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 Still-life study
watercolor on Fabriano paper
28cm. x 12 cm.

My daisy lasted a good two weeks, I couldn't resist painting it one more time. I painted this in one sitting, observing the colors' set up from life. I feel I over worked it and lost some of the freshness the previous painting had. A good lesson in patience. Anyone who understands the medium will understand how important it is to wait and let the washes dry, evaluating what the paint does on its own. It is nevertheless fun to experiment, there are always good lessons to be learned.

Thank you for stopping by!

My work in progress...


  1. I know, I know... patience... sigh. :) Nevertheless, I love the colourful result!

    1. You are very kind Judy!! I enjoy sharing my journey, which includes the bad ones.

  2. the work in progress is very fresh!

  3. J'aime beaucoup, c'est très beau

    Gros bisous


  4. Great to see both the work in progress and the finished piece. Very colourful and pretty!

    1. I think I should have stopped right there but oh well! Thank you for visiting Wendy!

  5. 'Patience' what is that??? ;-) Love the way you tackled refraction with the stem in the water. Lovely study.

    1. Right...not my forte either! Thank you Laura, I'm happy to see you well!!

  6. I am short on patience too. Think though that this is very lovely Celia. Hope all is well with you. Have a wonderful week.

    1. It is an exercise, I learned the paper takes a lot of abuse without it tearing. I love this paper! Thank you for your visit...hugs!!

  7. I just love the colors in this! Lovely piece!

    1. I love seeing your ornaments Joan! Thank you for commenting!!

  8. I know what you mean by waiting, so hard to be patient sometimes when all we want is get on with the pleasure of painting. But still, the colors are nice and warm. Bisous

    1. Thank you Helen! You understood, we also get lost in the moment.

  9. it appears very fresh to me, Celia. Your colors are beautiful and your design works great. The placement of the slice angling in is brilliant! Wonderful painting.

  10. Really like the warm colors throughout the painting and the placing of the objects work very well , a great study !

  11. Hello Celia, I agree that patience is very important when we are using watercolors. I also just discovered it a few weeks ago. Because I am someone who wants to finish what I am painting immediately. Anyway, I found your painting beautiful, it is fine and colorful.
    Have a wonderful Holiday season.

  12. Thank you for the encouragement, it helps to find such understanding! Have a Merry Christmas!


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