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

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

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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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