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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Freesias in Plum Vase



Freesias in Plum Vase

*x6in  oil on canvas board  $125.

A visiting friend brought me these beautiful yellow, white and purple
freesias from Trader Joe.
Another friend brought me yellow and white roses...
AND it is not my birthday!
I started to paint them both today -
following some of the good tips passed on to me in my last post.
Hard for me to focus when I have two going but will keep at it.

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12 comments:

  1. What wonderful friends you have, Julie.! I love this painting..the plum vase is beautiful..it makes the gorgeous flowers pop right out.

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    1. Thanks, Hilda. Wonderful friends - yes. My friends and family are very important to me so they are appreciated and valued very much.
      The vase is the only one my mother made with the plum glaze. it glows blues and purples in different light.

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  2. Beautiful! Love the rich vase color especially.

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    1. Thanks Karen. Your floral paintings are great.

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  3. I love the vase, it gives the painting stability and the color is stunning. Great work as always.

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    1. Thanks Roger - how about those great cherries in the glass - you did a fabulous job.

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  4. Just stunning work, Julie. Love the shapes and positions of the various flowers, and the iridescence of the vase. You're lucky to have such beautiful pieces made by your mother!

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    1. Thank you Carol. The glaze is iridescent so I am glad you could tell it. I agree, mother left me with beautiful daily reminders of her because I use everything she made for me.

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  5. I LOVE purple and yellow together...to me it's like the combination of a beautiful old Victorian home sitting against the sunset. Maybe Victorian isn't the right word...but OLD and man made mixed with nature. Your painting is gorgeous and Happy NOT Birthday!

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    1. My early years were spent in an old Victorian house in England and the wallpaper in one of the front rooms had a grayed purple background with yellow flowers and drab green leaves. Forgot all about it until reading your comment. Now I am wondering...

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  6. Beautiful. Look at the S curves your flowers make and then at the semi-circles bouncing round the work.Very graceful and you know I love the purple.

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    1. Hi Helen - what is it like being back in class? Loved your river.
      Thanks for the great comment.
      The semi-circles are not too obvious so I am glad you saw them. It is a pattern on the background material I use.

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Cheers,
Julie