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

Monday, November 11, 2013

Watercolor Weekend - Apple Trio





















Apple Trio

6x6in watercolor on Strathmore NFS

A painting I actually finished!

Artist Note.
I have been trying all week to paint and
could not focus to finish one. It feels really
good to be able to pull this one off.

Thanks to everyone for the sensitive and
touching comments and emails. I am amazed
how many other of you have recently lost
a loved one and the losses to breast cancer
are many. I am reminded we have to appreciate
every day and truly love family and friends.

The magnitude of what has happened in the
Philippines is beyond comprehension. My
prayers are for help to reach the surviving men,
women, mothers, fathers, brothers,
sisters and all the animal life.
I know Daily Paintworks will be having an
auction to raise money like they always do.
They are wonderful and I will be happy, along
with all the other artists, to participate.

32 comments:

  1. Alas, all I can see is a box with an 'x' in it! Still, I know it felt good to be able to get back to your painting and I know it is just a beauty. You are so right about appreciating every day. Sending you hugs, Julie.

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    1. I will take the hugs with thanks. Good luck with your next paper mache attempt.

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  2. Glad that you were able to make some progress this week. For some reason I can't see the photo but I am certain that the painting came out well:)

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I enjoyed the beautiful photos on today's post.

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  3. Julie, As always, your painting shows your voice. I understand your feelings this week, both for you and your friend. I got called in last week for a 2nd view after a mammogram. I tried not to worry, but those days of waiting were nerve wracking. We have friends in the Phillipines who we have not heard from this week. Life is certainly filled with angst.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Pam. I am presuming that you must have been given the okay regarding the results. It is such a worry.
      Do hope your friends survive and prayers answered..
      That was a lovely thing to say about my painting - thank you

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  4. Beautiful as always, you and your thoughtful kind words and the painting!

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  5. Beautiful as always, you and your thoughtful kind words and the painting!

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    1. You are so nice Kim. Thank you. Congratulations for getting included in the show.

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  6. Julie,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you for your loss...and also for allofthe people in the Phillipines.
    Your painting is beautiful (I couldn't see it on the email blast), and when you don't post for a few days, I really miss you.
    Dee

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    1. Thanks so much Dee. I loved your aspen painting and how nice of you to participate in the Weem's charity show.
      Thanks for missing me..

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  7. My very favorite color combo! I just love it. This is a beautiful, gentle painting. So very glad to have you posting again. We do have such a loving, caring art community.

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    1. We do indeed and you are one of the caring art members.
      I like the three paintings you posted.

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  8. I'm back, Julie, and love the apples.

    I'm really sorry to hear about your friend. I know how you feel, it is a year since my brother died. He spent most of his life being winched down from a helicopter to rescue people such as those poor souls in the Philippines.

    Gone, but never forgotten.

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    1. Thank you John, Nice to hear from you again.
      Colin would have been helpful in the Philippines but maybe he still is - helping in a different way.

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  9. Julie-

    I see the image now. This one is really nice-it's very clear and crisp without being crisp! If that makes any sense:)

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    1. laughing, yes, it makes sense. Thanks for checking back, Libby.

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  10. I am happy for you. Beautiful painting.

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    1. Thanks, Jean. Love your portrait today - very sensitive.

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  11. really beautiful! I very much enjoy the shapes in the stems and leaves...! Wonderful color! I also feel a wonderful kinship with some of my blogging friends who seem to know great things to say to me right at the right time. How lucky we are to live in an age where I can meet someone like you (who paints wonderful paintings and expresses herself so well with words!)

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    1. This has to be one of the nicest comment ever. Thanks you so much, Celeste. You are such a wonderful artist and person so I will treasure it.

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  12. Welcome back and nice to see that you are back on track with your paintings too.
    Love this harmony of green and red.

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    1. I like this harmony too. Thanks Roger. That is a fabulous abstract of a nest on today's post. Love it!

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  13. Love the painting Julie, welcome back.

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    1. I thank you, dear Blanche and please say hi to Bonnie.

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  14. I was right!! This is beautiful. And I so love the color of the apples.

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  15. Beautiful color combinations, I love the purple shadows! I'm happy to see your work again. A wonderful reminder to enjoy life's simple things.

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  16. Dear Julie - these apples are so beautiful. I love the purples and yellows you selected. I always have a hard time finishing a painting so I understand. Also the devastation in the Philippines breaks my heart as well. It is wonderful that we who have been blessed can share with those in such terrible need. I am very concerned for the Palm Haven Children's home - we have Missionaries that have been there for years...praying they are safe. Hope you have a lovely day.

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  17. wonderful apples! glad you are feeling a little better . . .

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  18. Love the many subtle happenings going on within this painting, Julie!
    I am so glad to see you back at it. Missed ya.

    Those poor storm victims have been in my prayers. Very saddening.

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  19. Beautiful sensitive piece..just like you are Julie.

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  20. What a beautiful watercolor Julie! It reminds me too how lucky we are to be artists. I can't imagine my life without art or the people that art brings into my life--especially during tough times. Your paintings always brighten my day!

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Cheers,
Julie