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

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Petunia Profusion



Petunia Profusion.

6x8in oil on canvas panel  $125. SOLD

I painted this during class time today and it meant lots of
interrupted time. The artists needs come first so I was a happy
camper attending to both and the day flew by.

Artist Note.

The petunias I have been drawing, failed to rally so I picked
 fresh ones and included some with vibrant color.
I wanted to get my trusty mechanical pencil in the set-up.
I tried to show a bit of a  drawing too, but it was impossible with
the fracturing technique.

Tomorrow I am resuming making the video on the fracturing for the
DPW Artbyte. I have found the process rather difficult.
When I concentrate, I apparently forget to say what I am doing.
Duh!
If I make a video I do want it to be a good and helpful one...
 No pressure there - right?

Sharing voices I hear in my head!
Best foot forward, as my mother would say.
If you agree to do something, then make sure to do it right,  from my father.


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55 comments:

  1. I like that you added the colored ones too and the painting is beautiful. Isn't possible to ad the voice later (voice over), that might help you with the art-byte.

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    1. I am mulling over the voice over but with my Manchester English accent - apparently I still have it - I am not sure it will be understood by all. I have friends here in the US who put on subtitles to watch Masterpiece Theater!

      Love the cupcake with the blueberries.

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  2. beautiful colours - I think I tend to do that as well, when I'm concentrating I don't talk or listen - or so I've been told - just get lost in the zone! Hope we get to see your video

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    1. Glad you understand, Sharon. Thanks.
      I had a marvelous time on your blog. Not only is your artwork outstanding but the photographs of where you hike are beyond gorgeous!

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  3. It´s a good thing you had lost of interrumpted time, so you obtain this amazing and carefree painting.
    Congrats!

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  4. Teaching others to paint or prepare a video lesson should be challenging!
    Painting, the creative part of the brain gets to work ...Explaining and using the words works the opposite side, that is not creative, but rational! This put together the two functions is a remarkable effort!
    I love the violet petunia,the tranparency of glass,the turquoise pen,and how these emphasize the white...another wonderful and lovely still life!

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    1. I recommend any "sensitive" blogger should read Rita's post today called, A Flower for You
      http://ritavaselli.blogspot.com/2012/10/un-fiore-per-te.html
      Don't forget to use the translator if you do not read Italian.

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  5. Julie, Another beautiful painting! I am so looking forward to your video.

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    1. Thanks karla. That is a great pear on your blog today

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  6. Quite lovely, Julie! The colors sing in this little composition.

    Now we know where your drive comes from....your parents!:)

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    1. Thanks carol. Colors are also singing in your berries and leaves painting. Purple leaves get me singling.

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  7. Another beautiful piece, Julie. I love that you hear your parents' voices in your head. That means their sound advice has stuck!

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    1. Stuck is right and it can be confining. Fortunately they let me be independent too.

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  8. Vivid colours, intense contrast. Then the white comes and smooths the eye and sweeten the senses. Especially the top one that seems to fade away, feels like landing on a big cushion! The mechanical pencil is the proof of life on a still's life painting. Gorgeous Julie!!
    I do draw myself, thank you for asking. I began the journey in the world of art 18 months ago with pencil drawings, then charcoal and way after (just 4 months ago) watercolour. You can find many drawings at my blog. But, I'm still a baby in this art world :)
    Hugs and smiles.

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    1. After drawing the petunias with the pencil and kind of bonding with it - I felt I should include it. I like the way you put it - proof of life...
      I admire your charcoal drawings. I am glad yuu told me about them because when I check a blog it doesn't always come up with the past ones to scroll though.

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  9. Great advice from both Mom and Dad! Maybe some bullet points tacked near the camera so you can see them as you speak would be helpful. I found that trying to read something word for word as I was speaking did not work out-I got lost! And maybe a timer would work too. Just some thoughts.

    The petunias look lovely-almost a red, white, and blue combo!

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    1. We think alike, Libby. I did have bullet points tacked up but then kept forgetting to check. I am amazed I have had trouble because I do demos weekly for the classes I teach. I have asked and they tell me that I talk about "what and how" all the way through, and they are used to and understand the quite moments because I fill them in when I start talking again. So I am going to listen to what I have done already and see if I do that.
      Thanks for your considerate help.

