Personal Art Blog

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

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunflowers



Sunflowers

6x6in oil on canvas   $100. SOLD

Painted just for fun.

Artist Note.

Thank you for all your good wishes for my grand opening
It was a fabulous night full of friendly
and appreciative crowds. The estimate was 250 - 300 attended
the Art Ramble and a couple of times we couldn't move it was so jammed.
I had some wonderful friends who helped without being asked.
Holly - who came when I finished teaching and helped move tables, dusted and
did the floor.
Karen, who took over the "drawing for a painting" area with great style
bringing pots of calla lilies, basket and her warm personality.
And... what can I say about Sherry, who baked for a week and brought
in trays and trays of the best home-made lemons bars, chocolate brownies,
fresh fruit sticks and many other delights, that you have ever tasted.
Can you imagine, she volunteered to do all that? I am in humble awe.
I publicly thank them as I do my hubby. who made and attended to the
punch and helped clean up.
I had flowers and plants sent by good and loving friends - no wonder
I felt so blessed and fortunate.

This pic below is taken in the studio area and some of the
Guild members pieces are on display. Click to enlarge to see if
you can see the art better.
Those are my drawing aids up on the top shelf!











This next shot is more of the Guild member's work on the
wall at the end. I used my I-Phone so the shots are not anywhere
as good as my Nikon. Their paintings received as much attention
as my work so I am full of pride at being included with them.


































My gallery area looked bright and colorful with my work.
I received very positive feedback and many people had
never heard of the, "a painting a day movement" and
seemed genuinely interested hearing about it and
seeing the smaller paintings.
I am happy to say I did very well.




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30 comments:

  1. The sunflower painting is totally brilliant ... I love your 'broken' style - is that the correct term? I know nothing about painting, but know what I like... and I LIKE!
    Glad the show went well. I had a show on Sunday, and it went better than hoped - see my latest

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    1. Thanks, John. I call my style fracturing. but broken is the same thing isn't it? Glad you like it.
      I went on your blog and found the story of sugar to be immensely rewarding to read so I thank you.

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  2. Congratulation on the success, and those are lovely sunflowers.....

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    1. Good old sunflowers. Nothing says summer more than these...also that summer is coming sadly to an end.
      Your wonderful red pepper is a shot in the arm today.

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  3. I love sunflowers and your stil life is superb!
    I am happy to know that everything was beautiful and joyful for the vernissage! These images bring me ideally from you, along with a description of the good things to eat!
    Have a good start to the week, dear Julie!


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    1. We both did sunflowers I see. Yours have such light and movement. They are beautiful, Rita.

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  4. Congratulations, Julie! It looks and sounds as though your evening was just fabulous! How awesome to have family and friends so willing to step up to the plate and help. As always, I love this painting and especially that green clothed circular table!

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    1. Thank you and you sound as if you have a great family and friends too.

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  5. I'm so glad it was a success! No surprise to me, Julie!! thanks for sharing these great photos with us! The sunflowers are beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks Hilda - I see a great new painting on your blog.

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  6. Congratulations! Such a positive day all the way round and everyone gathered together to help. Very happy for you-I know it was a lot of work!

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    1. It was a happy time but I only have to do it once a month and know I know the ropes it will be easier.

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  7. Looks like a fabulous event. Congratulations! And lovely sunflowers.

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    1. Hi Jean - Your work is so amazing and I love seeing what you do with the I-Phone apps.

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  8. Fantastic! Great friends, great art, great turnout- life is good!

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    1. Life is good. I cannot wait to get my focus back on my painting. it has been a whirl of activity for some while now.
      Love your blue teapot on today's blog. Wanna borrow my red one?

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  9. glad you had a wonderful opening! beautiful painting!

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    1. thanks, Myra. Your paintings are a pure joy.

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  10. Beautiful painting Julie. Your work just gets better and better. I've enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and also your sweet and encouraging comments. Blessings to you.

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    1. Nice of you to say, Gina. Thank you. I have enjoyed seeing your work capture more of the fractured look we both enjoy. Your umbrella series is perfect.

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  11. Congratulations on your successful night Julie! Looks like a very nice crowd and I am not surprised that all went so well for you. I am sure you draw in the positive everywhere you go. Your gallery looks beautiful. Wish I could see it in person!

    Loving these sunflowers today.

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    1. Glad you like them. thanks.
      Let me pass on the same complement to your Lion King piece today. Such sensitivity and beautifully done.

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  12. Georgous painting, the colors are so vibrant and rich!!!

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Lora. I visited your blog and was very impressed with your drawing and painting skill..

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  13. Hello Julie:) I'm so happy for you that it turned out to be a great day for you! Your sunflower painting is exellent. No wonder it's sold:) Congratulations with both!

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    1. Thank you Renate. I was admiring your frogs. Cute, but very well painted too.

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  14. So glad the evening was a success. It sounds like great fun. I also like your "just for fun" sunflowers. The blue vase glows.

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    1. Thank you Shirley. Your young woman with the hat, is a beautiful painting.

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  15. Beautiful sunflowers, one of my favorites.

    I have been out of town a few weeks and am trying to catch up with the blogs. Congratulations on what sounds like a fantastic exhibit.

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    1. Thanks, Carol. Good to have you back on your blog again.

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Cheers,
Julie