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

Friday, October 31, 2014

Carol Marine's Masterpiece of a Book!


Zinnias and Marigolds
6x8in oil on canvas 
2012
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(See at bottom for a video flip-through of 
Carol Marines new book)

This painting
is the one Carol selected to be included
 in the chapter on Subject Matter.

I share the page with Raymond Logan
A very accomplished painter 
and across is a full page stunner from the talented 

The book is on sale thu  Amazon before Nov 4th for 
$14.99. Afterwards it will be $22.
I predict it will be a long time BEST SELLER!

Below is a short video of a flip-through I made giving
you the idea of how many visual treats and 
written gems of information
are amongst its pages.

click below to see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC2mG0Xod4E




42 comments:

  1. ALL the best...I will check it out!

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    1. Hope you do, Sue. it is truly amazing with how much inspirational and practical information is in it.
      Love your collage and wish I could be there to take your class.

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  2. WOW! it does look like a stunner! I want this book!!!!!!

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    1. Yesssss. great for fashion artists too. I ordered the red dress! Beautiful color.

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  3. A lovely example of small. The details are impressive. Out of curiosity: Is the objective of painting often and small the ability to paint large? Where does small end and large begin? Congrats on being included. Marine is an impressive painter of small.

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    1. I find it much easier to paint large than small. I mean anything up to 36x40 but then they get tough if you go larger. I am working on a commission 40" H and almost 72" W and it requires a lot of planning. The hard part of a small one is making it look like it is a larger painting. That also takes planning. The daily painting is the best way I know to get really familiar with your paint and brush marks.
      Do you remember when you were doing your charts and how the act of doing them regularly helped you feel a confidence afterwards that was knowledge based? Thats what the daily painting does for me. It also feeds my art soul. I work on other sizes when inspiration hits.
      I am intrigued by your Venetian technique. Your other work has been free, loose and alla prima. You have great skill in all versions.

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    2. I was just reading Philip Steadman's account on painting methods in the sixteenth century, the century of the fabulous European Painters like Vermeer, his painter of interest. Not only did they employ the Venetian Technique of doing a complete monochrome before the color layer, but they didn't paint all over the surface as we Moderns do; they painted in SMALL sections, one at a time. Todd had said this in the first session and I thought of Carol Marine's work, 6"x6". They also used the Camera obscura. It's an interesting web site. Philip Steadman's.com. So I started another painting on my own in the Venetian style, smaller than the 24 by 36 I'm doing for the class. It's 9 x 12--next 6 x 6, which should be about the size of the areas that the Venetian Masters worked at a sitting--then there's the artists who do miniatures, smaller than small paintings. As for how long it takes to do these things? That's a different topic. The master artists worked in guilds with lots of apprentices. A different world for artists then, better I think.

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  4. OMGOSH, Julie...This is SOOO beautiful!!!! I will be checking out the video!

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    1. Hi Hilda - Hope you check it out. Goes fast but you get an idea of the variety in the book.

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  5. Gorgeous flowers, gorgeous colors, Julie.
    I am expecting my own copy anytime in the next two weeks, looking forward....!

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    1. Thanks Martine.
      Love your clever halloween drawing. FUN!

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  6. Watched the flip-through. Thank you! And I'm so happy you've been included in Carol's book. She's got good taste!!

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    1. Pleased to know you saw it. It really is a marvel - full of valuable information and insights.
      I have to say I LOVE your door painting. Your art is outstanding.

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  7. Congratulations on being included. You are very good and desire it.

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    1. Thanks so much.
      I enlarged your latest post and really admired the way you did the reflections of those rocks. Great!

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  8. The book looks exciting in the video as is your work! Wonderful talents!

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    1. My work is nothing compared to all the others in it...and it is tiny too so I am not promoting this book for myself. I just want to pass the word arounfd because I truly believe it is a great book.
      I always love your posts, Padmaja, and look forward to the next one.

