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

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Spider Mums



Spider Mums

8x6in  Oil on canvas panel  SOLD

I watched with great pleasure the Queen's Jubilee celebration on the
river Thames this morning.
My roots came out and I got teary eyed when I listen to the marvelous
singing of Land of Hope and Glory.
I  laughed when one of the announcers said they didn't know why the
Thames always looked so gray. Give the guy a sign...Rain gray,
sky grey, water gray. Sky blue, water blue!

My sister was on one of the boats - lucky lady!

I had so much fun painting this and I think it shows.



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28 comments:

  1. Surely it does show. This is so full of life and happiness. Love it.

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    1. What a nice thing to say. Thank you Angela

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  2. Rich in color, light, patterns... just wonderful!

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    1. Your work has amazing color and harmony so I thank you for the compliment.

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  3. It's beautiful, Julie. It looks celebratory...like fireworks. Love all your work.

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  4. My daughter is in London for the moment, and even though not English she has been very excited about the Queens Jubilee , I can understand your being emotional about it, roots are roots ! Your painting is like an explosion of joy!

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    1. Glad to hear your daughter is in London during such a memorable time. Thanks for liking the painting. For some reason I am really taken with it too.

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  5. Beautiful painting and beautiful post.

    I was in London last June and finding so very charming. I can understand why you would miss it. It must be difficult to so drastically change your day to day life.

    Gorgeous mums! Enjoy the touches of turquoise.

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    1. Thanks for visiting carol and the lovely comment. Turquoise is all around me here in the southwest so it is not surprising it creeps into my paintings.

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  6. Gorgeous painting. I watched the Jubilee too. It was wonderful. I wish I was one of those painters on the bridge!

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    1. One of our talented DPW artists was on the bridge, by invitation no less. here is the link http://haideejo.blogspot.com/and it is on today.
      Thanks for the great comment on my painting, Nora.

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    2. Thanks Nora, One of our daily painters was on the bridge. Haidee Jo Summers, a huge honor as only twenty artists were chosen
      Check our her blog of the day and see her painting.

      http://haideejo.blogspot.com/2012/06/diamond-jubilee-river-pageant.html

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  7. Hi Julie: This new work is so enthused with light! Just love it, and can't wait for when you will tell us all how you do it :)

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    1. Thanks. I am getting close to where the principles are getting more familiar. Thanks for the visit.

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  8. Hei, Sinun maalauksesi ovat oikeita taideteoksia.
    Onnittelen. Hyvää ja maalauksellista kesää

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  9. Happy and colorful but also showing how you have mastered the way you wish to paint now. It is a lovely example of who you are. Beautiful.

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    1. What a lovely comment. Thank you Helen.

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  10. Can't believe that you get that much details and structures into such a small painting, lovely.

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    1. When I first started I couldn't have but now I am familiar with the size. Thanks for the visit. Roger. I am admirer of your work.

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  11. I can see that your technique is translating into more and more confidence in your paintings. They are so stylish and unique and bold. Wonderful, wonderful!

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    1. Thanks for noticing that, Susan. The fracturing is becoming very natural for me.

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  12. The colors, especially the blues in this are wonderful...and the pattern on the bowl is something you would see in a museum. Wonderful still life Julie.

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    1. Hi Lisa - you are the master of pattern so I thank you.

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  13. Oh Julie, these hot pigments in the center! I recognize Indian yellow (and cad. orange, burnt sienna)? Could you tell your pallette for this vase, please. Is stupendous!

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Cheers,
Julie