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A Patio, the Greek way


Greek Patio
watercolor on Canson paper
6.5 x 9.5 inches / 16.5 x 23.5 cm
(If interested, you can purchase this painting through my website)


Let's fast forward to a hot summer day when you seek the welcoming solace of shady areas. Grab a chair and enjoy the view, especially if it looks over the Mediterranean sea. 

I seem to be attracted to outdoor patio furniture, I recently included it in a painting not long ago...I really love the idea of a cozy, snug space. I am also attracted by the geometric lines created by the chairs in contrast with the atmospheric landscape in the distance. It goes without saying, I wouldn't mind being in this painting this very moment (when is winter going to be over, anyway???)!




I would like to share my daughter's art homework. This is the first time she does a drawing of this nature. I'm biased, I know, but I modestly think she did a fantastic job!
Maybe an artist in the making?

 Have a happy weekend, thank you for stopping by!



Comments

  1. I wish to be in your painting, Celia, it oozes Greek atmosphere! And your daughter certainly did a wonderful job!

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    1. Thank you Judy, your comment means so much! I'm happy you are back!

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  2. Your painting of the patio is lovely!!! Art talent definely runs in the family!

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  3. Pat your daughter on the back, it's a great drawing. Takes after her Mum. An cosy little corner to sit, lovely painting.

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    1. Thank you Polly, I appreciate especially the kind words about my daughters drawing!

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  4. I wouldn't mind being there either Celia, looks so inviting , really excellent painting ! And as they say , the apple doesn't fall far from the trunk , your daughter has definitely got talent ! All the best and wish you a great sunday.

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    1. Thank you so much Jane! Hope you are having a great week!

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  5. A lovely painting Celia. I particularly love the shadows on the chair. I hope you are able to soon be sitting in such a scene!
    DEFINITELY an artist in the making! What a fabulous drawing your daughter has done! She's obviously inherited her mother's talent! How wonderful to have such subject matter (ancient Roman columns) in your neighbourhood! When I visited Rome in my twenties I was blown away by the ancient ruins everywhere.

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    1. Thank you Wendy for you kind words! I hope it won't be too long now!
      We have columns but you have an incredible beach, the grass is always greener I guess!

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  6. Lovely spot Celia! I would gladly sit in that summer decor and admire the view. Lovely work! As for your daughter, she's a young artist with plenty of talent. Bravo for such a fine drawing! Hugs

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    1. Thank you Helen, my daughter is so happy to read your nice comment too!

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  7. Un trabajo que invita al buen tiempo, genial tu trabajo Celia, un abrazo!

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  8. Celia, well now I know where you got your talent from... LOL ! She's very good.

    Your spot is so welcoming ..Here in the Central part of Florida it's pretty warm all year round , then it gets unbearably hot. ! Love, love your painting .. I'd sit there anytime.

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    1. You are lucky to be right where you are Barbra! Thank you for the visit and kind words! :-)

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  9. Ciao Celia! I love color! Won't even think about having a favorite color! That being said this painting reminds me why I love greens and blues! Bravo my friend! Well done!
    Even me, a lover of winter, is not thinking about spring! I have been hearing birds singing and even saw some green shoots sprouting up from the snow! Grow! Grow ! Grow! Take care Celeste!
    Michael

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    1. Also, Celia, Your daughters work is outstanding! Great talent here. Bravo all the way from the USA!

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    2. Thank you Michael, I am so happy to read your encouraging comment! My daughter thanks you as well!! I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

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  10. Celia - your painting is gorgeous...love those bright colors...definitely makes me want to come sit on that patio. You should be proud of that daughter of yours...her art is superb...looks like she will be following in her mother's footsteps. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. She put a lot of effort into the project and was proud of herself! Thank you for your thoughtful comment!

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  11. I noticed the strong lines of your patio painting right away too. It's a wonderful painting. The lines and composition, but also the colors, gradiating from blues to greens and every shade in between! Your daughter is going to be following in your footsteps as an excellent artist! Wow!

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    1. That means a lot Katherine, I'm so happy you like the composition and appreciate your visit! :-)

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  12. Another lovely watercolor Celia. Love the colors and feels very fresh. As a former art teacher, I agree your daughters drawing show great abilities. How old is she and was it done from a photo or a day drawing at the Forum?

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    1. My daughter is so happy to read your feedback, thank you!!!
      She is 15 and in the second year of high school. They don't often have projects like this, mostly technical drawings which take no creativity and this is the first time she has had this type of assignment. She had to work from a copy of a master drawing which you can see it in the corner of the photo.

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  13. I love your patio, Celia.! Very nice colors... I would love to be sitting there with a glass of Merlot !!! and your daughters drawing is REALLY good! I hope she continues drawing....she did a fantastic job!!!

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    1. I'm so glad you like it Hilda, I should have added the Merlot though!! Thank you for your positive feedback and my daughter thanks you too!

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  14. No need to be biased Celia. Your daughter definitely did a fantastic job. Your snug little corner in the shade looks wonderful. I agree a great place to sit with a lovely long cool drink. Maybe also with your lovely painting on the wall to finish it off together with its gorgeous fresh colours to help cool us down. :-)

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments Laura...I look forward cool drinks on hot summer days! :-)

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