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

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fruit Plate




Fruit Plate

6x8in  oil on canvas board   $125. SOLD

This was actually inspired by my hubby, Jim, making a fruit salad.
I had come up from the studio and stopped dead in my tracks when I saw
all the rich colors together and asked if I could borrow the bowl and
fruit for a little while... and this, all knowing lover of mine, actually
said, "NO It could be hours before I get them back!"
I can remember the day when anything I wanted to paint, I could have.
That was before he took over the kitchen. Seeing I do not want the kitchen
back I smiled sweetly and picked up my camera!

Artist Note.


There was not really a leaf on the peach, I put it in to link the two
areas of fruit together. I deliberately placed the bowl behind the plate
instead of off to the side, to try something new, and I like it.
I am going to play around with this set-up some more.



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32 comments:

  1. Fantastic painting, Julie!! AMAZING colors.... thank goodness for cameras! Husbands just don't understand us! LOL

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  2. Another gorgeous painting! I agree with hmuxo - your color ARE amazing.

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  3. Thanks - I cannot take credit for the colors - they are what stopped me dead in my tracks. Thank you Mother Nature,
    Love your blog today.

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  4. stunning! beautiful! and again stunning!

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    1. Oh boy, getting a "stunning" is pretty darn nice. Thank you, Myra.
      Loving your chair series.

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  5. I love this painting...the leaf on the peach is so delicate.

    Julie, may I borrow your bowl? :)

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    1. You are always a ray of sunshine, but nope, you cannot have the bowl!

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  6. favorite fruits in one... a feast for the eye julie ..beautiful

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    1. thanks Jane. The colors you use are truly a feast for the eye.

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  7. Dear Julie your collection of objects for still life I would carry me home, whole!
    We have the same taste in objects, colors and fruits! Each day admire your work on my screen and I think that every day is even better.... a more colorful magic! everything is already perfect ...
    a touch...(for example the leaf)and you perfect the perfection!

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    1. You are so gracious and I really appreciate such a great comment.
      I love the colors you use - they are wonderful so I guess we do have the same taste,

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  8. love the fact that we can suddenly see something that inspires us and just have to paint it - and so glad you did - this is gorgeous! Thank goodness for cameras eh?

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    1. Yes - cameras are so helpful. Degas used one a lot for his cropping ideas. Thank you Sharon... love the Puffin!

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  9. Lovely colors, nice composition and brilliant move with the leaf. I also love that you have mixed fruits.

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    1. Liked your colors today too, Roger. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  10. Hi Julie.
    i would be here all day if i was too comment on all your paintings, because that is what i would like to do. But please accept one comment and that is, all brilliant paintings. all the best Julie.
    Vic.

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    1. I should print this out for when I get the feeling I cannot do anything right.
      thanks Victor

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  11. I love that bowl with the red stripe! You've used it before briliantly and that bit of true red just adds the right amount of zing to the otherwise muted colors of this one, which are quite gorgeous as well. --One must never upset the guys who have taken over the kitchen. Like you, I don't want that room back--indeed, my next home (if there's a next, in my future), the kitchen will be the studio.

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    1. Glad you notice I have used it before. I am apt to use the same few things over and over...out of the seemingly hundreds I own.

      I have a friend who, when they retired, refused to have a kitchen in the house they built. Just a small area for a fridge and microwave, coffee pot - the essentials! They are still living happy ever after.

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  12. Eye candy supreme! This is gorgeous Julie. It's a perfect example of how wonderful complements - and all their variants - can work together.

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    1. You are always so supportive and I appreciate YOU.
      Are you starting a new blog?

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  13. These are such beautiful rich colors! Your reason for painting it really came through. Good move on leaving your husband in charge of the kitchen. Sometimes it's best to compromise with a photo!

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    1. We both love color don't we? Thanks Bruce.

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  14. I love this! The deep blue of the rim of the bowl is echoed in the plate in the foreground. Lovely!

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    1. I have a lot of blue in my accent pieces because my mother used a lot of it in her pottery.
      thanks for the visit, Carol

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  15. Love this set up Julie. The colors glow like jewels. Can't wait to see more like this.

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    1. Thanks, Colleen, The colors glow because of the grays around them. Glad you like it.

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  16. You really know how to squeeze color out of your paints. I'm always impressed by the richness of your work. Love all you Yellowstone paintings too. NICE!!

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    1. How nice of you Stephanie. Thanks for liking the Yellowstone paintings. It was neat to do them.

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  17. Such luscious color - and I adore the composition. Wow!

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Julie