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

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Snow, Water and Crows #2 - day 29



Snow, Water and Crows 2

6x8in oil on canvas  $130.SOLD


Here is number two in my new series
It became more realistic than I wanted, but
that is part of exploration on a theme

Artist Note
In this one the crows became more
important.  Those little suckers are
not easy to do.
Took about ten wipe-offs on
such a small space.
I realize that they are going to
be one of the areas I will be exploring.
How not to get dorky crows!

For serious art lovers. I have linked to a
wonderful video of a presentation
the AMAZING  landscape painter
Clyde Aspevig
gave in Montana.
It is 25 mins long.
When you want to give yourself a treat,
settle down and get inspired.

Clyde Aspevig

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful landscape, Julie!
    Your crows are perfect!
    One last day ...

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    1. Thanks Martine.
      Adore your painting, Henna Hair. Great finish to the challenge.

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  2. Love the way you handled this. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much.
      Love yours. The shadow is beautiful falling across your water.

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  3. I am going to love every bit of this new series of yours! Thanks for the video link.

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    1. Hope you enjoy the video. he has a wonderful way of presenting his thoughts. He relates art to music.

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  4. Thanks for the link, I look forward to seeing it. It's funny how the too simple shape of the crow can be so hard! I agree. You are the master of blue!

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    1. master of blue - wow! I think that of your work. The sky you have done is wonderful. Congrats on finishing the 30 in 30!

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  5. Gosh I like this soooo much... and thanks for the link. Be sure to see my last day. I think you'll get a kick out of it!

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  6. Beautiful movement with the crow shapes and I love how it works to balance the lines in the landscape. Thank you for the link, I have bookmarked it to watch it during my break.

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  7. Bonjour chère amie,

    Au coeur de l'hiver cette peinture pourrait être facilement le paysage que je découvrirai tout à l'heure en allant promener Sir Icarus mon dalmatien... La présence de vos corbeaux accentue le froid, la solitude et la nature endormie.
    Très jolie peinture avec des nuances de couleurs extraordinaires.
    Un défi vraiment bien mené ! Bravo !
    Gros bisous ♡ ☼ ♡

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    1. Love the name of your Dalmatian - St Icarus.
      Thanks for the wonderful comment about the challenge.

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  8. I love the addition of the crows to this scene. It gives the piece a special, story-telling quality, and it takes on a deeper meaning. It's beautiful!

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    1. The crows are not native to this area - they arrived with the pecan trees.
      Your new work is truly a mind blower. Love the concept with the piano keys.

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  9. I like the variety of blues in the water, and overall shapes.
    And your art in general, the ability to be intense, interesting, inspiring and so talented on almost daily basis.
    And thank you for the link.

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    1. How nice of you - thanks.
      I thought your post was well written as well as having such an amazing painting - oh, those eyes!

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  10. Wow, thanks for sharing the video! Did you watch the presentation before or after you painted that crow! I want to run outside and paint!

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    1. before ...but it didn't help. Most likely I didn't get the right music in my head.
      Adore your fun and colorful cup!

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  11. oooooo! what beautiful and refreshing landscapes!

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    1. Hi Myra - enjoyed a good laugh reading your past several posts. You are FUN and very clever with color too!

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  12. That was a brilliant presentation on youtube, Julie. Thanks for pointing me in the direction...and thanks for your comments on my blog.
    Happy painting!

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    1. Hi ken - glad you liked it. head and tails about the usual youtube recommendations...right!
      My comments on your blog were sincere. I love the way you paint the ocean.

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  13. So much charm in a tiny painting.

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura. Are you a painter?

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  14. Beautiful series, Julie, and thanks for sharing your difficulties with us...helps to know that you have them, too. I will need to catch up on your Challenge paintings now that it's over, but I'm really glad for the ones I did see and that you chose to join in this time...

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    1. great way to finish with your burst of color painting.
      I will finally have chance to go back and look through some of the entries.

      I have only missed one challenge, actually. For a good reason too.

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  15. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog!! You are fabulous too! I had seed this Clyde presentation a while ago but you have reminded me to watch again. It is so inspiring!

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    1. Happy you liked it enough to see it twice. I have seen it quite a few times as I encourage other guild members to see it while they are here.

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  16. I am now trying to catch up on all the post I've missed while painting 30/30 I am going to love your new series. We have two crows and one seagull that visit every morning for a handout. The crows are beautiful and smart.

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Cheers,
Julie