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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Red, Yellow and Blue



Red, Yellow and Blue

6x6in oil on canvas panel  $100. SOLD

This week's  Daily Paintwork Challenge is to use the primary
colors. Red, yellow and blue
I placed the cherries in for extra red so it would be the
dominate color. You know how I love RED!

The flowers are lantana's out of my garden. I love them because they provide
color all summer with virtually no upkeep.
As I went to cut some, look what I came across.




A harmless, but pretty scary to look at, tarantula! A big one!
It must be at least 5-6 inches across. It froze in place as another one went
scurrying away with a baby one following it.
Never a dull moment living on the edge of the desert.

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25 comments:

  1. What a freshness you always manage to get. Love it!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. Love your new piece.

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  2. This is SO beautiful, Julie!! Adding the cherries was wonderful since it was a deeper red than the flowers...I love the vase as well..as far as the tarantula!! that would probably put me in shock!!

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    1. Thanks for the very nice comment, Hilda. It put me in shock and my heart kind of went faster for a while.

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  3. I love the color in this one, and how the whites calms it down. Lovely as usual.

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    1. Hi Roger, yes - white is a great neutralizer.

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  4. I think if I lived where you're I would not be able to paint, being always scared for a snake or a spider!
    Twice I admire very much your fine work that shines on my screen always new and always made ​​with great art.Brave Julie!!!

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  5. Hello Rita, glad you like it, thank you - the colors in your piece today are wonderful.

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  6. oh how beautiful!!!!! reminds you of the beauty of summer! also - i hope i don't see one of those little creatures!

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    1. Thanks, nature's colors cannot be beat!
      ...and there was another tarantula today. Not pretty for sure.

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  7. What a gorgeous take on this weeks challenge! Love the vibrant colors!
    I really don't like spiders and hope I never come across anything like that! I thought the ones I've had around lately were bad. They're babies compared to that! Thank you so much for your comments on my blog! My last painting took all of my white paint and I'm now waiting for the ups man!
    Jen

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    1. Hi Jennifer - thanks for the nice comment. I buy white paint in bulk so I never run out. Scary thought.

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  8. Gorgeous painting and no comment on the tarantula! Thanks for the scraper advice-it's on my shop/try it list :)

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    1. Thanks, Mary - your painting is amazing. You will love the shaper

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    1. Mother nature provides the beauty and I try to copy it.
      Love the buildings you design.

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  10. Julie, it is lovely. Great example of having three shades of each primary. I hope I get to do it. Summertime has been busy time.

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    1. I hope you get to it too, Helen. Would love to see what you do otherwise make up a colorful rooster!

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  11. This is just so gorgeous and vibrant. Your unique style is a gift for us all to enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are so supportive - thank you Colleen. Your large watercolor turned out to be amazing. It deserves a Wow!

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  12. I enjoyed seeing this in the DPW Challenge, Julie! Your work always stands out in a very good way!

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  13. Not surprised the painting sold...it's full of so many pretty details.

    I could live without spiders...easily.

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  14. I just love this, Julie, and can't believe its only 6x6 - so much going on and such remarkably beautiful color.
    That spider is pretty scary - last week my husband and I discovered a scorpion making its way up our staircase. I had never seen one before in my life and it was pretty unnerving seeing it inside the house.

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  15. Hello Julie:) Your painting is beautiful. I like reds too! And I also like the lantana's, always blooming! I like it that you did the cherry's in a bit darker red. Looks perfect.
    The tarentula is cute (on a photo!) :)

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Julie