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

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Peonies and Turquoise



Peonies and Turquoise

8x6in  oil on canvas panel   $125. SOLD

This turquoise vase is a real beauty, but I cannot put anything
wimpy in it. It shows best at peony time.
These are apricots right off our lone fruit tree. It is rather a
disappointing crop this year and I am under oath not to keep
these in the studio overnight as hubby wants to eat them.
After the lemon series I did, I think he is worried I will decide to do
one on apricots, and then he will never get one.
Come to think of it, they are a wonderful color... hmm...


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23 comments:

  1. That is a lovely thing to say - thanks, Karen

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  2. This is incredible good! Just can't find suitably strong words of praise. And this turquoise enslaves!

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  3. I know we both love the color turquoise, Maga. Glad you like it and thank you.

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  4. Beautifully painted, the peony and the vase shine, but I cannot over look those gorgeously done, transparent cherries.

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    1. Thank you, Carol.The cherries were painted transparently. You have a good eye.

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  5. I too have just painted a turquoise vase (my favourite colour) well jug really pretending to be a vase. This is a very beautiful painting, full of luscious, buttery, colourful paint, uplifting!

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    1. Hi Nigel, Glad you got back safely but to weeds and a leak? Not fun.
      Glad you like turquoise too.

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  6. Beautiful floral, Julie...the colors are absolutely perfect!! and love the added cherries!!

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    1. Thanks Hilda. I love the colors too. Turquoise is my birthstone and I ended up living where it is all over the place.

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  7. Julie, I am lucky to own one of your beautiful paintings, but I must say that the latest paintings seem to have been done with a palette knife. My painting of yours that I own of the blue bowl and pears was done with a brush, I think. Have you changed to a palette knife, or is this a combination of both? Just love all your paintings, regardless of how they were done! Bravo on this one!

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    1. Hi Maryanne, I recently posted a comment on your wonderful shutter painting on the DPW stripe challenge.
      Yes - there is a lot of brushwork in this painting. I used a combination. Glad you like it. Thank you.

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  8. Yum! (for both the painting and the idea of a fresh picked apricot).

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    1. Great comment! had a grin reading it.thanks.

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  9. Wow! Beautiful painting! No wonder its sold!

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    1. Thanks Vinayak, congrats on your DPW interview. I enjoyed it very much. Regarding the sold sign. My first time with Pay Pal selling the same painting twice within one minute of each other. I didn't know that could happen. Any hints anyone?

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  10. Gorgeous...love the turquoise vase...it's kind of like those blue doors you paint that I love so much.

    I am using my tool again. :)

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    1. Happy to hear you are using the tool. The more you do the more you will love it.

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  11. Lovely painting and I agree with those who comment on the turquoise vase. It is outstanding. Your painting are so full of life!

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    1. Thanks so much Helen. Your new painting has lots of movement, too.

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  12. Dear Julie, is so special the way you manage to do great works in small spaces.Wonderful images full of poetry!
    I'm studying how to get great watercolors in small spaces, but I still feel very far from the result!

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    1. Your watercolors are amazing and you can do it all from realism to abstraction.
      Thanks for the wonderful complement.

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  13. Lovely, rich and luscious...your paintings really speak to the heart.

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Cheers,
Julie