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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Petunia in a Plastic Glass





Petunia in a Plastic Glass

5x7in   oil on canvas panel   $100. SOLD

After the blast of color yesterday I was inspired to paint this
very simple harmony of neutrals with the green leaves being
my main color.



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46 comments:

  1. I love the subtle colors in this simple but beautiful piece!!

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    1. Glad you like it, Hilda. Subtle is the correct word but thanks for adding "beautiful."

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  2. Wow! This is so beautiful! I love the dynamism of the push/pull of a simple subject with your complex texture and fracturing. I love this.

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    1. How nice of you - thanks Lorraine. I am enjoying your latest series and your references to Stanley B work. What a fabulous
      artist is he.

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  3. yes this is so beautiful - so cool, calm and refreshing!

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    1. Cool and calm. Lovely sounding term after my riot of color the previous day. Thanks, Myra.

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  4. Awesome Julie, I love the neutrals and muted color!

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    1. I think your painting. Church parking, is full of beautiful neutrals and mutes color, too.
      Thanks, Dana.

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  5. This may be my favorite of yours, Julie. Beautiful.

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    1. Hi Gina - thanks, it means a lot. Love Princess Suki!

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  6. You obviously handle subtle and soft values as well as bold color! Very lovely!

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  7. Nice of you to say so. I am apt to go for more color instinctively so it is good to know you think I can handle both.
    Love the finished landscape.

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  8. I love how different this is. The soft colors and the simplicity of the painting. I really like this a lot. Nice to also see someone else do a glass. Painting glass is for me a balance of painting what you see and what you know. Great work.

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  9. great comment Roger, thank you.
    I did have this set up by my easel so it was more of painting what I was seeing.
    I love the colored glass you are painting and would love to find something in that rose color you did.

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  10. Neutral colors vibrant, not a paradox but the reality of YOUR mastery of color.
    A composition as the Japanese use for tea, a flower only to show the beauty, a color like white to indicate all that is pure.
    I open my day admiring your painting that I call ZEN today!

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    1. I agree about the purity of a white flower, Rita but cannot take credit for the zen like arrangement. The flower broke off while I was deadheading and I plopped it into the handy, leftover glass. I looked down and immediately was drawn to it.
      Loved your blog today.

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  11. I find the blues, greens, and creams so pretty, so soothing. Beautiful piece, Julie. And thank you for your encouragement.

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    1. Thanks Crimson. I think the colors are soothing too. Made a change from my usual - that is for sure.

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  12. I love the pureness and the apparent simplicity in this...would never tire looking at it.

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    1. Nice to hear from you Jane. thank you.
      Love the face you did.

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  13. Those small dabs of yellow sing out in a loud sweet voice since they're surrounded by all those beautiful whispering neutrals.

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    1. Quite poetic today, Dean. I may repeat what you wrote for the whole day...whispering neutrals...what a beautiful sound it has.

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  14. Subtle and really lovely. The single arrangement along with the neutral colors is very delicate.

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    1. Thank you Libby. Nice line drawing on your blog today.

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  15. You are so versatile! I really like the palette on this one. Nice, calm and serene.

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    1. Versatile - thanks..." it takes one to know one" as the saying goes. You can do amazing roses with as much ease as a truck!
      And I have never done a truck.

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  16. My goodness, ditto above. If one did not understand the power and variety in neutrals, here is the textbook. Makes me want to paint something similar. Beautiful.

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    1. When you grayed down your red barn you were on the same path.
      Have a go, Helen. I know after painting something bright I always turn to something less so. Color is important to me though.
      Thanks for such a great comment.

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    1. I appreciate your comment, Susan and must add I enjoyed your post on color today.

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  18. LOL, very beautiful piece...but the title needs work...plastic glass....kinda odd....plastic cup maybe...or just glass....I start laughing again every time I say plastic glass. whatever, the result is a gorgeous little gem of a painting.

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    1. Excellent! I did it deliberately because I have always loved the identity and use of the oxymoron "plastic glasses." Not a cup - no handle, just what is says it is...plastic see through version of a container you drink out of which is commonly called glass! Others I love are.
      Legally Drunk!
      Same Difference
      Alone together!
      I could go on and on. Good for you Lavon! What fun.

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  19. Julie, this painting and the vibrant painting before it just knock my socks off! Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!

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    1. Three E's - wow. I really, really, really appreciate them. makes me glow.
      Love your portrait - can't wait to see the other half.

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  20. Greatness hides in simplicity... fantastic painting dear Julie!!
    J' adore :)
    Warm regards.

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  21. Hello Julie:) So different then your other works but not less beautiful. Very nice painted! Love it:)

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    1. You are gracious indeed. Thank you.
      I am so sorry to hear about your stolen painting.

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  22. Very harmonious, very enjoyable to watch. A great success, in my opinion.

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    1. Nice of you to say that, Lydie, thank you. I find that if I am pleased with it then that is success to my mind. Even if it is not what exactly what I was after. I always have to realize that this is the best I can do at this time...but I am growing and can look forward to improving.

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  23. A lonely little Petunia in a plastic glass! :0)

    A really lovely painting, Julie

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  24. I enjoy that lovely "lean" of the flower out of the vessel...and the thick paint..expertly done!

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