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Pears

Pears In a Bowl
watercolor on Hot Press paper
22cm x14cm / 8"5' x 5"5' 


I painted this still-life set up from life. I was attracted by the shapes, it is always great to paint such bright yellow colors.   I am working on not covering all of the paper with watercolor, hopefully allowing certain areas to breathe. It is always a challenge to put the brush down.

I wish everyone a wonderful week, I hope all of you are enjoying the end of Summer!

Comments

  1. Dear Celia, this is a gorgeous painting, fresh and colorful...A happy painting full of sun!
    Enjoy the end of Summer, too!

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  2. I love the colors and shading on both the pears and the dish. Nicely done, Celia!

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  3. Bonsoir Celia,
    J'aime beaucoup les couleurs de ton aquarelle, c'est plein de fraîcheur ♥

    Bisous et bonne semaine

    Manon

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  4. Such a cheerful painting Celia, I love how you painted the pears and the touches of blue on the bowl! Lovely painting!
    I hope your summer has been good!!

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  5. Such a cheerful painting Celia, I love how you painted the pears and the touches of blue on the bowl! Lovely painting!
    I hope your summer has been good!!

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  6. Félicitations, chère Celia !
    Bisous :)

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  7. Gorgeous painting, Celia, the yellows and blues work very well together!

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  8. Really beautiful Celia. The classic blues and yellows set off by the clean open space of the paper- perfect!

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  9. Dearest Celia- just lovely. The colors ate so wonderful too. Hope you are having a good end to summer. Cannot believe it is Sept. Whew where did the summer go? Hugs!

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  10. Every time I visit I am never disappointed. You have a way with color which emotes to my senses. The delicate blue and white pattern on the rim is gorgeous next to the solidity of the pears.Lovely!

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  11. Every time I visit I am never disappointed. You have a way with color which emotes to my senses. The delicate blue and white pattern on the rim is gorgeous next to the solidity of the pears.Lovely!

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  12. Beautifully painted, Celia! Awesome colors!!!

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  13. This is gorgeous! I love the yellow/green pears with that blue bowl. I have the same issue, I want to fill all of the spaces with paint whether it needs it or not :-) I will try to remember your description of leaving space for it to breathe. I love that!

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  14. This is beautiful and very inspired, really like how you placed the plate, so lovely and delicate ! xx

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  15. Ah yes! Celia , the always popular pears. They always make me happy , maybe it's the cheerful colors.

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  16. My favourite of yours so far. xx

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

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