Personal Art Blog

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

Thursday, May 10, 2012

More Lemons



More Lemons

6x6in oil on canvas panel   SOLD

This is a warmer paint choice than yesterday's blog.

Artist Note.

I love blue and yellow/orange colors together,
 but I wanted to see if I could have a more
monochromatic color harmony and still have it
where I liked it.
I toned down the blue into a soft grey
using Venetian red and Ultramarine blue.
The trick when using dark colors together in a mixture
is to first make them as light as the value 
you want... and then mix together.


Venetian red is very powerful stuff and it got on my
hands, nose and ears. I now know where I scratch
when I am absorbed in my painting.

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12 comments:

  1. This has perfect harmony. Great choice of colours. I love the dreamlike quality of this piece.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks -
      Your work has such beautiful harmony - so I really appreciate the complement.

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  2. Hard for me to say which of the two lemon paintings I like best, but what I LOVE about both of them is the fractured color...I could stare at them all day!

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    1. That is a very nice thing to say. Thanks so much, Dana.

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  3. Hi Julie. Love the way the colors move through the painting. These lemons are lovely

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    1. I am on lemons again today, Helen. trying different things.

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  4. I arrive here from your friend Jane Moller of True Colors! Very good work this lemons but also the Doorway series. Happy weekend, Arianna!

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    1. Thank you for the visit. Jane's blog is truly a treat for the eyes...and heart!

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  5. This painting is so outstanding, Julie. I truly love your style..how I wish that I lived closer so I can be taught by you!!!! Absolutely love these lemons.

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  6. Thanks for the complement, Hilda. I wish we lived closer too but only because I think you are a fabulous lady and I can tell from your paintings you have an enormous heart!

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Cheers,
Julie