Personal Art Blog

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

Monday, September 12, 2016

Lucky Me!






Lucky, lucky me!
 These are the
 four paintings
I have in
Exploring Color.
Click on link above to see a
short flip through.
I highly recommend this book.
Not because I am in it, 
but the information she
shares is invaluable 
for any artist working 
in any media.



44 comments:

  1. Not lucky! Talented, knowledgeable ,teacher, yes! All beautiful. Especially love the zinnias and the lady on the bench.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. There are so many recognized and talented artists in the book so it makes me proud.
      Your lamp post was the perfect finishing touch to your latest painting. I enjoyed the process shots. Like magic seeing it all come together.

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  2. Congratulations Julie, lovely pieces for the book. I did manage to get over and see your video too. Lots of talented people, for sure. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Yes...very talented artists in the book..
      For visual artists seeing the actual examples of different color harmonies makes it easier to understand.
      Thanks for the congrats, Carol.

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  3. Congratulations Julie! Luck has nothing to do with it. Just hard work and talent!

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    1. Thanks, Carol, I agree with what you say but I still think lady luck plays a part. I see many artists better than me and work just as hard...who knows the whys of it all.
      Congratulations on your wine label...LOOKS FABULOUS!

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  4. When you see a group of them together like this, the intensity of the colour and depth of the composition really comes out. Lubbly-Jubley.

    I'm sure her book is that much better for the inclusion of your work.

    Q. Whilst I remember: when you use Egg-Tempera do you personally use it with the dry pigment and grind the paint from basics... or ... use the oil from the egg-sac as a medium ... or ... neither ... or ...both?

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    1. Hi John. I am so impressed with how your portrait is progressing .
      I use the dry pigment already ground in jars and mix it with the yolk only. I am also making some oil colors with the same pigment but using an oil binder. There is nothing to compare the color of egg tempera with. As soon as an oil glaze is added, it changes the whole appearance. In the old days when oils started to get popular some artists would under paint the light areas with egg tempera to make sure it kept the light area light due to the natural tendency of oil to darken over time.
      lubbly jubley - lol!

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    2. Thanks for that, Julie. You know me: I always like to have a go at everything ... although I'm still trying to get my mind around Oils per se. I'm struggling with oil painting just as I did with Acrylics; I'll get there in the end.

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  5. No luck involved Julie. You deserve every bit of notoriety you get! Your kindness to other artists and generosity of knowledge - and your remarkable talent - make you one in a million!

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    1. Oh MY...I am going to print this one out, sweet friend. Thank you.

      You are so lucky living near the water...I love the way you painted the reflections of the Micky Sue.

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  6. Luck? Hardly...your work is so inspirational. It just presents the compositional elements that contribute to the narrative.

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    1. The complement is special coming from a fine art photographer of your calibre. Thank you Emmitt.

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  7. WOW!! Stunning work as always...and luck has nothing to do with being included in this book...it's pure talent! Just beautiful! Congratulations!

    And thank you so much for the kind words!

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    1. Thank you so much, "Suzanne the Great!" Truly appreciate your words.
      And whats not to love about your ladybugs. Cute - yes, but, oh so well painted!

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  8. thats great news :)love the colourful flowers :D

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. It is a popular one.
      I give up on the reptile on Wordless Wednesday - what exactly was it?

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    2. I left a reply at my blog but in case you don't see it, its some kind of blue tongued skink, was a pretty good size :)

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  9. How wonderful Julie, so exciting to be able to see your work in print and I love the pieces you have in it :) They couldn't have chosen a better artist for a book about colour! :)

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    1. That is so nice of you, Leesa, thank you.
      Congratulations on all the success you are having with your mixed media work. I was fascinated with the wood burning tool.

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  10. No, no! Lucky us, we get to see our friend Julie (who well deserves the kudos) I might add, and reason to add another art book to our collection. So happy for you, congratulations. Well done my friend.

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    1. happy beam here...thanks Blanche. Painting I hope?

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  11. Bonjour chère Julie,

    Toutes mes sincère félicitations et bien méritées ! Vous êtes très talentueuse ma chère !
    Ces quatre oeuvres sont une pure merveille.
    ... je m'en vais feuilleter ce livre qui me semble merveilleux.

    Gros bisous 🌸

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    1. My sincere congratulations and well deserved! You are very talented my dear!

      These four works are a marvel.

      ... I'm leafing through this book that seems wonderful.
      You are very sweet and I appreciate your words, Martine. I always love visiting your blog and seeing the wonderful paintings you create.

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  12. Re-coucou !
    Le lien vers l'ouvrage de Nita Leland ne fonctionne pas... grrr !
    Gros bisous à nouveau

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    1. I love your new painting and enjoyed the photos very much.

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  13. Dear Julie you so deserve to have your beautiful art published. In fact I first viewed your work in Nita's "the New Creative Artist" book. Will be checking her new one out. Take care and have a wonderful day sweet friend. Hugs!

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    1. How neat to know you saw my work in NCA, Debbie. This book has new and helpful visuals. We artists need good visuals don't we?
      Thinking of you and looking up, my friend.

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  14. Four fabulous paintings, you deserve this and MORE !

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    1. Hi Jane - you are so nice - thank you.
      Love your new and stunning painting.

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  15. Completely well deserved, Julie! Including examples of your unique paintings would enhance any art book. You are quite correct, however, that there often seems no logic in why one artist is acclaimed above others, but in this instance it worked out right!
    Your four paintings are beautiful. I think my very favorite is the gold-toned vase and pomegranates -- such lovely rich tones.

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    1. You are so nice - thank you, Helene.
      I think Nita liked that one best because she gave it a full page.
      I checked to see if you had done a new post so I guess I will still have to wait.

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  16. SO well deserved Julie....Congratulations!! I love all these pieces but my favorite is the vase with the vibrant colored pomegranates!! ❤️

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    1. You and Helene above...Thank you. Hope all is well and I am looking forward to your next painting.

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  17. Gorgeous paintings Julie! Congrats! So well deserved!

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    1. Loved your card AND the pears. Creative and talented for sure.
      Thanks for the kind words, Mona.

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  18. Congratulations Julie, I think your talent and hard work are behind your success, more than anything else, your humility amazes me, I truly wish I can meet you some day!

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    1. I am delighted to see you did a new post with a beautiful vineyard scene. I think about your amazing courage and send prayers with warm affection for a good recovery.

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  19. Congratulations! All of these are beautiful although the first one touches me the most. ciao!

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    1. Thank you Joan. Nice to have you back safe and sound from Venice and to see you are back painting with the Urban Sketchers.

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  20. Beautiful, Julie! Congratulations! Not luck, however, but very well-deserved!

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  21. Thank you so much Lorraine. I appreciate that.
    I love the painting of your daughter. What a great pose.
    And I envy you taking a workshop with DS. Hope you love every moment.

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  22. Marvelous examples of created different worlds through the use of color. So happy for you!

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  23. I've been out of the blog o sphere awhile , but I saw these on Facebook and meant to check out this post then.
    Congratulations on the book, but I agree with all the other s.... they are lucky to have you. These are beautiful

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Julie