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

Monday, July 13, 2015

Pike Place Market - The Flowers




 The Flowers at Pikes Market#1
6x8in oil on canvas panel $135. SOLD

Artist Note.

You can imagine my pleasure seeing
so many gorgeous flowers.
Unbelievable shapes and colors!
The young women who work with the
flowers are beautiful too.

This was a fast one. I want to do a
larger painting of the flower stalls
so will be working on a few small
flower paintings
 to explore my options
for colors and design.


36 comments:

  1. Oh Wow, Julie this is stunning!! You've captured so much action and colour. I can even smell the flowers! I absolutely love it!!

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    1. Hi Wendy - I am sure you have a comparable market on your side of the world. So pleased you like it.
      Congratulations on finishing your book. Looking forward to a preview on your next post but I am still loving the memory of your drawing of the hand mixer.
      Your foreshortening was perfect!

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  2. Looks good! You can really hone in on the idea and still present some nice details. I bet editing was tough! :)

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    1. LOL - right, but the editing was not a tough as the previous t-shirt one.
      I found your July 2nd post fascinating. Collage is a valid art form and I am interested to see your further work with it.

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  3. I can really see where you are going on this one, Julie. This one is a really nice painting and the subject matter is too good to leave there.

    Looking forward to developments.

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    1. Hi there, John. thank you sir.Nice of you to take the time out of your busy schedule to catch up. I keep checking for your update on the workshop progress.

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  4. I love the floral shirt that seems to sing among the pretty flowers. Lovely, just lovely.

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    1. I thought of you when I painted the shirt, Lisa. I love the way you incorporate the different patterns in your work.

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  5. Another lovely. You are a romantic. I am and am not. Romantic to me isn't in painting; it's in listening, making my mate's favorite dish for dinner and putting together 'some assembly required' bookcases. I do love Jane Austen , but not Downton Abbey. 😄

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    1. LOL - neat comment, Linda. I love Austen AND Downton Abbey!
      Your new post has some fascination observations regarding your inspirations.

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  6. You've captured this scene beautifully. Love the painting Julie.

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    1. Hi Blanche - it is a scene you have probably seen many times - lucky you!

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  7. She is immersed in colors, I love the composition!

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    1. Celia, my admiration is flowing in your direction after seeing your beautiful apricot painting. You made the watercolor look every bit as rich as an oil.

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  8. Wow Julie, I love it. Such a gorgeous painting.

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    1. Thanks, Carol.
      The flowers are appealing to me for the colors and beauty but the
      riot of colors and shapes make it hard to have a good design. It will take several pieces for me to work out what will make a successful larger painting.

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  9. Nice of you to say, Carol. Thanks. I have no idea yet of how I will do a larger one. Still have to do more studies.
    Lucky you having such beautiful hydrangeas in your garden.

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  10. LOVE the painting...I can't wait to see more, Julie = )

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    1. Thanks - working on others - lots of scraping off and putting on.
      Love the new piece you have in the show. Amazing - the complexity of your surfaces. Your color sense is perfect.

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  11. Each one of these is prettier than the one before!!! Beautiful!

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    1. Feel the same about the wonderful paper cup paintings you are doing.
      Great idea!

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  12. This is fabulous Julie! I love all the vibrant colors on the flowers that only "you" would use!! and I looked through all the paintings I missed....I especially love your previous market painting...tee shirts!!! Beautiful!!!

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    1. happy to hear that your pain has subsided and you can paint a little bit at a time. Hope that it isn't catching!
      Your portrait, as always, is quite wonderful.
      Also want to say thanks for always visiting with encouraging comments. Love them all!

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  13. The flowers were always my favorite stalls at the market in Seattle. Stunning colors and varieties of blooms. So homesick!!!

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    1. me too. ..absolutley my favs but I did love the lighting and hustle and bustle of this market. Still painting it.
      Waiting to hear about your weekend get-a-way.

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  14. Love how this captures the delight of the flower stall.

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    1. Nice - thanks Jean. Your drawing is perfecto!

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  15. How fun! As a former florist this makes my heart sing. I'm not sure you're ever really a former florist.

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    1. How neat to learn you were/are a florist. It explains your beautiful colors.
      I think it is great you are teaching young future artists. Good for you!

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  16. Amazing as always...it 'seems' like tons of detail...when actually the abstract shapes of your composition are so strong.....it doesn't take much detail at all to 'read' as if it's a lot! This then allows all that luscious brush work that looks like the incredible blossoms they are!! Beautiful structure underneath all that!!

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    1. Nice complement, very nice, and really appreciated. Thank you, Roxanne.
      I enjoyed reading all about the workshop you gave in Ireland. Great post with all the pictures.

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  17. What a never-ending buffet of floral choices! A perfect place for an artist to take a million photos. Can't wait to see your works inspired by this place!

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    1. I like that term - buffet of choices. Exactly! You are so smart.
      Wish I had taken more photos but I did sketches and they helped solidify it in my mind. I am still working on the series...so there will be more.

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  18. How beautiful. The colors swoop through the painting. Delicate is also a good word for this one Julie.

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  19. Just amazing, I felt like I was present in the shop, some kind of virtual reality:-)

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  20. Just lovely...love all the "hits" of light...it just sparkles!

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Julie