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

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rose Bouquet



Rose Bouquet

14x11in  oil on Raymar canvas panel  $600. unframed

This is my 600th post so I am celebrating with posting
a larger than normal painting.

Artist Note.

I have learned so many things about myself and my art
during this time, but the best thing to
come out of it has been the fellowship and support
of the amazing community of fellow blogging artists.
I sincerely thank you all.

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56 comments:

  1. Dear Julie - I want to thank you...your posts always keep me painting even though I use watercolors and not oils. Your work is beautiful and your subjects are significant because I can feel your heart coming forth. Congratulations on your 600th post (wow)!

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    1. The fact you are a water-colorist and still take the time to visit and comment makes it even more meaningful to me. I too, enjoy many forms of art and my only criteria is it captures my interest... either with creativity, skill of technique, color or great design.

      Your gluten free bread recipe had my mouth watering today.

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  2. Wow, I couldn't agree more. What wonderful support we give each other. And Julie, this painting looks like a celebration!

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    1. We have been art buddies for quite a while now Helen. I appreciate you.

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  3. Está uma maravilha este ROSE BOUQUET !!!
    Grande artista! Parabéns!
    M. Emília

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  4. Thank you so much. I translated this with Google help. Yeah for Google!

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  5. 600! Gosh, we've been doing this a long time...we're almost family..LOL This painting is absolutely beautiful, Julie as with all of your paintings..again, a beautiful piece to celebrate !

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    1. Hi Hilda, yes, we have been blogging friends a long time now. Long enough for me to worry about you during Super Storm Sandy.
      Thanks for always being there.

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  6. EXQUISITE painting, Julie. I love your work and your blog--your artist notes are so helpful. Congratulations on 600 posts! That is awesome!

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    1. You are so nice, Nancy. I visited your blog and love your watercolor sketches. I use the same set up to travel with.

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  7. A great bouquet,sweet roses, magnificent compsition, that cup with cherries that seem ready to eat ... The porcelain with its radiance ...
    It 'really a celebration, 600 posts, a lot of beauty and harmony with whom you brighten my eyes, my heart, my mind and that of many other people. THANK YOU, DEAR JULIE!

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    1. And I thank YOU, Rita, for your constant support and encouragement - for a along time now. Your words are always like poetry and your paintings are sublime. I can feel the velvety texture of your orchid. it is also good to know I have a friend in Italy.

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  8. Beautiful! Those cherries in the bowl are exquisite!

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed doing the cherries.
      I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  9. Dear Julie, a toast to you!

    600 is wonderful and you are to be congratulated. I look forward to many, many more. You are a true inspiration. Now, back to my easel, more painting to be done before the 26th of April!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to say such a nice comment when I know how busy you are getting ready for your show.
      You did a great job on fracturing your apple!

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  10. This is so beautiful..I am full of admiration ! 600 is a lot, I see we started in 2010 both of us, but I am wayyyy behind ...in every sense :-)

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    1. Hi Jane - I started on the very last day of 2010 so I do not count it as a year. It is a lot though and how I have grown from doing it - in so many ways.
      You have been a true blogging friend for a long time and I DO APPRECIATE YOU. Thank you.

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  11. I thought there something different, then I realized it was larger than usual. The technique looks the same, but the amount of information is larger. A lovely flower arrangement and painting.

    Ditto, by the way.

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    1. So nice of you Roger. Thanks. You have been an enjoyable friend on blogger - always with interesting observations which I have appreciated.
      Love your abstract today. You really are on a roll.

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  12. What a lovely painting. I love the detail and composition, it's a big canvas too. You put a lot into this one, and we take a lot from it... it's gorgeous. We share an anniversary: your 600th and I celebrate my first on this new blog :0)

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    1. Hi John. I am not sure what you have changed, but when I clicked on your name I did not go to your blog like in the past. I hate to miss out on this exciting new blog.

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    1. Thank you Ann. The horse video made me tear up. Glad you showed it.

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  14. Happy 600th! I love your work. :)

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    1. Nice of you to say and I enjoyed seeing the fun camera work on your interesting blog.

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  15. congratulations on your 600th post! Your painting is a real beauty...so "lively"!!

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    1. Thanks Celeste - I think this painting goes back tome English roots.
      Your imagination painting is neat -I liked it.

