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DAYS 29 AND 30!

day 29
 Heart Wings
watercolor on FABRIANO Artistico paper
12,5 x 18cm/ 5" x 7"
 

day 30
 Trumpet Flower
 watercolor on FABRIANO Artistico paper
12,5 x 18cm/ 5" x 7"

MY COLLAGE OF THE PAINTINGS COMPLETED: 3 DRAWINGS, 25 WATERCOLORS, 2 TOSSED

"Angel wing begonias" and "trumpet flowers" are my final paintings for the month. I worked on them together. "Heart wings" I started with the flowers and worked the background later. "Trumpet flowers" was the opposite. I'm always trying to see what works best. In the end, I'm discovering that it varies from painting to painting and there are no set of rules but just a lot of practice and more practice!

Funny how I started the challenge thinking it might be easier the second time around. I found it harder this time even if I had prepared my ideas, photos etc. I work on my artwork everyday, in some way, even if for only five minutes. I don't normally finish a painting every day, it took a lot of effort to do otherwise!
The greatest thing about participating in this challenge was seeing others work. It is a big inspiration and motivation to work along side so many talented people all on a common quest to become better painters.

Enormous gratitude to all of my art friends who encouraged and supported me along the way! Honestly, I could not have done it without your precious contribution!

Comments

  1. Congratulations Celia, and how good does your collage look! It certainly shows a lot of hard work but I know you agree that all the extra painting has really been beneficial

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  2. Wonderful collage of your wonderful paintings and sketches. I have loved seeing your work and joining the challenge along with you. I agree with you I found it a bit harder this time to complete a painting each day. It was a great experience and the practice is always good.
    Looking forward to seeing more of work Celia!! I am already looking forward to the next challenge.

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    1. Thank you Debi, I have enjoyed working along with you!

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  3. They're both lovely, lively. Trumpet flowers are one of my favorites.
    I agree, each painting requires it's own approach; we have to just keep painting!

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  4. Complimenti Celia per avere felicemente concluso questa impegnativa avventura. La qualità dei tuoi lavori mi sembra decisamente molto buona e questi ultimi due acquerelli lo dimostrano. L'ultimo, "Trompet flower" trovo che sia uno dei più riusciti della serie. Abbraccio.

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  5. Congratulations! Such colorful and bright paintings to come out of this challenge! The angel wing begonia would make a great Valentine's Day card!

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    1. I appreciated all your kind visits to my blog and encouraging comments Rhonda!

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  6. Dear Celia - it was absolutely wonderful seeing all your work together in one collage. I really admire you for finishing a painting a day. Congratulations for finishing and sharing.

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  7. Congratulations, Celia! It was a daily pleasure to look at your colorful watercolors...Looking forward to your next one.

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    1. Thank you Martine, it is great to meet new art friends. I'm happy you kept up with my work.

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  8. Your paintings are beautiful right till the end , and I love the collage of them , a show of sunny and bright colored works . Now, you have yourself a nice and relaxing weekend :-)

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    1. Thanks Jane! You are a supportive friend!

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  9. Celia! Thank you for a wonderful month of beautiful art. The last two pieces are so very wonderful. Your use of color always makes me smile. I love, love, love how you make art! Keep on keeping on! I wish I had better words to describe how much I love your work and why they always make me so very happy! Bring on February!
    Abbracci!
    Michael

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    1. Oh Celia! I just now read in the newspaper about the flooding in Rome. Hope all is well!
      Michael

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    2. It warms my heart to read such kind words Michael! I can't thank you enough!

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  10. Your sweet hearts put a lovely end to this month challenge! Bravo again Celia and thanks for your steady support as well. Fun wasn't it and tiring..., but in a few days we'll just remember the good moments! xx

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    1. THank you Helen, I was in good company. It always makes a challenge more fun when you can share your ups and downs.

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  11. These two florals make a grand finale to your challenge Celia! They are both beautiful! I was interested to hear that you found the challenge harder the second time around. Your paintings look stunning en masse in your collage. I love all of them but I think the candy cane and the primroses are my favourites. Do you think you will participate in a challenge again?

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    1. I think I gave myself more difficult subject matter than last time and I paint slow. I appreciated your steady words of encouragement throughout the challenge!

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  12. Well done Celia. I love your use of colour and also your unique compositions. Funny though as I know trumpet flowers as being white in the UK but I am no expert on these things. I prefer your lovely vibrant ones. :-)

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    1. They must be beautiful in any color, although here we have mostly oranges and reds. These are from my mother-in-laws garden. Thank you for the visit!

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  13. Beautiful florals, Celia!!! Congratulations on completing the challenge...!!!

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  14. Your colors in these two florals is gorgeous!!! I love both of them. Congrats on finishing the challenge!

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    1. Thank you for all your support Joan!

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  15. Very nice work! I love the Bleeding Hearts. I too use Fabriano watercolor paper for all my illustration, it is great paper.

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    1. Thank you Jeri for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words! I love Fabriano, I'm glad to know you agree!

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  16. I have just realised that you´re making a painting a day, you´re really prolific.
    Don´t stop!!!

    Congrats.

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    1. Thanks Sergio! I managed to paint daily for 30 days...somehow. Thank you for visiting!

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  17. beautiful floral! love the colors you used!
    artisoo

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  18. Hola, Celia!
    Encantada al comprobar que tus colores siguen soñando. Preciosa acuarela.
    Un abrazo y feliz fin de semana.

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    1. Gracias por tus lindas palabras, un abrazo a ti!

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