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Summer Colors

Summer Colors
watercolor on Fabriano Artistico paper
22 x 30 cm
I couldn't resist purchasing this lavender plate with polka dots to use for my still life paintings. I took  advantage of the bountiful fruit we get now and I have been sketching them as often as I can.
My idea is to infuse the colors I have been seeing into my still life painting.

The first layers of watercolor

experiments in my sketchbook serve as a warm up.

Thank you for your visit!


  1. Thank you for the lovely posting of your painting

    1. I am so happy you liked it Maywyn, thank you for your kind visit!! Have a great week!

  2. Celia - this is beautiful. The plate is the perfect thing for your lovely green fruit. It was a delight to see your warm ups too...they are wonderful. Hope your summer is still giving you many lovely hours. It is going fast here. Take care and have a great weekend. Hugs!

    1. I am so happy you like it, Debbie! It was a bargain too which made it even better. I can't believe we are already past the first week of August, it always goes by much too fast.
      Thank you for the visit, hugs!!

  3. I love the contrast of the purple plate and the green pears. Thanks for sharing your warm-up sketches too. I hope you're having a great summer.

  4. Green + purple = excitement! I love it, Celia!

  5. What an exciting combination of colors and how I emote for that plate!!
    You can try all kinds of fruit on it. ..I can't wait to see it again.

    1. It helps me to see how you use pattern in your paintings, Julie. I am so happy you like it, thank you!

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