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

Friday, January 18, 2013

Catching the Rays



Catching the Rays

8x6in  oil on canvas board  $125. SOLD



Day 17 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.

You can tell who is the boss of this chair.
He is getting old now but he loves to jump up on
the chair when the sun comes flooding through the room.
Not my dog. Not my chair, but I have known this dog
for 10 years now and as I pass by his eyes lift
up to follow me and his tail wags, but he does not budge.
I think he is scared I would dive into his nice warm spot.

Artist Note.

Small white animals are difficult to paint when they
are in the bright light... hardly any shadow, just all glow.
Hope you can tell this is a small dog and not a cat?
Come to think of it, it doesn't really matter
as long as you do not think it is a pillow!!
As I said, difficult.



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22 comments:

  1. Love this piece! Good series on the 30/30 too!

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  2. Nope! Very dog like:)

    Love the color bits at the bottom which must be the rug I assume. A very nice painting!

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  3. Love the feeling of warmth. Nice use of red without being too much.

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  4. Very nice painting, and yes, I can tell that it's a dog. I like the design of your painting very much. I'm doing Leslie's 30 in 30 challenge also, and finding it the hardest thing I've ever done, but so beneficial for my art journey.

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  5. Checked it the second time to see it was a dog...but I know of what you say on the tail wagging. Love that little gesture. So endearing! The color and line are what I like about this one. I totally agree with you on painting 'white' animals, have been dealing with that one too.

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  6. I love the perspective in this one and how my eyes is drawn to the red chair and the dog, well done. PS! I do have fear. I think due to the design aspect of my style, I don't always know which way to go and I can be too hard on myself.

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  7. The subtle value shifts on the chair, dog, and wall all work so well! Great one!

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  8. Great personality in this chair. I like your theme for the 30/30 project. It's always good to stretch and try new things!

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  9. Had to look for the dog face but when I found it......great. That is exactly what a cozy dog in the sun looks like. Mine is black but the same energy. Nice warm painting.......glowing

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  10. Hi Julie, I'm so enjoying all your different subjects you're painting. They're all wonderful :)

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  11. Wonderful painting Julie! Love the colors and the warmth.

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  12. Lovely painting it's so cosy and warm. The dog is patiently waiting for you to finish your painting so you can take him for a walk

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  13. One of my absolute favorites of today's entries!

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  14. This painting is so successful, it really brings me into the scene. Not enough time to catch up and look at other blogs with this challenge going on, I look forward to savoring your paintings soon. So appreciate your artists notes too.

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  15. I never stop marveling at how well you succeed in filling out a small canvas without cluttering, I know I said that before, but it is one of the first thoughts coming to my mind when I see a new painting of yours. And of course it shows a dog...perfectly ! Gorgeous colors and composition...as always !!!! xx

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  16. I LOVE this painting! So much texture and color variation. I could tell it was a dog when I did the close-up view. The colors are so warm and inviting - you can just feel the warmth.

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  17. Yes...he's a dog for sure...he picked a good spot...nice and cozy. I love chair paintings and yours is so great Julie.

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  18. It looks like a dog to me! This is another beautiful painting ..
    love all those colors in the rug! Nicely done!!!

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  19. I could easily see it is a dog, Julie. He has the best spot in the house too!

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  20. Wonderful Julie! Love your subjects. Ears down = Dog. So cute

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Julie