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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wisteria Shadows



Wisteria Shadows

6x6in oil on canvas panel $100. SOLD

A friend's house has this wonderful wisteria vine they have trained to
go across their front windows.
It is breathtakingly beautiful when in bloom and the leaves provide shade
after the flowers have gone.

Artist Note
Wisteria is like painting huge lilacs!

Today was the last day of regular classes at the Guild until August.
I give two workshops in June and then I go on vacation
to visit our grandchildren...fun!
Summer starts right now and I will have more time to paint for myself
and that makes me happy, but at the same time I know I will miss all the
other artists. So to compensate I host an "open studio" all of July and the
guild members are free to come and paint with me four days a week...lots of fun!




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28 comments:

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    1. Hi Myra - thanks and i love the flowers and butterflies in yours.

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  2. Love the blues and lilacs together. And you got the "droop". So nice.

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    1. You have been doing wonderful things with your range of blue, Helen.
      Looking forward to seeing what you did in class.

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    2. I drew! I will try to remember to post..........

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  3. Great painting, Julie, I love wisteria.

    Blogger has been blocking me from commenting in here...but it seems ok now.

    Referring to your last post: on Remembrance/Memorial Day, we go to North Yorkshire near York, where my Squadron flew out of in WW2. There are still a few of those crews left (in their 90s now) and we have a memorial ceremony. The Squadron sends a Colour Party to parade the Squadron Standard and they do a fly-by.

    They are entertaining us old vererans this weekend. We will have two formal dinners and get airborne a few times. These days most of their flying is in Afghanistan.

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    1. What a wonderful history you have John. I will be thinking of you this weekend.

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  4. Julie, this is beautiful! Wisteria always reminds me of lilacs too. Do you know I've never seen wisteria in real life?

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    1. Hope you do next year. It is a truly elegant flowering vine. You got a lot of comments about the grade. All supportive I see and that is great.

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  5. Gorgeous Julie. I will have to try and paint some from memory. My father had a wonderful pagoda outside my bedroom window and this time of year it was dripping with wonderful Wisteria. Sigh.

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    1. What a lovely visual for you to remember. The colors in your work are always beautiful.

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  6. Beautiful, Julie! Love those shadows !

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  7. There's those blue shudders I love so much. My neighbor offered me some Wisteria and I forgot to go and get it. I wonder if it's too late to transplant it.

    I am excited for you to go on vacation! There is nothing better than spending leisurely time with those we love. xo

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment. I tried to link from this to get to your blog but go to another artist's work. Is it the google plus page?

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  8. Julie, So lovely! The lady who sit for me and my brother when we were small had a huge wisteria in her lawn just where we would see it first thing as we walked to her house where we all lived out in the country south of Seattle. It was a lovely tree she had trained to stand there over many years. I love the texture you achieved with your layers of color.

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    1. I am enjoying reading all the different memories about wisteria. it apparently world wide.
      It must have been a big difference when you moved to New Mexico from Seattle but nice to find out we have wisteria too.

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  9. Beautifully done, Julie! I like the very strong sense of sun light!

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    1. We both have that in common, Dean. We enjoy painting the light.

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  10. Some plants seem to flourish at the same time all over the globe!
    Although the spring was difficult (and still is, rain sun and wind do not give peace to the beautiful blooms of May), the wisteria is even here, spectacular!
    You painted in the sparkling sun,a home where I imagine only happy hours, with this magnificent wisteria and blue windows!
    I think so many happy hours,for you,dear Julie, in the days when the Guild is closed for the courses but open to the painters friends!

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    1. I am thrilled to know that wisteria is beautiful in Italy too.
      Thanks for the lovely comment, dear Rita.

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  11. The Wisteria is one of the most beautiful climbers, lovely scent and just stunning. You did portray this alla grande !

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    1. Thanks Jane. I would love to see you paint the wisteria. I know I would love it.

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  12. a very peaceful painting...just right!

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    1. Thanks Celeste - I thought your Sargent copy of one of his drawings was amazing.

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  13. Love the depth in the way the flowers hang over the blue shutters. a really pretty piece!

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  14. Thanks mary - We both did shadows - mine are close in and yours are caused by dappled light the trees... neat!

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  15. Dear Julie - wisteria is beautiful...I can almost smell it's sweet scent as I look at your painting. I hope you have lots of fun with your grandchildren. Be sure and enjoy this summer vacation.

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Cheers,
Julie