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

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mint, Lime and Peach!



Mint, Lime and Peach!

6x6in   oil on canvas board  $100.


Day 23 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.

Panic today,  what to paint?
I am having to resort to restroom stuff for the Challenge.
Love the juxtaposition of the colors in this one.
This is from the studio and consists of mint  mouthwash,
cups, lime hand cream and peach soap.

Artist Note.

I painted for a couple of hours on another piece only to wipe
it all off. Feel my pain?

Still learning Windows 8. Frustrating. Lots to learn!

I do appreciate you visiting my blog and thank you.

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43 comments:

  1. I recognize both the subject and the feeling of "what to paint?". You did it beautiful today and I like the connection with the blue background, feel like sea/bath etc.

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    1. Thanks Roger. I enjoyed the color combinations.
      Love your single apple today.

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  2. I feel more of the pain of trying to adjust to Windows 8 because I'm still cursing under my breath at Win 7! Checking in each day to see what you've chosen to paint has been a totally enjoyable way to start my day.

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    1. What a lovely thing to say Lauren - thank you.
      Yes, the computers are so difficult, but I feel I am really going to like the W8 better than anything before it. It is so much like my phone and I have got used to that.

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  3. That 'what to paint' has to be something I really think way ahead on..but - lately - they mine are 'wipers' too. I think the bright pastels colors in this one are very appealing! Paint on!

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    1. Thanks Pattie and I love your animals. You are right it would have been easier to plan ahead, but
      I cannot because I wanted this to be a challenge of responding to new subject matter as I found it. Just a personal thing, but if I took the time to organize and plan it would be more like how I normally do it. This way it has lived up to its name of a CHALLENGE!.

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  4. Your bright colors add cheerfulness in the greyness of January.
    6 days of sun since the beginning of the year here, misery!
    Have a good day .
    (I love your sketch)

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    1. Your new painting is simple beautiful. congratulations. Wishing you more sun!

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  5. It's utterly amazing how you have made such mundane objects so stunningly beautiful! I will never look at my mouthwash or hand soap in quite the same way now!

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    1. Had a grin on my face reading this one - thanks Susan. Your new horse painting is amazing.

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  6. Yes, I feel your pain. Today, yesterday and the day before! I love the subject matter and you've done a wonderful job with it. I really like to see subjects that aren't particularly beautiful by themselves and often overlooked, come together in a painting that catches my attention and makes me say WOW! I feel like I can grab the cups and I actually smell the aromas of mint and peach!

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    1. This is a great comment and I thank you for it Bruce.
      I enjoyed seeing your rose and beautiful bottle

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  7. These colors, colors that I love, signs of joy, mosaic of harmony!
    Even without any recognizable form, this movement of color is fantastic in my eyes!

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  8. Laughing. Computers and mouth wash. Have you visited your closet yet? Just kidding. I love how we who are doing this challenge are stretching. You captured your colors beautifully and there is that background I love so much.

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    1. Hey - my closet...thanks for the great idea, Helen.
      Love your trike - I have never painted one of them so going looking.

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  9. I love the colors on this piece Julie. So fresh and zesty.

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  10. I'm really loving all your unexpected subjects! You do a great job of making the ordinary beautiful!

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    1. thanks, kathleen, but it maybe because the ordinary is beautiful. What is it they say - beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I am grateful you behold mine.

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  11. Common household items, and you have made them sparkle with life! LOVE this, Julie!

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    1. Nice of you Claire. love your painting of the horse.

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  12. you had a scraper painting and then proceeded to paint this one?? wow! way to "come back"!

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  13. Thanks Celeste. The sky in your new landscape is amazing.

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  14. Hi Julie - I'm familiar with your work but never fully appreciated it until your recent feature on The Art Room blog. So glad for that second look! And yes - feeling your wiper and windows pain. :)

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    1. How sweet of you, thanks. I am looking forward to weekend so I can sit and go through the rest of the Art Room posts.
      Love the fabulous painting of your niece.

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  15. Dear Julie - even the ordinary bathroom items look elegant when you are finished - so beautiful - wishing you well on your next day's endeavor. God bless! Featured your lovely blog on mine - hope you didn't care - just wanted more folks to see your art.

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    1. I was touched and delighted you mentioned me in such a lovely way and I thank you. You have such a generous spirit.
      Blessings, my friend.

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  16. Beautiful! Looks like a great piece for a doctor or dentist's office too!

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  17. Julie, I Look forward everyday to seeing what you painted. You are getting me through this frigid month of January with your whimsical daily paintings. Carry on!!

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    1. You make me fell good. thank you. I also have enjoyed the more lighthearted subject matter.
      Your beautiful still life has me yearning to do something like that myself.

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  18. Of course we feel your pain, we have all been there.
    Lovely painting and I love the colors and the subject matter you have been choosing, bumping up the challenge just a bit!

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    1. Bumping up the challenge eh? - well you have been bumping up your florals and I think they are fantastic.

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  19. Beautiful blues, Julie...wonderful subject for this still life.

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    1. Thanks Hilda. Hope all is well in your world. Looking forward to another one of your paintings.

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  20. Yes, I feel your pain... ;o), but your paintings are some of the most interesting to see. How did the fracturing training video go?

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    1. The video has been completed in is getting its final editing at DPW. I expect it any day. My concern it will be a dud. Fragile!
      You are so nice to remember and ask.

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  21. Delightful! Looks fresh and tropical!

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    1. Thanks carol. Nice of you to stop by. Hows Green Valley at this time of year?

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  22. Love the glint of orange on the cups! Great work, Julie!

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    1. You have an artists eye and notice everything dean. Glad you liked it. Thanks.

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  23. nice!!!love the brilliant colors you used!

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    1. Hi Lavon - do you know it is impossible to get hold of you? I tried to reply to your Albuquerque request.

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Cheers,
Julie