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

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Meet My Friend, Dyson



Dyson

8x6in oil on canvas panel  NFS

My daughter traded me this vacuum for mine.
She needed one for wood floors.
It is a fabulous one and in a funky color I love.
I would never have EVER thought of painting it, but
I am in the "30 in 30" day challenge and my goal is to only
paint things I have never painted before.

Embarrassed to put a vacuum for sale so going to keep
this one.



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35 comments:

  1. I love it! Somehow you were able to make it look so much more desirable than it is. I have this vacuum too. lol I love what you did with the background. Those rich warm tones work magic with it. Keep painting. You're doing very well!

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    1. Thanks Susan. Love your post today. It reaches a universal audience.

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  2. Well, you put a smile on my face. I love the painting, but I am not sure I would known what the subject was, but that doesn't really matter. There is a nice abstract and sculpture feeling to it.

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    1. Glad it made you smile. I had a grin when I painted it. Couldn't believe I was painting a vacuum!
      Love seeing your progression images on your berries.

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  3. Ok, you made me laugh out loud at 7 in the morning. Good job. I have a vacuum just like it, same color and all. And you, my friend, made it look absolutely beautiful.

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    1. Another laugh - this is great! Thanks Helen. Your new rose is my fav so far.

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  4. Who would have thought of painting a hoover, what else are you going to come up with. Looking forward to the next few days!!!

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    1. Nice of you to comment, Polly - thanks. Hows the Facebook page coming?

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  5. Wow, you even elevated the stature of the humble vacuum! Beautiful color; almost makes me want to do some housework:)

    I bet the upcoming workshop will offer lots of new things to paint. Good luck and I can't wait to see what happens!

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    1. Laughing at the word ALMOST! Good one Libby.

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  6. First of all, I would love one of these machines - I think it would really work hard at keeping things clean around here..ha! Love that you have chosen to paint things you have never painted - what a cool goal. I like the looseness and bold brushstrokes you use!

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    1. Thanks Pattie - I visited you blog and your work is great!

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  7. great idea to paint something that often does not get painted! You did a wonderful job of it!

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    1. There are so many things I would not normally paint but I have only just started to "see" them. Funny how that works isn't it?

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  8. Julie, I love the way you can take something ordinary and transform it into the extraordinary! This is great! I have a Dyson also and I love it.

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    1. Thanks so much Marie. You are doing wonderful still life paintings for this Challenge.

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  9. I honestly think ANYTHING can be made into wonderful work of art in the right hands - I love it - and sure it would sell!

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    1. Well I know YOU certainly paint even hiking boots and make them works of art.
      Great about your talented daughter starting her own blog. She has the eye.

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  10. julie, thanks for the gorgeous art and the smiles... : ) xoxo

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  11. A painting to fill a vacuum, nice one, Julie

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    1. Always the quick mind - it is a pleasure having you comment, John.

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  12. Excellent painting, Julie!! I heard Dyson vacuums are wonderful machines....maybe you can sell it to the company??!!! You're doing a great job with this challenge...

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    1. This one certainly is great. Love mine. Thanks Hilda.

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  13. For Heaven's sake, Julie!! You even make a vacuum cleaner gorgeous! I bow to the master!!

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    1. And I bow to you....with thanks for the lovely comment.

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  14. FANTASTIC! I have one of these, and in the same color - you painted it beautifully!

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    1. Fancy you having one too. That makes three of us on this post. What are the odds of that!

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  15. Why not sell it? Its always about how you paint, not so much what you paint. Bravo anyway;you nailed it!

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  16. I think of this one as a sketch. It would seem weird selling it.
    Love your Christmas wooden apples - very much.

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  17. A fine painting. Julie!! Subject matter is secondary to artistic presentation!
    Love your daily project.

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  18. Well my goodness! This would be a perfect companion piece for the broom painting! To my mind the only thing to be embarrassed about it the amount of dirt in the canister! LOLOLOLOLOL Just teasing you, Julie. I think you did an awesome painting here and if you don't sell this one, I hope you also keep the broom piece and hang them together, maybe in your utility room, your studio, or wherever you keep your cleaning supplies.

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  19. Don't be embarrassed to offer it up, Julie. We love your work, whatever the subject and someone would be glad to own it.
    Sharon

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  20. This is very fun. I love watching what new idea you come up with day to day!

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  21. awesome idea! I'm painting bottles for the 30/30. Just haven't posted them yet. it is a real challenge for me. i hope to be much better at painting bottles in a month...LOL

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Julie