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

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Partially Complete



House in the Valley.

14x11in  oil on canvas

I am posting this even though I have not finished it.
It is larger than the usual work I post so need to
spend more time with it.
This is a house along a road in the rural Mesilla Valley
near Las Cruces. I was driving by when I saw it nestled
in the trees and backed up to take a photo with my phone.
I love having a camera on the phone because I always
take the phone with me where ever I go.

Artist Note.

I start Monday (3rd) with my very first workshop on the Fracturing
Technique and some of the artists are arriving in town this afternoon.
I am excited and nervous
at the same time.   I love teaching and want to do a good job but this
is the first one on the Fracturing.
I am doing a second one next week
and should have it under my belt by then.
I will try and post some of demos and work, but if you do
not see anything posted from me for the next few days
you will know why.
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32 comments:

  1. Such a pretty scene...can't wait to see it finished.

    All the best for your fracturing workshop! You will be awesome.

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    1. Hi Lisa, thanks for the supportive comments. I will let you know how it goes.

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  2. I want to fracture too. I call it kaleidoscoping. Your students are going to learn so much . Have fun.
    ( I don't think kaleidoscoping is a word ) but you know what I mean.

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    1. I started the fracturing in watercolor but found I could develop it better in the oils.
      Love the beautiful flower you did.

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  3. julie, i wish you the best in your workshop. if i lived nearby i would *so* be there!!

    xoxo

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  4. I love it how it is, its like looking at the building through a heat haze, beautifully impressionistic.

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    1. I like your viewpoint, Daryl. Thanks. I also like your party painting very much.

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  5. Jealousy is an ugly word..however, I wish I can be one of your students tomorrow!!! and don't worry, you're a born teacher and you'll do such a great job!!!

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    1. You are great Hilda. Thanks for the vote of confidence.
      You would be the light of the studio in any class you took

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  6. Love the sense of sun and warmth. Good luck with your workshop. You will do fine.

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    1. Glad you like it. It was a warm sunny morning.
      Thanks for the good wishes. I have been teaching workshops for years but this is somehow like the first time.

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  7. it's artists like you that make me want to have a go at painting oils - good luck in the workshop and look forward to seeing the finished painting!

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    1. Thanks Sharon. Love the snow scenes on both blogs.

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  8. Super color harmony and I always love your fracturing...lucky students!

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  9. Lovely warm colors in this painting, and I am sure your workshop will be a huge success !

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    1. Thanks, Jane. I will let you know how it goes.
      Your beautiful "Young Girl" has the most amazing eyes.

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  10. Julie, I hope you don't touch this one; it is perfectly gorgeous as is. I am admiring that property, wishing I could see what the inside of the house looks like.

    Wishing you much luck and success in your workshop. I suspect it will go smashingly well!

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  11. Fear not, Julie. Your students will be excited and nervous too and ready to learn your technique and you will rise to the occasion.

    Another lovely example of your work today.

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  12. Hi Julie,

    This high key painting is so refreshing! I feel the sunshine and crisp fresh air. I love it exactly like it is, even the unfinished bits. Your workshop will be fablous and looking forward to seeing some of it when you share.

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  13. Wonderful light filled painting, Julie! You've done a great job of accentuating the focal point. So many fine things happening here...I especially love the tree directly behind the roof.

    I know your workshops will be enormously popular! You are among the very best as a teacher and artist.

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  14. Wonderful painting. A photo always comes in so handy! Wish I was there in your workshop!!!

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  15. exciting that you are teaching your technique...they will love it! This is a great looking painting...I'll be tuned in to see what happens next !

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  16. A bright landscape that brings me to the land where you live!

    The classroom is always a moment of exchange, energy, enthusiasm!
    I think it was a very good day for all,for you as a teacher, dear Julie, and for them as students.

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  17. How exciting to be sharing your technique with others! Good luck!
    The unfinished painting is very appealing as well.

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  18. don't worry - you are going to do a great job of teaching - just have fun!!

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  19. You, nervous about the fracturing? You are an expert on this Julie!
    I hope it went well on your workshop and you had a lot of fun:)
    Your painting is beautiful so far! The white building is such a beautiful centre point. Love it!

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  20. Beautiful view and you are doing a fabulous job on that! I wish I was there in the workshop.. but I will wait for the demo and updates :-)

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  21. Shoulders back, chin up, deep breath and you will indeed be the star. Enjoy.

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  22. I can see why you would stop to photograph this scene. It's going to be a beauty!

    All the best with the workshops, Julie. It seems appropriate to say 'break a leg' to a teacher of fractured technique

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  23. Thanks EVERONE for the great comments. I became so busy I could not answer them all. Please know that I did appreciate them very much. And John...that is an hilarious comment.

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Cheers,
Julie