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Monday, January 26, 2015

Cherries - Day 26 in the Challenge



Cherries
6x8in oil on canvas board $130. SOLD

Artist Note.
Painted during cherry season,
but it never made it to my blog.

I painted it at a friend's house
from life. I liked her nice shiny
colander better than the cherries.
It was a challenge to paint
the reflections



28 comments:

  1. It is so DREAMY!
    The reflections are right on!
    Thanks for sharing YOUR Talents!

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    1. I thank you, Sue. I was painting a different type of reflection today - melting snow. Fun!

      I tried to get to your blog but only got to Google +. Would be great if you placed a link to your blog on there.

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  2. Julie, I love this, okay, you just inspired me. I have a metal bowl and strawberries. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Joan - just read on your blog about the snow storm heading your way. Looking forward to seeing a beautiful snow painting!

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  3. One of my favorite things Julie, and you've made them sing! I enjoy your posts and your paintings so much...

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    1. Thank you Randy.... thats a lovely complement from an artist of your calibre.

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  4. Tonight I took time to read last post that I had not read. I admire incredible way that you have prepared monoprint and then painting your dog!

    See in youtube abundance of material in the oil painting is almost a shock for me ... I live in a watercolor world without thickness and luckily for my health problems, without odor. So I really love to follow what you do and how to explain it ... it's always an incentive to dare and go ahead relying on creativity and sudden-action that reveal surprises and unexpected realizations. This moment of creativity, reaction to what comes up, to create other new creations, is the golden time for those who love the painting.
    A true joy in life available everyday, without going far from home. ... Thanks for sharing your world and your beautiful Art.

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    1. Oh WOW! Dear Rita, you are so poetic with your words. What a beautiful comment. Thank you.
      Your gorgeous floral watercolors are a pure delight.

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  5. I like the tension you created in the painting and I love the cherries.

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    1. Seeing you have a cherry orchard of your own I am not surprised you like the cherries. Maybe these were from your wonderful ranch. Nothing beats your fabulous cherry pie. You should paint one of those. or I will, in exchange....

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  6. Gorgeous, luscious...
    impressed by the reflections...

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    1. Thanks for such a neat comment, Martine.
      I enjoyed the story of your grandmothers portrait. The lavender color was so much of the times back then... beautiful.

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  7. Julie, Rita's words are so beautiful. A true joy in life available every day. Wow.
    And your painting. Silver shiny is a challenge and you met it. Love all the contrasts.

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    1. I agree - beautiful indeed. She is a poet.
      You did a great job with your abstract work. I liked the non-representational one the best. Wonderful colors.

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  8. I'm glad this painting made it to the blog, it's brilliant , so gorgeously filled with light and beautiful reflections .

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    1. Hi Jane - hows life over in such a beautiful part of the world?
      I love your river flowing into infinity!
      Thanks as always for your lovely comment.

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  9. The reflections of the cherries in the silver colander is amazing .....love this piece!

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    1. Thanks Hilda - glad to hear your snowfall was not quite as severe as it could have been.

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  10. It's so funny...my response every time I click on one of your emails to open it up is ..."WOW" with a big drawing in of breath....then clicking to see a bigger version of the post.... I just love the brilliant color setting off those very rich cherries...and the composition which leads me around the painting....to then notice the pleasant little surprises of reflected color in the colander! Ahhhh- just wonderful!

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    1. And your new painting knocked my socks off with the colors. FABULOUS, dear Roxanne. It was the blue in the lower area which made my day.

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  11. Look at the joy you bring to so many with your Beautiful Art Julie. It is the essence of us that shines from the paints XO

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    1. That's a very nice thing to say, Page, Bless You.
      Your orange sky set off the whole fabulous color range in Gringo Gulch!

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  12. This looks so yummy. The colander has such a nice shine and I love the reflected cherries on it. Lovely painting!

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    1. Neat to see all the "snow photos" but the grasses in your painting
      really held my attention, Joan. Lovely.

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    1. Hi Lavon. Thanks for commenting. Are you painting?

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  14. Wow! That's beautiful. Love the reflections and those cherries look enticing.

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  15. Wow, the light and reflections make this painting shine like diamond!

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Julie