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

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Bouquet


Bouquet.  
8x6 oil on canvas panel $135. SOLD

Artist Note.

A bit of color on a gloomy day.

Things sure are changing 
in the world.
I wish us all Peace.


34 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this lovely work, today = )

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    1. Thank You Sue. I enjoyed my visit to the MMM link.

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  2. Your beautiful bouquet is such a reminder of all that is beautiful, good and hopeful in this world.
    The composition is balanced perfection including the fallen rose on the table. Harmonious color choice! Generous fullness. A needed antithesis to the weekend's actions!

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    1. You are so right, Carol, we have to remember that there is far more good in the world. Thanks you for such a thoughtful comment - my hubby was very impressed with your words.

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  3. These are lovely and graceful. A wonderful response to help cope with the way things are these days.

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    1. As an artist, I feel I need to keep true the beauty of what I see in nature to help me though the ugliness that sometimes exists in the human condition. I just do not understand it.
      Hope you are enjoying creating.

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  4. Great composition and very nice handling of the roses. I am hit and miss with roses, your's are just enough info to suggest, never overworked.

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    1. Nice comment - thanks Carlene, Hard to think of you as hit or miss...you are such an accomplished artist. Thanks for sharing about the "red" on your post.
      I appreciated knowing how you worked it out.
      I love the painting...her glasses are just amazing

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  5. This is such a WOW piece Julie. I am with you on wishing for peace in the world.

    Hugs

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    1. We have to uplift ourselves don't we, dear Lisa? We seem to be helpless at what goes on in the world but if we can make out own bit of beauty and pass it on to others... then we have managed to do something, no matter how small it may be.
      Thanks for passing on such a neat tip for acrylics. I am going to try it.

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  6. A beautiful bouquet representing peace! Well done Julie!

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    1. Thanks Hilda - we usually think the same way don't we?
      Hugs.

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  7. Well said, Julie, and beautifully painted. I really admire how you've used varied tones, both in the background as well as on the tablecloth. Great edges, too.

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  8. Thanks, Helene.
    The varied tones are what I love about being an impressionist. I love color. It took me quite a while to be able to push color a little bit. I was still painting from the memory of the veils of moisture in England. I see it here when I visit back east, even in the fall. I notice the people tend to wear muted colors. Black, navy, beige gray etc...Go on holiday to some warm, sunny spot and the bright colors - even in houses - appear natural.
    But - flowers are bright and colorful no matter where one lives.
    I wonder if you are working on a portrait or still life?

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  9. Thanks Julie, that's exactly what I needed to see:)

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  10. Dear Julie such a beautiful painting to help us all remember their are still many blessings of beauty in spite of the terrible pain and suffering that we humans encounter in this life. Thank you friend for sharing always your lovely gift of art.

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    1. Beautifully put, Debbie. I loved your post. You are such an inspiration to me.

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  11. A gorgeous bouquet ! Beauty is what we need in every way and this is an amazing example.

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    1. Thank you Jane. Yes - beauty is what we all need. Gorgeous sunset tonight and I thought the same thing.

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  12. I assume there is water in the vase :) A gorgeous painting which reflects our moisture but not what we are being approached by: a monster storm that should hit here tonight ... battening down the hatches here.

    I have just written a complete posting on my 'other' blog (http://techssimboats.blogspot.co.uk/) dedicated to a comment you made there!!

    vive la France.

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    1. Hi John - I LOVE your post about teak boats. Thanks for sharing all the photos too. The bit of American history in there made my hubby enthusiastic. he knew which boat it was.
      Monster storm? Is your house well insulated or will it get cold? I remember the days of chilblains and Jack Frost on my eiderdown from my breath during the night! I adore central heating.
      Good luck and thanks again for the great post.

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  13. the world I don't think is really changing that much, its just become easier to hear/read about all the horrible things happening :(

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    1. I think you raise a good point about the media.
      I remember not knowing about the terrorist bombing of a mall in Manchester during the late 90's's until my sister told me.
      Have to focus on the good things.

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  14. Gorgeous painting!
    How many roses can stand in a bouquet, enhancing their beauty in the diversity of their own harmonious colors .... So we can living in Peace ,we too, in all our diversity and in all our equality as humans.

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    1. Love your beautiful message and painting in the symbolic color of red. Thanks for the visit, dear Rita.

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  15. Beautiful color and shading on the bouquet. I like that you kept one rose on the table. I think it helps bring your eye around the bottom of the vase and back up. Thank you for sharing a little beauty in such distressing times for many. Your post is definitely uplifting.

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    1. What a nice comment - thanks Joan.
      I saw your beautiful landscape - very uplifting - love the colors and especially the yellow flowers. They are blooming all over our desert at the moment.

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  16. Perfect for adding beauty in troubled times

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  17. Oh wow, Julie, these are beautiful and definitely add a little joy to our very sad world at this time. Thank you for your good wishes - the same to you. xxx

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  18. The world needs more of this, really beautiful Julie! Love the light and color, the fallen rose is gorgeous, makes the set up look spontaneous.

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  19. Flowers are so much more important than people really consider. What a perfect painting for now. Have you seen this? "Flowers protect us" . http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paris-child-interview_564a75a8e4b08cda348a51ca

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  20. Julie, I can't believe how much you pack into a small panel. This is absolutely stunning!

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Julie