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

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Mexico Storm



New Mexico Storm

watercolor

Day 8

Our afternoon stormy weather will soon be gone and the clear
blue skies of fall will be with us.

A fresh week starts with the
Leslie Saeta 30 in 30 Challenge
I have enjoyed seeing some amazing artist's work and I would
not have known about them if it wasn't for this challenge.
Our thanks to Leslie...again. Hope you take the time to check
it out .







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28 comments:

  1. So gorgeous, Julie. I've lived in Arizona and been through New Mexico and know that there is a special kind of beauty there. So, your monsoon season is coming to a close, eh? I loved the monsoons of summer when I lived in Tucson. Gorgeous skies! Welcome moisture!

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  2. This is really wonderful. You have fully accomplished fracturing with watercolor. I fracture with oil paint but then it is long gone when the end comes. Teach me again?

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  3. Oh Julie! What drama and beauty this work has! I love it!

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  4. This is stunning. Your fracturing technique always works well, but is especially wonderful in helping to describe a rainstorm. Wow.

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  5. Fracturing works with watercolor! This is quite fresh and beautiful. It certainly conveys a feeling of rain in the desert.

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  6. Julie, I love this painting! We need to trade artwork one day....

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  7. I love your watercolors and I would agree this one is simply gorgeous. I too am from the desert and think the colors there are wonderful. Keep this up!

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  8. Julie
    I love this piece and all of your works. This is an especially moody painting that has such a soft and beautiful feel and great color. I can see how your oil painting technique has influenced this and also how your watercolors influence your oil paintings. Great to get to know you through this challenge. I have been following you since the last one in January.

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  9. this is gorgeous!! I still don't know what this fracturing technique is but whatever it is you're doing it works beautifully here!

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  10. Mood, color harmony, value, color hue, subject matter, texture, ALL exquisite in this piece!

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  11. So beautiful! The colors, technique, subject are just perfect. I can almost hear the rain falling. Wonderful work!!

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  12. Makes me want to walk in the rain...lovely Julie.

    I like following this challenge too...it's fun to see what everyone is painting.

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  13. Your work is stellar, Julie. And now you are fracturing your watercolors too...wow. Brilliant!

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  14. There's nothing better watercolor to express the rain! Here, too, began a period of rains with thunderstorms ... temperatures will drop and summer becomes a memory. Your watercolor tells it ,so straight until heart.
    Nice to see so many artists at work through the challenge of Leslie Saeta!.

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  15. This is beautiful! Just beautiful...so fun to see what everyone in painting.

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  16. Julie, you brilliantly captured the wetness in this watercolor.I really enjoy your paintings...keep them coming and happy painting. Egretta

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  17. Julie, I'm delighted with your watercolor fracturing!
    This gives watercolor completely new horizons.

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  18. Beautiful painting, Julie! I love the dramatic feel. The strong contrasts and the bright and neutral colors make this one of my favorites. Great work!!

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  19. So nice Julie. I can feel the storm and see a lovely dark path that takes me through the painting. How much fun you are having with watercolors.....

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  20. This is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing your studio tips, the glass illustration was especially helpful.

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  21. Wonderful watercolor Julie! Love the stormy sky with that bright green tree!! I notice here, when the sky is dark or stormy the greens really look bright...just like this one!

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  22. Very wonderful Julie. The adobe is just so solid! I don't know how to say it in another way. I just really feel the depth of this excellent piece.

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  23. GORGEOUS painting!! Love this one!!!!

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  24. just gorgeous!!! I love how you showed that it has been there forever.

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  25. You have it down. I have been there and this is a gorgeous depiction. Beautiful mood.

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Cheers,
Julie