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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Watercolor Weekend - Garden Bounty



Garden Bounty

6x8  watercolor on arches paper

This is a study for an oil painting.

Artists Note.
I got this image from a magazine, tore it out
and have no idea who to give credit to. I added some
items and altered the colors.

Andrew Wyeth has always been a hero of mine.
No one paints windows like he does and here
are just a few of the many, many he did.
My personal favorite is not here.

ANDREW WYETH - paintings of windows





 The denim jacket on the
wall has inspired
many an artist.







These are just a few from magazines and clip outs.
All different. With some you see the view out
of the window - others are just light shapes,
 but they all evoke a mood. A sense of place and time.

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33 comments:

  1. This is truly a beautiful still life, Julie....and I love these paintings by Andrew Wyeth.... I love the one of the woman looking out the window....!!!!

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  2. wow--I really love how the white of the paper emulates the light ...! You've so totally got that! Beautiful!!!!!
    The Wyeths are awesome. Thanks for sharing them. I've seen a few "real" Wyeths...and they are stunningly beautiful.

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  3. You got the magic.Yes. So already you have a success. Can't wait to see the oil painting. That first Wyeth grabbed me...........

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  4. I love everything about this painting, incredible work!! What a treat to see Andrew Wyeth's paintings as well. I love the one with the blue door, amazing art! Thank you for sharing them!

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  5. I love this one. I get the "x-mas preparation" vibe, no idea if you thought of that. As always you inspire me. I might give watercolors a try. No idea how I will incorporate my lines though.

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  6. I know the oil painting of Garden Bounty is going to be great if this study is anything to go by!! You have nailed the light in this...wonderful!!

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  7. Oh how beautiful, Julie!! I love the shadows coming forward and the light from the window. I've never taken the time to look up Wyeth's work and two of those you shared really stand out for me. I love the one with the chair by the window and the old stove to the left. I also love that rustic barn window piece. Both jump out to me as super beautiful and draw me immediately!!

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  8. I like the sparkle of light surrounding the strong color of the fruit. You captured the
    light perfectly.

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  9. These are truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I love the one you painted.

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  10. Evoke a mood is right! There is something about a window and room with various objects; the ability to see inside and outside simultaneously. Yours turned out very well too. Fortunate that you found that magazine clipping. You never know where inspiration will strike:)

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  11. Thanks for sharing all these....NICE!

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  12. This is the best of the best of the best. I love Interiors, having done interior decorating, but don't know how to paint them.

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  13. A lovely painting Julie. I've been greatly enjoying your water colours. If you want to find the photographer to give credit, it may work to scan it and then check it with Google images to see what comes up. :)

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    1. Good idea - I tried it and nothing came up. I am thinking I may have torn a figure out. I am glad you reminded me I could do that with google images. Thanks.

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  14. Hi Julie, your painting is so lovely, thanks for sharing the Andrew Wyeth's work too!

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  15. I am excited to see the oil!
    Windows are so hard, I tend to want to overdo everything. I love all of the shadows....

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  16. Your watercolors are just beautiful! Multi-talented painting you are:) Love the window scene....you did a fabulous job! Love catching the light. Fun to see Wyeth's windows again....Yours is right up there with his!

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  17. I also love the light through windows. Your study has that beautiful quality.

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  18. What a great post! Your painting is lively and delightful, and that fact that you shared works by one of my favorite artists adds additional interest. Windows always provide a gateway for me - to light, to views beyond the immediate room, or even reflecting what's in the room. They can also add suspense, longing or any number of thoughts or questions the viewer may have or pose.

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  19. Love your painting with all those beautiful bowls and shadows. Really enjoyed Andrew wyeth's paintings and my favs are the one with the rain slickers hanging up and the one with the wood stove. Thanks for sharing. Really it's a study. Gorgeous!

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  20. I had to google it, but yes there is a window in Wyeth's "Dog Sleeping on Bed." It's probably his most well known and maybe his most admired.

    I look forward to the oil version of your painting.

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  21. Julie - I have always loved seeing windows in paintings and like you Andrew Wyeth is a favorite of mine as well. Looks like you chose some of of his earthy colors that I so love. Hope you are having a beautiful day. Take care and God Bless - PS I loved the aspens from your previous post too.

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  22. Today's painting, worth waiting for. I love the light warming the room. Beautiful Julie.

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  23. I love your painting too! lovely addition to the other works of the masters!

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  24. The Wyeth's are wonderful as is yours! Your light and just the right touch of color here makes for a most beautiful focal point.... Love this!

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  25. Thank you very much for visiting my blog Julie, your lovely comments on my work are really appreciated. I'm also really glad to have discovered your blog. I love your watercolour style, so bold and expressive. I also really love the way you use oils, again such expressive brushwork and colours. Unfortunately, the hospital has not done with me yet, health issues continue to check my ability to work hard and improve but I'll keep trying!! I'll be following you from now on. Many thanks again from an admiring Brit!!!

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  26. Its such a great composition - and you have turned an ordinary photo into a wonderful work of art. I think the oil painting will be stellar! Looking forward to seeing it!

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  27. Your window is every bit as pretty as Wyeth's windows. Such a warm glow in this piece.

    Not sure I could do the snake thing in New Mexico. Yikes!

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  28. Very beautiful still life art works !!!

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  29. Love your window painting, gives me a good feeling.

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  30. I think yours should go down in history, too--just as deserving as Wyeth. I also wanted to tell you, in case you hadn't figured it out yet, something about the "prove you're not a robot" thingy. Remember when you told us we could type in any ol' numbers and they would pass, as long as we got the letters correct? The other day, I tried just IGNORING the numbers, and that worked just as well. I've replicated the experiment, and it seems to work. Just type the letters and don't even put anything for the numbers!

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  31. I honestly thought at first that yours was a Wyeth study! Looks wonderful. Thanks for all the Wyeth windows- he is the tops.

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  32. Extreme light and the darkest darks played against one another for dramatic effect. I love it. Light patterns are fascinating--but then, of course. That's what painting is about. Wyeth was a master--and yours is pretty masterful too. Your feathers are your feathers in your cap. This rendering is very sensitive.

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Julie