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Blue Water



Blue Water
18 x 12.5
watercolor on paper


This is the last plein air painting I did while in Greece. I really hope to go back soon! It is nice to look back to the color of the water, it brings good feelings.

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  1. I feel the warmth of the sun, looking at your painting. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, what a kind comment! I did some changes on my blog according to the suggestions from your post.

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  2. Celia - that blue water is just fabulous. Like Judy I can feel the sunshine - you did a super job capturing the light and atmosphere of this lovely place. I can see why you want to return. I certainly would. Hugs!

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    1. I am happy I managed to portray that, I am not well experienced with landscape painting. I hope to do more in the future. Thank you so much for your visit and kind words! Hugs!!

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  3. I love the rich colors you used in this. You are doing such a great time painting water! I want to go there too.

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  4. You captured the light of a sunny day by the sea perfectly , love your rich colors and how you use them so freely !

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Jane!!

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  5. Beautiful blues, Celia! Love the painting!
    Makes me want to go back to Greece...

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    1. What a great compliment, thank you Chris!!

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  6. Hello Celia,
    This looks great. Amazing how you've done this.
    Well done!!

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment and visit, Marco!

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