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Spider Plant Studies




Spider Plant Study I
watercolor on paper
12,5 cm x 18 cm

I enjoy studying leaves on plants. Because of this, I found the stripes on Spider plants to be an interesting subject. In my first study, I limited my palette to Quinacridone Magenta, Quinacridone Gold and Ultramarine Turquoise, all from Daniel Smith.


 Spider Plant Study II
watercolor on paper
16cm x 24 cm


 For the second study I used my regular colors because I wanted to focus more on the leaves.



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  1. Great paintings, Celia! I love spider plants, I have three, all with different stripes.

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    1. Thanks Judy! I love their stripes too! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Great strong shapes with interesting negative spaces Celia. Both lovely pieces. Plants are indeed fabulous subjects to study. Have fun and enjoy your week.

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback, Laura! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Celia- I think both pieces are superb. I used to have a spider plant many moons ago. They are such fun to grow because of their babies that seem to spread. Your limited palette for the top painting certainly looks like you used more than three colors. Just shows what a great painting one can create just from there colors. Thanks Celia for sharing. Hope you have a delightful weekend. Hugs!

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    1. It is a funny plant, originally given to me by someone who took the time to propagate it. I feel the limited palette also looks more cohesive, it is a great exercise for me! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I love both your studies Celia, plants can be fun subjects to paint with interesting colors and shapes. Your sketches are very good! I like the shadows and lights in these paintings!

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    1. Thank you Debi! Have a wonderful painting week!

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  5. How nice to see the spider plant again , it isn't often you see it around here, two great works Celia ! It's a plant I really like with all the 'babies' hanging at the end of the leaves , when I meet one again I think I will steal a baby :-))

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    1. Thank you so much Jane! I have plenty, I wish I could mail one to you! :-)

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  6. Great studies! I like seeing what you did in the first one with just 3 colors. The second one is lovely too.

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    1. Thanks Joan, I was surprised myself by the limited palette.

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  7. Tes aquarelles sont vraiment très belles

    Gros bisous

    Manon

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    1. Thank you Manon, you are too kind! I hope you are having a nice week!

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  8. So interesting Celia how the choice of colours can give the same subject so many looks

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    1. It is fun to explore, I know it is something you do so well!

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  9. A great idea Celia. Many times I have looked at a flower study and thought that the leaves were stealing the show. I especially love your Study II, the colors and composition are really eay catching!

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  10. These are lovely! You really captured the character of the plant.

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  11. Hi Celia,
    You've got great looseness in the top one and great shadows in the bottom one! I can understand your attraction to spider plants. I had a treasured spider plant as a child and was thrilled when it grew some "babies".

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  12. Gosh - it is wonderful Celia. I especially love the juxtaposition of the curve of the handle next to those spiky leaves. Love spider plants and especially the new baby shoots.

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  13. Gosh - it is wonderful Celia. I especially love the juxtaposition of the curve of the handle next to those spiky leaves. Love spider plants and especially the new baby shoots.

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  14. You're such a good artist, Celia, and I can see why here. You take the time to explore your subjects from different angles, painting them with different processes... you set a good example for the rest of us!

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  15. Hello Celia! I so love the way you painted these plants! Bravo! I love all the movement! Exciting and peaceful at the same time!!!! You always use watercolor in its best way! Take care my friend!
    Michael

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  16. Love both paintings very much. Don't you just love DSmith' quinacrodones. They are so lively.

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  17. Un petit coucou pour te souhaiter une belle semaine ♥♡

    Bisous

    Manon

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  18. Un petit coucou pour te souhaiter une belle semaine ♥♡

    Bisous

    Manon

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  19. Oh Celia this is my kind of scene. Just beautiful. Your sky is especially eye catching. Hope you have a lovely day. Hugs

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

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  21. Dear Celia what a perfect way to make this season of giving meaningful. Your painting is gorgeous. I pray you and your family are blessed with abundant joy this Christmas season. Hugs Debbie

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  22. Celia your gull is lovely. You certainly caught his personality too. Great tip about using a photo from your phone. Hope you are having a great day. Hugs!

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  23. Dear Celia this is a wonderful painting to celebrate the fall season. The glazing really adds such a beautiful depth. Hope you have a great week. Hugs!

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