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

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Interiors - Red Chair - day 9


Red Chair with Broom
8x7in  watercolor  SOLD
Day 9

There was a wonderful birds nest tucked up
in the corner of this stable. Naturally I painted it 
long before I painted this chair.


Artist Note.
The next 7 days of the 30 day challenge
will have an interior theme.
I know from previous experience that
 having a whole month of the same theme 
does not work well for me 
so I decided to break it down into 
four, week long segments of a 
different focus.

I want to thank everyone for the 
supportive comments. I am trying to 
get around to all your blogs to keep up
with what you are doing plus seeing the 
wonderful work in the Challenge
I encourage you visit and see them all.
 click on the link

41 comments:

  1. I just love your creative spirit and, this painting of course.

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    1. Creativity leaves me pretty quickly so cannot claim it as a constant friend. Wish I knew how to keep it around all the time.
      Thanks for the visit, Blanche,

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  2. You were right to throw you in this challenge, I tried the experiment for the first time and it's a good reason to take our brushes without putting too much pressure, so soon :)

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    1. Sometimes they (Challenge) are not good for me when I feel responsible to complete one in a day. Giving myself permission to miss makes it easier.
      All your pieces are wonderful. Love the little boy.

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  3. Your subject matter is giving me ideas for a subject for a reference photo that might fit the bill for a painting using the Venetian Technique. I love how you handled the background--I don't have to worry about that. Mine is going to be blackish. Unfortunately, I don't own a red ladder-back chair--or a dark wall. High definition, digital photography seems to be a prerequisite for this class I got myself into. Maybe I should have just taken on the 30 day challenge? You are doing great as usual.

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    1. Hi Linda - visited and enjoyed reading about the detail work involved in your class. Not the type of method for my poor eyesight, but I am going to follow with great interest.

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  4. Julie - this is wonderful. Your perspective with the chair and broom is amazing. Looking forward to seeing your week's interiors. Have a great day my friend.

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    1. Thanks Debbie - perspective is eyeballed using the angle of the brush handle.. I get too tight if I get out the ruler.
      I always love your blog and your message.

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  5. I love this red chair so well complemented by the neutral background.

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    1. Hi Martine - we both did red today. You did flowers - me, a chair.
      Love your flowers.

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  6. I love the way you breathe interest and beauty into everyday subjects, great work Julie!

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  7. I like this subject matter lots.........and I love the broom. It looks like it has some history..........

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    1. I am sure the broom does have history. It doesnt take long with a broon - right?
      Love your storm painting.

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  8. Julie - thanks for saying you're switching to a different theme! Funny but I never thought of that and by now - 9 days into my "Little Houses" theme - I'm sick of it! Yes, I've learned a lot, but maybe 30 learning opportunities is too much !
    Lovely painting you did here!

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    1. Good to hear from you, Julia, and pleased you like the idea of changing the theme.
      I enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your wonderful paintings..

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  9. Bonjour,

    Une très jolie peinture. J'aime son atmosphère.
    On sent qu'une bonne séance de nettoyage a lieu !...
    Gros bisous ☼

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    1. You are always so supportive. I do appreciate your comments.

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  10. what a great set up! You have such a knack putting things together. It is a wonderful painting!

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    1. Thanks Celeste.
      Good to see you back and with such a lovely portrait.

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  11. I love this piece, Julie. I am reminded of how the Carol Burnett show always ended too.

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    1. How funny - I get it! Now that is all I will think of.
      Glad you are doing okay, Sherry.

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  12. Love this Julie, I know I am going to enjoy this theme ! X

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    1. Hope your Open Studio was fun, Margaret.
      Thanks for the visit.

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  13. Superbe chaise rouge qui semble se reposer en discutant un peu avec son ami le balai ! J'adore ta façon de travailler les fonds. Bonne journée à toi Julie.
    Beautiful red chair that seems to rest a bit by discussing with his friend the broom! I love your way of working funds. Good day to you Julie.

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    1. What a great story. Thanks - love to think of it that way
      Thanks for the neat comment. Love your blog.

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  14. You have elevated the mundane to a higher status! If only I felt so good about my own mop:)

    Love the composition-the colors and joining of the objects.

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    1. Hi Libby, pleased you noticed and liked the linkage.
      I like your rock drawing - flowing lines.

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  15. Excellent piece, Julie! Love the busy background as well.

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    1. Love your new painting, Hilda. Thanks for the nice comment on the background.

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  16. I love your idea of four themes. Easier to not get so monotonous . I really love what you did with your bird theme. Your style is so inspiring. Your words too!!

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    1. I LOVE your cow.
      Thanks for being so supportive, Carol. it means a lot.

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  17. This painting is going to make someone real happy! Time to rest from the job, I' d say and I love red. Good luck with tLeslie's Challenge

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    1. I love the colors in your new painting. Thanks Helen.

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  18. Julie,
    You know from my recent painting how much I love red chairs. This one is gorgeous. Your handling of watercolor is amazing! I wonder if it's hard for you to switch between watercolor and oil?

    Audrey

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    1. Your painting of the chairs is fabulous, Audrey.I never consider them completed paintings
      Is it hard for me to switch -? not when I only do sketches in watercolor. I am painting with oil every day as well so I have a goal - to get the same feeling and look into both medias. Thanks for the visit.

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  19. Wonderfully composed, Julie....And i like the vignette look of this piece!

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  20. Beautiful work, Julie. There's just something about this subject matter that I love - kind of a nostalgic, innately familiar feeling. Look forward to seeing more of your interior theme.

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    1. I love this comment. Thanks Carol.
      Your rabbit is beautiful - such a natural pose.

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  21. Wow! Julie. I love this chair. The combination of colors just sing. Love your idea of a different theme each week. I look forward to your interiors.

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Cheers,
Julie