Skip to main content

Vine Ripe

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

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!

Comments

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

      Delete
  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Delete
  9. Wonderful painting. Feels like summer again

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

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Hidden Darling

Hidden Darling watercolor on Canson paper
24 x 32 cm

A painting of what is in front of me, from direct observation. 
I am finding it more difficult to keep up with this blog. I feel I need to simplify, this will be my last post. 
I wish to thank everyone who has taken the time to visit me here over the years. It has been a wonderful experience.
If I don't already follow you on other platforms, please leave me a comment and let me know where I can find you to stay in touch.

If you are interested in keeping up with my work, I mostly post on Instagram at the present under @celiawatercolor

I also will be updating my website more regularily
 ( watercolorsbyceliablanco.com )



All about Roses

 View of Rome from the Pincian Hill watercolor on paper 23 x 30.5
My friend, Michelle Endersby,  asked if I would enjoy doing a sketch of a rose in Rome for her monthly newsletter. Michelle's work has the most beautiful art inspired by roses and nature (click here to view her work). She shares her knowledge about roses, rose gardens, most importantly her current artworks. She has an amazing collection of roses from her personal garden, homeland of Australia and travels. (you can view them on her  Instagram page)

Rome has many beautiful gardens. My thoughts went back to a rose I remembered seeing in the Pincian Gardens. I always hoped to have the opportunity to go back to paint this image. I was lucky enough when I made it back up there to find roses to sketch, it happened to be just as the sun was setting.  The light became golden, sharpening the colors of the already beautiful subject for me.



my sketch done on site
------------------------------------------------------------------…

Peaceful Isolation

Peaceful Isolation
17 × 11cm watercolor on FABRIANO ARTISTICO cold press paper
available
I painted this on location while on the Greek island of Ios. I was mesmerized by the jewel color of the ocean and the beautiful color shifts it created. One of my favorite spots had this dinghy left at anchor, I was immediately attracted by the similarities between the colors of the dinghy and the surrounding water. 


This is the first sketch in my sketchbook.
The sun dried everything on contact, which took some getting use to.  I discovered that it was better if I filled my palette wells with water and worked smaller.



This is the second sketch.
The little red dot you see in the water is my husband snorkeling.  He wears a red swim cap to make it easy for me to find him.



This is as far as I got on location. I didn't bring my finer brushes. I left the fine details for when I got home.


Thank you for your visit!