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Peaceful Isolation


Peaceful Isolation 
17 × 11cm
watercolor on FABRIANO ARTISTICO cold press paper
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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!




Comments

  1. I’d like peaceful isolation right now.

    This painting is beautiful! (love the red cap)

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  2. Pure bliss, so peaceful for the eyes , all beautiful ! Wishing you a lovely weekend. xx

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  3. Beautiful watercolor, Celia
    The red cap for snorkeling makes me smile. It makes for a lovely painting.

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  4. I like those sketches, they are lovely. But my favorite is the second one with red dot. The colors you used in it is gorgeous.

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  5. Beautiful painting, Celia! I love the sketches as well!

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  6. Dear Celia your painting Peaceful Isolation is beautiful. Your hubby's red cap made me smile...definitely a good way to keep track of him. So glad you shared your sketches - all are wonderful. Hugs!

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  7. Celia, your really captured the translucent look to the water and the rocks visible below. This is really lovely! Sometimes you just have to work small.

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  8. I love your sketches....the first one ....Peaceful Isolation is definitely a favorite!!!

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