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

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Snowy Sunset - Day 8





Snowy Sunset
8x6in oil on canvas  $125. Donated

The glow of a warm sunset against the cool
shadow of the snow makes an artist 
forget the cold.

Artist Note
Regarding the post about the circular 
rainbow on day 6

I was thrilled when this kind artist sent me the 
following email confirming my experience.

When I saw your rainbow painting
I knew it was a "Pilot's Halo".
I was a stewardess back in the 60's
and whenever we saw the shadow of
the plane against the cloud below
surrounded by a full rainbow
we used to love to make the announcement
and tell everyone to look
 and it created some excitement....
today when I see one I call the flight attendant
and ask them if they know what a Pilot's Halo 
is so I can show them...but 
they don't seem to care.
I guess the glamour and excitement 
has gone out of being a stewardess!!!
Maryann Stephens


Maryann belongs to a group of 
 8 artists who - get this - all
paint on the SAME PAINTING!
(Talk about collaboration!)
The results are truly amazing.
Do yourselves a favor and
check out how fabulous their
website is HERE

27 comments:

  1. oh my, this painting is stunning, julie... and maryann, if you happen to read the comments here, the paintings your group does are stunning too!

    xoxo

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  2. How beautiful Julie, I love the complimentaries in this piece. It makes me want to see snow even more :)

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    1. It is only here for a short time but in the Mountain area called Ruidoso.

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  3. Wow this is gorgeous! I love the colors!!
    Will surely check out the blog now, it is beautiful when artist work together.

    I would really love to see this while flying in person one day. It must feel magical, like somewhere over the rainbow. Thanks for sharing this Julie!

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    1. Hi Celia - thanks for the visit. You are so nice.

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  4. That is a pretty fantastic painting, Julie, I'm always amazed at your eye for colour.

    I know it's a stupid and not an arty thing to say....but... your paintings are always so friendly and welcoming. The viewer is allowed to become more than a viewer but is allowed to be at one with them.

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  5. So glad Maryann remarked on the "pilot's halo"...I still think that is one cool, amazing phenomena!! I'm looking outside right now & wishing we had some of that warm glow of your snowy sunset outside right now...it is coming down like a white-out!

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    1. Neat name isn't it.
      A white-out is no where near as pretty, but maybe tomorrow's sunrise or sunset..

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  6. Such a BEAUTIFUL Sunset Julie...I love the tree...it reminds me of a Christmas card I received from one of my Artist friends where at the bottom of the tree the snow was actually a nativity that he painted......When you focused you can see it !!!

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    1. I could have added that if I had been clever enough to think of it.
      Thanks for the visit, dear Hilda.

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  7. Golly I love this painting Julie. Funnily enough I was working on the same idea yesterday but I couldn't get it to gel and so I abandoned and posted another painting. The "Pilot's Halo" is also fascinating. Now I remember having seen it with the plane in the middle as a shadow but very subdued. Do you know if the 8 artists you mention have a blog that I can network on networked blogs?

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    1. great minds think alike.
      I do not know if they have a blog together but Nancy Standee is one of them.
      She is on DPW

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  8. Well this is quite a beauty Julie ! Imagine, I can look at these colorful and warm painting of a winter scene without shivering. I love the background and those nice greyish blues in your trees. Thanks for your visit and also for letting us know about that interesting group of 8 painters!.

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    1. Thanks Helen. So pleased you found the group interesting.. me too!

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  9. This one is really gorgeous!!! The colors really make you feel the cold. I love the information about the rainbow...who would have thought about it being a circle from above?

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    1. Hi Joan - thanks for the visit and glad you liked the Pilot's Halo story.

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  10. You are getting color out of the atmosphere like a magician at this point. Keep going.

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    1. As one color lover to another - lets keep being magicians!

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  11. Beautiful idea of the warm and cold. really effective and love all the pears! I don't think you look "challenged" by it at all!

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    1. Thanks, Mary. Looks are deceiving!
      Thanks for the visit.

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  12. Love how connections are made... and thanks for the tip on the Canvas by Canvas group...

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  13. This snow scene is beautiful!

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Cheers,
Julie