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Daydreaming Summer







Daydreaming Summer
watercolor on paper
8.5" x 11.5"/21.5 x 29 cm.


It has become rather cold and dreary. I thought this would cheer me up, hopefully it will you as well!

Happy New Year!


  

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  1. Happy New Year Celia!
    Yes, your lovely painting does cheer me up.
    Right away I think of taking the tablecloth, putting it on the ground, and taking a nap in the sun. :)

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  2. Fresh and lovely. Yes, it makes me yearn for summer!

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  3. Beautifully painted Celia! I love the soft colors of Summer....I miss the warm weather so much... Let's think Summer!!! Lol

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  4. Just helps me feel better looking at a summer time painting. Your colors are truly beautiful. Enjoy a great New Year, Celia!

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  5. Happy New Year, Celia! What a gorgeous summer painting, so sunny and warm!

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  6. Such a sweet painting Celia, those pretty colours. You have a lovely style with watercolours :D)

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  7. this is lovely...beautiful warm colors and a lovely feathery touch to the brush work

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  8. Dear Celia this is so lovely. I can so relate too about dreaming of summer. This painting has me wishing for sunny days. Let's hope it won't be too long in coming. Hugs!

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  9. Bonjour chère Celia,

    "Rêverie d'été" !! Oui c'est tout à fait ce dont j'ai besoin en ce moment !... Des couleurs d'une grande douceur, d'une grande fraîcheur... Elles nous entraînent à la contemplation...
    Bravo l'artiste !
    Gros bisous 🌺

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  10. Oh, Celia, this just makes me want to be there enjoying a spring day. Great job!

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  11. Celia, your painting reminds of sunny warm days to come! Very nice painting!

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