Personal Art Blog

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

Monday, April 27, 2015

Roses #3

Roses #3

8x6in oil on canvas panel  $135.SOLD

Artist Note.
After all the previous focus
 on line, I deliberately went for just shape
in this one and fractured to
my hearts content.





50 comments:

  1. Bonjour chère amie,

    Ces roses sont d'une grande délicatesse. J'ai envie de me pencher afin de mieux les exhaler. Un très joli travail de lumière... et vos verts sont merveilleux.

    ❀ Gros bisous ❀

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for this lovely comment, Martine. I am waiting for the painting you started...No Title Yet!

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, Carol. I lol at your photos of the elderly driver and your story.

      Delete
  3. I've read many times now that getting dissatisfied with ones work means you are now seeing it in a different light. Also called moving to a higher level, looking toward a higher point in your art. Looking at today's painting shows this. You are on your way upwards!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I actually had a physical problem which caused my dissatisfaction. It has been a struggle to get back in the groove so I am delighted you feel I have arrived back in good form. You are a treasure!

      Delete
  4. Beautiful work, Julie. You create such depth in your paintings. They have such a 3D effect tempting one to reach out and touch them. How you manage to put together such a delightful number of compelling, harmonious greens is always a wonder to me!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So good to have you back posting, Carol. Love your pear and happy to hear hubby is much better.
      I loved your greens too, and the yummy pink with them.

      Delete
  5. Beautiful greens, romantic roses... The feeling of roses and almost an abstract painting!
    This is gorgeous, Julie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Martine. I agree - a romantic painting.
      I enjoyed seeing the exhibit you posted. Lucky you.

      Delete
  6. Great design and there is plenty of definition in the roses. Great color and light too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How nice to read your complements. Thanks, Carol. The light was what this one was all about.
      I enjoyed seeing your dog portraits. Great job on them. I had a dickens trying to capture three dogs who had similar coloring. My hats off to you.

      Delete
  7. Whether focused on line or shape...your work is always stunning. The fracturing is so you and it's gorgeously done.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, dear Lisa, It was good just to fracture away and not worry about anything too much. hard to get away from the line after a month of using it for lessons at the Guild this month.
      Love your vase of flowers and the blue chair sort of made the painting special. Nice setting.
      Thanks for the recommendation for the movie Woman in Gold. We really enjoyed it.

      Delete
  8. An Italian book that has been very successful, has the title "Go where your heart takes you."After this book, now since many years this has become a motto that very often people say,and I love for my painting way.
    Great satisfaction, when painter goes where heart brings and makes these stunning roses !!!
    I really like the flowers without vase, which could be a bouquet,or live on the plant, according to the mind of the observer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like the title of the book and I do think there is truth in.
      Look at the beautiful portrait you did. You can tell just by looking at the sensitivity of the lines how much your heart was involved in it.
      Thank you so much dear Rita for this special comment.

      Delete
  9. There is so much life and freedom in this beautiful rose painting , and the contrasts in light/ shadow is awesome !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jane. The fracturing prevents me from being too tight.
      Your new landscape has really beautiful light.

      Delete
  10. Another lovely result-even without any lines! LOL:) It's wonderful to be able to access such a variety of ways to express ourselves isn't it? These roses look so delicate.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. You have a new logo by your name?

      Delete
  11. Real beautiful roses and they look so natural!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Helen and may I say the same about your lovely tulips!

      Delete
  12. What a splendid mix of realism and abstract. I love roses!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am doing a series while they are in full bloom here.
      I really liked your geraniums but your post is great too.

      Delete
  13. Great painting Julie! Love your roses! The paint looks thick...maybe someday I will see one of your works in person!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes - I have some texture but it is not THAT thick like some painting can have.
      I enjoyed your post on the plein air convention and am excited to attend next year. Congratulations on your painting getting such high praise from such prestigious artist. Well deserved. You nail values like no-one else.

      Delete
  14. Beautiful art Julie! I also painted roses recently, mine are not this real. Just learning going on :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your lovely painting.
      Learning never stops and thats why painting is always absorbing for me. I know I will never know it all.
      Thanks for the visit.

      Delete
  15. Lovely feeling to this one Julie. Relaxed and gentle. Wonderful to wander through the painting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What a lovely comment - thanks Helen. I like what you wrote on your new post and the resulting painting of the lemons is great.

      Delete
  16. Is this painting using the fracturing technique that you do in ArtBite? or a palette knife?
    I think all the texture make this just stunning

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi - yes, the fracturing technique does have an ArtByte - two actually. One shows the tools I use and the other is a video of the process. I use a knife and a brush.
      I enjoy a bit of texture.
      I enjoyed visiting your blog... and especially seeing your bird nest.
      Wonderful!

      Delete
  17. Such elegant roses. Love them. Your fracturing technique really brings a level of abstractness to the painting. But when viewed from a distance, it looks so real. I really admire that.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Bhavani. I sometimes go even more abstract, but gradually find myself bringing it back.
      I really like your streetcar painting - can't wait to see Portland in June.

      Delete
  18. Replies
    1. Thanks, Chris.
      I think that about your lemon painting too. Simply perfect!

      Delete
  19. Woo Hoo! I'm back (love that bird nest below) after 6 weeks and 24 000 miles of globetrotting. Before I went you were 'struggling' but I return to find you in glorious flight. Fracturing to you heart's content.. well done you! Love these roses to bits!

    I'm really enjoying life at the moment ... so give me a big smile and wave!1

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Big SMILE and Waving!
      Looking forward to reading about your trip.
      Thanks for the visit.

      Delete
  20. I love how the light feels like it dances around the composition and the energy of the thick layers of paint within such a delicate subject. You bring all the elements together so beautifully!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I treasure this comment. thank you so much, Celia.
      We do like similar things. Your market scene is great.
      I seem to like everything you do.

      Delete
  21. Gorgeous painting, Julie! The color and light....all perfect!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Hilda - thanks my friend.
      I keep looking for a new painting from you. Any day, right?

      Delete
  22. Very beautiful flower painting !!!
    Have a nice day Julie !!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It has been a nice day - thank you.
      I enjoyed my visit to Cyprus via your blog.

      Delete
  23. Very cheerful colour.Love your strokes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Hani - it means something special from you.
      Love your way with watercolor.

      Delete
  24. Dear Julie- so gorgeous. Your fracturing technique always is beautiful to see. I think I can almost smell those roses. Thank you also for visiting and welcoming our new addition. Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. These roses actually had a marvelous smell, Debbie.
      The old fashioned, rich, rose smell. Most of them don't have it anymore.
      Thanks for the visit, Debbie.

      Delete

I love that you are taking the time to comment and thank you for it. I am sure other readers will enjoy them too. If you cannot comment through this format then email me at juliefordoliver@gmail.com
Cheers,
Julie