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

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bat That Ball



Bat That Ball

5x7in  oil on linen  sketch  $75.

This is a quick sketch as I was trying to capture
a kitten with the fracturing technique.
I rather like the feeling of movement I managed to
capture so I stopped before I lost it
...and that is why it is just a sketch.

Artist Note.

I enjoyed seeing another artist having fun doing the
fracturing from the Artbyte video.
Click on Sharon Rose Smith
Scroll down one post to Red Peppers and a Squash.

Sharon wrote,  "I am a realist by nature, but you 
piqued my interest and released a wild part of me."

She did a great job. Thank you Sharon

Celeste Bergin worked more on the red chair from
yesterday so take a look and see how well she did.

Please send me a link to your blog if you try the
fracturing. It is fun to see what everyone does.
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21 comments:

  1. The sketch part shows terrific movement. The fracturing shows horizontal lines that kind of dominate while remaining subtle. Ready to pounce for sure. Lots of fun.......

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    1. Glad you think it shows movement too. That is why it is still not a finished painting. Lots of thin paint and the linen canvas showing. Thanks Helen

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  2. I do like the sense of movement you have with the kitten. she almost seems to flicker about. The tiny bit of red on her color shows just enuff thru her furr. very nice!

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    1. thanks Lavon. That is the little red collar peeping thru.
      Howzitgoin'?

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  3. Such a sweet painting, Julie.. love the movement of this little kitten!!

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  4. The cat playing has a beautiful movement! I had a little kitten like this, many many years ago ... and I seem to see him again. I love it!
    Thank you for your presentations, blogs,
      where follow as each author interprets the fracturing!

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    1. How nice it brought back good memories, dear Rita. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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  5. Such a classic cat/ball pose. That ball is going to roll right off the page.

    Thank you for sharing your tutorial, I downloaded it and played around with a first shot at the technique last night. I think I got off track with it, but enjoyed it and will try it again to see where it leads me. You can see the result on my blog http://illustratedlife.blogspot.ca/2013/02/fractured-duck.html

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  6. Hi Julie; I've been trying out your 'fracturing' technique after noticing these wonderful paintings you had been painting! I'm primarily a plein air knife painter, stuck indoors over a wicked winter, and trying out some new ideas in my still life works. I was so happy you shared these techniques in the ArtBytes video- very interesting. Here's the latest two efforts: http://roxannesteed.blogspot.com/2013/02/flowers-for-vincent.html and http://roxannesteed.blogspot.com/2013/02/flowers-and-fechin.html
    It's quite different from how I normally work - I'm wondering how I'll translate it to plein air work? I do like the interrupted lines/edges. Guess I'll play with it some more & see what it morphs into within my own work. Thanks for sharing these techniques & ideas. Hopefully I'll be out of the winter-blues-block soon! Hope Spring hurries and gets here soon!!

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  7. Julie love your sketch of the kitten - I am not sure it qualifies as just a sketch - it looks like a painting to me. Have a good day.

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    1. Hi Debbie - I painted a kitten and you have a new puppy. Love the name Shelby!

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  8. Feel like catching the kitten before it catches the ball! Fantastic movement and the technique has accentuated it!

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    1. That made me smile. Glad you think it looks as if it is moving.

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  9. great little painting of a charming little cat! I am enjoying all the fracturing by others! it's really a great technique....! Thanks again for the great tutorial. :)

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    1. Hi Celeste - thanks for your encouragement by trying it and showing it to others too.
      Love todays landscape - WOW!

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    2. A beautiful painting! Your fracturing technique makes the painting so interesting. Also

      enjoyed seeing what others have done with it. I'm loving your blog!

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  10. Oh you captured the movement so well, really made me smile :-))))

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    1. Hi Jane - thanks so much. How are things going for you?

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  11. Something in that pink background just draws me right in! Well, anything with kitties too. Lovely and you stopped just right.

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    1. So you like pink and I like your dark sky painting.

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Cheers,
Julie