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  9. I can see why she chose this gorgeous and oh so colorful piece, Julie. It is yet another Julie Ford Oliver masterpiece.

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    1. It is colorful. I see how I would paint it differently now - two years later!
      fingers crossed that one of the interviews results in a job offer.

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  10. Oh my goodness Julie, this painting is absolutely gorgeous. I ordered Carol's book and I a look forward to having it! Come on November 4! It's awesome that you are in it. Your video was great.

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    1. Happy to know you ordered it. Everything you need to know is in there including other artists sharing their stories. The Artist Block chapter is quite special.
      Love your new post and the color harmony you chose has got me all eager to try purple and turquoise.

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  11. ooh, thanks for the sneak preview video!! I ordered mine last week, and am anxiously awaiting its arrival!! So glad one of yours is in their, too!!

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    1. Hi Roxanne. Wait until you get it into your hands. Dont open it until you have time because it is hard to put down.
      I really think your colors are gorgeous in the awning painting.

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  12. Julie, I look forward to getting Carol's book. So glad to see your art featured in it! I absolutely LOVE your Zinnias and Marigolds. They were two of my Mom's favorite flowers to grow (right behind irises) and they always remind me of her. I never have gotten the knack of painting flowers that look real and admire you for your lovely renditions. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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    1. My mother had favorite flowers and like you, I think of her when I see them.
      But Lana, your way with flowers is so free and contemporary. I would love to be able to do that. Truly I would. Your prints are very appealing to me. I am from an older generation raised with a pretty classical background so it comes through in my work. I LOVE the freedom of us all having different painting styles. Just like speech.

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  13. Oh Julie! Congrats on being featured in the book! I have had mine pre ordered since way back when! I am looking forward to absorbing it! You are so truly talented!

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    1. Not as talented as you, dear Kaethe. Hearing you are quitting your job to paint full time is fab news. If you are as good as you are now, then who knows what lies ahead. I know I am going to follow your progress with delight.

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  14. Thank you so much for the mention. :) And congratulations - your work is fantastic!

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    1. Thanks and let me return the compliment- your work is amazing and zi really have enjoyed seeing your aquaboard work.

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  15. I bought the book based on your recommendation. Thank you!!!

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    1. I am confident u will like it, Marcia.
      Your apple painting is really powerful.

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  16. Thanks so much for bringing my attention to this book Julie, I will definitely order a copy! How wonderful to have this beautiful painting included in it - well deserved as your art is truly an inspiration!

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    1. Hi Wendy - I am only a postage stamp in this wonderful book. I am promoting is because as a teacher I think it is amazing, and will be valuable for many.
      Waiting for your next post!

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  17. Very beautiful flower composition with very amazing colours and light !!!
    Happy Sunday Julie !!!

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    1. Thank you - I do appreciate your visits and enjoy visiting your blog.
      happy Sunday to you, too!

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  18. Well, I love Carol Marine--! Your painting is wonderful, I will be sure to get a copy. Congratulations!

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  19. Good to hear. Thanks, too, for the compliment.
    I love the wonderful color harmony in your new painting. Very powerful.

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  20. That's so cool! Congratulations! And I love the depth of that painting. Good choice for the book!

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  21. Your painting is lovely, the flowers, zinnia's and marigolds. Beautifully painted. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Oh My Julie - congratulations - am going to be sure to order that book...it will be wonderful to have another of your paintings in my art book collection. Have I believe three in Nita Leland's books. I am so thrilled for you but you so richly deserve this honor. By the way this painting is awesome my friend. Take care and have a super day.

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  23. Thanks for the sneak peek, Julie, this is a wonderful example of your daily work! I will be so happy to see it in the book, can't wait! Congratulations!

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  24. Bonjour chère amie,

    Lorsqu'on a votre talent il est mérité que votre art apparaisse dans un livre ! Toutes mes sincères félicitations...
    Continuez à nous séduire...

    Gros bisous ☂

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Julie