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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pike Place Market - Veggies Galore!


 Veggies Galore!
8x6in oil on canvas $135. SOLD


Artist Note.
Continuing the market series.
The line of lights attracted me to this 
stall. The blue is cast light 
from a high window.
 It was a clear day and
the sky outside was a 
true blue. It cast an amazing 
cool color over everything it fell on.

Feeling it is time to do a close-up
of something. These last few have been
rather complex for a small surface.



39 comments:

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    1. I LOL at your post today. Creative and fun.

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  2. It's Beautiful, Julie!
    The Blue Cast is TREMENDOUS, too.

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    1. Thanks for saying that about the blue, Sue.
      I like the colors and design in your Mullica Hiill. Hope the show was successful.

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    1. Hi Saucy - neat blog you have. Your recipe sounded very good.

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  4. This one shows the busy-ness of the market and is calmed with the blue. Great contrasts.

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    1. Love the busy-ness of any market, Helen. great word - thanks.
      Are you going to paint the red structure you photographed on your trip? It looks like something you would enjoy.

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  5. I love the diagonal overhead - this painting is also full of energy !

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    1. Hi Lisa - I appreciate the encouraging comment very much.
      I truly find your work and blog, inspirational.

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  6. Another stunning painting Julie where you've captured the light and atmosphere so beautifully. Your last painting channelled the smell of the flowers, this one channels the noise and echoes of the market - particularly when I look at the lights and the top half of the painting.

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  7. How neat to know you feel that way. Thanks Wendy. I enjoyed doing these paintings while the memories were fresh in my mind, and working from photos and my sketches.
    I know how important sketches are to you because you do them all the time too.
    I know you must be feeling as free as a bird now you have finished your book. Can't wait to see it.

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  8. As much as I love this painting, I have to confess that it was the line of lights and architectural detail, as well as the palette, of the upper half of the piece that grabbed my eyes. I thought it was funny you said the same thing! Really gorgeous and still making me miss my beloved PNW. I may well move back one day...

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    1. great minds think alike!
      I don't know if the linked winter months of overcast sky would be good for your well being, Sherry. You appears to be a sunshine gal to me -with loving the motorbike so much,.Thanks for the great comment.

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  9. Another great distillation! (I would have gotten caught up in all of the details myself. Good job!) And I think you nailed the lighting-it seems very crisp somehow.

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    1. Love that expression...distillation - thanks, Libby.
      Like your new post talking about your direction.

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  10. I really feel the busy atmosphere but yet the quiet zoning in on your subject! Excellent!

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    1. An "excellent" from you, Kaethe, is wonderful - thanks!
      I return the complement with your cow painting - so neat!

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  11. Beautiful painting, Julie! I love how the light hits all the veggies....so much to see!
    Once again...a winner!!!

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    1. Hi Hilda - Pleased you Like the light - I kept going until I captured it. Quite a bit of scraping went on!
      thanks for always being so supportive.

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  12. Words fail me Julie, this is magical!

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    1. My experience was magical. My heart certainly beat faster as I embraced the atmosphere of Pikes.
      Hope your trip to California has been wonderful.

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  13. Julie- my eyes just move around following the light passages. So truly beautiful. You certainly know how to take a common subject and make it exquisite. Have a super day!

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    1. Hi Friend - believe me it was not a common subject to me. Every market has its own vibe but this was was extra amazing.
      Happy to read you got away for a while. Hope your weekend is extra special.

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  14. Everybody is noticing the light here and it is the star! Great atmosphere is this

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    1. Hi Mary - the colors in the water in your new post, are amazing

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  15. It is wonderful how you get so much onto a small canvas like this. but I can recognize how you might like to "zoom in" now and then to change things up. I know you have the confidence to do it too...You can do it all! This is beautiful. The market is such a vibrant place. You've captured it.

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    1. You are so lucky you live within driving range of the market, Celeste. If I lived closer would be sorting out how to do loads of large and fun paintings.
      Thanks for thinking I can do it. I know you certainly can paint anything so it is a takes one to know one, kind of thing.
      Happy to hear your opening went well... from the photos on your blog the paintings look wonderful. Good to hear there were red dots!

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  16. Just count me as one more member of your fan club, Julie. This series is just wonderful! Particularly love your warm and cool blues!!

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    1. Guess what - I am a fan of yours too, Chris. Pleased you are enjoying the series.
      I enjoyed your 25 more reasons to love about art. Clever and true!

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  17. What a hive of hustle and bustle, but everything seems so neatly arranged. I'm afraid I would be "a dozen of everything" kind of shopper!

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    1. They do "neatly arrange' everything. And they pile things up so high you feel you have to take it off the very top...or else!
      How are the experiments with your art coming along?

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  18. Very beautiful painting, Julie. I love the light and the colours of the veggies !!!
    Happy summer weekend !!!

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    1. Thanks, Stelios - I loved your sunset painting and especially what you wrote. Lucky you!

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  19. Nearly missed this one. From my thumbnail I thought it was the previous one. (You can tell I've been driving for days and am brain dead)

    I love this series it really floats my boat. Will you continue to build up two a very large one in the series? I do hope so.

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    1. A complement like that - float your boat - is great knowing you are a journeyman shipwright! Thanks, dear John, you made my day.
      Love your new portrait of Dustin Brown. Fast works for you.

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  20. So great that you came back with so much material. This series is fun, much like going to the market.

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  21. Rather complex is quite the understatement. As I looked at the painting before I read it I was sucked in by that blue cast. Love it!

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  22. Like Lisa said - this painting is full of energy.

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Julie