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

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sunset Reflections


Sunset Reflections
 8x8in oil on canvas panel  SOLD

The Rio Grande River is the main source of water 
for the beautiful Mesilla Valley, NM, where I live.
Many irrigation ditches divert the water to
the small farms which grow
chilies, onions, cotton, pecans, 
corn and yes...even wine.
The sunsets here are gorgeous, making even the 
oldest farms beautiful in their glow.

Artist Note.
Mission:
Create a sense of place without detail.
 Simple, abstract shapes and color
were formed using palette knife and brush.










33 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Margaret.
      Your glass jug is really beautiful.

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  2. Warm colors at sunset, one of the most beautiful moments,
    of river areas, among vineyards and fields ... a state of mind and a state of the world around us, painted with expressive synthesis, from you,as a Japanese Haiku.

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    1. Hello and thanks, dear Rita. Color is something you excel with. I love this comment. Thank you.

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  3. So absolutely stunning, Julie! I love the reflection of the sunset in the water; the colors are just phenomenal!

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    1. You are so generous - especially while you are down. Thank you Sherry.

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  4. Definitely a sense of place and space with colors and shapes. Very nice too!

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    1. Thanks Libby. So neat to see your new experiments with paint. Really striking work.

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  5. Takes my breath away, Julie. Definitely a sense of place...the radiance of the sun on the rooftops and on the banks of the river highlights, but doesn't delineate (details) the scene. New Mexico skies and light truly are unique and stunning.

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    1. This is a fabulous comment. Thank carol. I will treasure it.

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  6. Small touches of color make this painting. Beautiful Julie.

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    1. Hi Blanche. Hows the painting coming along?

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  7. You so succeeded. Warm, strong shapes. Comforting for sure; I could go there.....

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    1. I just left you a comment saying how we were both painting the same thing - shapes and color. Fun eh!

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  8. This is gorgeous, Julie!!! The colors in this sunset is amazing! Congratulations on selling this piece!!....no surprise!

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    1. Thanks, Hilda, but I would use the word gorgeous for your new portrait.
      Oh MY!

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  9. I just love this and the way it makes me feel, happy and serene at the same time.

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    1. Congrats on selling your wonderful painting at the AI show in Denver.
      Glad you stopped by. thanks, Bruce.

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  10. I love the glow seeping through nook and corners, one amazing sun set painting, my most loved subject :-)

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    1. I love that we share an appreciation of the sunset. I painted one when in Bangalore.... never have forgotten the glorious color
      Thank you Padmaja.

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    1. Thanks, carol, and so is your beautiful waterlily painting. ...stunning!

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  12. Hi, Julie - I just spent many minutes looking through your blog - Oh! I have missed so much! It was really inspiring to see your work on the 30 day challenge. It's incredible what you accomplished and I must admit to being in awe! I simply must say that I love your work, Julie!

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    1. OH my - I think I will print this one out and FRAME IT.
      Bless you for your generous comment, Susan. it means the world to me.
      Good to see you are back painting your masterpieces again!

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  13. Oh Julie - these colors caught my eye immediately from my side bar. Just truly the most beautiful piece. You certainly managed to stick to your mission. Awesome. God has certainly blessed you with such a gift. Hope you have a wonderful week. I count it such a privilege to see your work. Thank you - Hugs!!

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    1. Thank you for such meaningful comment. You are very special Debbie. A heart of gold and HIS love .
      Your new post about Fall is a real treat.

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  14. A wonderful glow overall and a great mix of luscious greens, so rich !

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  15. The skies are beautiful there...you are blessed. And you paint them so well. Blessed again.

    xo

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Cheers,
Julie