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

Thursday, December 29, 2011

An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!

oil on canvas

Completing my fun time of presenting different forms of still life.  

This is a contemporary viewpoint of an ordinary, fruit and objects, still life...only this is a detail from a larger painting. (see below)
In this case, the square format, big brushstrokes and simple shapes suggesting the apples, fruit and bowl are what make it contemporary. No tight realism - this is all about the eye filling in the detail enough for the viewer to know what they are looking it.

The full painting, below, has not been finished yet. It was a demo done for The Artists Guild on a 24x24in canvas. It took less than two hours, which amazes me as I can spend much longer than that on my small, daily paintings.
I did it back in the fall when I was getting fresh apples by the bushel, right from the Nichols Apple Farm, La Luz, N.M. 
My mother raised me with the old expression of an apple a day...and for good reasons I am a believer of it!

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  1. This is a beautiful painting, Julie

  2. Great to see such beautiful colours on a dull wet day here in the Limousin, Reminds me of Cezanne still lifes:

  3. Really amazing, Julie. I love the small detail of the painting, so I can see the beautiful brushwork. I have such a hard time letting go and painting with such freedom.

  4. I love how you painted just that portion of the other painting!! Beautifully painted Julie!!


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