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

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Shutter and Flowers



Shutter and Flowers

8x6in oil on canvas panel  $125.

How colorful can I get? I see the colors this bright
and I paint them. This was fun after working hard
on paintings for my May exhibit.







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31 comments:

  1. Dear Julie,I love your gorgeous artworks so vibrant!!! I'm late on blogs and comments to friends of other blogs like yours, dear Julie.
    Beatrice miss the rest of the family ... So she needs a lot of Playtime!
    Play with the grandparents is calming and she does not think where Mom and Dad and Alice.
    It 's the first time that she feels so much the lack ... now feels very sense of time. But last night before going to sleep, including a hard question (where is mom and dad ...), to hear her laugh and cry MUSIC Music Music has left me speechless!
    Few days as nanny 24/24 it is difficult for my back now a bit 'aged, but it is also a true joy "transfusion" to live!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to tell us all about beautiful Beatrice. I am so glad you are spending the extra time with her that she needs. It is understandable why you have not been on able to comment.
      I understand a grandmother feeling tired but happy.

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  2. super-beautiful! I love that sunlight on the turquoise!

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  3. Beautiful is right. I followed those flowers right through the painting.

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  4. So gorgeous Julie. What caught my eye this time is the line of sunlight in the upper left and the light on the tips of the yellow flowers. I would love to be able to make the front of my house look as inviting as this. It says "come in, there's tea and friendship in here".

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    1. You are always special with your comments Lisa. Thank you.

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  5. I assume you're very busy with painting for your upcoming exhibition. I love the color and light in this one. I also like the contrast of the house elements and the lively flower bed.
    Good luck and Happy Painting.

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    1. Hi Roger - I appreciate the visit. yes - very busy.

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  6. Gorgeous painting. I love the way you reversed the color on the shutter in the sunlight and shadow.
    Beautiful everywhere I look!

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    1. Glad you notice the color differences in the sun and shade. Thanks Virginia.

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  7. Love the colours, love the light a painting to make me smile and hum.

    Have started my first ever painting! Acrylics! I feel as if I'm attempting needle-point with a blacksmith's tools!

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    1. Hilarious comment - you have not lost your touch. thanks for the visit. John

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  8. julie, this is beautiful, as always... that turquoise really sends me - both the part in the sun and the part in the shade. and of course i'm impressed with the fact that there *is* a shadow and you've done it so beautifully!

    i was painting with oils a few nights ago and thought about you throughout. i was probably thinking so hard that i forgot that oils stay wet for a long time and i smeared the tail of the bird i was painting right off!! one thing is for sure, it made me appreciate what you do more than ever.

    xoxo

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    1. Hi Lynne, I am flattered. Thanks for thinking of me... and the smearing is the best part of oils because you can paint it right back on.

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  9. This reminds me of my own home entrance in Bangalore, flowers glow when paid attention with love, so also your painting :-)

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  10. You used a wide palet, I love these light and colors, become today in a better day.

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  11. Very exciting color and texture, Julie!! A winner!

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  12. Lovely, Julie. One of the things I love about New Mexico paintings is the palettes that can be used so freely. And you do it so well. The turquoise sets off the stucco wall with the burst of sunshine, the scatter of blossoms just delightfully. There are so many paintings in this vein. I have some myself. But yours are the BEST! You are very inspiring, my dear lady. Keep up the good work!

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  13. Refreshing to be bathed in such lucious color!

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  14. Love the vibrant colors, Julie...
    Gorgeous piece!!!!

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  15. beautiful painting! the colors are so wonderfully cheerful!

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  16. I love this color combination. Wonderful piece!

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  17. Your cascade of blossoms has me longing for Spring!

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  18. Julie - please keep painting these cheerful colors. I love it - makes my heart happy and I can see so much light. Bless you for sharing.

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  19. Beautiful painting and I have enjoyed reading your blog posts on your fracturing technique and now have the tool, watched the ArtByte and am ready to try it. Now to make some time. No need to comment back.

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Cheers,
Julie