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

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Red, Yellow and Blue


Red, Yellow and Blue.

6x6in oil on canvas panel   SOLD

Artist Note.
I am still not painting but am grateful
that I am getting round to see everyone's work.
It should inspire me to get cracking...

Another Re-post. This one is from May 2012
34 months ago.

I did a series of lemons and shiny cans
It was a real challenge to see how far I
could fracture the cans and not lose the ridges.
Did not want them stiff so it was a case of
fracture
repaint,
fracture,
repaint.


 I should try them again and see if it is any easier.

Sorry about it pulling up the old comments
but neat to see  familiar names.

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25 comments:

  1. I always thought the joy of painting remains in the works! And in your works there remains so much joy to the eyes that look!Greetings,Rita.

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    1. A lovely thing to pass on to me - thank you. Rita.

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  2. I so thoroughly enjoy your work. Am loving the bright colors. I find your brushwork exciting and the way you set and paint your subjects. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Ann. I love the colors you use too.

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  3. I don't think I can ever get tired of these beautiful paintings, Julie...I'm amazed at how quickly you paint them...love the red colander..!

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    1. They are not quick considering the size of the little suckers! I spent about four hours on this yesterday. Could not get it right. Only when I threaten death did it fall in line.

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  4. Never will I be fed up with bright colors! I am interested in this fracturing technique, is there a post that explains it in more detail? Circular composition keeps my eye moving.

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  5. Happy, happy painting it is! Love the brightness and composition.

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    1. Happy is perfect. These colors are my meds of choice!

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  6. Julie, these still lifes are wonderful! I had to look up "fracturing" as that is a term I've never heard related to art. (Just oil drilling!)
    Are all these done with a palette knife, or is it a combination of brush and knife. I'd love to watch you paint one of these.

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    1. Glad you are liking them. Fracturing is a name I came up to help explain my process when I teach. I use a combination of brush and knife. I would love to see ME paint one of these!
      My mind is working non stop all the way through. Still not at the stage with it where I can go into the zone.

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  7. Love the red colander Julie...and there is no way I would ever tire of your art.

    Must be off to paint this girl...she is still looking like a zombie, but less so since it's daylight. :)

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    1. You are so nice, Lisa. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing the girl finished.

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    1. Thanks, Sherrie - your landscapes are fabulous!

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  9. I'm happy seeing your beautiful, cheerful colors and the variety of compositions of lemons - each one a welcome surprise!

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    1. Thanks. Glad you are not bored with lemons yet.

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  10. Julie, your work is breathtaking. Oh I am so glad to finally get over to your blog. Must sit back and enjoy the rest of your post.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. How nice of you Joan, thank you.
      I really like your journals with the beautiful watercolors.

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  11. I enjoy your work Julie, beautiful colors and the process you use sounds exciting! I agree with you small doesn't equal quick!!

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  12. You know Julie, the funny thing with re-posting...I am seeing things in a new light...and it brings 'more to the table' than ever before. It's really been helpful re-reading some of your thoughts on techniques, methods, insights, etc. We are all quite (or at least somewhat) different from who we were in 2012....and I'm getting a lot out of this! I can only imagine the creativity building up while you're on your 'plateau'. my best wishes to you as you 'travel through that part of life's journey'. Hugs, and thanks for all the good blog-scoop!!

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  13. I think it is fun to see old posts. I didn't know it would re-post the comments too. Your paintings remain beautiful. I hope you are able to get to painting again Julie. Hugs.

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  14. This is fascinating, Julie. The way you made those common tin cans into something beautiful is magical. Amazing.

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  15. I love seeing any and all your works! This is such a good reminder about how your technique is so great for interesting edges that help 'un-stiffen' certain subjects like these fabulous cans! super :)

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  16. This has always been one of my favorites of yours. The bright colors really speak to me. Hope you are feeling better and back behind the easel soon. :)

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Cheers,
Julie