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

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mother's Pottery #10

Mother's Pottery #10

8x6in  oil on canvas panel  100.

Mother made this wonderful plant pot and my daughter provided the
Calla Lilly plant.  (I have a very special daughter and she knows how
much I adore callas.)
It is also beautiful with hyacinths.

This is another piece made when mother was 80. When she presented it to me
I said something about the strong pink not being a color she would normally use and she
paused for a moment and then admitted that she had read the glaze container wrong!
It was the start of her loosing her central vision.

Artist Note:

This is painted on oil primed linen.  I use Centurion linen, oil primed sheets which come in a pad.
 I find it is a wonderful surface to paint on. For a start the paint responds
differently than on regular gesso and the colors are more intense. When dry, I will mount it with YES paste to a panel. YES is archival, acid free. I also use Miracle Muck. Another good one.

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  1. Julie, these are all so beautiful! I'm sure your Mom is smiling down at you from heaven. Great work!

  2. Hello Julie,
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my kiwi over at the paintanddraw blog. Your paintings are looking sensational. I like all of the texture that you use.
    Keep your paints wet!

  3. Beautiful composition as always. Even though your mother made a mistake in reading the glaze container , i think the two go very well together, it is so beautiful!


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