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Poppies
watercolor on Fabriano Artistico paper 
7"x 5" inches

 I created this painting from a sketch I did earlier in July.  I sketched on site and painted at home. It worked out well because the reference photos were not very helpful, without the sketch I would have  had to abandon the project. 



 

my plein air sketch 

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  1. C'est magnifique, j'adore cette fleur :)

    Gros bisous

    Manon

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    1. Thank you so much Manon! A big kiss to you as well! :)

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  2. That's why we should all sketch...for future paintings!!! Beautiful rich color!!!!

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    1. I am so happy you like it Hilda, really love your eagle painting! Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Very nice. The two flowers together look like they are ready for sketching. Outdoors versus photographs, on site wins every time.

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    1. It does, my photos were awful! I wish I could always work from life. Thank you for your kind visit!

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  4. Poppies are always a favorite! Nice job Celia! Happy weekend to you! Bisous

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    1. Thank you Helen! Have a nice weekend too!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Sonia! Hugs!

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  6. Dear Celia such a lovely painting friend. Those poppies just dance on the paper. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs!

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  7. I just love poppies and these came out really lovely!!! You did a great job on the background so it doesn't compete with the poppies and they stand out as the stars! Well done!

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    1. Thank you Joan, I am happy you like the background, it was a challenge,

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    1. Thank you for your visit and comment Lata!

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  9. It is amazing how the especially sketches stay in our mind and remind us of the reality. Photos just do not do flowers justice.
    This is a beautiful watercolor.

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    1. It is never the same in a photograph, wish I could always work from a sketch. Thank you for your kind words Julie!!

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  10. Celia, this painting is very beautiful. Like the colors.

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  11. Prayers for Italy,
    and you are home safe

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  12. Good morning Celia!
    I so love your beautiful and so very well done poppies. Full of fantastic color, wonderful movement and great excitement! Bravo buddy! (Sad for our Australian buddy, Wendy!)
    Take care my good friend and stay well!
    Michael

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  13. Your art is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us :)
    Namaste

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