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Vine Ripe

Vine Ripe
 watercolor on Fabriano Artistico paper
9" x 12"/ 23 x 30,5 cm

This is an older painting I reworked. I felt I could have pushed it more, I feel better about the result now.
Thank you for stopping by!


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    1. Thank you Catherine,I really appreciate your kind comment!!

  2. It's wonderful to rework a painting and you did a beautiful job on this one, Celia!!! I love the vibrant colors on these tomatoes.... I miss the summer already !!! Lol.

  3. They looks so rich and yummy! Good work!!! Too bad tomatoes like these aren't around all year long.

  4. Wonderful reds , a beautiful composition, and the tomatoes look good enough to eat !

    1. Thank you Jane, that is just what I was hoping for!:-)

  5. Looks great, Celia! The painting has a Christmas feeling!

  6. Now those tomatoes look good enough to eat. Beautiful and very vibrant sweet friend. Have a super day!

    1. It means a lot to hear this from you, Debbie!!

  7. your tomatos look ready to eat! Wonderful reds!

  8. Luscious! (Literally and figuratively!) Always difficult to know when to stop! You pushed it perfectly!
    Happy Holidays Celia!

    1. IT is a wonderful compliment, thank you Michael!! I wish you a Merry Christmas!!

  9. Wonderful painting. Feels like summer again

    1. I'm happy you like it, I really appreciate your kind visit Maywyn!


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