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Monday, January 21, 2013

Tea Lights



Tea Lights

6x6in oil on canvas board $100.



Day 21 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 love tea lights. They are so handy to place around
and last just a few hours.
This is the first time I have ever painted them and
want to do them again after the challenge.
I have a feeling they are something I would enjoy
studying

My computer change-over is taking up
precious painting time.





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31 comments:

  1. Julie you take a very simple subject, tea lights, and give it amazing complexity. There is a shower of colors in this painting. Great job.

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    1. Thanks, Helen. I painted it over a red undercoating. I think it added to the glow.

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  2. A beautiful light spreads in harmony of cold and warm colors, a beautiful topic for your skilled hand!!!

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    1. I appreciate it Rita and I must say your latest painting is simply gorgeous.

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  3. Gorgeous, Julie! Your work is so consistently gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Sherry. I asked about your hair on your blog so don't forget to let me know.

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  4. You've captured the warm glow that tea lights create and how they flicker and effect the atmosphere around them. I can see how you'd want to revisit the subject later. Your facturing technique makes this even better!

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    1. Hi Bruce - great job withyour cute little plane. Yes - I will revisit this theme later. I have an image in my mind already.
      Thanks for the visit.

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  5. Wow Julie this is fabulous, I am learning alot just by looking at your oils, I am new to oil, and you are a great inspiration

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    1. How sweet of you. Thank you. I looked at your blog and liked what I saw very much.

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  6. This is just gorgeous. Like all your paintings! Great challenge to set for yourself. I may have to make that my February New Year's Resolution (that way I only have to do 28!)
    Happy Painting.

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    1. Laughing here at your 28 days.Love your snow painting.

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  7. Fantastic !!!! You're amazing!!

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  8. Remarkable, Julie. I love how the light spreads from the flame through the glass, onto the table and background. The matches are a perfect addition.

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    1. Thanks Carol. I liked the matches too.
      I am looking forward to seeing your next painting.

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  9. Julie, I just love the texture. Every painting is getting better and better. My favorite part of your work is your choice of composition. And Color. And Subject. :)

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    1. I love that - thanks!
      You are doing so well in the challenge and I was so pleased you started it and now I know you will finish it too.
      You have to feel good.

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  10. Almost missed this one and that would been bad, cause it is a lovely painting that is so capturing the mood of the season, well done.

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    1. Thanks, Roger. Mood of the season must mean the longer nights for you. I light tea lights through the year at meal times. So gentle and lovely.
      How about your fabulous progression shots on your blog. Amazing.

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  11. This is lovely Julie, I imagine tea lights are hard to paint

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    1. Thanks Margaret. They were actually. A couple of wipers before getting this one, but I am a believer in the more you paint a particular thing the more an artist can learn to say something special about it.

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  12. I love this, candle light and intimacy and cosiness ...lots of associations, beautifully painted !

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    1. I agree about candlelight. Intimacy and beauty for sure.
      Glad you like it.
      Waiting for another beautiful painting of yours Jane.

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  13. Your texture just keeps me coming back to your blog! You got something special going and look forward to more.

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    1. Hi Kelly - thanks for coming back. I am looking forward to seeing your work when you start posting.

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  14. Your work is beautiful! Just found you through Leslie's blog.

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    1. Thank you for the visit. And now I have found your work basically through Leslie's blog.

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  15. You just keep coming up with the most marvelous subjects and allowing us these new views - another winner!

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    1. You are so sweet Mary, thanks.
      Your lake painting is a masterful arrangement of values/grays.

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  16. A great goal you set yourself for this challenge Julie! Beautiful subjects and most of them very original. This one too! I love it.

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Cheers,
Julie