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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Roses and Gift -Day 21





Roses and Gift
6x8in oil on canvas panel $130. SOLD


Some guild member friends gave me this
beautiful lidded pot for Christmas.
I have already painted some
tiny studies in watercolor and this is my first
attempt in oils. I know I will be painting it again.

Artist Note,
I took a day off from the challenge yesterday,.
The workshop was over and I needed a day
to regroup and focus back on teaching.
It felt so good!

23 comments:

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    1. Thanks. Your onion is simple and beautiful!

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  2. A great addition to your awesome collection of paintable bric-a-brac! I love the Windsor roses with it. The set up is lovely.

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    1. I do have a collection. It is amazing how it grows when your friends know what you like. You should see how many bird nests I own!

      I visited your blog and see how much you are using the grid method to transfer the drawings and at the same time doing great free and loose sketches every day. It obviously adds to your strength when different skills come together like that.
      Thanks for the very nice complement.

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  3. Julie - it sounds like a fascinating and fun workshop - possibly very effective in shaking up preset notions of art making! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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    1. It was significant enough to spin my head and that is a gift for sure. Getting into a rut is deadly. I had a heck of a time with this oil. Wondering how I would have painted it following the workshop guidelines.
      Congratulations on your solo show in Portland. Well deserved indeed. Charleston next - wow! Wind up your arm and get cracking!

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  4. Looks like an antique pot with that gold handle and legs, very beautiful rose to compliment it!

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    1. I think it is a copy of an antique piece. it is certainly a beautiful quality. I am looking forward to exploring it in different ways.
      Your visit to Jprdan sounds amazing.

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  5. Beautiful Julie. Love the color combinations.

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    1. Thanks Blanche. We are both having fun with color I see.

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  6. What a beautiful gift , I love it !!!
    Very nice painting Julie !!!

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    1. Your beautiful painting of the Aegean brought many wonderful memories back to me. Thank you.

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    1. It does have a Victorian look to me. When will you be resuming your blog again? I miss it.

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  8. I always love your renditions of blue and white pottery! Very pretty, this one.

    Hope you had a very nice and relaxing day off:)

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  9. Thanks, Libby. My nature is as a romantic. The periods of art I relate to best are in that school.
    After saying that please note that I love some contemporary work. Picasso was my hero. Matisse, vulliard, R Diebenkorn, Avery, Dove, too many to name.

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  10. A really delightful painting Julie. Lucky you to have been given this lovely gift too.

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    1. I am lucky. And you are lucky being able to watch the Oyster Catcher at work. Love the paintings you did.

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  11. That pot, and your rendition of it are just beautiful!!!

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  12. The gift shows your students know you well and it is a beautiful painting as always. The pink rose is such a compliment to the whole piece.

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  13. A beautiful set up, Julie! The added rose was perfect!!!

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  14. Really nice work! Amazing how prolific you are, all master pieces!

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  15. Love this gift and painting. You've handled the gold tones in such a great way. They are lively and not 'muddy' . Another gem!

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Julie