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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oil Sketch of Blue Vase



Oil Sketch of Blue Vase

7x5in oil on linen  $50. SOLD

The Daily Paintworks Challenge is just that -
a real challenge. A high key blue is required.
meaning a light blue. No wonderful complementary
color can be used to make it sing, but at the same time
the color blue should pop.
This may take a few tries.
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46 comments:

  1. Dear Julie, this vase is three-dimensional and incredibly brilliant!
      I seem to be able to touch, here in front of me!

    A challenge contagious: with today I am at the third version, and after opening the box of the blues ...comes the desire to continue!

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    1. I am laughing because I understand the contagion.
      Glad you like this one. I was after iridescence.
      Looking forward to seeing yours.

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  2. It caught my eye Julie! I think it pops even without the complimentary color. There's just something about that aqua blue color.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. Nice of you to visit. Love your cards and congratulations on winning the prize.

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  3. this is outstanding. so much movement in a still life! it's alive and perfect.

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    1. thanks so much, Suzanne. Your beautiful dog portrait on your blog gave me much pleasure.

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    1. Thanks Sharon. I agree I love the color too.
      Did I thank you for the information on Blogger having storage limits and charging after a certain level reached? Good info to know everyone . See her post for complete info.

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  5. Really love this - and the colour is amazing.

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    1. Thanks, Ann, What a great idea you had with your watercolor brush.

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  6. By jove, I think you've got it! Love this Julie.

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    1. Thank yu Blanche and I think...by jove... you also got yours right too.

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  7. So lovely, the way it emerges from the background is mesmerizing!

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    1. Nice of you, Mary, thanks. Love how you handles the hair in your wonderful portrait.

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  8. Really beautifully done! The color is sparkling and vibrant... it's singing for sure.:)

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    1. So is your painting beautifully done. The way you handle reflective surfaces is great.

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  9. Julie, This is great work! I love the vibrant color and value in here. Did you notice Quang's blog post when he created the challenge painting (Oct. 6, 2012)...interesting read on Cyan color.

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    1. I have been confused about his writing on colors and the numbers. Have you?
      Thanks for the visit.

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  10. It has a sweet and earthy appeal, quite zen like.

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    1. Thank you so much. I Love all zen influences.

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  11. I love how the vase seems to melt into the background...and still pop ! And totally love the turqoise !

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    1. You could call the color aqua, Jane, and find it matches the eyes of the beautiful portrait you did.

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  12. This is beautiful, Julie. A few tries? I think not! You've already sold this lovely piece.

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    1. Hi and thanks so much. Hope you are painting.

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  13. The greatest "pop'", as I see it, is at the top of the vase (dark/light) and at the very bottom (dark/light again). The outer edges of unpainted canvas look great in this painting. A beautiful job, Julie.
    Blue without complements IS a real challenge.
    Qiang is really delving into researching color.

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    1. Pop is rally what he wants and I do not think the dark/light is what he means -- do you. He has accomplished a lot for his research with this challenge because every combination is there for him to see.

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  14. Wow, Julie! so different from your norm! LOVE the color and texture!!!

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    1. Yes, Hilda, different because it is a study. I was going to incandescence.

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  15. Beautiful, Julie! You've succeeded with the challenge perfectly and achieved that amazing iridescence.
    The vase seems to emerge from an ephemeral shimmering light. Really enjoyed catching up with your last few posts—always so interesting. And, Happy Belated Birthday wishes!

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    1. Nice of you to visit and comment, Lorraine. Thanks. I keep waiting for another painting on your blog?????

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  16. Julie, this lovely painting just sings!

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    1. What a lovely description - sings - thanks.

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  17. What clear beautiful color. This works shows off the fracturing technique so nicely but I agree, this challenge has lots of layers and is just so fun on which to work.
    I am at last back on line and will have a blue challenge tomorrow. Yipee!

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    1. You did a great job with your blue vase. It fits the Challenge perfectly!

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  18. LOVE this beautiful "blue" painting!

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  19. Love everything about this painting the technique, the color,the background, beautiful.

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  20. Only you can make a single color sing with out the help of any contrast! Love your work!

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  21. Wow, look so good... I just want to get that for myself and my families. Hope for more new style. rs gold , runescape gold

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Cheers,
Julie