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Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dogwood and Porcelain.



Dogwood and Porcelain

8x6in  oil on canvas panel  $125. SOLD

Oriental porcelain seems to go so well with the
dogwood flowers. They are not in season I know,
but I have some wonderful silk dogwood flowers
to remind me of their beauty.
I rather like the colors in this painting.
Blue and gold are one of my favorite colors
harmonies when used together.





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36 comments:

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    1. Nice to get a Wow - thanks Sherry.
      Your beautiful watercolor has gorgeous colors on today's post.

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  2. Julie, this is a very special painting. I love the Asian influence! Thanks for continuing to share your painting discoveries too.

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    1. Great to hear from you Colleen. Looking at the incredible drawing you did - I cannot wait to see more.

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  3. I sense fragrance even in these silk flowers, Julie, your porcelains are always a pleasure to enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Padmaja - I think you can tell I love to paint them.
      How is your aunt doing - I think about her.

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    2. The alternation of colors creates a movement among the precious objects.In the depths of this golden space,white flowers have so lovely delicacy!Amazing spring still life,dear Julie!

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    3. Thank you, dear Rita. Your poetic way with words always delights me. Your new post shows wonderful photos but my translator section didn't work and as I do not read Italian I had to guess what they were about. I will try back later.

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    1. Thank you Sherry.
      Hope you get back to finish the painting.

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  5. Lovely colors and dogwood. It makes me homesick. Dogwoods are one of my favorite trees and very prevalent on the east coast where I'm from. There are very few trees in Malta, and no dogwood.

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    1. Thanks Bruce - when I lived on the east coast my mother came to visit and fell in love with the dogwood. It has happy memories for me too.

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  6. Great idea with the silk flowers. And blue and gold together is very elegant and you added the plum color also (looks plummish on my end) which to me, suggests a version of red. So, there is my favorite red, yellow, and blue!:):):)

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    1. Yes, Libby - it is a modified version of red, yellow and blue.
      Pleased to hear it is a fav of yours.

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  7. A truly beautiful combination of colors, Julie!
    One of the many areas I particularly enjoyed is the dark bottom left corner...The bit of color there reminds me of raspberry syrup on a sundae...Yummmmm! :)

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    1. It is a raspberry color and your monitor must be true. ..but until you worded it that way I thought of it as a mixture of Alizarin and some blueish palette mud

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  8. A beautiful painting. I like your colors and composition.

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    1. Thank you Susan and may I say exactly the same things appealed to me in your new painting.

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  9. There's so much depth and richness in this painting Julie. It's another beauty! I think dogwoods are nice any season!

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    1. Thanks so much Jennifer. I tried to leave a message on your blog about your lovely painting, but I have to join Google Plus. I tried three times. Want you to know it happened with the last painting too.

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  10. I have dogwoods in my garden, they are so beautiful with their flowers. I have a species whose fruits are like strawberries, it seems that their are edible ? I don't know. But what I'm sure is that your painting is great . I like the composition with this path to the vase and the light in the petals.

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    1. Is the strawberry shape left from the center of the flower i wonder. Thanks for the visit. I loved the roses you did.

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  11. The composition is just perfect and the colours are such a complimentary choice!! I just love it Julie, wonderful painting!!
    A hug.

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    1. You are so nice - thank you. When you said on your blog you wanted the painting to breath...I keep waiting...and am looking forward to seeing the next step.

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  12. Dear Julie to call this painting lovely is faint praise. It is beautiful and I adore dogwood. You are so very talented my friend. Wish I could come watch you paint...I am sure you would teach me so much. Have a great day.

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    1. Thanks but after seeing the lovely leaves you painted I think I couldn't teach you too much.

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  13. Beautiful Julie! You are the master at florals & I always look foreward to seeing what vase or container you will use! I am working on two small bird paintings for my sister & was just thinking about adding dogwoods to them too! (except I want to use birch bark on the branch.) Maybe no one will notice! :)

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  14. I love the shapes of the dogwood flowers and I feel you can incorporate them with anything...especially birds.
    Thanks for the lovely comment, Donna.

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    1. Thanks Celeste - your landscape is a knockout today.

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  16. I love how fragile the flower petals look, like they will fall of with time. I especially like the white and blue bowl with the flowers. Well done.

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  17. Wow ... this one is a bit special, Julie. It's almost 3D; great perspective and composition. I love the fresh feel of the whole thing ... many thanks.

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  18. A "wow" from you, John, is special indeed. Thanks.
    Still laughing about your eyes checking on each other.

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  19. Julie, your beautiful paintings make me want to collect pretty dishes.

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Julie