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Parsley


Parsley
watercolor on Garza Papel paper 20x14 cm. 300 grs


Parsley is my favorite herb, I always keep a pot close to my kitchen. It is an interesting subject to improve leaf painting skills. I did minimal prelimanary drawing to keep the painting spontaneous. I focused on layering the shapes and observing the fresh colors in front of me.  I found parsley leaves fun to paint and instrumental in gaining more awareness and control when painting leaves!


working from life is always my favorite!


finding the right mix of color




I can't believe this is my 100th post. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. It looks like you found the right shades of greens, Celia! This parsley plant is beautifully painted... love it!

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    1. Thank you Hilda! I'm happy you like it!

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  2. Congratulations on your 100th post, Celia - that takes some dedication! And I love your study in greens with the parsley, you've managed to capture the featheriness of the leaves too - well done!

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    1. Leaves are always a challenge for me, thanks you for your feedback Michelle!

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  3. As you say Celia, it's a good exercice and the result is outstanding. So many varying tones! Have a great day!

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  4. Oh ...and another 100 to go! Congrat. :)

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    1. Thank you for the visit and kind comment Helen!

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  5. Dear Celia - what a wonderful post...you really nailed those shades of green...great exercise that I must try. Parsley is suppose to be very healthy and I always grow it in my garden (just need to remember to pot some up for winter and bring indoors - never seem to remember (LOL)! Thank you for sharing - hope you are feeling much better now. Hugs

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    1. I'm happy you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. It's been a slow process but I'm getting there.

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  6. Congratulations on your 100th post, Celia! this is a beauty, leaves are so hard to paint, the greens are spot on!

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    1. Thank you Judy, it means a lot to me!

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  7. Lovely painting of the parsle!. It isn't my favorite herb...give me basil and tomatoes and mozzarella. LOL

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    1. It is a wonderful combination! I might paint basil next... thanks for the visit Joan!

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  8. This is really beautiful Celia, spontaneous and fresh, and love how you painted it in prospective. I don't use parsley very much though I love the taste , but basil is the great favorite :-)

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    1. Thank you Jane! I'm happy you noticed the perspective.

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  9. I love your parsley Celia. I like the range of greens you've got throughout the painting. Leaves are so hard to do but you did a great job with yours!

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement Wendy! I feel like it was a helpful exercise. I hope your book is coming along well!

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  10. Hi Celia, not many artists can take a simple sprig of parsley and turn it into a wonderful painting.
    but you DID !
    congrats on your anniversary post. !!!

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    1. You are very sweet Barbra! Thank you for the visit!

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  11. Bella combinazioni di colori, deliziosi i verdi. Complimenti Celia per il tuo 100° post!! Abbraccio.

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    1. Grazie Tito, apprezzo avere il tuo parere!

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  12. Lovely painting Celia!
    I love the variety in your greens!
    Congrats on your 100th post

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  13. Parsley definitely has some interesting leaf shapes Celia. Great plant to study negative shapes perhaps. Love your sketch.

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  14. I like the clean washes and glazing in this. It's a lovely, fresh piece of work. Nice job!

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    1. Thank you Kev, such a nice comment!

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  15. Parsley . . .

    colors flowed down the page,
    the greens, yellows, blues, and
    more, alighting on the
    deep rich leaf far below,
    with a blue and pink to
    draw the eye down there too;
    who knew parsley could taste
    flavorful for the eyes?

    (And on Garza paper,
    you did so well with it,
    leaving me quite impressed.)

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    1. You know exactly what to say Bruce! It is what I tried doing at least, thank you for the visit!

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  16. Congratulations on the 100 posts. Every one of them has been gorgeous too! I like the greens and blues and how you've blended them so happily together. I think it would be wonderful to have fresh herbs growing on the windowsills, but you have to have the special gift for that, I'm convinced. And I don't have it! Beautiful painting Celia!

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    1. Thank you for your generous comment Katherine!
      I find it hard to believe someone with your sensibility to capture nature so beautifully does not have a gift for plants!! :-)

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  17. Felicidades, Celia, por tu post 100 y por esta preciosa acuarela. Me encantan esos verdes tratados con mucho cariño, lo transmiten. Precioso trabajo. Un abrazo y feliz semana!

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    1. Un fuerte abrazo y muchas gracias!

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  18. What a wonderful range of greens. I am so envious. Cannot do green too well. This is inspirational.

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    1. The grass is always greener on the other side Julie, I am envious of YOUR greens! Thank you for such a kind comment!

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  19. I so love greens! Your leaves are outstanding! I enjoy your watercolors! I am glad you are back! Art is such a wonderful thing! You can make a parsley painting such a grand work of art! Hope you are feeling much better buddy!
    Michael

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    1. Oh! Congratulations on reaching 100 posts! All beautiful!!!!

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    2. Thank you Michael, I am happy to have met you through my art, I feel very lucky! It is great to receive your encouraging comments!

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  20. Congratulations Celia, 100!!! love your work, and love this painting. love,Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana! You have encouraged me from the beginning, I really appreciate it!

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