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

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Clouds Over The Mesa, N.M.



Clouds Over The Mesa, NM

6x8in oil on linen panel $125. SOLD

I never get tired of the drive to Santa Fe and seeing the
clouds gather over the mountains and mesas.
The pinon bushes weave delightful dark patterns on top
of hilly mounds of clay or sand. An Artists Paradise!

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22 comments:

  1. I remember pulling over at just such a spot en route back to Illinois from Arizona for leave once. I'd just found out I was pregnant with my first daughter and the sickness began during the ride. But despite my excitement and pregnancy sicko-ness, I remember the beauty of this vista. Truly gorgeous painting with perfect colors to match my memories.

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    1. Glad you have seen and remembered this beauty, Sherry.

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  2. You sure are lucky to have that drive! The sky is always a wonder isn't it? Who needs TV when you have that? LOL:)

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    1. Yes i am but i think you have a lot of beauty of a different type near you.

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  3. Wow, this is so rich. I love it...so fractured, and wonderfully messy...a painter's success of paradise.

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    1. neat description - wonderfully messy.Thanks, Carol.

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  4. Lovely Julie! I love the clouds and the shadows in them! Wonderful composition- must just be so lovely in person!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I always love the shadows the clouds cast on the hills. Your work is amazing. I am glad you showed all your commissions on your blog. WOW!.

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  5. Beautiful cloudscape! Yes, I do love that long drive through the southwest - some of the most amazing views in the world!!

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    1. Glad you like the area especially as you have traveled a lot of places. Your Ireland trip was wonderful to follow

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  6. I would never tire of that view either. I really love the soft blue colors in this Julie. So peaceful.

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    1. thanks Lisa, and i really like your Blue Scarf. maybe we both like blue?

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  7. It truly is an artist's paradise! The skies and the clouds are endlessly fascinating, and the hills with all those pinon bushes are mesmerizing. Lucky you!

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    1. Yes - you would know, Carol. You also live in an awesome area.

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  8. I think that we all have these lovely memories. I often say.......why can't I stop right now and paint that scene. Here I find the rich darks so lovely with the soft and interesting sky.Peaceful yet serene. Yes.

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    1. Glad you like the dark areas, Helen. I think they hold it together.
      You have been painting up a storm on this challenge and I like some of the abstract quality showing up - don't you?

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  9. Hard to believe how small this . Feels big.

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    1. I value that - thanks, Jean. Your drawing/paintings are outstanding and inspiring.

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  10. I love the ride through Santa Fe! This painting is beautiful, Julie! love the blues!!
    BTW, thank you so much for helping me with my computer!!! I'm learning a lot and don't fear it like before! I told my Nephew to download Picassa for me ... so now that its downloaded, I will post from there like you told me!.... thanks again.!!!

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    1. Nice to know you enjoyed your trip out west. I have a friend in NYC who exclaimed the all the houses were "plain and brown" when I took her to Santa Fe. No accounting for taste, but I do recognize I feel happy you liked it.
      Picasa is easy to connect to blogger. Let me know if you have any problems.

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  11. This is a little gem!! The blues and cloud formation are done beautifully and expressively. The picture though only 6 x 8 feels so much more expansive.
    Great job, Julie!

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    1. Thank you Ken. Such a wonderful complement coming from a collector of your caliber.

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Cheers,
Julie