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Spaghetti Sketch
 watercolor on Garza Papel paper 
20x14 cm.  180 grs

The inspiration for this sketch came from last night's dinner. I thought it would be a fun way to practice my negative painting technique. This particular dish is with capers and anchovies...quick, easy and delicious... I worked from a photograph I took before eating my dinner, my memory isn't that good.

I wish everyone a nice and creative week!

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  1. Yummy and that looks like it was fun to paint..lovely,love,Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana, it was...and to eat! :-)

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  2. LOL And I always try to sketch my food before it gets cold. I don't think to take a photo. Looks nice and sounds like it is yummy.

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    1. I don't know how you do it Joan! I don't have the dedication you do, especially with a plate of food in front of me.

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  3. This could make for a beautiful series, a wonderful and colorful meal , sounds delicious indeed !

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    1. I love the colors in food, I wasn't sure it was going to be well received. It means a lot to have your feedback! Thanks Jane!

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  4. I like this one a lot! Very inventive and nice mix of colors.

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    1. Thanks Carmella; it was fun to paint!

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  5. Yummy! Looks like our last night supper too, Celia! Delicious and simple. Happy painting! :)

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    1. Thanks Helen! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Delizioso l'acquerello......e certamente appetitosi gli spaghetti. Bel lavoro Celia, mi piace. Ciao.

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    1. Detto da un Italiano autentico, e un complimento stupendo! Grazie Tito!

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  7. It looks colourful and delicious, Celia! I was going to say, I admire your patience, but of course you took a photo! :)

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    1. Patience is not me, Judy! Thank you for your kind words!

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  8. Dear Celia - this looks delicious...Maybe we can get together and share a plate of this wonderful dish. Your painting is awesome too and you really did well with that negative part...it really is fun to paint around things. Hope you have a delightful day.

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    1. I would love to, Debbie! Thank you for your kind comment!

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  9. You know what... that would look awesome in my kitchen! I'm repainting the walls this week, actually, to that same blue/green in your background... The colors and design are so beautiful, Celia.

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  10. Wow! Celia! This has to be one of my favorites of my Celia Watercolors! Great idea first of all! I so love the colors! The shapes! The movement! How fortunate we are that you thought of painting your dinner! Love thinking and acting so wonderfully "outside the box!" Now I am off to paint an Italian cold cut sandwich that I planned on painting years ago! I will post photo first! By the way...Mmmmmm!
    Your Macaroni Art Loving Art Buddy Mmmmmichael!

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    1. You are so generous with your comments,Michael...but I love them! THank you so much!

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  11. Oh this looks scrummy and fun. A nightmare I would imagine though, with all the spaghetti strands. Great job done. Love the energy and colours.

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    1. The strands were complicated to paint but it was great to try! Thanks for the comment, Laura!

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  12. I can see you had fun with this one! Great colours and design Celia!

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  13. In Italy . . .

    . . . they know how to eat;
    celebrating taste;
    I discovered this
    recently and to
    see it brought to life
    on watercolor
    paper is brilliant,
    feasting on the art.

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