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Friday, November 9, 2012

Yellow Lily Study



Yellow Lily Study

6x6in oil on canvas panel   $100.

Flowers given to me to paint by a friend after the opening for
her exhibit.

Artist Note.

Of course I wanted the purple in this study to
accentuate the yellow.
I have some of these on stand-by at all times because they are the
type that never die.  I have no idea what they are called.
They feel like paper to the touch but they are put into water
so they must be a living flower..
Here is a picture of them. I had to lighten
the color to show the individual heads.
Any names?


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29 comments:

  1. It is a lovely contrast of yellows and purples, each compliments one another! We call the purple flower in the local language as one that never dries,, I think it is Globe Amaranth..my guess :-)

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    1. I love the name, "the one that never dies."
      Thanks Padmaja.

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    1. Thanks Celeste. Your last couple of landscapes are fabulous.

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  3. The purple flower is called Statice or Limonium - I have had some for about a year and a half and still bright as the day I bought them - really good value! Love the yellow with the purple...

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    1. Nice of you to let me know, Carol. It appears Statice is the name round here.
      I visited your blog and enjoyed it very much.

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  4. Lovely color combination and a lovely flower still life. Have a great weekend. Haven't painted anything for a week, been busy renovating my hallway. There will be some workers over today and do some final installations and fittings, then it is up to me to finish the painting part. Happy painting (in any form).

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    1. You are something else still finding time to comment when you are so busy. I really appreciate it Roger because I always look forward to your comments.
      Hope the hallway turns out just the way you want it. Will we get to see a photo of it?

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  5. This painting seems to me, like a mosaic, where the colors have a dance rhythm that, after a little period of observation, recomposes the image .
    A precious effect between abstract and real,that fascinates me in your art   work and ,here,a bit stronger than usual,to my eyes!
    Have nice week end,dear Julie.
    Rita.

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    1. I agree about the mosaic. I do not know how it turned out that way. I kept trying to stop it being so realistic so there are quite a few layers going on.
      My daughter is home for a visit so it is a wonderful weekend.

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  6. You pack a lot of action into a little 6x6 canvas Julie. Cannot help you with the flower name.

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    1. Action is a good word for scraping off and starting again...and again.
      Love your sky colors in your new painting

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  7. I get such a tropical feel with this piece, maybe the lush greens and buttery yellows add to the effect. Beautiful as always, Julie.

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    1. Thanks Sherry/Crimson. You are so nice to comment.

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  8. Gorgeous. I love the color. They look like some kind of lily.

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    1. Thanks L.W. And I love the portrait of your grandson.

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  9. Julie...
    A wonderful painting. Your fractured technique enhances this arrangement! Lovely range of colors! I believe the flower is Statice. It really adds a WOW factor to bouquets.

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    1. I know now that it is Statice. Such a handy flower to have alive for so long. Wow factor in such a brilliant purple is correct.

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  10. these flowers are beautiful - I was drawn in by their color!

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    1. I know you really love color so I love the comment.
      Wondering why you have not been on your blog and hope all is well.

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  11. the dried flowers are statice. They can often be found at the downtown market in summer in this and several other colors.

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    1. Good to know - thanks Kathleen. I like the piece you did for Painting New Mexico.

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  12. Wow! This is beautiful. Such a great variety of values and color.

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    1. Thanks Pam. Loved your blog for Veterans Day. What a remarkable family you have and I really enjoyed reading about them.

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  13. A stunning painting! I love the contrasting colours.

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    1. You are very complementary, Helen. Thank you.
      I love the series you are doing at the moment.

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  14. Hi Julie, Love the yellow and purples. Awesome work! My floristry book says the purple flowers are Limonium sinatum "Blue Star".

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  15. Thanks, Maria. Nice of you to check.
    Hope all is well.

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  16. Beautiful! Your colors and sense of light are so strong and create such drama!

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Cheers,
Julie