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

Friday, September 14, 2012

Golden and White Roses



Golden and White Roses

8x6in  oil on canvas panel  $125.

I am feeling like using some extra color after the egg tempera
from yesterday's post..
These are the last of the roses from my opening a week ago.
The golden ones are not yellow and not orange, but have
reddish tones mixed in. Very dramatic.

Artist Note.

I am in an invitational art show and the opening is tonight.
I did my first larger piece using the  fracturing technique.
It is 20in x20 in. and has a bit of a contemporary feel to it.
 I do not always say OR feel this...
but I really like it. I am learning to trust and
let that mean something to me.


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24 comments:

  1. This is certainly beautiful. The red tone and the blue vase just draw you in and keep you there.

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    1. Thank you, Angela.
      Love the glass bowl you painted.

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  2. this is beautiful! have fun at your show! I feel the same way as you do - about liking my own artwork - even when I like it I don't like it! But I'm liking it more than before - sometimes.

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    1. This is a GREAT reply, Myra. I understood immediately I have a
      double!
      I wish I had your never ending creativity!

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  3. Good luck with the show. =)

    I like this a lot. I also am extremely curious about the larger painting you mentioned. I hope you show that one soon.

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    1. The opening went great. It was hung beautifully with 20 artists featured. The only bad thing about openings is you can never get to see the show. 20 artists bring in a lot of people
      so it was jammed. I will have to go back to see it.
      maybe I will post the painting Roger - thanks for the suggestion.

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  4. So beautiful, Julie. Much success at your show and you should trust yourself on your paintings. Unless you aren't sharing the "failures," I've never seen one that I didn't love!

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    1. Thank you Crimson. I have found it hard to trust myself as I was brought up never to brag. In England during that period of time, praise was never offered because you were "expected" to do your best. I was totally amazed when I came to this country to hear parents bragging on their children's accomplishments. I decided I liked it and joined in.
      Still hard for me personally to realize I am good at what I do. And for every painting you see there will be at least three rejects!

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  5. Beautiful work, Julie. I always think of your work as larger than 6x8 as you pack so much into every scene. Your larger pieces must be dynamite! Good luck with your show.

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    1. Thank you, Carol, and let me say your sunset today, is a knockout.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful Julie!! I love the blue in the vase...

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    1. I obviously love the vase too, Hilda as it is in many of my paintings. The blue glaze my mother used is a gorgeous color.

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  7. A unique composition of neutral colors, highlights the vase,the pitcher and the roses!
    The grays(light and darks) are beautiful to look at with their vibration of color give a special atmosphere to the still life!

    I'm a bit curious to see the work you're talking about,dear Julie ....hope I you have a nice weekend and that your eyes are better!



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    1. Hi Rita - thanks for taking the time to really look at my painting. You are indeed a special artist/lady.
      Roger asked to see the painting so I will be posting it.

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  8. Have a wonderful time at the show Julie. Your work will be well received; it's well done.

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  9. I enjoyed reading your comments on today's blog about the problem of rendering too carefully.

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  10. The best at your show... Your work should make it a great success!!

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    1. The show was great. Lots of marvelous pieces that I could hardly see because of the crowds. Going back!
      I enjoyed reading about not recognizing your own painting. Been there -- done that!

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  11. I would love to see your 20 x 20!

    This painting is another really pretty one Julie!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. Going to show the painting later on.

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  12. Rich and colorful and striking, looove this ! Wish you all the best with the show.

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  13. Beautiful, Julie! Love the touches of green on the table.

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  14. I hope your show was a great success! I'm sure it was. I would love to see your larger piece if you can get a picture before it's gone. This piece is gorgeous. I love the rich tones; it has a little fallish feel to it.

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Cheers,
Julie