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

Friday, July 27, 2012

Vincent's Pets



Vincent's Pets

6x6in oil on canvas   SOLD

These are two paintings I donated to the local Spay and Neuter
annual fund raiser. Obviously they are based on copies of famous paintings
and I added the animals. I had fun doing them.
They both pre-sold which was nice for me to hear.


Whistler's Mother's Companion
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22 comments:

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    1. Thanks Gina. I know you are an animal lover because your portraits of them are marvelous.

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  2. love these! magnificent! they look like the real thing with special things added!!

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  3. Thank you lots, Myra. A chair is a chair right? Thanks why you like them.

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  4. These are fabulous...especially Whisler's mom and her kitty. How fun. I love that they went to a fund raiser. You are such a giving spirit.

    When I first started painting I copied a lot of masterpieces. I did Van Gogh's Starry Night Over Rhone, a Monet, Klimt's The Kiss and also Mada Primavesi and other's but I can't remember the names. I learned a lot from doing those renderings. A lot, a lot, a lot.

    A lot.

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  5. At art school they had us copying the masters, but in black and white - UPSIDE DOWN!
    I bet you learned a "lot" about pattern from doing The Kiss.
    Thanks for the visit, Lisa.

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  6. That was fun and weird at the same time... lol.

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    1. It was fun doing them. I did a whole pile 0f famous paintings with animals. I painted Matisse's goldfish with cats looking at the fish..it was another fun one

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  7. Dear Julie,so nice idea to add an animal! Well done...
    these art works seem to be always been painted with the animals!
    I love it!!!

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    1. Thanks Rita. it turned out to be good for the fundraiser as most people have a sense of fun. The Matisse one I did with the goldfish, had one of the cats salivating!

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  8. Hello Julie:) Great art! They are both very nice and great look a likes:)

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    1. Thanks Renate - congrats on your 10,000 blog visitors.

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  9. Fantastic pieces, Julie. I also have one picked out to copy...I think its a wonderful practice. Congratulations for selling them!

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    1. Glad you liked them - thank you, Hilda.
      I enjoyed looking at your new piece painted from life.

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  10. these are marvelous. Van Gogh could have used the pets. Whistler's mom as cat lady--why not?

    I have learned from copying many drawings--and a few paintings.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Jean. I am enjoying your i-pad art on your blog.

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  11. Love them both! What a fun creative idea for a great cause!

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    1. How nice of you - thanks, Pam.
      I liked your sunflower - beautiful colors!

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  12. Oh my gosh! What a great idea! For the last 2 years I have been donating pet portrait commissions to the local SPCA fundraiser. I would like to borrow this idea for the same purpose. Hope that's ok?

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    1. By all means use it. Anything to raise money for animal care is important and I appreciate all of us who do it.

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  13. Funny! Very clever, and well done. Wonderful cause.

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  14. Yes, very clever! It's a great cause to support!

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Julie