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

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bedside Light



Bedside Light

6x6in oil on canvas board  $100. SOLD



Day 14 in the 30 in 30 Days Challenge
My personal goal  for this challenge - to paint only what I have
never painted or thought of painting before.

This is the lamp in our guest bedroom. It is brushed nickel.
with a simple shape that I fell in love with. Doesn't really fit
our casual decorating scheme, but what the heck!

Artist Note.

I had to examine the light glow very carefully. I was tempted
to take the downcast light right up to the shade, but looking
carefully I could see that there is an area of shadow on the wall
up above where the light starts to fall, and the rim of the shade.
Neat to paint and I recommend it.






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42 comments:

  1. I just love that you made a still life out of an everyday venue like that. Really lovely and some how a very intimate arrangement.

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  2. This is a charming painting. It caught my eye first thing this AM. Lamp shades lighted do cast shadows that add definition. Good catch.

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    1. Thanks and I really like your portraits. I admire you venturing into the video world.

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  3. I love lamp light.
    This captures the feeling perfectly!

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    1. Thank you, Sally. Good one today about TIME - how I wish I had more of it.

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  4. Delightful still life...Lucky guests! This cozy ambience,enchant me!

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    1. I am delighted to discover the beautiful paintings on silk you featured on your blog. You are so generous to tell us about the artist.

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  5. This is lovely - you've really captured a mood in this painting. I'd like to be there!

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    1. and you captured the cyclamen beautifully too.

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  6. What I first noticed is the generosity of your paint application. Lots of paint, lovely play of light. this is a very warm and inviting painting. Bravo

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    1. Nice comment - thanks Helen.
      Great idea to do a value study of an apple when you were short of time.

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  7. You do such a wonderful job with impasto - love the subject and think about that light and how challenging it must have been! Thanks for you comments and becoming a follower..I have become one of YOURS too!

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    1. I appreciate it. Amazing you can do a self portrait quickly. I like the way you look.

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  8. I love this! You can paint anything Julie! The glow of the lamp is so inviting. Thanks so much for your comments on my blog. You're so right...art is the WAY!:) I guess it will get easier.
    Jennifer

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. Hope today was better.

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  9. Really nice. Makes me want to get in bed with a cup of tea and read.

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    1. Smiling here.
      Love the still life you have started but the portrait is great too. You can paint anything.

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  10. That looks cozy and has a nice composition, well done.

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    1. Thanks - your composition is really strong on today's painting.

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  11. Gorgeous atmosphere in your bedroom ,lovely, soft and cozy ! xx

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    1. HI Jane - thanks, glad you like it and I love the blue hat girl.

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    1. And I think you are clever too getting up at 5 in the morning to paint.

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    1. Nice of you and I love the green and purples in your painting.

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  14. Beautifully painted, Julie!! So many details to see...I love the lamp light...it gives me that warm feeling.

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    1. After the ordeal you have been through I am pleased to give you a warm feeling, Hilda.

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  15. Easy to pick out your work, Julie--so well done!
    Ellie
    www.ellieboydstudio.com

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  16. Julie, You are on of the few artist who I follow everyday.I don't always comment but I am looking and I am never disappointed.

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    1. You warmed my heart with your lovely comment. Thank you Angela.
      Your fabulous eggplants inspired me to ask my hubby to make his best dish.

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  17. Beautiful - and your attention to detail makes it perfect. Love the color and love the texture. Not surprised it sold so quickly!

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    1. Hi Susan. Glad you like it. Love your amazing horses. Now THAT is skill!

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  18. yes, that is an inviting scene....your guests are lucky to have such a homey environment!

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  19. An absolutely beautiful piece and I am not surprised that it sold already. I love the light arc and you handled it perfectly. Great observational skills, Julie!

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  20. This is charming, Julie. How clever you are to catch all the nuances of the light!

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  21. wonderful!! especially for a 30/30!!!!

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  22. The composition is beautiful and the light coming out of the lamp is truly bright, as if lighting up the painting.. too good as usual Julie!

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  23. I think it's great you've challenged yourself twice by doing things you wouldn't normally paint and doing the 30 day thing. This one is so wonderful. So nicely done. Love ALL your work.

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  24. Wow...such a great atmosphere in this one. I am not surprised it's sold.

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Julie