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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rock Wall Shower



Rock Wall Shower

8x6in oil on canvas board $125.



Day 28 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.

As I was having my shower this morning I looked up
at my ivy plant and thought how lovely it looked
and then it occurred to me...drum roll...
I have never painted my shower!
It is an unusual shower because it has two rock walls.
which travel into the house from outside.
Not everyone's cup of tea I know, but I have always
enjoyed feeling as if I was showering in a tropical
environment and that is why I hung the ivy in there.
This house was built in the mid 70's and has
some of the typical features like this huge shower
which is also doubles as a Roman style bathtub. (tiled)

Artist Note.

I painted this outside the shower but kept standing back
inside to check what I was doing and seeing. The glass
doors cast a bluish color shadow on the stones, and
I was not sure I wanted that, but when I slid open the
door at that end it wasn't as interesting to me as
with the shadow color, so I closed it again.

Guess who picked the red plant pot...
uh-uh, moi!





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31 comments:

  1. And you got to paint foliage at least. Looks to be a wonderful place to shower and you did paint it so well. Love all the colors in the rock wall and how you carried your red throughout the painting. What fun!

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    1. Thanks so much Helen. Jim and I agree, it is the best shower we have ever had

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  2. That would be a 'treat of a shower' to see each time..red pot and all! Very nicely done Julie! "Where's Julie?" "Oh she's standing in the shower - painting it." I can just imagine that conversation...ha!

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    1. Great Frog on your post today. I Love your humor in painting and commenting.

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  3. I'm not sure I would guess the shower, but it is a lovely painting with a nice composition, colors and contrasts. Well done as usual.

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    1. Not everyone would, Roger - I agree.
      Glad you like it.

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  4. Julie, I love the light trickling down the wall and on the plant. The aquas and reds give such vibrancy to your painting. What a wonderful painting and shower!

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    1. Thanks my dear and love Cluck-cluck! Cute as can be.

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  5. An artistic soul like yours makes everything magical! Amazing composition, full of rhythm and colorful!

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    1. Thanks Rita - always lovely to read your comments.

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    1. Ans so is your new piece. That wonderful red line...

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  7. Red and green does it for me Julie, love it!

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    1. Your plums with turquoise did it for me, too.

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  8. It's just lovely inside your shower, very nice!

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  9. Thanks Barbara. I like your dog painting too.

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  10. I would like to take a shower in there - how beautiful. This unusual subject makes for a fantastic painting, Julie!

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    1. Hi Claire, glad you like it. I saw your pears and depression glass and thought they looked wonderful.

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  11. A luxurious shower indeed, love the texture on the wall n the work on the ivy, really a cool painting!

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    1. I appreciate your lovely comment as it showed you really looked! thanks padmaja.

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  12. Beautifully abstract and yet at the same time a place I'd love to be!

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  13. Well to my eyes, that is one gorgeous shower! Is there a skylight overhead for the ivy to get some sunlight? Or is it not necessary? I recently bought one for my desk at work and it is dying bit by bit. I used to have a green thumb but apparently it has left the building.

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  14. Great eye-catching closed composition.
    Marvelous contrast (color, temperature, shape).
    Love this, Julie.

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  15. This is so fresh (no pun intended) and well composed. Personally I love outdoor showers, it seems so natural, like a waterfall. I know these are the moments when I can imagine your hubby saying-
    "you're doing what"?

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  16. WOW this is a beauty, one of my favorites

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  17. Love the texture on the wall and the wonderful greens on the hanging plant..nicely done!!

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  18. This is a wonderful painting, Julie! Love the cascade of colors!!

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  19. Lovely Julie. I love the rock wall idea and the way you've painted it.

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  20. I see you are still having fun! This is a truly an interesting idea for interior compositions.

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Cheers,
Julie