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

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fruit Bowl

Fruit Bowl

6x6in  oil on canvas panel     SOLD

I missed doing the pansies. The color and shapes were so interesting.

This fruit bowl is one my mother made and holds special meaning for me.

Artist Note:

I tried to be impressionistic with this piece and struggled...wiped off and
did it three more times. Photographed it and saw everything I didn't like
and wiped it all off and started again.
Does this sound familiar to anyone out there?

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  1. Julie, I think your struggle is familiar to everyone out there, everyone out there who paints anyway.
    This post and your pansies are fabulous!

  2. Oh yes, sounds very familiar :-)) It runs in the family... this fruit bowl is fabulous, wonderful composition.

  3. I really like the looseness of this, and how you painted "outside the lines". The textures and impressionistic feeling are beautiful!

  4. What a beautiful result from your struggles. This is one of my favorite pieces you have done. Bravo!

  5. This is a beautiful piece, Julie!!! Yes, I agree with Dana...the struggle is definitely familiar! Since your Mom made this bowl it makes it even more special.

  6. After your wipe-offs, the end result is lovely and impressionistic. I really liked your pansey series. And because I only just discovered your blog, I toured them all at once.
    Isn't it amazing what we miss in our paintings until we see it in a photo or online!

  7. Wow. I just discovered your work on Daily Paintworks and fell in love! I had to have this one! Love, love, love it! (Note: My wipe-offs and struggles, always end in failure. This painting will be a reminder to me to keep trying!)


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