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A week in sketches

I have been very busy these past two weeks. I've tried to organize myself in a way to still find time to sketch. If I have my sketching supplies at hand, I try to put something down even if I finish it later.

I spent an hour waiting at the health office just to pick up some paper work... by luck I had brought my sketching supplies! 


I painted the fruit stand across the street. The first one I  first drew out, then added the black ink.The second page was drawn immediately with marker. When I went home, I added the watercolor. Cars are not my forte...


People waiting do not stay still, constantly looking left then right, it is a challenge to get a likeness. I try to fix one side then hope to catch them again when they are in the same position. One of these days I will go up and ask them to...please stop moving!!!


 I love the long roots of these fresh white onions. I would like to incorporate some calligraphy but feel rather shy about it, hence the small writing on the bottom


In this sketch I wanted to make it like the many recipe sketches I've seen some artists do so beautifully. I painted this while the green beans were boiling. Great way to bring my two passions together: food and watercolors!



 A day at the beach provided me with the inspiration for my last two sketches...





and another wonderful opportunity to draw people. The man reading was very far away ... people notice immediately if you even slightly look at them.

Thanks for following me along in my sketchbook!

Comments

  1. You made me laugh when you said that one of these days you're going to tell the people not to move because you're sketching! I love all your sketches, Celia especially the beach scene with the umbrella...wonderful work!

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    1. Thank you so much, Hilda! Wouldn't it be an easier life-if they only knew.:-)

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  2. Celia, I love your sketches and paintings.
    Your recipe sketch is a great idea. Painting food, cooking food and writing down some of your recipes. What a great keepsake that would be!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Debi! I would love to make a sketch book with only recipes, it is a nice challenge.

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  3. What a lovely selection of sketches and they tell your story, thanks for letting us come along with you.

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  4. Food and watercolors, the perfect combination! :) All your sketches are wonderful, Celia, especially your people sketches!

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    1. Your comment means so much to me, thank you Judy!

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  5. Celia, please feel free to do whatever you think is right for your painting, including calligraphy! Your work is always full of sensitivity and I specially like your market scenes. Quite lively! And I like the car.... :0 Happy week Celia!

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    1. Thank you Helen, have a wonderful week too!

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  6. I love them all! The spontaneous effect really adds to the natural beauty of your sketches. Love the variety and hope you keep it up. You are an inspiration.

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  7. These are all wonderful! I applaud your dedication and determination to ensuring that you create each day.

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  8. Dear Celia - all of these are super! Looks like you have learned to organize well my friend and make the most of your time. I particularly love your recipe card one - truly a great way to combine your loves. Hope you have a great week. Hugs

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    1. Thank you Debbie, I need to find a smaller sketchbook though! One I can fit in my purse. Hugs to you too!

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  9. Thank you so much Celia to let us have a peek at your sketchbook.
    Wonderful. With your sketches, I am traveling to Italia. Great !
    :)

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    1. Thank you Martine, I am enjoying following you as well!

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  10. Great sketches!!! I really like the one of the green beans recipe and the umbrella and chair at the beach...but they all have a nice charm. I am glad you are getting sketches done. I find that when I am at the beach I wear my sunhat and glasses and people usually don't suspect I'm sketching them at all.

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    1. Great suggestion, why didn't I think of it! I couldn't help but think of you when I was on the beach drawing. Thanks for your feedback Joan!

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  11. I'm a bit behind with blog posts Celia as family time as taken my focus this week, your sketches are so colorful, sketch books are so personal so sharing yours is special

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    1. I appreciate your kind comment Lorraine! I'm happy you've had time with your family!

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  12. Your sketches are lovely. I especially like those onions!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment,Ann!

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  13. You HAVE been busy! I love how each of these sketches shows a part of who you are. The places you go, the things you observe and take note of... and I admire how you use every opportunity to draw and paint, and capture the moment! Those quick sketches of the people are really good exercises to get the brain thinking about the most important lines and shadows of the subject... but I've never been good at that quick stuff! You make it look easy here! My favorite is the beach painting :)

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    1. I would love to draw more detailed drawings such as yours Katherine. Thank you for your generous and kind comment!

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    2. And I'd love to be able to paint the way that you do! I don't think I will ever be able to do that, but I have started to use my little moleskine notebook more, and to carry it with me in my purse to draw 'on the spot', just like my friend Celia!

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    3. There is no limit to your talent, Katherine, I can only imagine how beautiful and creative these paintings would be. Thank you for your visits to my blog!!

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  14. Celia, I have just been catching up on your blog! Such gorgeous work in your sketchbooks and great photos. Sounds like you've been making the most of your summer months!!

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    1. Thanks Wendy, so much that it's already fall, I am enjoying your beautiful sketch work too!

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  15. Just got over here and your sketchbook is something I really like.
    Color, energy all of it ... Cars may not be your forte but that looks so good in there with the fruit stand..
    I've not done much blogging lately or painting but am just now getting back to it .
    BJ

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    1. Thanks Barbra! I'm happy to see you blogging again and doing well!

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  16. These look fun Celia. Hope you are having a great summer. Take care. xx

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  17. So many great works here , you are definitely using time well ! Hope you are having a wonderful summer.

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    1. Thank you my friend, I had a great summer and am happy to be back at work!

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  18. Hello Celia
    Your watercolours are wonderful!
    My favourite is the car - a little quirky which is what I love!
    You have such a talent. I would love to paint but I would have to take a photo and draw later as I would find it difficult when people move positions!
    The beach scenes are lovely too.
    I'm now following you and hope I can learn something along the way!
    Ciao
    Shane in New Zealand

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    1. Thank you Shane, I think with your creativity you would be an incredible painter, Your photos would be beautiful paintings too!

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  19. Gosh you have been busy! And what a lovely varied selection. You are very versatile.

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    1. Thank you Polly, I love experimenting!

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  20. I love your sketches! I cannot draw or paint at all, and I really appreciate your talent!

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