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Day Two and Three of Thirty


watercolor on FABRIANO Artistico paper
12,5 x 18cm/ 5" x 7"

  Summer Daisy
watercolor on FABRIANO Artistico paper
12,5 x 18cm/ 5" x 7"

I had to stay up late to paint both of these paintings. I hope to be on a better schedule next week.

I found a cork, remnants from our New Year's Eve party while cleaning up. I thought it funny that  my initials are on it. I love the texture of the cork and originally had  set out to paint only with sepia but ended up adding other colors.

The daisy is from a reference photo file. I take many photos at my inlaws' beautiful garden especially during the summer months with their garden is at its peak. I love the play of light against the dark of this composition.

On a great note, today I received an e-mail from Ken Bromley Art supplies. Earlier in December I volunteered to test their website. They awarded me £50 for helping, awesome gift! I can't wait to buy much needed supplies!

For now, the biggest challenge is keeping up with the uploading, photographing etc. I appreciate all your motivating comments!

I am offering my paintings for sale through my website. The price is €30,00 a painting which does include international shipping. Click here if interested.


  1. Celia - both paintings are superb! The daisy is the best and makes me want summer to come and bring me some of these pretty blooms. Take care and thanks for sharing. Congratulations about your award too...have fun picking out some new supplies...such a wonderful treat!

  2. I like both of these. The one of the cork looks good with the added colors. I love the one of the daisy (my favorite flower)...nice color harmony with the yellow repeated in the background and the petals. Hope you pick out some good supplies. That is always fun!

  3. I just checked out your website. Nice!!! Eventually I need to do one. Yours is set up nicely.

  4. Two great January pieces Celia, dont know about you but I am already feeling the pressure

  5. Love your work Celia! Love the cork! Imagine making a common cork a beautiful work of art! You did just that. Artists are certainly special people and each person is a special artist!
    Congratulations! Enjoy buying art supplies!
    Big snow storm in North East USA last couple of days. Almost two feet of snow and very cold! I love it!
    Keep on making great art Celia!
    Your snow loving art buddy!

  6. Both of your paintings look great Celia, I love the shadows in the cork painting, and the daisies are so pretty and cheerful....excellent work!.

  7. Celia, I had the same thought when cleaning up after New year's Eve--but I didn't do it. Seeing your delightful painting, I wish I had. These are both great: pure color, strong compositions.
    I find the "keeping up" with posting hard too, and am going to try to get a few days ahead.

  8. Both are great, I love the cork with your initials! Good luck with the challenge!

  9. I hope you didn't throw the cork away, funny it has your initials, and I love how you painted it. The flower really sets me back in time dreaming of warmth and sunshine , so beautiful ! Keep up the good ( and hard ) work :-)

  10. Two lovely paintings Celia! I particularly love the blue background in the daisy painting. You've made a great start to the challenge!

  11. Hi Celia! I see you have to work late too in order to get some paintings done. Lots of planning this Challenge, isn't it? But, I'm sure you'll get through this and keep up the beautiful work. A big hug.

  12. And where is the 7th day?

    Happy 2014!


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