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

Friday, November 13, 2015

Life Force.


Life Force
6x6 oil on canvas panel $110. SOLD


Artist Note.

I know...
I know...
 I thought my 
water paintings
were finished,
 but there is still 
a compulsion inside me
 to do more.
Loved painting it!

29 comments:

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    1. Great line, Carol. Did you have a smile as you typed it?
      Hope you are happily painting.


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  2. Beautiful Julie. Your fracturing technique is at it's best in this type of scene.

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    1. Pleased you like it, thank you Carol.
      I was admiring the way you used beautiful variations of red in the light
      areas on your red flowers. Lovely painting.

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  3. Who could ever get tired of a beautiful waterfall and the way that you render that? Not me! Keep going:)

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    1. Thanks for your support, Libby. You live in a beautiful area and I am sure you have many rivers and streams. Lets pray for lots of moisture or snow so they do not run dry next year.

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  4. The texture in this is just gorgeous, Julie!!!

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    1. Thanks Joan. Love your fall colors in your new post.

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  5. LOVE your style Julie and I could never get tired of seeing your paintings! The splashes of blues and pinks are fantastic!!

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    1. I love the impressionist colors so I am glad you do too. Thanks, Hilda.

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  6. I hope they never finish and the title is very fitting!

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    1. My hubby liked the title too. thanks, Celia.
      Hope you are working on another fall scene. The colors are wonderful in your last one.

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  7. This simply romps with energy, but what I always admire most is your ability to render the form and light. You clearly delineate the shapes of the rocky outcrops as well as how the water turns and drops over the various levels. It's grand!

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    1. What a lovely comment...it's grand! Thanks, Helene. I remarked already on your portrait's wonderful hair, but I have to admit the more amazing thing is you did it all in only two hours. Wow!

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    1. Sweet!
      More dragons I see. I need to be educated more about them.

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  9. It's a beautiful one too, of course you had to do it xx

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    1. Nice you understand. Are you painting at all?

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  10. Water floats your boat, Julie - just as it does mine. I love the way this water moves down the canvas through all the levels and changes of direction to cascade at the bottom in a melee. I understand the painting but the flashes of blue and pink are flashes of genius beyond my limited abilities.

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    1. I actually see those colors. I think the sun makes the contrast and a bit of a rainbow in the spray.
      I enjoyed your really good explanation of how you will build the boat. It isexciting to know i will be watching it from the first mold onward.

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  11. Don't stop, these are beautiful little gems Julie.

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    1. Ah - how nice you are - thanks dear Blanche.,

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  12. I love everything about this one Julie - flow, palette, texture. Beautiful

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    1. Thank you so much, Jeanette.
      The texture in your beautiful poppy is wonderful and so is your tribute for poppy day.

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  13. The long and short strokes really give us great motion.I feel like I am tumbling right over those rocks...terrific!

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    1. Thanks, Mary. Coming from a master of water - I will bask in your lovely comment.
      You created a really lovely glow in your band of trees. Hope you do another one.

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  14. Incredible how you can really SEE the strength of the water , amazing painting !

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    1. Thanks, Jane. Yes, water is immensely powerful. Provides needed power for electricity, but is destructive too. I am fascinated by ripples to falls. Its the light catching on the surfaces which I strive to capture.
      Looking forward to your next painting. Loved your fall grapes.

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  15. Every brush stroke so skillfully placed causing the eye to follow the path of the water starting at the top and on down. How do you do it? Beautiful.

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Cheers,
Julie