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

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Calla Study



Calla Study

8x6in  oil on canvas board    100.

Busy day today, but time to do a quick study of my favorite flowers.
They are elegant at every stage.
This is the time of year they are starting to bloom in some lucky areas
of the country.

Artist Note.

This study was all about warm and cool colors.
The sun cast a warm yellow light and I placed the callas where
the shadows formed a strong diagonal.
The green changes are the most noticeable. They are a strong yellow/green
in the sunlight and a much cooler blue/green in the shadow.
The white on the flowers had so much light bouncing around them
they did not get too dark, but the sky cast down its color in the shade
and produced delicate hues of blue and mauve.
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10 comments:

  1. Very nice job of using greens to create the feeling of light.

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    1. Thanks, Carlene. You know all about light. Your frolicking lambs are still in my mind.

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  2. Hi Julie, Many thanks for leaving such kind comments on my blog, I too found your work to be so inspiring, I look forward to seeing your beautiful work and hearing your words of wisdom. Jane

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  3. Your artist note is all about observing! Taking the time to really see before jumping in with paint, then when you do, you NAIL it! Beautiful.

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  5. Anne, your comment makes me happy. I do not always manage to NAIL it!

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  6. Stunning painting, just love it!

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    1. Thank you Helen. I think your faces are stunning too.

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Julie