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Monday, July 9, 2012

Lower Falls- Yellowstone



Lower Falls - Yellowstone

6x8in oil on canvas panel   $125. SOLD

I am so proud of this one. I kept working at trying to fracture this
famous view. If you having been following my Yellowstone series
then you know I posted this view before - unfractured.
Monday, July 2nd.
See below.













It was not as if I wasn't trying, but every time
I would fracture  a new version, I would loose the foundation.
In this new one, I changed my viewpoint.
I went higher to see behind the falls more,
moved over to the right, a wee bit, and
zoomed in closer.
I am proud of myself for sticking with it
and the reward is achieving a painting I really like.


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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love this! I love the fracturing - you actually make me wish that I could fracture!

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    1. How nice a comment it that! - thanks, Lisa

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  2. I love the way this has progressed....my favorite part is the blue behind the falls and the way the falls themselves splash up. So much to look at...I am sure it is gorgeous in person!

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    1. Thanks for noticing the blue. Once I moved the viewpoint I could see the water up on top.
      Love the painted Bug!

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  3. Wow, the depth in the frctured piece is amazing. There is so much more there.Richer, deeper. Great job.

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    1. Welcome back. Helen. Glad you like it. Thanks.

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  4. Unbelievable! Everything was already in past work ....
    But now "pop-up" and reaches our eyes with a
    Wonderful expressive beauty

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    1. Thank you, Rita. I really enjoyed seeing your ink drawing.

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  5. Working with a palette knife is so much more difficult than a brush, but the results are worth the effort!

    Great results, Julie, congratulations.

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    1. Thanks Carol. The type of knife makes all the difference in the world. Your beach painting is great

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  6. I like both the unfractured and the fractured. Both beautiful.

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    1. How nice you are liking them both. Thank you, Jean. Your latest nude drawing is great.

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  7. The fractured version is superb - although I'm ashamed to say - I don't know exactly what fracturing is?

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    1. Hi Sharon, The fracturing technique is something I developed and named... so no need to be ashamed.
      Your owl is fabulous.

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  8. I'm really enjoying your Yellowstone series. I always admire textured and painterly styles, so finding your site has been a thrill. In particular I'm enjoying your descriptions of your decisions as an artist, moving away from the literal for the integrity of the composition. That's an area that I always find fascinating and that I learn a lot from. I'll be visiting often.

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    1. How nice - thank you, Claire. I enjoyed your blog too and seeing your amazing work.

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  9. This is a great example of your technique at work, Julie!! I like the addition of more darks...particularly across the bottom! A better stage for the lights! More drama!

    PS I'm still working at it....

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  10. You are always so positive Dean. Thanks.

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Cheers,
Julie