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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Apples and Plums



Apples and Plums

6x8in oil on canvas panel   $125.  SOLD

This is for the DPW Emotion Challenge.
I do not want to feel sad so I avoided painting anything serious.
Been there - done that.

COLOR - now that is what makes me feel happy

And, an apple a day keeps the doctor away,
so that makes me happy too!
Throw in a couple of plums and hopefully I will never
need a doctor again.




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24 comments:

  1. This is a nice one.I agree, how one paint a subject (composition, colors, mood etc.)is often more important than what you paint. If I want to have an exact copy of what I paint, I rather take a photograph. I try to show some personality and feeling through the painting.

    And you are a great inspiration for that.

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    1. Thank you Roger. I agree about the photograph part but I do have some artists who want that tight realistic look so we work a lot on edges to make it more painterly.

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  2. Such a stunning piece, Julie! Your work makes me like even fruit paintings - there is a liveliness to them that I cannot quite put into words.

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    1. You are so nice - thank you Crimson. Praise indeed.

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  3. Beautiful composition and, of course, color! Another winner, Julie!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. You are putting out a lot of winners yourself. You are on a roll!

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  4. Seeing the great color and composition, Is HAPPY all the way, Julie!
    .....but then....all your artwork makes me happy!

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    1. How nice a comment is THAT,. Thanks. being happy is so important because you never know what is coming along.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful, Julie! Love it!!

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    1. Hi Hilda - thanks my friend, for always being there.

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  6. I feel happy when I look at almost all of your work. Your use of color, compositiona nd the freedom are all just fab! loving the apples and plums.

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    1. Nice of you, Lavon. Wish I could see your work.

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  7. Your compositions are always so thoughtful. And who wants to look at a sad piece anyway? Paint what makes you happy and that will show:)

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  8. Hello Julie:) This is a beauty! The golden color of the appels is wonderful. I love the whole composition. Very well done!

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    1. Your rabbit and pumpkin was sooo cute! Very skillful too.
      Thanks for the visit and lovely complement.

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  9. I'm glad that you painted a happy painting-- your art always makes me smile!

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    1. I appreciate that. Thanks so much and thanks for sharing on your blog.

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  10. Lovely picture but I reckon you worked a flanker on the emotion :0) (chuckle). It made me happy to see it had been sold though :0) So I guess it worked!

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    1. Chuckle here at this end. Always a pleasure, John. Thank you.

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  11. Beautiful composition. I love the repetition of arcs...gentle yet strong as they repeat throughout the painting. And yes, color is joy.........

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  12. This is so beautiful! I left you a comment on DPW but every time I see it I feel compelled to tell you so..Love everything about it! So there...now you know it...again...LOL

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  13. The colors of fruits ,dear Julie, have a glow ,full of emotion to look!

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  14. I love love love the background it is a great back drop to your subject!

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Cheers,
Julie