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Sweet Renewal

Sweet Renewal
watercolor on Arches paper
8" x 8" / 20 x 20 cm

 This painting is the second in a four part gift I am preparing. You can see the first one by clicking here.

I painted this set up from life completely except for the macaroons, which  I made up.  I am trying to keep the theme in the four paintings light and airy in color.


  1. Love it! You did a great job on the cup shading and design. The two paintings should look great together. I'll be waiting to see the others in the series.

  2. Bonjour chère Celia,

    Une peinture qui me parle... Un moment précieux que celui de la pause thé que je ne manque jamais. J'aime aussi que celui-ci soit très cérémonial afin d'apprécié au mieux ce délicieux plaisir.
    Toute la douceur de vos nuances de couleurs sont autant de parfums qu'on retrouve dans une tasse de thé.
    La délicatesse dans cette peinture est un beau cadeau... et manifeste votre sensibilité.
    Et puis comment refuser des macarons pour accompagner le thé ?!! sourire.

    Bravo l'artiste !

    Gros bisous

  3. Beautiful, Celia! I love the lightness you achieved!

  4. A beautiful scene, the china is really pretty and delicate , and the macaroons look totally real, well done !

  5. Celia, just exactly the kind of subject I like..
    Soft colors, yes light and airy...
    Good work on the macaroons too..

  6. Gorgeous Celia. I love the light touch. So fresh. Your choice of colors for the macaroons is just perfect. Hope you will share the other two when you are finished. Hugs!

  7. I saw this on facebook and was impressed but seeing it in this format makes it so much more real. It is truly a gem of a painting!


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