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

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Purple and Pansies



Purple and Pansies

6x8in  oil on canvas panel  $125. SOLD

Purple is known as the color of royalty and affluence
As an artist I am more interested in the color because of all the
colors in the visible spectrum, it is the one that vibrates
at the highest frequency.
Did you know that our sky is really violet/purple, but we see it as blue?
If you have a curious mind click here







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16 comments:

  1. That is a gorgeous purple vase.Lovely and colorful painting. And I did read, but I need to read again. Fascinating. Thank you.

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  2. Good for you, Helen, and thanks for the complement.

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  3. This is beautiful. Thought it was much larger. You have so much loosely painted on a small canvas. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I have been working on trying to fill the canvas in a way to make it look larger.

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  4. Your work reminds me of Nora Kasten's. It's captivating and beautiful.

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    1. So I immediately went and googled Nora's work and I think you mean we see the light in a similar way. We are both romantics that is for sure. I like her work and love what she does with color. I went back a few pieces and some are more impressionistic than others. I prefer those.

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  5. I live at the coast so I spend a lot of time looking at the sky. As interesting - is why sunsets look golden and red! Do you add artificial light for your still life paintings, or rely on window light?

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  6. I have a dormer type skylight and I placed a high, narrow, window below it. I always paint with the light on at the same time. This way painting at night is not much different. Over the easel are 2, 48" Color -natural spectrum - corrected daylight Verilux florescent strips. I love those bulbs.

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  7. So my 21 year old son and I read the article about light, the sky, and blue, etc, etc. I was SOOOOO excited to grab an egg and try the light experiment. Can I tell you how quickly my balloon deflated when I went to grab and egg from the refrigerator only to discover we have brown eggs. Guess I am going to have to just take my word for it until I can go grocery shopping.

    Your painting is gorgeous...what a pretty purple hue. This year I bought a very blue flower pot and put some deep red pansies in it.

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  8. I laughed at brown eggs. When you get the white you will find it really does work. Color is an amazing this. Love the sound of deep red pansies in a very blue pot. Thalo type blue?

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  9. beautiful painting - I love the colors!

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    1. Glad you love the colors. I do too! Thanks.

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  10. Love the royal purple vase and the pansies are so lovely. I've been reading your posts but haven't been able to comment. I like your last post about keeping this loose. This is what I strive to achieve in a painting. The mind is so powerful and only needs a subtle suggestion to see what is intended. At the same time, leaving things loose and a bit vague can also allow the viewer to create their own image in their mind form their own memories and experiences. I find these paintings so interesting, filled with texture and rich with so much for the eye to devour. You've done a beautiful job with it.

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    1. Wow - what a wonderful comment. Thank you for taking the time to do this. It means a great deal to me.

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  11. How did I miss this one? Beautifully painted Julie!!!

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  12. Beautiful purple vase!! (I love purple) Your technique is wonderful..the looseness and lively colors make your work a pleasure to look at!

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Julie