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CLEMENTINE'S



 Clementine Still Life
18cm x 25,5 cm
watercolor on paper


I hope everyone is beginning 2016 well. It is a time of year for renewal and self improvement. I am always hopeful to discover ways of improving and growing as I develop my artwork: more sketching and painting are always on top of my list!
My first painting of the year is a clementine still-life. I painted this set up from life. They are presently found in abundance, easy to peel and full of flavor. I have been buying them by the crate load. I find the long leaves elegant and with the right amount of contrast to the bright orange peel.



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  1. Hi Celia, I see we are on the same page, just posted some mandarines :-) This is a beautiful still life of mandarines and the colors are spot on !

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    1. Hi Jane, your painting is gorgeous, talk about colors! I am happy we are painting the same subject!

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  2. Gorgeous watercolor ... juicy clementines, menoum!
    Wish you a very happy and creative New Year, Celia!

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    1. Hi Martine, thank you! Wish you a great year too!!

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  3. Brilliant Celia, perfect colours, juicy, I love it

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    1. I love the word juicy, thank you Lorraine!

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  4. C'est vraiment magnifique et qu'elle fruit délicieux!

    Bisous

    Manon

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  5. A super watercolour, Celia! I love the contrast of the orange and green.

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    1. Thank you Judy! Mother Nature gives us great color combinations! :-)

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  6. Bonjour chère Celia,

    Ces clémentines sont si palpables que je peux sentir d'ici leur arôme. J'aime beaucoup la composition et les nuances de couleurs vivifiantes.

    Très jolie aquarelle qui apporte de l'énergie pour débuter une belle année 2016.

    Gros bisous ♡

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Martine!

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  7. Superbe ! J'adore les clémentines :)
    Bonne année, chère Celia.
    Bisous.

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    1. Thank you Olivier, and for your good wishes! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Catherine, and to you too!

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  9. What a great job you have done with these Celia! All the more so having painted from life. A beautiful painting!
    We call them mandarins over here.

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    1. Some call them mandarins but they are a different variety here, harder to peel. Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. Happy New Year!!! I know I saw this, and I can't believe I didn't comment on it. I like the composition. It keeps your eye moving from one spot to another. I've been eating them like crazy. They are my "go to" fruit this winter.

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    1. I appreciate your feedback Joan! Hopefully eating all this fruit will get us through the winter!

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  11. Ah Celia such a lovely first painting of 2016. You are already off to a great start. These look good enough to eat! Hugs!

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  12. Gorgeous clementines Celia. Don't know why but elegant springs to mind. Can you have an elegant classy painting? Well you just painted one.

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  13. This is a lovely painting, Celia.

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  14. Hello my friend! I have been off line for a little while and have some catching up to do on all your beautiful work. I just love this still life. The grouping of the objects on the page, the directional flow of the leaves and that georgous color all make for an expertly done piece. Happy New Year!

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  15. Wonderful colors, shapes and arrangement. Love your work!

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