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A Good Morning



 A Good Morning
 29,5 x 22 cm
watercolor on  paper

 I always wish to improve when I challenge myself anyway I can. The Daily Paintworks weekly challenge is exactly what I am talking about...to paint pastry. It is naturally challenging to paint food from life and not a photograph because it means contemplating it, not eating it right away. It took me two days, safe guarding it in the refrigerator in the meantime. I wanted to capture the early morning light as it streams into my kitchen.  I am very proud, I fought the temptation to the very end!




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  1. Elle est délicieusement belle ton aquarelle ♡

    Bisous

    Manon

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  2. You showed great restraint, and you received a beautiful reward in this awesome painting! Why am I hungry?

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    1. Thank you for your visit and follow, Chris! I hope your move will go smoothly.

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  3. I was laughing reading the end...yes, great restraint.
    Love the painting and I can tell you captured the pastry perfectly.
    Fun Challenge!

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    1. I came very close to taking a bite! Thank you,Julie!

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  4. Wow, love this Celia - great colours! Not to mention excellent self-discipline - I too have painted something delicious from life over several days only to see the food become less edible by the hour. We deserve medals for such great acts of sacrifice for our art!!:)

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    1. It did taste a little stale in the end but still delicious, I am so gluttonous I eat anything! LOL
      Thank you Wendy, we do!

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  5. Lovely painting.

    Guarding the refrigerator from myself might not work. lol
    Thinking about the oranges you painted, today I bought limes and oranges.

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    1. Limes and oranges,great combination! Thank you for thinking of me and your kind comment!

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  6. Really beautiful Celia, and the brioche looks totally real, you are brave resisting to eat it ! We are on the same page lately with our subjects :-)) Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Jane, I am in great company! A nice weekend to you!

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  7. Dear Celia - yes you did and it turned out to be such a lovely painting. Did you enjoy the pastry when you finished?? Hope so. Have a great day. Hugs!

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    1. I really did, a little stale but still delicious! Thank you Debbie! Hugs as well!!

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  8. Great job on this!!! I like how you handled the light. Not sure I would have been able to resist!

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  9. C'est l'heure du déjeuner ici Celia et je n'ai pas encore mangé. Ta pâtisserie m'a l'air si appétissante!.. Beau défi!

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  10. Great job on this painting Celia! The weekly challenges can be inspiring! The pastry your painted looks yummy, I know it must of been difficult to hold out without even a bite to the very end! Well done!

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  11. How you managed to resist your yummy pastry till you had finished your gorgeous painting I will never know... Great use of warms and cools. Lovely painting and subject.

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  12. Hello Celia,
    That looks great. Amazing to see how you've made this paint so well.
    A lovely breakfast.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  13. Bonjour chère Celia,

    Il est midi et en admirant cette belle aquarelle gourmande, j'ai l'eau à la bouche.
    J'aime beaucoup l'idée de prendre la photo de ton modèle, je trouve cela très captivant et fascinant.
    Bravo ! car comme tu le dis, il n'est pas facile de peindre la nourriture en lui attribuant ce côté friand !

    Gros bisous ♡

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