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

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Water Lily



The Water Lily
6inx6in oil on canvas board $110. SOLD

Artist Note
#9 in the series

Moving towards abstraction
after exploring the more detailed
versions in the series.
This started off brighter
with thicker paint,
and it got softer
as I eliminated more detail

I am out of town so am not able 
to get to answer all the 
comments from the last post.
I do thank you taking the time
to comment and will look 
forward to checking 
your posts when I return












24 comments:

  1. My favorite composition for an abstract. Beautiful movement with one object painted representational. The lily just sings.

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  2. Lovely! I wish I had your optimism.

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  3. Julie, I'm in LOVE! This little gem has everything going for it...excellent range of values, warm/cool hues, saturated colors and neutrals, large and small shapes, complementary colors, tantalizing contrast, gestural lines, and amazing texture, etc. This is the kind of abstraction I'm drawn to where the artist has the basis in reality, but with incredible abstract interest and elements. Oh, I want to do this so badly! A "tour de force," for sure, Julie!

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  4. Gorgeous, Julie!
    Love this series and your different versions!

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  5. Beautiful! I love all the different ways you've done water these gorgeous flowers.

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  6. Very beautiful flower painting !!!
    Have a happy day Julie !!!

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  7. I like where you are going with this!

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  8. This is a beauty... Love your paintings...I am with you as we delve into more Abstraction

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  9. Love how the flowers fade upwards into the light !

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  10. A beautiful series. Gorgeous lost edges, creates a dreamy feeling.

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  11. Oh Julie what a lovely soft feel to this piece. Catching up on some of your previous posts. Each painting is beautiful but your Reflections On the Lily Pond is just stunning. I could just sit and gaze on this one for hours. So beautiful. Hope you ate enjoying your time sway. Have a super day. Hugs

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  12. great colours :) Reminds me off looking out of a window in a rainstorm towards the lake :)

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  13. really nice! Love the softness and the abstract composition.

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  14. Such a lovely painting, soft and soothing. Love it!

    PS I'm back painting tonight

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  15. Julie, this took my breath away! Simply stunning. One of my favorites!

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  16. Gorgeous Julie! This has it all...composition, edges color and beautiful simplicity!

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  17. Always gorgeous! I like the way the light here kind of shimmers in from the behind.

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  18. Absolutely STUNNING!!!! I love this piece so much! It's positively magical :)

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Cheers,
Julie