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GERBERA FLOWER




GERBERA FLOWER STUDY
watercolor on paper
15cm x 15cm


I picked up a few gerbera flowers recently, it cheers me up to see their bright colors. A couple didn't last, presently I am left with two. I added a pear, I was then given squash from a relative's garden, now I have the makings of a very warm, autumn still life. I drew out my composition, decided to add some masking fluid. While waiting for the masking fluid to dry I painted a quick study of the flowers. I want to keep it for reference, because I have a feeling it won't be much longer before I will need to throw them away as well. The yellows almost seem to fuse together, a fun mix of warm and cold yellows. I'm just happy to get my brushes wet again. It feels like it's been a while...where did November go?




... work in progress ...


I hope everyone is having a nice day, thank you for the visit!
 

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  1. Hi Celia, it did fly by, love your Gerber Daisies.love,Diana

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  2. Ton aquarelle est vraiment très jolie! Bravo ma belle

    Bisous

    Manon

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  3. Beautiful colors on these flowers Celia! Very nice watercolor!

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  4. Très joli Celia ! C'est toujours agréable de voir de belles couleurs à ce temps-ci de l'année.

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  5. Dear Celia it is so uplifting to see your bright Gerbaras. I miss having fresh flowers to paint. Looks like a great still life with wonderful warm subjects. Hope you are having a blessed day.

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    1. I normally don't buy fresh flowers but decided to splurge! I'm happy you like them too! :-)

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  6. Such an energetic and warm color , just what we need ! Love the new photo of you, you look so pretty !

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  7. Very beautiful flowers, Celia. I like very much the colors combination you used to paint them!
    A hug, sonia :)

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  8. Such happy flowers to have and to paint Celia, look forward to seeing your painting

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  9. I love the flower sketch!!! It is so filled with color (which is sorely lacking in this very brown time in autumn). The still life looks like it will be a great painting. I hope the flowers last long enough for you to finish the other painting. When I get flowers I always think about painting them but they are usually past their prime by the time I get to do it.

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    1. It happens to me too, but I hope to finish from life. Thank you Joan!

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  10. Lovely colours in those gerbera's, Celia! I love the composition for the still life painting!

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  11. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je suis délicieusement fascinée par ton travail. J'aime beaucoup admirer l'évolution d'une peinture. Tu nous gâtes avec ce joli billet.
    L'harmonie de tes couleurs me séduit.
    Il n'est pas évident de peindre sur le vif.

    Un grand merci pour ton gentil message.


    Gros gros bisous ♡

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  12. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je suis délicieusement fascinée par ton travail. J'aime beaucoup admirer l'évolution d'une peinture. Tu nous gâtes avec ce joli billet.
    L'harmonie de tes couleurs me séduit.
    Il n'est pas évident de peindre sur le vif.

    Un grand merci pour ton gentil message.


    Gros gros bisous ♡

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  13. Great strong shapes and colours Celia. Looking forward to seeing the still life. Have fun.

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    1. Thank you for your visit and comment Sue!

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