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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Albuquerque Garden Gate



Albuquerque Garden Gate

8x6in  oil on canvas  $125. SOLD

Having taught painting all day I found this was a pleasurable
way to do something  impressionistic for the blog.
Color, sunlight and shadows - they are what I am
attracted to.

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31 comments:

  1. That door me right in and the painting is full of color, contrast and life. I love it.

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    1. Roger - you are such a marvelous artist your comments mean a lot to me - thank you.

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  2. Gorgeous piece, Julie...like you said, Color, Sunlight and shadows ...and perfect ones too.!!

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    1. Thanks Hilda - guess what IS gorgeous...your painting today. Wow! great values!

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  3. This is wonderful Julie! I love it! Your colors are awesome...

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    1. Thank you so much maria. I was just saying how great the green leaves are in your new post.

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  4. It's a blue door painting! A beautiful blue door painting. Oh how I love Julie's blue doors.

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  5. How I love the blue doors of New Mexico too.
    Hi Lisa - thanks for the fun comment. Your post is fabulous today with your perspective on Empty Nesters.

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  6. Love the colours in this painting and the juicy paint!

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    1. Thank you Carol. I am looking forward to your next post.

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  7. I like the door that makes me imagine what may lie beyond!
    The essence of the beautiful summer on my screen! Thanks, Julie!

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    1. Thanks, Rita. I always like doors and gateways for the same reason. I like the quote of Irina's you posted - LIVE TO CREATE!

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  8. Just gorgeous work, Julie, as always. I am reminded of The Secret Garden.

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    1. Hi Crimson - I like your comment, thank you!

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  9. Gorgeous color, Julie. That turquoise door is fabulous.

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    1. Thank you Carol. We like similar colors. Your pink and aqua today made me happy!

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  10. This is a gem of a painting, Julie!!It abounds with many sparkling facets of colors throughout. Jewelry store or gallery??? :)

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    1. Thanks Dean. Your own post today has wonderful colors on the fur.

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  11. A feast of luminous colours, dear Julie! But the blue door wins all the attraction it deserves!
    If I guessed right, blue must be one of your most favorite colours since is always somewhere in your paintings...?
    Warm regards.

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    1. Thank you but I must tell you it is a good job I love the color because it is all around me here in New Mexico. Apparently it is a color the Spanish brought here when they came up from Mexico over 400 years ago establishing the Camino Royale trail to Santa Fe. I live very near the original route.
      How is Athens? Is it good to be back home?

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  12. Isn't it a miracle how painting is so restorative after a busy day? This one is so full of life and then that lovely, quiet pathway leads us in.......

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    1. it sure is Helen. Nice that you understand so completely.

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  13. There is something so lovely about that turquoise color. I think you have two more gate and window paintings using the same color. Really nice:)

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    1. Hi Libby - as I said to Konstantina, (above) the color is all aound New Mexico. It is used a great deal on windows and doors. The beautiful Turquoise stone is mined in this state and the
      Native Americans make the most incredible jewelry with it.

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  14. I'm a bit into doorways/gates at the moment ... love this one in particular

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    1. Doorways can have so much meaning and I love to paint them.
      I enjoyed your spinning story today.

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  15. Delightful-it invites one into the painting. Love your yucca pods too.

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    1. thanks for the visit and comments, Stephanie - I really appreciate them.
      Wonderful piece on today's blog. I like the texture very much.

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    1. thank you Kathleen - looking forward to your next post

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  17. This is such a lovely vibrant painting. The Southwest colors are gorgeous.

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Cheers,
Julie