    1. She was surprised, thought I had forgotten! Thank you for such a sweet comment, Helen!

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  8. Oh, but I really hope she liked it, it's beautifully done and such a sweet and caring thought . Congratulations to your daughter !

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    1. Thank you Jane, I always appreciate having your support!

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  9. This a beauty of a watercolor. The subject matter is unique. Making it both a lovely gift to your daughter and a bold step beyond the usual.

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    1. Thank you, it did push me out of my comfort zone!

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