I'm an artist in Alabama doing watercolors, and graphic arts on my computer. I hope you will follow my every day adventures with art! Join us at http://www.ciaswatercolorfriends.ning.com a social network dedicated to promoting the art of watercolor! Cecilia

Saturday, October 13, 2007

"Wedding Gift"

This is what I did for a wedding gift for my granddaughter Ashley.
It's a half sheet of Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. cold press paper.

White Roses

Here's something I really like. I finished this last week.
"White Roses". This is a full sheet, Arches 140 lb. bright white cold press paper.


Monday, October 01, 2007


I finished this one yesterday. I thought that it was finished, way before I would have usually thought that. There is a great deal to be said about knowing when to quit.

This is a half sheet watercolor on Arches 140 lb. bright white cold press paper.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My Neighbor's Roses

I'm kind of pleased with this one. It was very hard to do. These roses were in my neighbor's garden, Mr. Prestridge, and he kindly allowed me to take lots of pictures of them.

In order to get these variegated roses, I blew up portions of the picture and printed them out on photo grade paper. The difference is amazing and everybody who paints from photos ought to try this.

Here it is, it's entitled, "My Neighbor's Roses".

Some more Roses

I was told by a student that this was another masterpiece, however, I am not totally pleased with it as of yet.

This one was a combo, by that I mean that I isolated 3 pictures of roses and combined them into a composition, and this is how it turned out as a painting.

Opinions please? Cia

Monday, September 10, 2007

Yellow Roses

My goodness, I got locked out of here for a little while. Geez.

Here's my latest painting, I finally decided to try some roses! I think I turned a huge corner with this one!

Here it is!

This is a full sheet on Arches 140 lb. cold press bright white paper. It was an absolute joy to paint too.


Sunday, July 15, 2007

My book

A long time ago, I taught beginning watercolor through Auburn University's Outreach Program. In order to do it I had to take a portfolio to the Department Head of the Art Department, the regular curriculum one. I went the same day I found out I had to do that. I knew that if I didn't do it that day, I would talk myself out of it. I had barely gotten a few things out of the portfolio when he picked up the phone and called Continuing Education, (that's what they called it then)
and said "Let her teach! She can certainly do it!"

And so I did. The book started out just as handouts for each weekly lesson. The students were adults, coming from all walks of life, all the way from Deans to stay-at-home mommies. It was one of the most enriching experiences of my life. The students would stay with me all 8 weeks. Other classes did not have that kind of track record.

The first edition of the book was just typewritten pages, no pictures, no fancy anything.

But it was used by the students faithfully.

Then one day my son Kendall gave me Microsoft Publisher software as a gift. Suddenly the book took on more importance and had pictures in it. The first edition had some pictures of my students' work in it.

I bought a machine to punch holes and bind the book using the spiral or the comb method. And that's the way I publish it now.

At this time, it has grown to 43 pages. It is full of pictures and illustrations, and I have removed all the student pictures as I have lost track of those folks over time, and I wish to market it more, and I don't know how to get in touch with them to ask permission to use their work in a broader way.

The book is listed on my personal website at My Book.

More New Work

It's been awhile since I updated this site, I should be more vigilant! This one is called "Abstract Rhodies" and I really like it very much. I got to a certain point with this and thought, hey, this looks finished, I'm going to stop!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

White Rhodies

Hello all, I'm so excited about this particular painting! I am making progress, after all! This is white rhododendrons, it's a half sheet, and I'm trying a new paper, Artistico Fabriano 140 lb. cold press.

I'm interested to know what you think about this one!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Pink Hyrangeas

I've tried to do some hydrangeas now. Wow, what a lot of work! Here they are though. Cia

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Here's a slideshow of the lesson!

I've found a way to embed the slideshow of my online lesson in here. Let's try it!

Lesson1 Watercolor Cia Price


Monday, May 07, 2007

New! Free Online Lesson

Follow the link under the title of this post to see the online lesson.
If you decide to follow along, you should start here first, this gives
the reference picture and the drawing, etc.

