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Sunflower



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

I couldn't resist buying this sunflower from the market the other day. It usually dies before I manage to finish painting it from life. It almost felt like it waited for me to finish: it started drooping only once I was done.


 my work in progress

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  1. Lovely painting, sunshine on paper. It's a perfect subject for winter.

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    1. I really appreciate your kind words, Maywyn! Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you so much Christiane! It is a wonderful compliment!

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  3. Definitely a favorite, this is so pretty, beautifully painted , the movement of the flower is just perfect !

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    1. It really makes me happy to hear it, thank you Jane!xx

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    1. Thank you Catherine! I really appreciate it!

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  5. Bonjour chère Celia,

    Une fleur de tournesol sympathique !! 🙂🙃... Une star qui avait envie d'être croquée par la talentueuse artiste que tu es.
    J'aime cette belle harmonie de couleurs ! Ton aquarelle est délicieuse et pleine d'énergie.
    Merci de nous montrer ton travail en cours.

    Gros bisous

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    1. Your words really touched me, Martine. Thank you so much!

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  6. Wow! Lovely greens and yellows! Well done!!!

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    1. Thank you Joan, I tried to limit my palette so I am happy you noticed!

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  7. How very kind of you to visit and leave such a sweet note.
    so happy you enjoyed.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  8. Dear Celia this is just a breath of fresh sunshine for me. You did a gorgeous job of painting this from life. Makes me wistful for summertime and for mine to start blooming once again. Have a great week. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie!! Big hugs to you!

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  9. I can't resist sunflowers either, though I find difficult to paint! On the upside, they can be painted at any stage of their life--Van Gogh did a beautiful painting of driend up sunflower heads.

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    1. That is a wonderful tip I will try. Thank you for the visit Laura!

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  10. I think the drooping adds a lot of interest and the negative spaces are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you so much Julie! It really helps me to have your feedback!

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    1. I really appreciate it, Carmella, thank you!!

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