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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hollyhocks - New Mexico. Day 24 in the Challenge

Hollyhocks- New Mexico

10x8" oil on canvas - $500.Framed
 and for sale thru 

day 24

Artist Note.
Only a few more days left in the 
Leslie Saeta 30 Day Challenge.
(big smile)
This painting was painted from a 
plein air watercolor sketch I did 
earlier this summer.
It is larger than my usual blog size
and I have an agreement with 
the wonderful people at the (above) gallery,
Mark and Gail,
that anything larger than 8"x8" goes
through them.
It has turned out to be a win-win 
situation for all as their large and beautiful
 gallery is only one block
south on Main Street from my tiny,
Daily Painting Gallery. 
in the
Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.
studio space.
We send interested collectors
in each direction!


  1. Fabulous Julie and congratulations! I would have loved to see this painting with the frame, I can imagine it though.

  2. this Hollyhock painting is gorgeous Julie. That does sound like a great set-up you have going on with your gallery. Nice when everybody's happy. lovely painting

  3. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je pense que vous dépassez le niveau de ce challenge ! Moi qui travaille si lentement je suis très admirative car peindre une toile par jour et ce durant 30 jours ! C'est tout simplement fou !...
    J'aime beaucoup les rose trémières et vous leur faites un bel honneur avec cette très jolie peinture.
    Bravo !

    Gros bisous ♡

  4. Absolutely stunningly gorgeous, Julie!!! Love the dimension/depth you've painted here too!

  5. Love, love, love! So bright and cheerful. Just what I needed first thing in the morning to start my day of right. Thank you.

  6. Great. Love the abstract quality found in the lower third of the painting. Keeps my attention.

  7. wow- you really have the WOW factor going here:)

  8. Gorgeous colors and love the texture...Wonderful piece, Julie!!!

  9. I adore Hollyhocks! This is such a happy painting; it must have been a pleasure to paint. Hollyhocks and sunflowers are Summer heat.

  10. wonderful brushwork and color in this lively painting.

  11. Sounds like a happy marriage!

    These flowers are beautiful. Hollyhocks are new to me and in person (and in your piece) they are very graceful with lots of life:)

  12. Like you say...a win win. This is beautiful. I once had a bunch of hollyhocks in the back yard. Over time, they have disappeared. I just replanted some new ones and I hope once they mature and bloom that they will be as pretty as your painting.


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