Personal Art Blog

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

And The Winner Is...



And The Winner Is...

8x6in  oil on canvas panel  SOLD

Lemon or limes?
Easy, for painting them, the lemon wins hands down.

Artist Note.

Still painting some of the same objects as I find that working on
something I find difficult, becomes easier each time.
In this case I am talking about painting the cans.
Trying to learn how do do the fracturing technique has been
requiring a lot of intense concentration.
I stop and take notes when it works and also when it doesn't!
My notebook is starting to look as big as an encyclopedia!
Does anyone else keep notes on their paintings?


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13 comments:

  1. Hi julie,
    Such a delight seeing your blog and paintings, wonderful colors, textures, and brushwork! Love the tin cans!

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  2. Thanks, Karen. Glad you like the cans. I enjoy them.
    I loved your blog on saying goodbye to your camera.

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  3. Julie, I really love your style. It's almost like looking at the subject through a window wet with rain. Such a fascinating effect.

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    1. Love your style too, Susan. Thanks for the visit.

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  4. You can easily create so many variations on one theme. And all are excellent. Like Mozart!

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    1. Thank you Maga, Your beautiful kitten pieces come to mind.

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  5. I think every painting on this blog is a winner. Absolultly amazing art works!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. You make me feel very good. I went to your blog and love your colors and what you do

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  6. Hi Julie - Your paintings are beautiful. I would like to learn more about the fracturing technique, but my research hasn't led me to any information. Can you point me in the right direction to find out more? Thanks again for sharing your work - just lovely.

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    1. Fracturing is the name I came up with for my technique.
      I hope I directed to you to the post with the step-by-step for fracturing. May 19th. Any help I can give I will.

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    2. Thanks so much, Julie - Your May 19th explanation of your technique is very informative. I'm very intrigued by the process, and would like to give it a try as I progress. I can see that it would take a great deal of thought, study, and experience to do it justice. Thank you again.

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  7. This is wonderful! I've been inspired to try "fracturing" as well, and now I know why I can't find information about it. You made the name up! Is it kind of like broken color but with a palette knife? Do you use a palette knife exclusively or do you use the squeegee tool you made? Sorry for so many questions. You've inspired me. I've always tried to keep my work very loose and I love this technique.

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    1. I am so glad you are inspired. Wonderful feeling isn't it?
      I use brush and knife. See the step by step post on May 19th.
      Be glad to help.

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Cheers,
Julie