Princess Dandelion

watercolor on paper 10".5 x 14".5 in./ 27 x 36 cm.

It is a painting of my youngest daughter, Luisa, when she was six. I wanted to capture the excitment, energy and wonder children have at this age. At the time, we were lucky to live next to a Nature Area. She and her sister were big explorers who loved to pick dandelions and buttercups. She was fond of wearing an old shiny blue skirt on her head which she dubbed her "blue long hair" which she complemented with a fancy dress with puffy sleeves. Wearing costumes all year at our house was "in"! Today she is close to finishing her first year of high school … they grow up at the blink of an eye!

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Celia Blanco

About Celia Blanco

I am from Northern Virginia, brought up in a household where creativity has always been encouraged. I developed artistic interests at an early age. My mother, who also loves art, was instrumental in this. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, in 1992. At that time, I experimented with many mediums. After graduation, after being required to work mostly with oils, I was able to follow my instincts more, drawing closer to watercolors. Family priorities resulted in a hiatus that lasted for some years. I approached the Arts again in 2010. I strive to explore the limitless possibilities watercolor painting offers and admire the endless effects that can be obtained. I paint a variety of subject matter, plein air, from life or from photos. What I find most stimulating are the seemingly commonplace moments or scenes that are often overlooked. I try to convey concepts by shaping and arranging the different creative layers the medium offers. I strive to apply myself daily, in spite of other responsibilities, forever challenging my skills and level of awareness. At the present, I live in Rome, Italy with my husband and two daughters. watercolorsbyceliablanco.com  http://watercolors-celiablanco.blogspot.it/

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