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Fresh Produce Market


 Apricots for Sale
watercolor on paper
5" x 7" / 12,5 cm x 17,5 cm




Rome is a city that wakes up early. My local market is open for business by as early as 6:30am. At that hour, the early morning sunlight warms up colors. When it hit these fresh summer apricots, the colors intensified as if it were a glow. Well, that is what I wish to convey: it is always a challenge to convey impressions on paper.

What is your favorite summer fruit? I don't think I can pick just one. 

Have a wonderful week! 





Comments

  1. What a lovely sight to start the day with. Great painting with lots of energy and fab colour palette. Hope you get this as it didn't post via Twitter first time. It made me sign into Google this time. So here goes again..... lol. Enjoy your day.

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    1. Thank you Laura for commenting! I tried to keep it energetic, so I am really happy you mentioned that!!

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  2. Hi Celia, I love the glow of your apricots! I also love how you captured those waves in a series of sketches - quite a challenge but you did it so well! I enjoyed seeing your homemade sketchbooks - they will make your artwork extra special!
    Your daughter's artwork is fantastic - she obviously takes after you!
    Thanks again for meeting up with Kelly and Matt! They had such a wonderful day with you all! Wish I could have been there too!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Wendy! It is great to have you back again, I am excited about your upcoming book!! We had a great visit with Kelly and Matt, it was fun to meet them! You definitely need to visit too!

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  3. I love the market scene! The apricots look delicious ... and cheap! I love all summer fruits, I cannot choose!

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    1. Thank you for your visit Judy! I'm happy you like it, have a wonderful day!

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  4. This piece definitely glows with that fresh, healthy, early morning charm!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Katherine!!

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  5. Mmmm... J'adore les abricots !
    Très belle aquarelle.
    Félicitations, Celia :)

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  6. Thank you Olivier! I really appreciate your visit and comment! I hope you are having a nice summer.

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  7. You have captured that morning glow Celia, summer fruits I love them all

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    1. Thank you Lorraine,very healthy for you too!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Carol!

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  9. WONDERFUL! Vibrant, gorgeous color and they look so real.
    Great job, Celia.

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    1. Thank you for your generous comment, Julie!

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  10. WONDERFUL! Vibrant, gorgeous color and they look so real.
    Great job, Celia.

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  11. Love it!! Delicious!!!! I can just imagine the market when the city is just waking up. I've been gorging myself on blueberries since they are everywhere right now.

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    1. Blueberries are very expensive here, we have been looking to plant a bush of our own -love them too! Thanks for your kind words Joan!

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  12. The details in your market scene is amazing. I love the colors as well as the morning light. And your previous sketches are wonderful! I had giant cherries today...they were so sweet! Hugs....

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    1. Cherries are a wonderful choice Hilda! Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope your are well!!

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  13. Hi Celia :) Great watercolor!! I like watermelon in summer.
    A hug!!

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    1. Thank you Sonia! Excellent choice, and thirst quenching!

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  14. Lovely watercolor Celia! I remember those warm Rome mornings and this painting renewed my memory of that trip. And isnt that the best thing art does for the viewer? Hope you are enjoying a good summer.

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    1. This makes my day, it is what I strive for! Thank you so much Carmella!! I enjoyed following along on your Seattle trip!

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  15. Quel fruit délicieux...et ton aquarelle est superbe!

    Bisous (◕‿◕) ♥

    Manon

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment,Manon!!

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  16. Dear Celia-just catching up with your post. These apricots are so beautiful. That is a fruit I don't purchase fresh. We do have markets that have them but they aren't as common here. Apples are my favorite fruit. Generally eat one ever day. Whew where has the summer gone? ? Hope you are enjoying yours. Hugs!"

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    1. Hi Debbie, I imagined apricots were common in your area as well... I agree about apples, we never go without them. I still make that wonderful baked apple recipe you gave me, my family loves it! Let's make the most of summer before it is over! Many big hugs!!

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  17. Gros bisous Celia et bon week end ♥

    Manon

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    1. Hi Manon, thank you for your visit!!! Have a great week! xx

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  18. Gros bisous Celia et bon week end ♥

    Manon

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  19. Hi, Celia, love your painting, I love apricots too.. love so many fruits. Love to u, Diana

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  20. Un petit coucou pour te souhaiter une belle semaine ❤

    Bisous, Bisous

    Manon

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  21. Un petit coucou pour te souhaiter une belle semaine ❤

    Bisous, Bisous

    Manon

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  22. Your post was very nicely written. I’ll be back in the future for sure!
    Cigarette Machines

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  23. Your post was very nicely written. I’ll be back in the future for sure!
    Cigarette Machines

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