Let me know if you decide to do this, I'm going to post all the pictures that we do online.


Friday, May 04, 2007

Juried IN!

I'm so excited! I've finally been juried in to something. The site
artspace2000.com invited me to join, but I had to be juried in first.
I got word that I've been accepted!

Here's the link to see it.



Saturday, April 28, 2007

My Web Presence So Far


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I would like to exhibit some other watercolor subjects with this post. There is a link to the page where you can really see them. I'm including some of them here. This first one is a full sheet done of Helen, GA. The gentleman is Charlie, my late husband.

This one is called "Road to Glory". It's not a full sheet, almost. This painting was selected by American Frame as their print of the month for March, 2007.

This is called Old Mill Stream. This painting was featured on the cover of a magazine called "Alabama Living". This is a scene I photographed near here down stream from a dam site where there had been a waterwheel type mill. The mill has since been restored.

Tubing Stream at Helen, GA. I photographed this scene standing on a bridge overlooking the tubing stream. I developed this painting from that photograph.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Backlit Irises

Good Morning! Here's another in my series of irises. I like this one because it's backlit, which is my favorite lighting condition.

I also like the color harmony in this one.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Loose Women

I may change the title of this at some point. I just finished this one, it's painted loosely because the picture was so tiny I could not see the details. Here it is! Cia


Dear Readers, I seem to be stuck in an iris mood. I don't care though, these complicated flowers have much to teach me. So I'm going to persevere, regardless of criticism as to why I don't paint something ELSE. Here is the one I called Cascade. I've done another one that is really loose but I need to finish it before I post it.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The one before that one, Happy Dance

I haven't put this one up either. This one came before "Iridescent Petals" and it's called "Happy Dance". The title refers not only to the way the painting turned out but also due to the fact that it went well from the start and had me doing the happy dance. I really love this one. Hope you comment!

I'm still here!

Hello! I've been so busy I haven't even been here to talk about what I'm doing!
I've been painting, and framing. Does anybody despise putting together frames as much as I do? I seem to be constantly screwing in those tiny screws only to find I don't have the corner tight enough and have to do it all over. Anyway, here's what I have just finished.

I'm very pleased with this because I have figured out how to paint an iridescent look without the use of iridescent paints. I did add a little metallic gold watercolor to the leaves but those translucent petals are just plain watercolor.



Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Hello everyone! This is a painting I sold the other day. It's called Spring Vision, it's a full sheet. The lady is very pleased with it. I was surprised because I did not even think it was finished!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Textures with Iris in a Field

Hello everyone, this is something I did in one day the other day. It's very loose and textured. I really like it! It's a full sheet. I've entered this one in an online juried contest.


Sunday, January 21, 2007


Good evening readers, I'm here right now to post my latest work. I just finished this a while ago. I really like it too! It's called "Sundance" and it's watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold press paper, a full sheet this time! It's been a very long time since I tried to do that! Let me know what you think! Cia

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

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Seeya, Cia

Clicking on Images

Dear readers, I just figured it out that if you click on the images, you can see a bigger version! I did not know that!

"Here's My Heart" Irises

To my readers, I'm so happy with this painting. It represents a new phase for me. This is something I have longed to accomplish a long time. This is called "Here's my Heart", and of course, it's irises! This is done wet-in-wet for the most part. The secret here is how you apply the colors, you should always separate blue and yellow with red. Hope you like this one!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Yellow Double Hibiscus

Well, this is a yellow double hibiscus. I don't like it as much as the orange one. But on we march. I'm feeling like I need to paint something else next, not flowers. But it's probably the way I feel about this picture that is affecting me.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Orange Double Hibiscus

This is my first attempt at a hibiscus. Well, the Confederate Roses are a kind of hibiscus. This one is a beautiful orange double one. I'm really liking this one. It's a combination of watercolor and watercolor pencils. I hope to do more of these!

First painting painted in 2007 by me.