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Happy 2015!!

 Clementine
watercolor on paper
 20x14 cm.  


I am very excited to start off the new year because of the opportunity to focus on what lies ahead. My  goals for the coming months include many positive wishes!  I have written out a physical list for the first time in my sketchbook  to be able to draw a balance at the end.

My first painting of the year is a clementine. The contrasting colors and the long shapes of the leaves  are always fun to paint; the fruit's taste is definitively delicious and brightens the dreary winter.

I wish all of you a joyful, creative year!
Happy 2015!

Comments

  1. I absolutely LOVE this clementine. It is the contemporary viewpoint coupled with the natural fullness of a beautifully rendered clementine which really appeals to me.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Julie!

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  2. Beautiful watercolor, Celia! The colors in the clementine is wonderful! I've been catching up with your previous work...all wonderful!!!

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  3. Gorgeous clementine Celia.I particularly love the greens of your leaves and the viewpoint!

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    1. Thank you Martine, I love your clementine painting too! :-)

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  4. Bonjour Célia,
    Elle est si belle ton aquarelle ♥ Je te souhaite Bonne et heureuse année 2015

    Je t'embrasse

    Manon

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  5. What a lovely painting to start off the year!!! I like your colors and the composition on the page! You did a great job on the leaves as well as the fruit.

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  6. Celia, I really love the composition on this one. It's very dramatic, especially with the contrasting colors and shapes. Hope your having a good New Year so far!

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    1. Thank you Katherine, I love having your feedback!

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  7. Hi Celia, Beautiful piece. The coloring and the placement on the page make it a lovely attention grabber!

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    1. Thank you Carmella, I love your visits to my blog!

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  8. Hi Celia! These are warm colors to start the year with. I wish you lots of fun and satisfaction in your art Celia . Most of all Good Health and lots of Love. I'm always happy to visit your blog Hugs

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    1. You are so sweet Helen, thank you!! Wishing you that and more!! xx

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  9. what a great start to your 2015 Celia. The colour washes on your clementine are wonderful. Have never had one I don't recall maybe they dont grow here. Wishing you a wonderfully creative year xx

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    1. They are sweet and juicy, I just bought a huge box of them. Thank you for your supportive comment Lorraine!

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  10. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je pense qu'une bonne dose de vitamines en cette saison est nécessaire !...
    J'aime la manière que vous avez traité (je vais m'autoriser le tutoiement, ok ?), que tu as traité les feuilles ainsi que la peau de cette clémentine.
    La texture me semble si réelle ! Superbe travail.

    Je te renouvelle mes bons voeux pour 2015. Dans ma tête j'ai une petite liste de mes objectifs pour cette année, mais je crois que je vais laisser faire la fantaisie !

    Gros bisous ♡

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    1. Thank you Martine, you are very kind!

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  11. Hi Celia. I like very much this clementine! Happy new year to you too!
    A hug, Sonia.

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    1. Thank you Sonia!! Hugs to you as well

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  12. Wonderful clementine Celia. Much success with completing your goals for 2015. I hope this year brings you much happiness and success.

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  13. Wonderful work on your clementine Celia. Lovely tones. Good Luck with your New Year challenges.

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    1. Thank you for your kind and supportive comment! A big hug to you Laura!

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  14. And a very Happy New Year to you Celia! This is a wonderful painting, the color combo is dynamite! All the best to you.

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    1. Thank you Laura, I hope you had nice holidays and are having a wonderful start to the new year! Big hug!

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  15. You started off the year very well Celia, beautifully painted clementine with a great highlight. Wishing you a wonderful and creative 2015 !

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    1. Thank you Jane, I am looking forward to sharing it with you!

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  16. Happy New Year to you too Celia... this looks so good I want a bite. !!
    Happy Painting .. !!!

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  17. I love your clementine painting Celia, you are right there is something cheerful and happy about clementines!

    Happy New Year and Happy Painting!

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    1. Thank you Debi, and you are off to a wonderful painting start this year!

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  18. Your watercolors are always a delight. Happy New Year.

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    1. So happy to hear from you Carole, thank you for your kind comment!

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  19. Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015!

    You work is as amazing as ever! In fact, it made me wish to reach out my hand to pick the fruit :)

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    1. So glad you like the painting Ramakant, love having your visit! Hope all is well!

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  20. Mmmm... Un de mes fruits préférés.
    Bravo Celia.
    Bonne année !

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    1. Thank you Olivier, have a wonderful Sunday! Hugs

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  21. Celia - your clementine looks gorgeous - wonderful color and composition. Looks like you are making a great creative start to your new year. Have a beautiful week. Hugs!

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    1. I really appreciate your comment Debbie, thank you for the encouragement! xx

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  22. Oh My Darlin' Clementine

    In a city, call it Roma
    is a painter, Celia,
    where her art lives, watercolor,
    finely painted Clementine.

    It's a fine feast, with a leaf hat,
    greens and blues to keep the shade,
    way to start off this grand new year
    hope you ate this Clementine.

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    1. I am eating quite a few! Thank you Bruce, I love the poem! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you an even better New Year!

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  23. Simple and appealing painting.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment and visit!

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  24. Another beautiful watercolor Celia! I so love the colors! Love the placement of the fruit on the surface. Also love the way the leaves hug and almost protect the fruit! Of course the wonderful blue background helps make the red orange clementine and dark leaves pop off the canvas! Bravissimo amica!
    Huge Happy New Year Hugs!
    Michael

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    1. Thank you Michael, love having your insight and support!

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  25. Happy New Year to you, Celia.
    Love this clementime constructed of great colors and such soft, vivid overlapping washes.
    Inspired placement too!

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    1. Thank you for the good wishes, Laura! I hope all is well and your new year has gotten off to a wonderful start!

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  26. Thanks for stopping by my blog Celia. I love your clementine, the painting because it's well done and because it reminds me of my favorite cake, Clementine Cake.

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    1. Clementine Cake sounds delicious Helen! Thank you for your visit and kind comment!

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  27. I love the way you have composed this with the orange nestled in the lower corner and the long, elegant leaves reaching to either side. What a nice painting to begin 2015!

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    1. Thank you Susan! I really like the long leaves and find myself picking out Clementines more for the leaf shape than the fruit itself. I'm so happy you noticed it!

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  28. Belle et douce journée Célia ♥

    Bisous

    Manon

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