20x20in oil on canvas $1200. ( in gallery)
Not a typical Julie piece but one Julie likes!
Celebrating my first large painting using
the fracturing technique.
This is a contemporary viewpoint of Yucca Pods
from right outside my studio door.
The background suggests the summer rain
which can come down in sheets during our monsoon season.
The distant hills have some tiny areas of pure turquoise paint
on them to represent New Mexico's extensive use
of the stone and color.
I have had several blogging requests to see this painting and I thank
them all for their interest.
One of the really nice things about the blogging world is the
friendships formed and encouragement offered. I have grown
much more accepting and less critical of my own work because of this.
Yucca Pods is in an invitational show in Mesilla, NM.
The opening night was fabulous with over 20 artists participating,
many with several pieces in the show. It is a sign of the times
that there were very few sales (3) but it was packed with people and hard
to see the work. I know others like myself will be going back to view
in a less crowded environment.
those who have no idea
what they look like.
In the spring when they
bloom they have beautiful,
soft white petals which
turn a light green.
It continues to
amaze me that they harden
into these pods.
I first did some sketches
trying different formats.
I knew I wanted to
do a close up because
I am fascinated by the
shapes and details.
design and decided
on this square format.
The dark background
on one side is to
suggest the rainstorms
we have at this time
I do not have any steps of the painting process to show
as I didn't plan to show it on my blog.
Thanks again to all of you who were interested in seeing