Personal Art Blog

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

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fracturing Re-do






Iris

8x6in oil on canvas board  $125.

I am not sure if my Blogger is working as my usual way to download does not work.

This is another re-do of an older painting. I always loved the colors in it so I had it in my studio to use for inspiration. It was lacking some structure which I provided with the dark background shapes.

I had classes all day and we did a neat exercise. I will share more when I can see that
everything on the blog is back to normal. 
I hope Blogger has not changed something without my realizing it. 

30 comments:

  1. Hello,Julie!So inspiring your
    Re-do...
    For what I see the blog seems to work right!
    Happy painting!

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    1. Hello Rita - the problem was my blogger from Picasa did not work, I am going to have to figure out how to do it another way and would appreciate any suggestions. I still do not know how I did this!

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  2. I am sure you painted this because you know that Iris is my favorite flower. It is nice to see your approach, so different from mine. Very nice, well done.

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    1. Ha! - good one...of COURSE! Just for you Roger.
      Thanks and let me tell you, the design for your egg painting just blew me away. Totally original.

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  3. This is lovely Julie!
    I think you were just having a glitch on your computer or your server as I am unaware of any changes from Blogger.

    Thanks for your idea about taking off comment verification.....I implemented that as soon as I read it.

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    1. Thanks, Carol.
      I tried your link to the Flash sales but it did not lead anywhere. (just in case you did not know)
      Fingers crossed those terrific wood pieces sell well for you. I love the way they did the corners.

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  4. Julie,
    This is a lovely piece. I'm pleasantly surprised that you so candidly talk about re-doing older works and share the process with us. It's neat to see what the painting looked like before and how you've "re-done" it. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Maria. This blog is also for the artists in the The Artists Guild, I belong to. The concept is from the old Guilds of the past where everyone shares and grows in skill together.
      I find the blogging world to fit into this perfectly. I have gained much information from the incredible sharing of others.

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  5. Beautiful re-do, Julie!!! I love the purple flower!

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    1. I do too - for some reason it is the colors I love in this piece. Such a personal reaction.

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  6. What I love about comments, especially on your blog Julie, is all the information we get to share. Thank you...I just took word verification off. I hope this helps people feel that leaving a comment is easier.
    And this painting.....beautiful flowers but once again, the background speaks volumes to me. Love it.

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    1. Thanks, Helen, and it is a nice way to say thanks to all who comment. See my answer to maria above.
      I really really love the change in your work lately. The roses and today's egg - wow!

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  7. Another great painting! The purple kept my eyes for a long time, felt like it's keeping a secret of a short... like a lock, but won't give away its mysteries; like all wondrous things around us.
    Warm regards.

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    1. You are GREAT and I thank you for visiting and always finding a great comment to make.

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    1. So are your pieces with the collage work.

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  9. The colors are marvelous, subtle, elegant. And I really like what you did in the background. It looks like many stalks of irises and has depth. Beautiful. So you think we should hold on to our not-quite-there pieces; I do too.

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    1. Thanks, my dear. I must say your blog is very interesting from Taylor to the camping trip and clean carpet. I read and enjoyed it all.

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  10. Julie,
    I am a big fan. I live on an Island in the NW and my shopping expedition yesterday took me to every hardware supply store I could think of looking for the means to make your tool. I saw it in one of the older posts and think it was made from a window scraper with a screw to hold the razor and you replaced it with a rubber window squeegee. I can't find a scraper with a screw. I know there are items "out there" called shapers, but they are difficult to find also, at least in the size you seem to be using. Help! Pat

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    1. Thanks for being a fan, Pat.
      The smaller hardware stores carry these. They have to have the screw in them to work but you can buy them and I just saw a new line of great ones of all shapes and sizes. These two look great.
      http://www.dickblick.com/products/wide-colour-shapers/?clickTracking=true

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  11. I might be answering my own question. I googled shapers and came up with several at Jerry's artarama that are out of stock. Have all you wonderful fracture painters out there purchased them? I think I need the straight, firm to practice with. What do you say Julie?

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    1. Hi - laughing here because I did a double take when I saw the same name as the one above. Take a look and try the link .
      Get back to me with any questions.

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    1. Thank you Karen. I went onto your blog too and think it is full of really good work

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  13. Haven't noticed any changes as a subscriber to your blog.
    I would love to know more about your technique. It is unique looking to me and truly enjoy looking at each one.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I have a search bar at the side and if you enter fracturing, you will see different posts come up on how I do my work. may 3rd and 4th may help.
      I looked at your blog and congratulations on your larger studio.

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  14. With verification off, I got one spam comment which I luckily caught. Everyone else........do you notice a difference?

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Cheers,
Julie