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

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cyclamen from a Friend



Cyclamen from a Friend

8x8in oil on canvas. $150. SOLD

Still having problems so I am using a different computer
and internet carrier.
It is hard for me to imagine that only a few
years ago, if the computer had trouble it was no
big deal. How things change...I swear I went into
withdrawals!
I did use my phone to visit blogs and would leave comments,
 but apparently it was also a hit or miss situation.
Some connected and others didn't. Weird
Thanks to those of you who emailed to let me know they
missed my blog. Nice!

Artist Note.

The second workshop took place with another great group
of artists. The photos I took of their work are lost
somewhere in the computerland cloud. Some really exciting
steps were taken and I know none of them will ever paint
exactly the same way they did before the workshop.

This was a demo I started on the last day. It is larger than
my usual offering on this blog but can crop down to this size.
I think it is the first time I have painted a cyclamen.
I popped it into the little red basket and it was perfect to paint.
I really enjoyed it. Thank you, Karen.



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42 comments:

  1. oh when I had computer problems I felt very weird for days on end. I had to read paper magazines and felt like I was on Little House on the Prairie or something. I LOVE this painting. Those colors are luscious!

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    1. Thanks for the understanding, Celeste.I did laugh at Little House...

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  2. This one scream X-mas, both in colors and motive. I love it. Those hints of turquoise really make things "pop".

    I wish you a Merry X-mas and a Happy New Year

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    1. Thanks Roger. Wishing you the same.
      Did I read you were doing the bathroom after the hall project?

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    2. Yes we have a new bathroom, was finished Wednesday.

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  3. Welcome back, Julie. Blogland was a lesser place in your absence.

    Love the painting, great Christmas colours!

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    1. What a lovely thing to say. Thanks, John.
      Your new piece is pretty amazing.

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  4. This is gorgeous, Julie! Your use of that turquoise...you have me thinking. Sometimes a good thing, other times a scary thing with me.

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    1. Glad you like it. Scary eh?
      Hope your boss likes his wonderful gift.

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  5. Well, I hope your computer gets better soon! I miss your frequent posting:)

    The cyclamen is beautiful and the red colors are so clear and clean.

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    1. Hi Libby - clear and clean is nice - thanks.

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  6. What a delight to see you back in my inbox Julie! Lovely painting and want to hear and see more about your workshops. While living in Spain I was in the dark with my internet for about 45 days. Felt like I'd fallen off the earth, since I don't watch TV. I feel your pain!

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    1. A whole month? Yikes. Mine still isn't right but have a friend letting me use their computer but cannot go through my own internet/Google Chrome. It has the experts confused.

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  7. A beautiful painting, Julie! I get caught up in how you handle edges...among many other things.
    Glad to have you back...I realize computer withdrawal must have been bad for you...but Julia withdrawal was hell for me!!! :)

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    1. What a great comment, Dean. My hubby loved it too!
      Love your white dog.

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  8. Julie - I sure have missed your posts! So glad to see you back this morning - computers can be amazing tools, and then they can sure place our world in an upheavel! Love the cyclamen - giving me energy and motivation for the day!! Hope things are running smoothly for you soon :)

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    1. Thanks, Debi - how sweet of you.
      Still using my friends computer and different browser. Hope to be back to normal soon

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  9. Julie - I sure have missed your posts! So glad to see you back this morning - computers can be amazing tools, and then they can sure place our world in an upheavel! Love the cyclamen - giving me energy and motivation for the day!! Hope things are running smoothly for you soon :)

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  10. Oh my gosh, Julie!!! The perfect painting for the Season. Gorgeous piece! I hope you get your computer to work soon...we REALLY miss you. I think my husband would have to put me away if I didn't have my computer and yet, if something goes wrong with it, I don't know enough to fix it on my own...

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    1. Same here. Fix it?
      Love your ornament painting.

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  11. Julie, so glad to have both you and your art back!!!!

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    1. You are great - thanks for the support, Lavon.

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  12. Julie, Glad you are back online...I've missed your posts! I rely on my computer so much and I feel so disconnected from the outside world when I am without it so I know what you are going through. I really love your newest painting...it is so festive. Can't wait to hear about your latest workshop...

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    1. How nice you are - thanks Maria.
      The workshop was wonderful and I have some good images if I can ever get the computer issues worked out.
      Like your sunflower painting.

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  13. Dear Julie - glad to see you back - this is truly beautiful - reds are gorgeous - Hope you have a very Merry Christmas - God bless.

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    1. Thank you Debbie. So sorry about the loss of your dog.

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  14. Dear Julie in these days when you were off-line I had my family here.As it is hard to imagine a life without computers today (or without internet)when I take the" domestic role "is hard to do everything I normally do.
    Paint, keep the blog, go visit friends blogger ...Your cyclamen
    is full of vitality and gives joy to watch.
    I am so happy to read from you, and see again your wonderful artwork!

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    1. How wonderful to know you had family with you. I have had a hit or miss on blogs so I did not know. I feel out of touch with everyone!
      Good to read your sweet words of understanding.
      Thanks for liking the cyclamen.

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  15. Gorgeous seasonal painting. Love it, and not at all surprised it has sold. Do have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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    1. Merry Christmas back to you and the happiest of new years coming your way.

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  16. It was perfect to paint and you painted it perfectly - its just so Christmasy, Julie and I love it! Merry Christmas to you and yours and thank you for all the support and encouragment your comments on my blog throughout the year have provided me. Hope all your computer issues are soon resolved!

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    1. What a lovely comment. Thanks Susan.
      I feel the same way about you.

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  17. It's cold, it's dark, and it's raining here in Seattle of course. I turned on my computer and lo and behold a big ray of sunshine came into the studio called Julie's Blog. Yeahhhhh, welcome back my friend.

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    1. I love this one. I had an artist in the studio today who used to live in Seattle and he has told me about the winter rain' I showed him your comment and he laughed and loved it!

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  18. Wonderful painting! I have missed your blog.

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    1. Thanks for missing my blog, Sharon.
      I love your cat on patrol!

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  19. The colors are apt for this season, beautiful work as always!

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    1. Love your new piece - it has such beautiful colors.

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  20. Love this little painting. It feels so lively. Glad your class went so well.

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