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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lemon & Leaves

Lemon and Leaves

8x6in oil on canvas panel   $100. SOLD

DAY 28

On this challenge I have done an assortment of subject matter.
Last January when I did the previous Leslie Saeta Challenge
I chose a theme, and  I found out it was a lot
harder than I thought it would be. This time I was smarter
and decided not to have a theme. It has  allowed me to look
around and pick what I felt like doing each day.
Much better and easier.
Still a lot of pressure though and I questioned my sanity a
couple of times.

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  1. Very beautiful painting and very amazing yellow and green colour !!!

  2. Truly beautiful painting, Julie. I love the surprise bits of purple in there too.

  3. Love the colours and the bright spark of light on the lemon :)

  4. I like the part about you questioning your sanity:) LOL! Love this particular color combo, especially that warm purple against the green and yellow.

  5. I think you deserve a big pat on the back for staying with this challenge. Whenever the word "challenge" comes up in art, I freeze and my mind goes blank.

    And this has to be the most perfectly painted lemon I've ever seen!

  6. I like that you chose to do that which called to you. Your choices show how versatile you are.

  7. I give you so much credit for doing this challenge, Julie! I know I couldn't do it but you've done so well with each and every one of these. I love the vibrant colors in this painting. Beautiful work.

  8. This painting has so much going for it - the composition is beautiful, the colors are lush and vibrant, and again, you've achieved such a strong feeling of depth. This little painting is a beauty.

  9. This is stunning Julie, you have got so much depth into the painting and the colours are beautiful. I just love your style!
    I too have stayed away from a theme which I think has made things much easier on the challenge. Only two more days to go now! Good luck with your final two!

  10. You should not question your ability. You seem to be able to tackle any subject & come out with a lovely painting. Enjoying seeing what you will come up with next. Remembering 2 of my favorites, your closet & the NM kitchen sink.

  11. This has to be one of my all time favorites. The colors work so well together and the composition is perfect. A real jewel!

  12. Beautiful, charming painting, Julie! Dynamite colors!!

  13. Julie, this painting was on my "list" to do but yes, it was fun to just go with the flow and paint whatever. Love how the lemon pops out of the background. The whole painting works very nicely.

  14. Julie, this is really fab. Sometimes to get our best work, we need to really push to beyond our comfort zone. Love the blue/purple shadows especially!

  15. Very, very nice. Can't say why -- it just is.

  16. fantastic the wee flowers too--just right!

  17. Lovely! And I also love the pops of hot pink.


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