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  16. Oh do those cherries look delicious! A beautiful piece, Julie!

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    1. Hi Sherry - I enjoyed your "yapping" post today. So much to interest me.

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  17. Julie, congratulations on your 600th post! This painting is "classic" Julie Ford Oliver, which makes it a perfect choice for the occasion. Gorgeous roses, blue/white vase, bowl of luscious cherries.....wonderful composition!

    Off to find your gluten free bread recipe...

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    1. Hi Carol - thanks for the really nice comment.
      Your colors in your hydrangeas today are fabulous and inspire me to try them...if only I can find the right thing. No flowers around.

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  18. lovely painting...I too am coming up on my 600th entry on my blog (in one week) you have inspired me to celebrate too...I didn't even think to look at how many I had done. That sounds like a lot now! You are right about the community being the real reason we do this.

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    1. I enjoyed visiting your blog too and congratulations.

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  19. What a great painting to celebrate your 600th, Julie!! Congratulations!

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    1. Hi there Dean - nice of you to come and say congrats. Appreciate it a lot.

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  20. Congratulations on your 600th post!!! And what a beautiful celebration painting! Love everything about it! I really enjoy your blog!

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    1. It is a celebration and thank you. Nice to hear you like my blog.
      I love the colors you got in your azaleas today.

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  21. It has been an absolute joy to follow your art and learn from you and watch your blog grow and grow because everyone else is doing the same thing I am ...loving your art and learning from you. :)

    You're the bestestestest! Uh oh, the spell checker is telling me that is not a word. But I don't care because rules SHOULD be broken when we are excited about something. 600! Woo hoo!! Congratulations!

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    1. Lovely Miss Lisa - absolutely always a pleasure to visit your creative space.
      I LOVE being the bestestestest! What the heck does Spell Checker know about the really important words!

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  22. Julie,
    It's an absolute pleasure to open your post every day!

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    1. What a lovely thing to say - thanks so much, Dee - truly appreciate it.
      Looing forward to seeing the large flower canvases.

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  23. Beautiful painting Julie! It's been such a pleasure getting to know you. You're such an inspiration to me. You're amazing!

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    1. It has always been a pleasure to visit your blog too Bruce. Your work is wonderful.

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  24. You inspire sharing, Julie, and collaboration, and support and growth. You have an infectious spirit about painting, and I'm grateful to have learned so much from you. Congrats on your 600th post!

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    1. Can I adopt you - you say the nicest things! Thanks so much Carol, and I am humbled.
      Your painting of all the kids in a line is fabulous.

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  25. I just adore your work! I agree with Dee Sanchez, it is an absolute pleasure to open your posts every day!

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    1. Thank you so much. I lingered on your wonderful post too long watching the Gauguin video. Thanks for all those wonderful ones. I will return to watch the Matisse

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  26. Beautiful, Julie! Congratulations on your 600th post. I love following your work.

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    1. And I yours. The one with the cork is amazing.
      Thanks so much.

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  27. Wow, there's not much to say that hasn't already been said.....many times! What a wonderful feeling to know that so many caring and talented artists love both you AND your amazing works. One of the reasons you're so revered is because you are so very generous with your knowledge. It makes all of us better and hopefully, willing to 'pay it back' by sharing in that same way. My true heartfelt congratulations on 600 posts and my prayers and wishes for you to continue what you do so beautifully as well as giving us all a great reason to open our email!!!

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    1. Oh Wow - what a beautiful comment. You have made me feel special and that is a lovely gift. Thank you. Sending Blessings back to you.

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  28. Congratulations on your 600th post! This is a beautiful painting, the color, composition...everything is so soft. I'm so glad I found you out here in blogland!

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  29. What a wonder you are! 600 posts, well done and congratulations! Really gorgeous painting too!

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  30. Congrats on this accomplishment Julie, it is a lovely celebration.. This work accentuating your mood, your fete and the passion you have been showing in your works, you have been such an inspiration for me even though it is a short time that I have been following your work, your energy is felt through your lovely paintings too.

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  31. Hi Julie,
    Have you started on the little painting of the pansies and cream pitcher for me? the one that I wanted and you couldn't find? I still want you to paint it for me.
    Karen

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Cheers,
Julie