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  10. I really like your petunias. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and your process. You really are a joy to read!

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    1. Nice of you to say that Kaethe. gave me a glow!
      Looking forward to seeing another rose. You are doing an amazing job with your series.

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  11. You'll do a great artbyte. Can't wait to see it!

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    1. Great teapot on your blog...or should I say tugboat!
      Thanks for the visit.

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    1. Thank you, Susan, and so is your beautiful woman.

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  13. My favorites today.......the table and the vase. You captured a deep richness. And strong diagonals. Clouds #3 just "bit the dust" and now I am off to painting class. A great day ahead.

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    1. Thanks, Helen. I really enjoyed seeing the tools of the trade on your blog. Good job!

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  14. Julie this is a lovely painting. Your colors are outstanding and I do so love the impressionism you give to all your work - thanks for sharing.

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    1. How nice of you Debbie, thank you. I enjoyed seeing the photos and lovely painting with the butterfly, on your blog.

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    1. oh wow - thanks Myra. I was just looking at your amazing work and wishing I could draw like that.

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  16. Great quotes by your parents. I would love to see a video of you doing your fracturing.

    Such pretty Petunias with pencil. :)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. Neat painting of the dog. You can do it all in your own wonderful style.

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  17. yeahh! hooray!! ditto what Lisa said. don't worry about the accent. just got for it! heck, I've got a really weird accent. My mom is a hillbilly from Illinois, my dad was an oakie from Oaklahoma. I grew up split between these totally different American accents out on the West coast learning that accent. Nobody knows....

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    1. I really had a good laugh at your accent story. Thanks, Lavon.

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  18. Love the petunias Julie. I am waiting anxiously for the fracturing artbyte on DPW. I actually checked for it the other day. When it wasn't there I did a lip tutorial instead. I have to speak at an art luncheon next month & am nervous too. You will do great. You are a good teacher. I learn just by your blog posts! Take good care!

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    1. You are kind, Donna - this is a lovely comment and I thank you.
      I enjoyed my visit to your blog. great work and fascinating techniques.

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  19. No hurry Julie, but really looking forward to seeing you in action ( So please hurry :-))))) ) As always the composition is wonderful and I love these fresh colors .

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    1. You made me smile, Jane.
      Love your painting on the pizza box.

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  20. Hello Julie:) I love your flowers but my eye was attrackted to your pencil. Very nice composition! I love your art!!

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    1. I like the pencil also. After using it to draw them it seemed right to paint it too.
      Thanks for liking my art. You make me feel really good.

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  21. So pretty. What if you tape the demo, watch it making notes, and then do a voice over? Really looking forward to it!

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    1. I like knowing this is an option and appreciate your suggestion.
      For your new studio I recommend Verilux bulbs.

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  22. Very pretty. What if you tape the demo, watch it and take notes, then do a voice over? Looking forward to it.

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  23. I like the depth here of both the bouquet and the glass. Another lovely set up too!

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    1. I appreciate it, Mary, and have so say I love your sky painting.

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  24. Beautiful piece Julie! Yes I agree that whatever we do, we should do it perfectly even if it took more time, the commitment shows in your words!

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    1. Still love your beautiful fall colors, Padmaja.
      Thanks for the nice comment.

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  25. I will be very interested to see your video, and I'm sure you will have followed your parents' advice.
    This is probably not at all a part of the fracturing process, but I love that ribbon of rich color that curves between the pink petunia and the deep blue one.

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    1. Thanks Shirley - yes, it is part of the fracturing. Glad you like it.
      Love your birdhouse painting. The flowers are gorgeous!

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  26. Great composition, nice texture and color palette.

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  27. Thanks Karen. You painting of the girl by the window just brims with beautiful light.

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  28. another great painting....wow! I will be interested in your video on fracturing! You have it down...and it looks GREAT

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  29. I can't wait to see the video! I imagine you will inspire a lot of new paintings! I think I commented already about this gorgeous painting. The pen looks like you can reach in and grab it. Petunias are really difficult for me to paint. You've captured their beauty!

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  30. Gorgeous floral, I love the rich vibrant colours!

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