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Saturday, August 29, 2015

LilyPond - Misty Morning

Lily Pond - Misty Morning
6x6in oil on canvas panel  $110.

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Artist Note
Last weekend I was in 
Cloudcroft, NM.
Think of the name...
Cloud... croft. Land in the clouds!
I was lucky enough to enjoy
a misty morning and it was 
truly atmospheric and beautiful. 
So different from fierce colors 
and beauty the dry air creates
here in Las Cruces.

The Lodge Resort has a 
 large lily pond and I was able
to take many photos.
The colors were cool and muted 
with very soft edges.
(The Lodge also has a ghost - can you 
imagine her coming out of the mist!!)

The DPW Challenge has
The FOG Challenge this week
so hoping that the mist will substitute
because fat chance of me seeing 
fog in this neck of the woods.
I checked - there IS a 
difference between mist and fog 
even though they are both 
created with water droplets.

Thank you for visiting.

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30 comments:

  1. Hi Julie, this is so lovely...beautiful quiet colours and just enough information. It fits the square perfectly. I think this would make a beautiful large piece as well :)

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    1. Bless you for thinking that, Leesa. Wish I had the time to paint large.
      Are you painting any more antlers? Hope so.

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  2. A beautiful title for a beautiful painting Julie. I love it!!

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    1. Thanks Hilda. I rather enjoyed the change of palette.

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  3. This is really soft and lovely!!! Can anyone see waterlilies without thinking Monet?

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    1. Thanks Joan. Monet - I should check him out again. I want to do some more waterlilies.

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  4. Just today I had a conversation with someone about how strong light is nice and all that (it makes such big distinct shapes) but! isn't a nice misty or overcast day wonderful for local color! yes! I love your lily pond painting

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  5. You live in an area when you get the misty weather. It is a lovely way to get softer edges and muted distance. Rare for me now, but was raised with it.

    Your tea pot is painted perfectly so we can see how white has to be knocked down in value for the highlight to show. I LOVE teapots!

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  6. Great painting, love your brushstrokes and colors to make it appear misty.

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    1. Thanks Susan - you are an accomplished portrait watercolorist. Love the piece on Genn's comment.

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  7. This is so pretty and delicate. It's very different from your landscape for sure.

    Fog, mist, water...not easy at all! You did a great job though:) And I read your comment to Celeste and should have realized that you would have grown up with totally different weather. So lucky to have such a broad spectrum to draw upon.
    Libby

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    1. I am fortunate, Libby, and when you get to my age all the different experiences sure help especially because I know no fear... if it doesn't work then I wipe off and start again.Now the work for the gallery is different - I have a standard, but for myself on my blog...freedom!
      Those a very strong paintings you have for sale on your blog. I expect you will do well with them.

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  8. Oh, this is so ethereally beautiful Julie! The subtle colours are lovely!
    I've been enjoying your recent posts too - you are so generous with your knowledge and insights!

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    1. Now there is a word I do not hear often - ethereally (beautiful.) Thanks that made my day, Wendy.
      I really enjoyed seeing all the amazing spring flowers you have growing in your neck of Australia. A beautiful time of year for you as we move into the fall. I love the fall here. The cottonwood trees turn gold.

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  9. Julie, the warms and cools just dance around the painting. Lovely indeed.

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    1. Yes - they look warm but they are very cool warms.It is only because they are next to even cooler neutrals that they look warm. That part was difficult.
      You have worked wonders with the grays and a punch of hot color in your new abstract. Very striking, Helen.
      Thanks for the visit.

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  10. You captured the mist splendidly, Julie, and I love the bits of broken color throughout. Very harmonious and tranquil.

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    1. Hi Carol - very english sounding... that wonderful word - splendid!
      I enjoyed painting this but know I like color a lot more. You and I share the southwest light and the bright colors that go along with it.
      Thanks for the visit. I keep checking your blog...hoping...

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  11. ooh- very dreamy! That beautiful 'close together values' of gray days! (sigh, can you tell it's hot & humid today where I am?). At first glance I thought this was one of your creations on Yupo....this is just beautiful!!!! (haha I wish I could tape-record myself when I click on your posts! it describes my thoughts better than I can in words!!!- love this!).

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    1. What a lovely comment - thanks so much Roxanne. I know what you mean about recording...you should have hear my "oh MY! when I saw your red roses.

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  12. I live in a misty land where magical moments of misty days are at sunrises and sunsets, for the inclination of the sun rays, between these two moments gray invades everything and almost erases the difference between seasons and/or hours of the day.
    Your water lilies enjoy this magic hour with subtle reflections nuances that seem to gently move the water , pond fishes often creates a gentle movement that I see here in calm waters...

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    1. I love the way you write. Places and meaning become alive under your pen.
      You are correct about the movement of the water. Clever you!
      There were koi fish in the pond and I have painted them also. The sun came out and they glowed.
      Hope all is well with your loved ones.
      You sure did a masterpiece when you celebrated your 4th anniversary of blogging.

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  13. that is gorgeous! very nice and delicate and wonderful colours :D

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  14. Very beautiful painting Julie, with so nice colours !!!
    Have a nice and creative week !!!

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  15. Hi Julie You have used the subtleties of a muted palette beautifully. The composition is fabulous with the eye being pulled inwards towards the flowers by the strength of tone surrounding them. Wonderful energy injected with the dappled light. Very clever and very lovely.

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  16. Lovely. Recently saw water poppies in bloom, along with water lilies. Special.

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  17. Ah Julie this looks very soft and misty. The lavender shades create a gentle mood. So lovely. Hope your day is wonderful.

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  18. Love your Lily Pond, perfect title for a very soft and misty painting. I can see how Turner influenced you in this painting. Wonderful.

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Julie