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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Farmers Market #1 and winner of the painting.

Farmers Market  #1

8x6in oil on canvas panel $125. SOLD

I have started to do a series of the Farmers Market in Santa Cruz, CA.
I took photos and did some sketches and I want to do them
while it is all fresh in my mind. This is the first one and my focus
was to capture the sun and shade.

Artist Note.

I expected to have the winner of the Studio Tour Giveaway before
now, but dear hubby Jim has dragged his feet. It is all Wimbledon's
fault. He has been glued to the TV.  It was only when I started the
heavy sighs and quiet mutterings before assuring him that it really was
quite alright if he didn't really want to do it (Tennis had finished for the day)
and with that he went off to his office
and spent quite a while diligently reading them.
Finally, he came back and told me  he did not
discharge his responsibility lightly, and I was presented with a great
flourish, the person he thought should get the radish painting.
The reason he picked him was because he liked that Roger
said I inspired him. Lovely of you to say that Roger - thank you so much.

I think Jim was surprised at the many nice comments. He has never
read that part of my blog before. He said it was hard to choose.
I was surprised only two artists wanted the handy tool and that was
(please send me your addresses)
It is a magic tool and can do many things besides how I use it
so I know they will love it.
Thank you all for the great comments...big smile...and glad so many
of you enjoyed visiting all the studios. I know I enjoyed them too.

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  1. I was just checking out your latest work, lovely as usual, you really got those sun and shade elements down.
    Big surprise was that I won your lovely watercolor painting, thanks a lot, you made my day. Looking forward to see it in person. Will send my address through e-mail.

    Many thanks and a big hug. Also a big thanks to your "hubby Jim" for choosing me.

    1. He was pleased you commented and read it with a big, satisfied smile.

  2. Oh the colors in this piece are just beyond the pale beautiful!! Congratulations to Roger and to the two ladies who will receive your unique tool.

    1. Glad you liked the colors. The markets are brilliant with color.

  3. I'm looking forward to your series, Julie!! This painting is outstanding as always. Wonderful colors and light on the vegetables!

    1. Thanks Hilda. I love the landscape you did. You are great at detail.

  4. The painting looks fresh and all farmers markets. Nature provides lots of warms and cools. Very nice. I know you will enjoy creating the series.

    1. I will Helen - thanks. Your cow painting has great colors.

  5. Congratulations to Roger!!!
    I'm glad that your husband is surprised by the blogosphere!
    Your painting is exceptionally full of life color and feeling! I am always delighted,dear Julie!

    1. Thanks so much dear Rita. Loved your post and looking forward to hearing more about your exhibit.

  6. Wimbeldon wins!! First British winner in 77 years ... now, what were we talking about?

    1. It was a very tense in the second set when Murray got behind. I wanted him to win so much...then he did... yea!

  7. A great painting, Julie! A celebration of happy colors!
    A big congrats to Roger!

  8. This is breathtaking and I look forward to your series on this subject!
    Farmers markets are vibrant and unique to the geographical area they are in, while I love our Indian farmers market(the farmers here leave home as early as 4 am to spread their stuff)
    I love the ones in America and don't fail to visit them when I am there:-)

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