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Yellow Peppers



 Yellow Peppers
watercolor on paper
28 x 20 cm./ 11" x 8 "

I hope everyone had a nice summer/ winter (for those of you in the southern hemisphere).

I have worked a lot in my sketchbook despite not sharing much of what is in it. The sketches led me to paint these peppers. I was attracted by the varying cold and warm yellows in the peppers and the plate itself makes for an interesting play of light with the colors. I love to paint what surrounds me.

Thanks for taking interest in my work!

Comments

  1. Love these peppers and the lovely shine on their skin

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    1. Thank you Polly, it was hard to get the values right, I'm happy to have your feedback!

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  2. Good to see you back, Celia.
    Beautiful light and shadow..

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    1. Thank you Martine, I appreciate you visit and comment!

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  3. This piece is one of my favorites of your work. Love the way you handled the dish and the coloring on the peppers is perfect. Good to see you sharing again!

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    1. Your are very generous, thank you Carmella!

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  4. Ciao Celia, sembra che l'estate qui vicino a Milano cominci adesso.....un vero peccato. Belli i tuoi peperoni e bello il piatto azzurro che hai scelto per il fondo. Buona settimana. Abbraccio.

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    1. Tito, anche a Roma è lo stesso. Non ci resta che sperare per la prossima estate! Grazie per la visita, un abbraccio

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  5. Nicely done Celia. Thank you for coming by to visit my blog earlier.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and nice comment, Carol!

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  6. Oh Celia - so glad to see you are back painting once again. Those peppers are beautiful...love the blue plate you used for the background as well. Hope you have a great week my friend.

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, it means so much! I wish the same to you!

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  7. Beautifully painted Celia, love the glow you have on these peppers

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    1. Thanks Lorraine, I appreciate your visit!

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  8. Two excellent peppers , great shapes ! I find peppers difficult to paint because of the shape, but you make it look so easy ! Love the blue plate that enhances them beautifully. Have a nice week.

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    1. I ripped up many attempts, they do have a funny shape. It sometimes ends up looking like its rotten. Thank you and I wish you a great week!

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  9. Hi Celia,

    So lovely to discover your blog via Debbie.
    I love your wonderful watercolours and enjoyed looking back at your artwork.
    Have a great week
    Carolyn

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn, any friend of Debbie's is a friend of mine. I'm happy to meet you!

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  10. I love how your captured the colors and highlights of the peppers. Love the plate as well Celia! Very nice painting!

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    1. Thanks, Debi, it is nice to be able to share something.
      I love your landscapes from Utah!

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  11. I'm in awe of the way you put those colors in just the right places, Celia. I would imagine with watercolor, there is not much room for error, you have to be confident in what you're doing, with each touch of the brush. You do that so beautifully!

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    1. Thank you Katherine, you are so kind! I am learning with the years to work with my mistakes, believe me there are many!

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  12. Your peppers are exquisite Celia - and I love the electric blue background!
    I'm part of a small embroidery group and it was my turn to host it today - I made red pepper soup!
    They were large shiney red peppers and I thought what great subjects they would be to paint!
    Hugs
    Shane
    I appreciate your nod to your friends in the southern hemisphere - thank you!

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    1. I can imagine how delicious! I hope you do paint them too! Thank you for your uplifting comment and visit Shane!

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  13. Hi Celia! Hope you had a lovely summer too! Your peppers look real good with the contrast of the blue plate. Happy painting, :)

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  14. Une aquarelle magnifique aux couleurs délicates.
    Bravo Celia !

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  15. Wonderful peppers, in gorgeous colors!

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  16. I LOVE this Celia! You've really caught the gloss of their skins. Do Italians call peppers capsicums? That is what we call them here in Australia and for some reason I've always thought it was the Italian word for them.

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  17. Hello Celia!
    So good to be back checking out your wonderful blog and beautiful art!
    These peppers are outstanding! I so love the way you painted the blue background. Celia, you use watercolors so very well. Your paintings always exhibit what is best about the medium! Your work is always luminous! Always some shiny glistening surprises! Ahhh! A pleasure to look at and enjoy over and over again!
    Keep them coming Celia!
    Oh, thank you! I had a grand summer! Now looking forward to a fantastic autumns. I so love the fall colors. Especially in New England. Leaves are already turning into their glorious colors! Wow!
    Michael

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  18. You did a fantastic job with these peppers, Celia! Love the colors and such a perfect subject!!

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