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

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Farmers Market #15



Farmers Market #15
Red cabbages.

8x6in oil on canvas panel $125.

Visiting the wonderful farmers market in Santa Cruz, CA.

Artist Note.

I got side tracked on my market series.
The red cabbages really attracted me to this particular
guy's stall.
Still have more FM to do because I haven't even got to the
flowers yet and you know how I like painting them.

My last two paintings I have worked more with the
palette knife and I wonder if it has anything to
do with the watercolor sketches I have been doing.
Thick versus thin?

I am off to Santa Fe for the weekend and am leaving
right after class in the morning. I am excited. Hubby will be
driving so I will paint all the way there and back.
Life doesn't get any better than this.


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17 comments:

  1. You always manage to bring several things into a cohesive and beautiful whole! Love it.

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  2. Have a wonderful weekend.........envious of a trip to Santa Fe. Viewing art? Those two figures inspire me. Very nice.

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  3. oh good....you will be painting in your car? I love that! this is just a gorgeous painting. You never disappoint!

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  4. Very beautiful and colourful painting !!!
    I always love your very interesting art techniques !!!
    Happy day and happy weekend !!!

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  5. I'm so happy that you havn't finished this series! I love the golds and the greens and the beautiful way it all works together.

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  6. I do so love road trips! Have fun! This piece is just magnificent, Julie. You wield a palette knife as well as you do a paint brush!

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  7. Nothing wrong with getting off track! This one is lovely also:)

    Have a good time this weekend:):):)

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  8. Oh, those colors! This is exquisite! You used the colors to create the composition more than lines. I find that very original and effective!

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  9. Beautiful as always....enjoy Santa Fe,, how long are you staying?

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  10. Gorgeous colors Julie. I especially like the canopies. I hope you have a wonderful trip!!

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  11. Julie - such lovely cabbages...I can see why you would have been drawn to these beauties. Sounds like you are going to have a beautiful trip with lots of painting on the way. Take care and have a good time.

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  12. I love this series of the farmers market. Moments of life, painted by you with an extraordinary light.

    I can not believe you paint while your husband driving ... Difficult even read when I'm on a moving vehicle!
    Have nice days in Santa Fe!

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  13. GORGEOUS painting, Julie!!! Colors and light ..perfect!!!
    Enjoy your time away..life IS good!!!

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  14. Gorgeous texture and color!!!!

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  15. This is simply wonderful. The colours and the dabbling.
    Had been close to this place recently.

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  16. Sorry about the silence. I know I should be painting, but am distracted right now. I love your latest paintings. The colors in the sunflowers painting is lovely and the depth in the market painting is fabulous.

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  17. Such incredible color and texture - your work is so unique, Julie - whether palette knife or bush, oil or watercolor! Have a great time to and from and in Santa Fe!

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Cheers,
Julie