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

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Strawberries and Roses





Strawberries and Roses

8x6in oil on canvas board   $125.

This clear blue, glass vase is one I have had for a long time.
It has a heavy base and is perfect to hold long stemmed
flowers.

Artist Note.

What is the difference between this type of rose and a peony?
The peony has more petals, but as I was painting these roses
they sure reminded me of peonies. Both have a full
bulb shape with many petals and both have pink centers although the
peony is more of a dash of red in separate areas.
I deliberately made these have more of center shape than what
they really had
As an impressionist painter I have to ask myself if it is all about
capturing the essence of the flower or a perfect rendition.
Easy answer - that is why it is called impressionism!!!
Give the impression of a flowers by colors and shapes




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21 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning, Julie. I love the blue vase and those strawberries look so ripe and lush and lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much. The strawberries sure were yummy!

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  2. I love how this is so full of life and structure, but look so clean. Nice colors and contrasts. Well done.

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    1. Nice of you Roger - thanks. Love your pinks today. Very perky!

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  3. Gorgeous piece, Julie!! I love the strawberries with the roses...it stands out so beautifully..

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    1. Thanks Hilda - I went through some of your older pieces on your blog with a friend. She loved your work.

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  4. I am reminded by you on how you can change things and not be totally reliant on the information in front of you. You are a great observer and decision maker. I always benefit from your process! Thanks Julie!

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    1. Thanks, Kaethe, it is true... I am a natural decision maker. Not always the RIGHT decision though!!!!

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  5. I totally agree with today's artist statement, Julie!
    I like to think,"don't let the subject(or photograph) get in the way of the painting".

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  6. Hello Julie:) Your subjects are beautiful but I'm still in love with your style! Amazing:)

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    1. Thank you Renate, I love your watermedia also

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  7. Thanks Julie for your wonderful words on my blog. to answer your question - Yes, I do work on projects outside my country as well.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. Your architecture is really special and I want to show it to someone I know will love it.

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    1. Thanks Myra - love the charcoal drawings you are doing but the colorful one today is extra fabulous!

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  9. This painting also has a quiet about it that I love. The roses are gentle and beautifully done. Just the right amount of intensity in the berries. For me, it's the energy of what I am painting.....

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  10. Dear Julie,I am always impressed by the size of your painting, almost like a miracle to concentrate so much precious beauty and expressive power in such a small space! Great Still life !!!

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  11. Love this piece and I love what you said about capturing the essence. You put it so well which is what I try to do with my watercolor paintings.

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  12. And I never knew that roses and strawberries could paint so well together. This is beautiful Julie!

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Cheers,
Julie