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

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine to New Mexico




Valentine to New Mexico

8x6in  oil on canvas $125. SOLD

Happy Valentine's Day to my wonderful,
amazing New Mexico. It is not called
The Land Of Enchantment for nothing.
I love it and am grateful I found it...
or it found me!



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24 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine Day, dear Julie!
    It 's so nice to have so many friends in many different parts of the world!
    My life has changed so much for so many positive aspects, through the blog!
    And the meeting almost daily with you is always a special moment!
    This beautiful window, so evocative, almost makes me think of being there!
    I am lucky because I have a lot of imagination but also many friends full of creativity
    and is a pleasant conversation with words, eyes and heart!

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    1. I was thinking today how much my life has been enhanced by the friendly, supportive blogging world.
      You and I have been friends for a long time now Rita, and the pleasure your words and paintings have brought me is heartwarming and uplifting. Sending a hug and love for Valentines Day.

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  2. This reminded me of a challenge I saw, but that was more of a official building with flags etc. This look more like a family home and is very inviting. Well done.

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    1. You are correct, Roger, this is a family home, and they have boxes on every window painted in New Mexico Blue.
      Love #14 and wow - it is large.

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful, Julie!! Those gorgeous flowers.!! I can probably paint the same thing ..however, it would be dead plants with lots of snow on top of it...LOL

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    1. Keep the snow, dear Hilda. We get small amounts maybe once or twice a year - just enough to have a change of seasons. Gone in a flash.
      Love your new portrait. You get better and better.

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  4. Plain windows can turn gorgeous with the flower beds added, I have one at my home too, this one looks ravishing with the colors you chose!

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    1. Color can make the plainest item beautiful I agree.
      Glad to know you also enjoy a window box garden.
      What you wrote in your blog is quite profound today. Thank you.

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  5. Love the sense of light and of being welcome. Very nice, Julie

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    1. Hi Helen. Glad you like it. Happy Valentines Day! Nice you painted hearts with your grandson.

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    1. Thanks Celeste and if a cow can be called pretty - the one you did today is certainly quite that plus lovable!

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  7. Sigh...Perfect example of why I've always loved window boxes. I need to get some around here!

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    1. I bet they would brighten your view too from the inside. Waiting to hear what happened....

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  8. Beautiful painting and a nice tribute to your home state:) That color of blue always pops against those adobe walls. (I assume them to be stucco or adobe painted a neutral color I guess.)

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    1. This particular house is over a hundred years old and true adobe.
      Thanks for the visit...yes, I truly feel a special love for this state.

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  9. Your paintings are certainly enchanting! I love that area too!

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    1. Glad you do Bruce - you have been a traveler haven't you.

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    1. Thanks Dean...waiting for your next wonderful painting. I guess you have been busy.

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  11. Beautiful flower box under the window, beautiful reminders of Spring, which may or may not make it to Michigan? We've always wanted to visit New Mexico, but could never plot a non stop flight. How did you ever get there?

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    1. We arrived because we had a child with hearing problems due to sinus/allergy problems and we were told he could be helped with a dry climate. They also said Phoenix had too much irrigation. Started off in Albuquerque . I stepped off the plane and could see a snow tipped mountain, 75 miles plus in the distance and felt a wonderful sense of walking on the moors in England. I fell in love for being able to see vast space. I find trees block the view!
      Thanks for the visit.

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  12. Sunny New Mexico inspires Valentines and more! Love it, and this piece.

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  13. Happy belated Valentine's Day Julie! This is so rich and gorgeous! I love that turquoise!
    Jennifer

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Cheers,
Julie