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

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Little Tin Birdy



Little Tin Birdy

6x6in oil on canvas  $100.


Day 16 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 was a fun little gift a friend gave me for Christmas.
It never occurred to me that I would paint it.
This Challenge is making me see all kinds of
paint-able things.


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30 comments:

  1. Another great subject, Julie! You are always surrounded by 360 degrees of subject matter.
    The range of subject matter reminds me of Duane Kieser, the one who started the daily painting movement.
    Love your work! :)

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    1. Thanks. I should check and see his full range. I know he is an AMAZING artist. I would not be painting all these different things if it wasn't for setting myself up with a challenge to paint what I have never painted before AND let me tell you, I miss my flowers!
      Bet he never painted my little tin birdy!

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  2. I just came across your site Julie. I'm enjoying your work and sifting through pieces. Great stuff!

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    1. In return I looked at your blog and WOW! what an amazing artist you are. Your frozen watercolor technique produced some beautiful things.
      thanks for visiting.

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  3. The whole of these 30 30 blogs of yours are a wonderful mini-gallery of fun & talent ... I've really enjoyed them, Julie, even if some of my comment got eaten up by the blog-gremlins :0))

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    1. I hate to think I have missed some of your humorous gems.
      Glad you can see the fun in my work. I have a naturally happy nature, and who I am should come through in my work.

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  4. Julie, He is precious! I love the reflections you create in your paintings.

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  5. Every day,from you
    comes one creative idea excellent, the game of dominoes, the puppet, the ornament,
      the box of tissues ... Julie with your art,you look at the world and return it to the viewers, poetic, noble, romantic, charming .... and much more.
    You are to me an example of art/life, a constant support to look better, to refine the visual sense of the world around me.Thanks!

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    1. Oh WOW! I think I will frame this one, Rita. What a wonderful comment. Have a lovely day for making me feel so good.

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  6. Love how you take simple things and make them into a work of art.

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    1. Thank you, Pam. Your quilted flower is beautiful.

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  7. It has all been said. Fun painting, happy painting, great palette. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings...

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    1. Nice - thanks Helen. I like both your apple and satsumas. Nice and painterly.

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  8. Wonderful painting. You make the challenge seem easy. I would have thought you painted this often.

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    1. Thanks and I love your bunny. So sweet and well done.

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  9. Well, it is nice to see that you are fearless and you put a smile on my face. Happy painting.

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    1. Fearless is what I tell the other artists here at the guild to be. KNOW NO FEAR is my personal motto in art. I mean...if I do a bad painting, no one will take me to jail. And BAD paintings are how I have learned to grow. Aren't you glad you mentioned fearless?!!!

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  10. You keep coming up with the most delightful subjects and this is soooo charming!

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    1. I agree that charming is a good word for this little bird.
      Love your costumed figure, Mary.

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  11. Dear Julie - you are adding to your wonderful collection of art - I am sure this little birdie is special because it was a gift too. Hope you have a warm bowl of soup - thanks for visiting me. Happy painting tomorrow - will be anxious to see what is next. Hugs Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie - yes, I came home from the studio to a wonderful aroma of your soup recipe and it was really delicious and comforting. My hubby has been sick with bronchitis so I prepared it this morning before I left, and it was easy for him to have it cooking all day in the crock pot.

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  12. I like your challenge subject matter. Hope you don't mind but I shared your blog on my Facebook page. One of the things love most about these 30 Daily Paintings is watching my progression as well as everyone elses'.

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    1. I thank you for liking it enough to do that Miriam. I am new at the facebook and am not adept yet at posting on it.
      I will watch for your paintings.

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  13. You are so amazing. The combination of colors are great.

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  14. Hello Jessica. I like your colors too.

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  15. You are over half way there...what a great challenge Julie. Your little green bird turned out great too!

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  16. Beautiful work, you have such a vibrant color application.

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  17. little tin birdy is so cute...and he goes especially well with your "fractured" technique!

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  18. Oh what a delightful and whimsical gift and it does make a nice painting indeed.

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  19. This is beautifully painted, Julie! LOVE the background...I commented on this painting but google must have gobbled it! LOL ..and I don't want you to think I missed this piece!!!

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Cheers,
Julie