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Violets

Violets
watercolor on paper
12,5 x 18cm/ 5" x 7" 

The one tiny bloom in my African Violet has inspired me to grab my paints. The leaves with their funny texture always attract me, I decided to highlight them more in my composition. I was also tempted to break the rules of perspective. Instead of placing the focus in the obvious center, I positioned it in the upper corner. My wish is to build up to the bloom. I hope it works.

I hope everyone is having a nice Sunday!

Comments

  1. You are so good at capturing the lovely softness of your subjects.
    And I love off center perspectives. They are such a force to drive the viewers eye to your main point. Hope all is well!

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    1. Thank you Carmella, it is a wonderful compliment!!

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  2. Je trouve ton aquarelle vraiment belle et j'adore les couleurs que tu as choisies :)

    Bisous

    Manon

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  3. Happy Sunday. Celia !
    Your violet is gorgeous.

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  4. Dear Celia what a lovely composition as well as beautiful colors. Isn't it wonderful when something reaches out and inspires us. So glad you shared yours. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Debbie! It's like we can't help ourselves, we are so fortunate to have the understanding of our art friends.

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  5. This is lovely! You captured the look of the leaves and the colorful petals of the violets nicely.

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  6. Your color harmony reached right into my heart and revved it up. This is a stunner. Love the design too, but really admire the flow of beautiful color which shimmers with warm and cool areas..

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  7. Your color harmony reached right into my heart and revved it up. This is a stunner. Love the design too, but really admire the flow of beautiful color which shimmers with warm and cool areas..

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    1. What a lovely comment ,Julie, thank you very much!

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  8. I love violets and this painting is lovely. Yes I was drawn to the flower after traveling up through the furry leaves. well done.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and visit Sharon!

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  9. Violet is one of my favorites. I love your color combination in this painting. Well done, it is really beautiful.

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  10. I like how you positioned the plant and I really love the blues/violets, gorgeous colors altogether !

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    1. Thank you very much Sonia! Many hugs to you!!

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  12. Bonjour chère Celia,

    Des couleurs vivifiantes qui se mêlent pour une superbe danse printanière. Très jolie aquarelle.

    Gros bisous ♡

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  13. Bonjour chère Celia,

    Des couleurs vivifiantes qui se mêlent pour une superbe danse printanière. Très jolie aquarelle.

    Gros bisous ♡

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  14. Bonjour chère Celia,

    Des couleurs vivifiantes qui se mêlent pour une superbe danse printanière. Très jolie aquarelle.

    Gros bisous ♡

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    1. Thank you Martine, you are very kind! xx

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  15. Wonderful leaves Celia I suffer mental breakdown with leaves

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    1. I know what you mean, leaves are tough! I love your portrait work Paul! THanks for the visit!

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    1. Thank you very much Laura! A big hug!

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  17. Good idea to paint it on the side of the paper. Gives a greater interrest I think. It look lovely :)

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    1. I appreciate your feedback ,Catharina, thank you for your kind comment!

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  18. Love this, Celia, soft and lovely, love, Diana

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    1. I like the words soft and lovely to describe my painting! I appreciate your visit, thank you Diana!

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  19. Violets, one of my favorite house plants. I always have a few.
    Love the painting of them. And the different composition.

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    1. I have to stop myself from buying more of them when I see them! Thank you for the visit BJ!!

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  20. Violets always remind me of my Mom....she loved them but I was never able to keep them alive...beautiful piece Celia...excellent work with the leaves!!!!!

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    1. I am very happy to see you Hilda! I hope you are feeling well!!Thank you for visiting! xo

      P.S. The trick is not to water them from the top but only below and not to over water.

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