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

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

French Radish



French Radish

5x7in in 8x10 mat  acid free paper  $50.

(The paper is white but the sky must have placed the pale blue cast on it.)
The radish give-a-way winner will be announced on July 5th.
It was fun reading the comments and I know Jim will enjoy his responsibility.

When I was in California our son took me to the Farmers Market in Santa Cruz.
It was a bustling scene of many attractively arranged stalls of fruits and vegetables.
Our son knows everyone there and I enjoyed listening to the friendly banter at each
stall. This is him at one of his regular stops.















Artist Note
Wow. I would have loved to set up my easel here. I took lots of photos
and hope to paint some of them.
It was fun painting the long shape of the French Radish, but I bought  the regular radish too and
painted several interpretations of those.
(previous post and another one still to show.)


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  2. Lovely watercolor painting of those radishes. I know I should take up other mediums too, but not sure how to approach it with my lines, well I will figure out that later.

    Very inspirational as usual.

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  3. Thank you, Roger, You could try the new acrylic pens for lines or the watercolor felt tips. Pigma brush pens are wonderful.
    But as you said...later!
    Your colors in your daisy painting are wonderful.

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  4. Love the lightness. Is this in oil? Acid free must mean watercolor. Watercolors can have a gentleness that I love. Great little painting!

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    1. I agree - watercolor does have a gentle quality. Glad you like it.
      I really like your boat painting too.

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  5. lovely watercolor..excellent subject!

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    1. thanks. I am enjoying your Sargent copy sketches.

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  6. Who would have thought that radishes could be so painterly

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    1. Hi Polly - I tried to follow your post but this new Circles system is difficult for me and I started to reply to a post and it turned out to be a VERY old one. Is there a way I can go straight to your post?

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  7. Oh so well done, Julie. But then I've loved every piece you've posted since I found your blog. That particular photo would make a wonderful painting. Look at all the colors and the perspective! Not to mention it has one of your favorite people in the world in the scene.

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Yes, I agree, I will be painting this one.
      I laughed at your hilarious post today. Good way to start my day.

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  8. A beautiful watercolor, Julie! This Farmer's Market looks like the perfect reference place for your paintings..

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    1. It does and will be for sure. I got so much painting material out of the trip and came back to see so much more. Now where do I find the time to do it all before the memories supporting the photos, fade?

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  9. Love the radishes..light and luscious

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    1. And I loved your bright, luscious painting today too.

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  10. Beautiful Julie! You are as talented with watercolors as you are with oils. Aren't farmers' markets gorgeous places?

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    1. I agree - they are. Love your peppers - did you get them at a farmers market?

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  11. Julie, Love your radish painting. Soft gentle colors. and they are sooo yummy! Hope you do not mind if I borrowed the picture of your son at the market! The colors are just too irristable.
    love, Lavon

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    1. Go AHEAD, Lavon. Would love to see what you do.

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  12. I love the variety of looks you use to represent the long roots.
    It's a beautiful, beautiful, painting, Julie!

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  13. Hi, I'm back!

    Lovely watercolour, good enough to eat. Interestingly enough we grew these long radishes this year - rather than the globe ones - and the seed packet called the Chinese radishes!

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  14. I know I commented on this yesterday...it didn't make it through.
    Love all the great color in this. Great how you differentiated between those roots.

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Julie