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Wow! You made something beautiful out of such an ordinary object - love it.
Thank you. I think it is the color and saw your beautiful use of color on your blog.
Well, this settles it! You paint brooms wonderfully well. I just love your work.
Thanks - so nice of you, Sharon. Love your wedding cake painting!
This is a lovely painting and the yellow glow is perfect. Good luck with your next paintings.
Thanks Polly. Know what you mean about setting up facebook. I just made one for myself. Ugh! Took me away from painting!
In Italy the arrival of the new year was a tradition to throw the old broom and buy a new one. The broom is the means by which travels the "Befana", the good witch who bring gifts to good children (even to me as a child). Broom-Gifts of all types these days that precede the "Befana", even made in silver,they bring lucky!!! Your job today is very much in keeping with these traditions ... traditions even feel where you live? A really pleasant work, dear Julie,casual in appearance... only!
Hello dear Rita, Love the story of the broom in Italy. Thanks as always for your generous words of praise.
Great broom. Great use of warm and cool, complimentary colors. Fun.
I like your rose too. thanks Helen
Love this painting Julie, the palette and brushwork are fab, and I especially love how you simplified the straw broom. Great start!
And I return the complement with your street scene. The way you did the light pattern is awesome.
Julie, Awesome! I love the broom...composition is perfect.
Thanks Marie. Your Day 2 piece is great as well lo9ve your pottery.
You really stick me with this one, because I always fight with the question "what to paint next?" Partly I ask what I would like to have on the wall and partly if I can do a subject in an interesting way. This one is stunning in it's simplicity, well done.
I never put my own work on the wall...well, one piece in my hubby's office...so I never have to deal with that question. My golden rule is I have to WANT to paint it.Glad you like this one. it is different for me.
But a gorgeous broom!
Nice - thanks. Love your work.
Wonderfully done, Julie!
Thanks Dean. I like your cow!
Julie, your straw broom is as beautiful as any of your rich, generous floral paintings!
Lovely comment and I thank you Pamela.Your poinsettia paintings are gorgeous.
There is something so wonderfully simple about the broom in the corner as the subject. Great light and texture as always:)Good luck with the 30/30 challenge. Yikes!
Wonderfully simple is also the beautiful design and colors in your latest painting.Yes- the 30 in 30 challenge is interesting, but I usually paint one a day. The thing that is different is I am challenging myself to paint subject matter I have never done before. That will make it harder. I am off on a workshop all next week so THAT will be interesting.
Awesome. It is a great subject! And congrats on finishing 30 in 30.
Thanks Nora - but this is number 2 of the 30 in 30 days Challenge. You will be seeing it all over as there are over 250 artists participating.
Julie, this is such an appealing painting. What a great idea for the challenge to try new subjects!Have fun.
Thanks Fay - love your tea kettle!
Timeless!Great to see you in the challenge too!
Oh look at that great composition and your usual marvelous shapes and color! Sweeping out the old year and looking forward to more of your challenge works.
Fun comment Mary - thanks. Looking forward to seeing your wonderful paintings too.
Wow! Cool exploring new things :)Jessica (sketchesofwords)
I agree - it is fun to explore. Thanks, Jessica.
Mesmerizing! Just love it.... keep expecting Cinderella to wander in and pick it up.
Glad it is Cinderella and not the witch!Thanks for stopping by Dottie.
This is stunning.
Thank you Sue.
I absolutely love this - it has such a sense of 'story'.
Thanks and I love your garlic
Thanks so much Hilda. Love the romantic dancers
Nice of you, Sue. thanks.
I love this broom, I feel I could go right out that door and take it for a spin. OK Julie, wishful thinking at my age. It's a beautiful painting.
Beautiful composition, and wonderful warm colors , really lovely painting. How to put poetry into an everyday scene , brava ! xx
thanks Jane. Cannot take credit - I painted it just how it was and made the bucket a little bit to the left.Your portraits are stunning.
Well that worked nicely didn't it? Great comment from Blanche, it could be the answer to the high fuel prices!!
LUV your humour dear John...
A broom! That would be a new one for me, too. It's a lovely painting!
Thanks and so is your latest figure.
Well I love it! Brooms make quite a nice focal point, methinks. And I vaguely see Carol Burnett clomping around in my head...
Love the methinks and Carol Burnett.
A masterpiece! The lighting is fabulous.
Thanks so much Twinkle... said it before...love your name!
Wonderful composition, Julie. And the yellows and blues set off by the grays. C'est magnifique!
I love grays same as you - with a bit of color! Your gift box has some lovely neutrals.
This is simply beautiful.There is life in that broom.
Thanks and I loved your post on Calcutta.
I love that you are taking the time to comment and thank you for it. I am sure other readers will enjoy them too.Cheers,Julie