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Sweet Autumn



Sweet Autumn
watercolor on paper
23 X 30cm.

It has been a very hot autumn for us but today, finally the crisper air has arrived. Fig leaves, very common locally, turn a beautiful bright yellow. I have noticed they even grow spontaneously in many impervious places. Last year I snapped the photo below for future reference. I love how the tree displays its various stages of life. It is a beautiful time of year to observe nature at its subtlest and most poignant point.

I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day! 





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  1. Celia, this is very lovely. Enjoy your day.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment and for stopping by Carol!

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  2. Love all your beautiful green...
    and I enjoyed the link bringing me to a beautiful house, buckets of figs and a reference to the incomparable book Room with a view...
    Lucky you...In Montreal, figs are very expensive fruits!

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    1. That was last year about this time, the figs did not do well this year, we had too much rain. I appreciate your visit Martine, enjoy your week!

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  3. What phenomenal colors, Celia. I hope you won't mind me saying they make me think of Matisse's Morocco paintings, which I think are some of his most beautiful.
    Fall is a lovely time ...

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    1. I am humbled by your comment, thank you so much Laura!

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  4. Celia! I probably have written this before! But you use watercolor the best way possible! I so love your art work! Always a joy and a pleasure to check out your blog! I know I am always going to see some fine art work! Bravo buddy!
    Michael

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    1. I love reading your comments Michael!!! I hope your art classes are going well this fall. Don't leave us in suspense too long! Hugs

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  5. Beautiful work Celia. Your color choices are always so vibrant and happy to look at again and again!

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    1. That really made my day, thank you Carmella!!

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  6. Loved seeing your beautiful interpretation of the photo Celia. I also took a look at your lovely Website too. Good Luck and best wishes for the website and your fabulously talented artistic path. xx

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    1. Thank you for visiting Laura, it is wonderful motivation to receive your insight!!

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  7. Wonderful color and a beautiful painting!

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  8. Celia, the colors you used in this painting are so beautiful, a true homage to this lovely season ! Have a nice weekend !

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    1. Thank you Jane, it is a great time of year for people who love color, can't get enough! I wish you a wonderful week! :-)

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  9. Nice colors in your painting of the leaves and the tree! We have a little color here but it isn't really at its peak. We've had rain for the last two days and I'm not sure what that will do for our color for the weekend. I'm hoping to get out and paint some trees. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I can't wait to see your trees Joan! It is fun to play with the mixing of colors in the leaves, thank you for visiting!

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  10. L'automne est une belle saison pour les peintres.
    Bravo pour cette aquarelle, chère Celia.
    Bisous et bon week-end :)

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    1. Thank you Olivier, you are very kind! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I love your leaf paintings, Judy, thank you for commenting!

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  12. It is definitely a beautiful time of the year, Celia...the colors are perfect... I'm still waiting for the color to be in its fullest! Wonderful painting!

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    1. Thank you Hilda, I appreciate your supportive comment! Have a wonderful day.

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  13. Hi Celia! It's already that time of year where we try and do the most of everything. Lovely work and great colors!

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    1. I think it has to do with the weather too, great time to be out before it gets cold! Thank you my friend!

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  14. You do such beautiful work, Celia!

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  15. Beautiful work on the fig leaves Celia! Glad to hear you are finally getting some lovely crisp weather!

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