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Monday, September 17, 2012

Turquoise and Roses



Turquoise and Roses

6x6in oil on canvas panel  $100. SOLD

I love this turquoise vase which was hand-made in Japan.
I like it even more with flowers in it.


Artist Note.

This is a redo from a painting I did a year ago. It does me good to see
how the fracturing technique adds interest and movement
to the older style of painting.
I remember this one was all about capturing the overhead light
on the vase. I had recently purchased it and was in full exploration mode.
In the new version above, I altered the position of the rose to face the front
and removed the stem to bring the vase forward visually. 
If you check, the base is at the same level on both of them even
though I think the new one looks nearer after the removal.
I added more roses in the vase to have a better eye flow with color.





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25 comments:

  1. I always look forward to catching up with your gorgeous work! it never fails to help me see color in a new and intensive way. Love this.

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    1. You sure know how to make a gal feel good! Thanks, Mary.
      I love your Hawaii painting!

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  2. more interesting, great movement. It's lovely.

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    1. Hi Helen, I love your gull in the DPW Challenge. Great brushwork.

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  3. It is interesting to see how your style has progressed. The one you did a year ago is loose, but nothing compared to the one you did now.

    Do you do more and less structuring on a painting? Calm and busy areas?

    This is lovely as usual.

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    1. Hi Roger, thanks and yes, I try to have parts which are a little more detailed (focal point)and the rest very impressionistic. But calm is by instinct.
      Your design work is always amazing.

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  4. What change of perception only in one year!
    It 's so fascinating evolution of your art,dear Julie!
    The new technique that you have developed,gives to the color a vibration amazing!
    Watch your art,is always learn!

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    1. Thank you Rita, Yes - I agree. Quite a change in a year.
      I see a change in your work too. It always has been very beautiful but I see a confidence of technique now.

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  5. Beautiful Julie and so vivid!!! Your paintings are always very alive. The roses seems to think so. They seem like they admire the vase, they spin their blossom to it; as if it's the sun.
    Warm regards.

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    1. Thank you so much and I really appreciate your generous comments.

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  6. You´ve got an interesting style, a marked personality.
    Great work, Congratulations!.

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    1. Nice of you to visit and be so complementary. Thanks, Sergio.

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  7. I sure like the original version but have to admit that I favor the latest redo of the original. It really is beautiful, Julie, but the additional roses show this vase to its best. What a gorgeous vase it is, too.

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    1. Nice to see we agree - yea! Hope you are doing really well.

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    1. Thank you Donna - you have a gorgeous piece on your blog today.

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  9. The turquoise you put in your paintings and how you put it is always so stunning!!!!

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    1. Aw shucks, Lisa. I love stunning! Thank you. As you know I adore what you do.

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  10. Clever to visualise the difference cutting the stem etc. would make.

    Another stunner ...!!

    Yesterday's post was really interesting, just seen it

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    1. Thank you so much, John. I am always happy when you comment.

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful, Julie...the color is so vivid ..one of your best. Love it.

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    1. Hi Hilda- one of my best... well thank you veerrrry much, my dear.

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  12. Both compositions are great! I like the second one though for the "fullness" of it. Again, that color of turquoise is lovely and the roses look wispy and delicate.

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    1. Thank you, Libby. I agree about the fullness.

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  13. The fracturing really shines through in this composition! Beautiful!!

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Julie