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

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Snow in the Arroyo, N.M.




Snow in the Arroyo, N.M.

14x11in  oil on Raymar canvas panel  600.

This is a truly beautiful area of New Mexico,
on the outskirts of Santa Fe. I have painted this
arroyo quite a few times.It can be very dramatic
when the storm clouds hover and it fills with rain.

Artist Note.
Recovering quite nicely from the challenge and
enjoyed relaxing and finishing this piece which
was started as a plein air painting
in the early spring. The white snow does not
photograph well to show the texture.


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27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous painting, Julie. I love the blues in the snow...I hear its supposed to be a snowy winter...Hope they're wrong!!!

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  2. Extraordinarily beautiful landscape. It is full of light and space. The larger size gives a deep breath. Wonderful, Julie.

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  3. You captured the mood and the colors so nicely. Lovely darks take us through. And don't you love that it is not 6" x 6". I am ready for larger. Also brave of you to paint today. I had a mini crash after the challenge but will be ready for class tomorrow.

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  4. Aren't you the versatile one! Excellent painting, such feeling

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  5. I thought it was more of the sand that I always saw in the arroyos when we lived in Tucson! LOL Who knew you also got snow? A sure beauty of a painting, Julie.

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  6. It's beautiful, Julie. I like the snow shown in a dessert environment.

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  7. Your snowscapes are always so gorgeous. Look at that beautiful blue and white!

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  8. This is really beautiful. I love the vibrant warm tones from the sun and the beautiful blue shadow. Snow in winter in NM adds such beauty to our desert landscape.

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  9. Never having been to New Mexico Julie - I didn't realize that they had snow there. What a beautiful painting - I am so glad you are relaxing after your challenge. Hope you take time to enjoy this delightful time of the year.

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  10. A beautiful piece, Julie! Great texture and balance between shadow and sun.
    But Wayyyyy too early for snow paintings!! I'm shivering just thinking about what's soon to be here. :(

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  11. It's over, now there will be our own challenges to face. This painting doesn't look like a challenge but a masterpiece. Just beautifully executed!

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  12. This one takes my breath away, Julie. The bushes are rich with gorgeous color and they're balanced so well with those gorgeous blue shadows. Amazing.

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  13. Wonderful painting! Love the sparkle of the snow - you've captured it beautifully!

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  14. You can almost smell the crisp cold snow. Great job Julie.

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  15. this is just amazing Julie!! I feel the cool crisp snow

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  16. very nice!!! love this piece!

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  17. I have always been drawn to snow paintings and yours is just wonderful! I love the intense darks in the foreground and all those wonderful blues.

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  18. Snow and winter takes me to another level of mindfulness , very beautiful work Julie!

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  19. Thanks for the tip on Res-N-Gel. I'll try that. I've been using Lukas Medium 5. And thanks for your comment on my blog! BTW I've been using your tool-it's definitely different from palette knives. Very cool. I've got to view your teaching video on DPW soon.

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  20. The time has already changed so much ... it seems that the snow around the corner ... I admire the snow and the full light of your magnificent landscape!
    Here an cold autumn day, which seems to be paint only with gray.

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  21. This is so lovely on the screen - I'd love to see this in person. I imagine it is spectacular.

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  22. a beautiful snow scene---love the distant hills

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  23. The warm and cool lights here are heaven!

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Cheers,
Julie