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

Monday, July 30, 2012

Beauty with Thorns





Beauty with Thorns

6x6in  oil on canvas panel  $100.  SOLD

The beauty of the rose is amazing. Soft, velvety  petals
but watch out for those thorns.
Why are the thorns there - does anyone know?

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16 comments:

  1. So soft, but still recognizable as roses, very nice.

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    1. Thanks Roger - your rose on the Challenge is fab.

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  2. Hello Julie:) I have no idea! Your painting is so nice. I love your style! The colors are wonderful. Very nice:)

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    1. Hi Renate - Pleased you like my style - thanks.
      Found out the thorns are for defense1

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  3. Beautiful light on the roses, Julie! Excellent piece!!

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    1. Thanks, Hilda - light is what all painting is about isn't it? You go after it with a wonderful eye.

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  4. Lovely Roses! To answer your question about thorns my answer would be love hurts! But I got curious and looked it up- natural defense against herbivorous animals. There is speculation that the most fragrant, therefore most attractive, have the longest thorns. hummmmm, interesting......

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  5. These roses are so beautiful, Julie, I can not believe they have thorns!It 's stronger than me ...
    I can not think of the thorns, the shadows, the dark side of things. I know it really exists, but I always look on the sunny side! So every day I meet you,Julie, and your art work ,on this sunny side, that I see joyful and always shining!

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    1. I agree, Rita, too much shadow in the world. I am married to an optimist so living with him makes life brighter.
      Your roses on the challenge are gorgeous. So fluid.

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  6. One of my favorites, Julie. I love all the colors you've used to shade and highlight the roses! Stunning!

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  7. Thanks, carol. Hope you are going to participate in the DPW Challenge.

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  8. Now that is b e a u t i f u l l y done. How do you paint like that? It looks so hard!!

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  9. This is my first time visiting your blog -- I found you through Jennifer's blog -- and this is so beautiful!! :)

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  10. Delicate and bold at the same time- just beautiful and I like the title too!

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  11. Gorgeous as always! Great work and great knife work. Love the understated leaves with just enough saturated green.

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  12. Gorgeous! My favorite color for roses is soft pink. Roses are so hard to paint (I think they are) and you did it so perfectly. The thorns are there to keep people from picking such a thing of beauty.

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Julie