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Days 25 through 28...

day 26
CAT NAP
watercolor on FABRIANO Artistico paper
12,5 x 18cm/ 5" x 7" 
The photo reference I used came from Paint My Photo . It's always great practice to paint greyscale. I should really do this more often.

day 25
WINTERS ECHO
watercolor on FABRIANO Artistico paper
12,5 x 18cm/ 5" x 7" 

day 27
SNOWY HORIZON
watercolor on FABRIANO Artistico paper
12,5 x 18cm/ 5" x 7" 

Long cold shadows are what inspired me to paint both landscapes. The trees created interesting mirroring shapes on the snow in the early afternoon. I took the reference photo myself last year. My husband and I enjoy snowshoeing. It allows you to move away from the crowds and be lost in the woods. Of course, he has it all mapped out, I usually lag behind. I'm probably not the ideal hiking companion. 

 
day 28
LAKESIDE WINTER
watercolor on FABRIANO Artistico paper
12,5 x 18cm/ 5" x 7" 

I am striving to transmit strong grey shadows and muted colors near a lake in winter. Yet another photo from my reference file. I'm happy to be able to finally paint these images. Geese are funny  because they are aware of your presence and will always look at you if you try and get near them. The actual photo has many more geese but I decided to only paint two to avoid distracting the viewer.
I am now working on my last two paintings!! 

Comments

  1. Four nice paintings Celia and for me the pick is Winters Echo for its colours and also abstractly feel to it. Your gray scale cat shows what happens when you get your values just right. Wish I did these too. I am on day 30 today already and have my pieces for last 3 days finished just need to the photographing etc. I am so glad this challenge has reached the end I feel a bit burned out! how about you?

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    1. It is different than what I normally do so it pleases me to know you like them Lorraine! I need a break, I'm relieved that it is finally over! I look forward to your painting!

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  2. I really like your strong shadows in the snow pictures!!! It makes them very dramatic. Nice job on the cat and the geese. You are nearly done!

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    1. Thank you Joan, I can hardly wait! You do this all the time so you are use to daily painting.

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  3. All great Celia - I especially like the cat and Winters Echo - well done to you, I have enjoyed sharing the challenge!

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    1. Me too, it is what kept me going, doing this with others! You have beautiful work to show for!

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  4. Celia - all of these are lovely - the cat of course is my favorite just simply because of the subject. I need to work in grey scales as well. I can see where when it comes to painting in color it would really help with the values. Good luck as you work your way to the end of this month. Take care.

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    1. Thank you for all your encouragement throughout Debbie!

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  5. These snowy scenes are fantastic Celia! I particularly love "Winter's Echo" you have something very unique with this one!
    I have just been catching up on your last few posts having been a bit sidetracked with my daughter's wisdom teeth operation and then a weekend away. All your work throughout the challenge has been fantastic - you're nearly at the finish line!! Good luck with the last couple!

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    1. I thought it was not going to come out, painting trees is difficult for me, imagine a forest! Best wishes to your daughter for a speedy recovery!
      Thank you for ALL the kind comments Wendy!

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  6. I love the shadows and colors in your work. I agree with Wendy I love the painting
    "Winter's Echo". I am inspired by your paintings and want to paint with watercolors again.

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    1. What a nice thing to say Debi! I can already imagine how beautiful these watercolors would be!

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  7. I love all these paintings Celia but the cat is absolutely fantastic!

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    1. Thank you so much Hilda! I love having your feedback!

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  8. Il gattino lo trovo magnifico, Celia. Complimenti per la tua perseveranza. Abbraccio.

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  9. Magnifique! (Le petit chat est adorable)
    Bravo Celia.

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  10. I love them all , great shadows and cold perceived ...but the cat is my favorite, absolutely adorable . Have a nice evening.

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  11. I know I'm late but I must tell you I'm in love with your cat . I find you did a tremendous job through the whole month! xx

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