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

Friday, June 15, 2012

400th Consecutive Blog!



A Touch of Red

8x6in oil on canvas panel   $125. SOLD

400 posts! Yikes!
I am celebrating tonight with a pat on the back for myself.
When I first started I never thought I would be able to do
this project, but I made a commitment and stuck with it.
I feel proud of my growth and self discipline, but most of all
I am proud of my husband, Jim. For someone who doesn't
give a darn about art, (true)  he has been 100% supportive.
So publicly  I want to say, thank you, I love you and
...whats for supper!!!  (joke..but he took over most of
the cooking when I started this and is now an excellent cook)


Artist Note,

I have done this painting before and liked something about it
so wanted to see what it would be like done in the fracturing
technique. It is the same and yet so different.


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33 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What an accomplishment! I think you deserve a break now but I look forward to your next post! This painting is beautiful; love the fracturing!
    Jen

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    1. Thanks, Jen. Pleased you like the fracturing.

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  2. Congratulations, Julie! It really is an accomplishment. You should be proud of both your paintings and your blog!

    This is another beautiful painting - you've developed a very personal, recognizable style.

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  3. Thanks Sue, I am proud, and yes, I can see I am acquiring style of my own. And to think it took a full year, plus!

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  4. Dear Julie,my compliments to the 400! And for your beautiful painting way!!!!!

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  5. Congratulations Julie! I jumped in following you about 200 days ago and have become a frequent visitor. I love your fracturing technique! Have a nice celebration, and thumbs up for Jim!

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    1. Jim will love that - thanks!
      Love your lion!

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  6. The impressive thing is all those painting you accomplished. I love the direction you are moving in your style.

    Also, I really enjoyed getting to know more about you in the DPW interview. Very nice!

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    1. Hi Virginia, thanks for all your nice comments and happy you liked the interview.

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  7. Congratulations, Julie!!! I LOVE this painting as I have loved all of your paintings!! This is your style and hope you never change it...! Here's to your next 400 !!

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    1. You are great and always appreciated. Hilda. Thanks.

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  8. I love this painting...something about the red bowl...very nice Julie! Congratulations on your 400th post! Can't wait to see the next 400...hopefully some more blue doors in there. : )

    xo

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    1. Bound to be more blue doors...Thanks for always giving your cheerful support, Lisa.

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  9. The fracturing does it for this one. I love the technique. It's particularly effective with florals, soft line items. Congratulations on your 400. Congratulations to Jim for his culinary skills and generosity.

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    1. What a nice comment and thanks for including hubby. Great motivation for him to continue the blog partnership.

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  10. Outstanding painting. It shows your development so wonderfully. You have done a remarkable thing...and it all comes together in that lovely painting. Congrats.....

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    1. You are a grand supporter Helen. Thank you.

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  11. Congratulations, Julie! This is a great accomplishment illustrated by these two awesome paintings. Chapeau bas, maestro!
    I wish you next 400 masterpieces and... a very pleasant supper :)

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    1. Supper was wonderful and so are all these great comments. Thank you, maga. Still loving your cats!

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  12. Hummmm- maybe I'd post more if I hired a cook! Well done- the painting and the husband training! I guess folks will do just about anything if they get hungry enough...

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    1. You are right, Bruce, you sure would. Its the old female joke about "needing a wife" Jim isn't that hungry...he just wanted to help. I worked for him for a few years and he considers it his turn!

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  13. Congratulations, Julie, on your 400th. I appreciate your blog and read it daily. Your painting today is beautiful.

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  14. Julie, I am so very impressed with not only the amazing art you have produced, but also with the completion of such a huge commitment. Given all the excuses I can make for 'not having time' to paint, to read that you...AND JIM...have challenged yourselves and accomplished this task...no excuses...humbles, shames and inspires me. Thank you and please, please keep on doing what you do better than anyone. Congratulations.

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    1. Wow - what a lovely comment. You get a gold star with many thanks!

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  15. Congratulations Julie!!! I'm amazed at your progress, LOVE your paintings and hope to see 400 more!!!

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  16. Congrats on #400! What a great accomplishment. And what a lovely painting. Such great brushstrokes and vibrant colors. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely complement, Maria.

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  17. Wow! I can't believe the difference the fracturing makes. For some reason it is more "alive"?! I have been away from painting for a full month! I feel like tomorrow I will be starting all over..I wonder if I can still paint?! Congrats on your 400th. What a wonderful accomplishment. I am sure your learning curve(if needed) increased dramatically. I really wish you would give a workshop in the fracturing technique, I'd be there!

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  18. It seems I have missed out on something important here, congratulations Julie....almost a Marathon ! Wish I had a cook like that around the house :-) Love the fracturing in your paintings and this one is no exception, but what I love most in your paintings is the richness of composition, brushstrokes and colours !

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  19. Congrats on your 400th Blog. You are an inspiration to all!

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Cheers,
Julie