Personal Art Blog

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Family Time


Family Time
11x15" Acrylic on paper SOLD


Wishing everyone a
Happy and Peaceful Thanksgiving.

45 comments:

  1. This is just the most gorgeous painting!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

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    1. Thank you, Celia, hope your Thanksgiving is perfect.

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  2. So beautiful, so peaceful...Happy Thanksgiving Julie!

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    1. Thank you, dear Martine. Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving. Love your wonderful drawings.

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Julie.

    A classic - I love the suggestion of two squares at the top left, with the tip of the largest square touching the beak of the lowest dove ... it drew my eye from the beak upwards to the other doves

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    1. Thanks John, I enjoyed doing this one tremendously. I took my time and worked all over a little bit at a time. I love the richness of the interplay of colors. The photo is not quite accurate in that regard.
      I am looking forward to seeing your painting of Giselle. She has absolutely incredible eyes.

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  4. I love the composition and the textures in this lovely piece. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

    I practiced doing the alcohol inks today on tiles. The ink dries faster than I thought it would. Will eventually post the results...good and bad. lol

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    1. I am so happy you are trying the inks. Are you going to do your line work on top of the inks or under? Or maybe both? I cannot wait to see what you do.
      Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving.

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  5. Such a charming and beautiful piece, Julie. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    I am thankful for all the beautiful work you have posted over the years.

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    1. What a lovely thing to say. Thank YOU, Carol. Right back at you. Especially love your new painting of the bird over the ocean. Interesting about the colors isn't it? Glad to hear you share the process you went through to correct the colors. Good idea . On the one above the red is nowhere near as bright as it shows her. Because it was sold at my show I didn't have to worry about it, but it would have taken quite a bit of time to correct it.

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  6. Oh Julie!!! This is absolutely beautiful!! A definite winner!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!! And I thank you for being such a wonderful blogging friend....❤️

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    1. Thank you, dear Hilda. We have been blogging friends for quite a few years now haven't we! Hope your Thanksgiving is special. I am happy you like this painting. It is a personal favorite.

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  7. Stunning as always!
    Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for gracing the world with your beautiful artwork.

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    1. You are so gracious and encouraging to all your fellow artists, Dee. Thank you. And thank you for all the work you do to keep "Lets Paint New Mexcio" going.
      I really enjoyed your new post with fabulous paintings and stunning New Mexico photos and hope other artists visit it to enjoy too.

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  8. Love that abstract background, a wonderfully lively painting. Happy Thanksgiving to you too !

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    1. I enjoyed doing the abstracted background. How to get order our of loads of leaves...is difficult.
      Your oranges and flowers painting also has such beautiful colors
      and a special life to it. Thanks for the good wished, Jane.

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  9. How you manage to make acrylic acquire the luminosity of watercolor is amazing to me! Such a lovely piece!

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    1. I made the color transparent as much as possible and layered a lot to keep the luminous glow. Thanks for noticing, Lauren, and thank you so much for letting me know you liked it.

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  10. What a perfectly serene and lovely image, painted as only you could! Happiest Thanksgiving to you and your family, Julie, and warmest regards from your northern chum!

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    1. Hi Northern Chum - lol... I haven't used chum in eons! Sort of nice and comforting.
      I am glad to read you are recovering nicely from cataract surgery and even happier to see your beautiful apple painting.

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  11. Sweet and beautiful painting. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. You are so nice to take the time...thank YOU, Bruce. Hope your day was perfect, too.

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful painting - it is perfect for Thanksgiving and celebration of family and all we have to be thankful for in this wonderful country of ours. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Julie.

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    1. Such a Lovely comment - thanks so much, Susan. Thankful for everything in my life.
      I know you can't wait for your daughter to arrive. Mine came today.

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  13. happy thanksgiving :)

    another lovely piece with great colours :D

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    1. Hi Jennifer, happy you like it. A personal fav.
      Hope you are feeling good. You sure keep up your scheduled drawing a day. I love them. Even the most ordinary object becomes a delight to the eyes!

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    2. I'm running out of things to draw tho lol find myself thinking of going to the pound store just to try to find things to draw on the cheap lol

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  14. Peaceful and joyful at the same time, have a loving and happy Thanksgiving!

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  15. Thank you so much, Helen. I think of Peace when I see a white dove.
    Your beautiful painting of the last roses of the season is rich and contemporary. I love the way you painted it.

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  16. Beautifully peaceful painting Julie. Also hoping you had a wonderful relaxing Thanksgiving.

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  17. I love the doves and that there are three of them which to me symbolizes so many meaningful triads. Hope your Thanksgiving was blessed with love and please know how much I appreciate your comments on my blog!

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    1. I agree - three is very symbolic. Happy to know you value triads too. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog. I admire your ability to simplify to the essence of your subject with fabulous use of color.

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  18. Lovely doves. Happy post-Thanksgiving wishes.

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    1. Thanks, Jean, both for the compliment and the wishes.
      I was interested seeing the male portrait done in watercolor and markers over white gouache...then in ink and watercolor. Both really good and different.

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  19. 'Family Time' - some images just grab the viewer by the heart - and refuse to let go. Your play with that patch of red ... on a carpet of green-yellow-blue is well... I'll just have to bookmark your site. Kudos.

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    1. A delightful comment for any artist to get - thank you so much, Elizabeth.

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  20. Hi Julie, wow I must have missed checking Blogger this day. I love it! Not surprised it's already sold. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day!

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  21. Hi Julie, I did try the alcohol inks and posted the first two on my blog. I'm having fun seeing what they do and how they react. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. Hi Carol - easy to miss over the holidays.
    Yes, Thanksgiving was special. Hope it was for you too.

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  23. Dear Julie what a gorgeous painting and the perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving. I love the choice of subject in this work. As always I am so blessed when I see your art. Hugs!

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    1. Thank YOU, dear Debbie, for always having an inspirational post. I feel blessed visiting and feeling your sweet presence through the words.

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  24. Love this paintings. Your colors and compositions always intrigue the viewer. Never mundane or ordinary. You are inspirations to all. Hope you hand a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  25. Lovely painting.
    Like the way the birds are looking.

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  26. So pretty Julie! Very serene and peaceful! Hope you are enjoying the magic of the holiday season!

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  27. oh my!!! these birds are gorgeous .
    i want this fabulous painting of your's in my room .
    really precious dear

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Cheers,
Julie