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

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Peony Trio



Peony Trio

6x6in oil on canvas $100.  SOLD

This little painting combines three things I love...
my special shawl, a Murano glass vase and peonies.
After the storm of activity I have just been through
I was perfectly content painting objects of
such quiet beauty.

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31 comments:

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    1. Luscious is a lovely word - thanks, Dana. Your still life is gorgeous on your blog.

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  2. One of my favorites of yours! Just lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Gina - I was just on your blog and enjoyed seeing the bluebirds. Your truck was great too! I just cannot bring myself to paint it and do not know why.

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  3. This one has almost an "old world" quality to it; almost sensuous in a way. Maybe it is the coloration or indefiniteness of it. I don't know but great job!

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    1. I think the old world look could be from having a dark background or maybe the very old Murano glass influenced me?
      It is interesting to "me" to see the different color harmonies I go through. No one can say I am stuck in the same palette!!!

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  4. Oh you've combined my favorite flowers and two of my favorite colors. How beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Celeste. I really enjoyed visiting your two sites. Good luck with your new format, I enjoyed the way it worked.

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this painting, Julie. SO beautiful!! It's one of my favorite flowers that I have..! I always wished it could stay around longer!

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    1. I agree about with you about wishing peonies were year round. I do lots of little watercolor studies of them and feed off that for quite a while. Photos do not give me the subtle shadow colors I love so much.
      Thanks for the visit, Hilda.

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  6. The painting has a wonderful tranquil quality about it. I'm sure it was soothing after all the organizing you've been doing. Personally, I can only take so much left brain activity before I need to get back to the easel.

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  7. same here - that is presuming I have a brain... it stops working efficiently when I have too much going on. I need the calm of painting.

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  8. So beautiful and so short,the time of peonies ... we have to keep in memory! It is for this reason,Julie,
    they have so much charm? Your peonies ,in a vase of Murano, live like in a beautiful dream, never wither!

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  9. My dear Rita - I thank you for the poetry of your words.
    I wonder if your grandchild has been born yet and I am waiting for the new poetry of a grandmother which will flow from your pen.

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  10. At the first look, I felt relaxed and pulled back in more romantic days. But, then I thought it was too naive of me. There are much more in that wonderful painting of yours, dear Julie and the colors are telling a story here. Not less romantic, but surely more dynamic and vivid.
    Warm regards.

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    1. What a lovely comment and I thank you very much..

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  11. Just took my first tour of this, and your new blog. What an impressive range of work and exploration, with the added benefit of your technical instruction. A very worthwhile blog! I'll be back for more!

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    1. Thank you so much Jimmy - you blog is amazing and i enjoyed your paintings very much.

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  12. This has a very dramatic feel to it. The peonies are gorgeous. I enjoyed reading your previous post about your apple demo and look forward to more!

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    1. Your lady in the red dress has a sense of mystery to lit I find appealing, Jennifer.
      Thanks for the great comments.

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    1. Wow - pretty great comment there, Ashok. Thank you.
      YOur way with words on your blog is very special.

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  14. Quiet beauty........it fits perfectly. This is a very meditative piece which is probably just what you need now. Well done!

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    1. You are correct, Helen. WE left town after teaching today to have some fun!

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    1. Nice word - I like it. Thanks. it certainly fits all your paintings.

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  16. Quiet beauty is exactly what you captured!

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  17. There is something so classic about Peonies. We used to have hot pink ones at the home I grew up in. The smell of them is intoxicating. Your painting is excellent...love that vase!

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  18. Thanks LS but let me mention what a fabulous pochade box you put together so cheaply on your perPetuity blog. I am going to use the basic ideas for a couple of projects. Good for YOU!

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  19. Julie, I am so thankful to Dean Haven for the link to your blog. Your techniques/style are magnificent. I don't usually paint in oils but occasionally I am so in the mood to do so. I'd love to hear more about your "fracturing." I think I know what you are talking about looking at your work, but I'd sure love to know how you do it! Every one of your paintings I just looked at is stunning.

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  20. Thanks for the extra special comment. I really enjoyed visiting your blog too. Love the pen and watercolor!

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Cheers,
Julie