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

Friday, January 11, 2013

Goose-neck Study



Goose-neck Study

7x5in oil on linen $100.

Day 10 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.

I am staying with a friend who owns this goose-neck lamp.
I have been using it to light my still life set-ups, but tonight I
thought why not paint it. It fits the criteria - I certainly have
never painted it before and I love the reflective surface.

I have computer problems - again. This time the wireless
is not working. Started this afternoon. Hope tomorrow is better.

Thanks for all the neat comments.  You are all great!



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27 comments:

  1. Love this lamp; gorgeous coppery type of color. The hot sauce is done beautifully as well, Julie.

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  2. It is a great shape isn't it? I have drawn mine before too so I see why you might paint it:)

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  3. Nice work, Julie. There is certainly nothing wrong with your brain! Hope you get the computer issues straightened out.
    Ellie Boyd www.ellieboydstudio.com

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  4. I love the "sepia" look to this painting and the amazing light!!

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  5. Now this was far reaching--and very well done. Made me smile. You are having fun with this challenge.

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  6. What a unique subject and done so well! it caught my eye right away.

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  7. So beautiful in it's simplicity! It is amazing what you did with a very limited palette.

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  8. I love this Julie! It really glistens!

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  9. Another successful painting - you manage to make the mundane items we all have look extraordinary.

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  10. A goose-necked lamp, I never knew that was their name - live & learn!

    It really is an excellent painting, you've made so much from very little ...totally impressed, Julie!

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  11. That put a smile on my face, thought of Pixar for a moment. Great metallic feel, like glowing copper, well done.

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  12. Those few dabs of almost pure white.....just lovely. They set off the glow......oh so warm. You are having a great time painting, aren't you Julie!

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  13. Wonder-Julie! A(n almost) monochrome, which puts so great emphasis on the light!

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  14. I love the way you paint just ordinary objects that I would never think of doing. I also admire your technique, Found your blog via another blogger. Happy painting. Please visit I have just started mine.

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  15. Your technique is lovely. Wonderful painting!

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  16. Julie, I love the yummie browns and reds in there. I look forward to what you are posting every day...Love them all!

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  17. great job on that lamp. Can't wait to see what you do next!

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  18. That is some beautiful lamp painting!

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  19. Hello Julie:) I noticed a change in your subjects and must say I'm very satisfied about it! I hope you too:) This painting is so beautiful with such a limited pallet (I think). My compliments!

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  20. Julie, This lamp is just lovely. The background feels full of light. The surfaces are broken and textured but at the same time the lamp looks like solid shiny metal. A nice contradiction!

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  21. This is so good...how do you get that color?

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  22. Hi Julie,
    You have a really original and lovely style. The metallic shine on this lamp is fabulous!

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Cheers,
Julie