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African Violets
3.5 x 5 inches
watercolor on Fabriano CP paper

 
I have been working on studying my African Violet plant. It has been cheering up the grey and dreary winter days we have been experiencing.

I worked on two little studies to play with colors. One I painted with my own color mixes, the other with colors right from the tube. It was a fun exercise.






I drew my composition from life and from my previous sketch. I've added masking fluid to save some white areas. I only need to add the paint... I can hardly wait!

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Comments

  1. These are really nice! You do such a good job with the masking. I always get such hard edges and then I regret using it. These must look like a nice bit of color in what is seeming to be such a long winter. Happy painting.

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    1. Hi Joan, thank you! I normally try to avoid it too, lets hope it turns out well!

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  2. Bonjour Célia,
    Tes aquarelles sont très belles et j'aime beaucoup les violettes

    Je t’embrasse et bonne fin de semaine

    Manon

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    1. Thank You Manon, I am happy you like it! Enjoy your week! xx

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  3. Wonderful how. Real life model can give pleasure of seeing it and then painting it many times over. great purples Celia

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    1. Fresh flowers never last so this is a nice alternative. A big hug to you Lorraine!

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  4. Lovely Celia, They bring memories of Gran and her lovely violets. The colors are wonderful. love to you,Diana

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  5. I love the fresh and energetic colors of these two works , there's really nothing like working from real life ! Wishing you a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jane,your kind feedback is always welcome! Have a wonderful week!

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  6. A prelude to spring! How nice Celia! I see your violet as a little treasure to be cherished. A big hug.

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    1. You are so kind Helen! I truly loved your beautiful bouquet painting! Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Hola Celia :) Tus acuarelas son muy hermosas y las flores están realizadas con mucha soltura lo que da la senzación de frescura. Te felicito.
    Un cariñoso abrazo, Sonia.

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  8. Dear Celia - these are truly lovely. We must have been in the same frame of mind today because I just purchased my Mom a lovely violet African violet for her room at rehab. Maybe I will just have to try to capture those lovely petals before I deliver it - so glad to see your lovely art. Take care and have a super week-end. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! It would be so lovely if you do and then it will remind you of your mom! I know she must be doing well under your care! A big hug to you both!

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  9. Oh Celia these are both delightful. It comes across loud and clear with both that you are enjoying the study and experience of African Violets. Painted with such freedom and joy of colour and form. It is also a joy to watch your development. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Laura! I find your kind comment very touching. Wishing you a wonderful week!

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  10. Celia, wonderful violets! I love your soft color colors and edges. Flowers are a great subject to paint on a dreary winter day. In fact you have inspired me to paint a floral myself. Happy painting!!

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    1. I can't wait to see it Debi!! Thank you for your kind words! A big hug.

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  11. I admire the delicate quality you managed to get along with the beautiful colors.
    I love african violets.

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    1. Thank you for your visit and comment Julie!!

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  12. I so love African Violets! You out did yourself with this Celia! I love your technique! I know I have said this countless times but you certainly use watercolor the way it should be used! (In my humble opinion!) Fluid! Spontaneous! Never ever over worked or tight! I love the way you use the medium as much as your rendition of the subject matter! Watercolor fo watercolor sake! Bravo buddy!
    Take care!
    Michael Lover Of More Than Four Feet of snow in last couple of weeks! Up to six feet in some locations! i still love it!

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    1. You are such a great friend Michael! I hope you are staying warm, that is a LOT of snow!! Enjoy it while it lasts, Spring is just around the corner.

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  13. A great post Celia! I LOVE your loose style and enjoyed seeing the differences in the two studies - both beautiful! I look forward to seeing the outcome of the drawing you did from life.

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  14. Very beautiful, Celia. You are so talented.

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  15. I could never get tired of these beautiful flowers, Celia! The colors on both paintings are gorgeous.

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  16. Bonjour ma chère Célia,

    Demoiselle Printemps est arrivée chez toi ! avec ces magnifiques violettes.
    C'est une très belle note d'optimisme. J'aime la délicatesse, l'habileté et la douceur avec laquelle tu traites les fleurs.
    J'attends avec impatience la finalité de cette très belle esquisse qui en dit déjà long...

    Gros bisous ☼ et un grand merci pour tes mots qui me touchent.

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  17. Bonjour ma chère Célia,

    Demoiselle Printemps est arrivée chez toi ! avec ces magnifiques violettes.
    C'est une très belle note d'optimisme. J'aime la délicatesse, l'habileté et la douceur avec laquelle tu traites les fleurs.
    J'attends avec impatience la finalité de cette très belle esquisse qui en dit déjà long...

    Gros bisous ☼ et un grand merci pour tes mots qui me touchent.

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