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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Flowers - day 17 in the challenge

Stripes and Sunflowers.

8x6in oil on canvas $125. SOLD
Day 17

Artist Note
This was done a few weeks ago.
It went through some changes today 
as I freshened it up. 
my eyes not only had to get
accustomed to painting
something other than interiors...
but also the result of a visit to the retina
specialist earlier today.
I am attempting to paint
and type with dilated pupils.
A riot! I do know
the blue colors are not quite this vivid. 

Dont forget to check out all the 
wonderful paintings on the 30 in 30 Challenge


  1. This is such a beautiful work of art!
    Everything is Perfect.

  2. Sunflowers are such an engaging subject. Just looking at them uplifts the spirit. Painting them carries you higher I applaud your perserverence. Taking on challenges pays off with pride and appreciable skill. Good for you.

  3. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je suis émerveillée par la prodigieuse peinture que vous venez de peindre tout en ayant les pupilles dilatées après votre examen !
    Lorsque je subis ce genre de chose je suis incapable de fixer longtemps quelque chose sans fermer les yeux. La lumière m'agresse et les couleurs aussi !...

    La composition de votre peinture est fabuleuse et il y règne une belle énergie. Toute la lumière qui assaille vos yeux est renvoyée agréablement sur votre sujet.

    ♡ Gros bisous ♡

  4. Beautiful volume and depth of color here. You are making the challenge look too easy.... The sign of an excellent artist!

  5. Very beautiful flower composition !!!
    Have a nice and creative day Julie !!!

  6. Dilated pupils apparently does not hurt your ability to paint, my friend. This is gorgeous and I absolutely love the petal textures!

    The piece in the last post is just so beautiful! Such an elegance to this home and bringing the outdoors in through the door was a magical move!

  7. I love yellow with blue ! Magnifique bouquet de tournesols qui évoquent la fin de l'été.
    Bonne journée Julie !

  8. Colors and composition are wonderful as well as your other challenge paintings!! I always love looking at your work Julie! I am 3 days behind in this challenge...goodness knows if I will catch up.

  9. I do pray that all is well with your eyes, Julie!!!
    Love the rhapsody of color going on in the pears alone! The total painting is beautifully active.

  10. Julie - hope your eyes are alright. Your dilated pupils didn't get in the way of freshening up this gorgeous painting. Love the blues with these gorgeous sunflowers. You paint so wonderfully. Take care.

  11. Such wonderful shapes in this, Julie, and the stripes add additional interest.

  12. I just got back from vacation, so I'm trying to catch up with all my friends here in blog land. This is such a beautiful piece, Julie! The colors are outstanding! and of course, hope all is well with your eyes!


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