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

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Hummer


Hummer
Alcohol Ink on Copper
6x6in mounted on 8x8in and framed.

available HERE

It was great - the opening of my
solo show was the most fun one yet.
Lots of warm and friendly faces.
I had a great time.

Having a solo show takes a huge 
amount of work and I was 
pretty well shot by the time
it rolled around but two great
friends flew in and another
one drove in with food
and they made it a real party.
Hubby was delighted
and I am still Beaming!










29 comments:

  1. Hi Julie, how awesome that your show was a success. My oh my, this hummingbird is spectacular. What a perfect way to paint this energetic little one; it really feels like amazing movement going on.

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    1. Hi Carol, thanks for the neat words.
      I loved seeing the video you posted. The fall colors are stunning. You live in a gorgeous place.

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  2. Don't I know you from somewhere? Welcome back, Julie. This humming bird on copper is off-the-planet! Love it.

    Glad you had a good show - get some rest.

    Nice to see you back.

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    1. It was fun to visit your blog and see ...The Model
      One of them anyway.
      Will look forward to seeing the painting, John.

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  3. Oh Julie your hummingbird is absolutely gorgeous. It certainly stole my heart as soon as I saw him. I am so glad to read you had a wonderful show. You certainly deserve it. Have a delightful day. Hugs!

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    1. Thank YOU, dear Debbie.
      I saw the beautiful feather you had painted in your book so I know you are truly a lover of the avian world like I am.
      You live in such a beautiful place. I am happy you share it.

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  4. What a unique and creative painting this is Julie! I looks like it's made up of colorful jewels! It would be fun to get a peek into the process.

    I'll bet your show was a knockout! What wouldn't I have given to be able to have seen it! Have missed you much, but am so delighted for your success.

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    1. Thanks, Carol, it does glow. I did a few paintings on the copper and enjoyed it very much. I intend to do more.
      Thanks for missing me. Warms my heart.
      Your plum painting is a wonderful example of not only great edges, but how to use the color white in the shadows. II LOVED it!

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  5. Congratulations on your show and welcome back.

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    1. It is nice to be back into a routine I enjoy, Blanche. I missed you all. Hope you are painting?

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  6. An exciting painting Julie, Congrats on your show. I have been blog absent for quite a while as I have been painting up for a January solo show so fully understand the stress

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    1. Ah, you have a solo show. It can be very exciting but I hope you have more stamina than I have. It wore me out. Still - it was invigorating and challenging and made me produce some good work.
      I really enjoyed seeing the wonderful owl on your new post. Has your show got a theme?

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  7. It is so great to see you back!! Glad your solo show was so good and that friends helped to make it even more special! Congratulations! Love the hummingbird...gorgeous patterns, textures and colors in this!

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    1. it was so good to visit your blog, Joan, and see what you have been up to. Love the new one of the veggies and pumpkin. Your colors really glow.
      Glad you like the hummer. Thanks.

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  8. Congratulations on your show, Julie.

    The hummer is wonderful and very different than any other alcohol ink work that I have seen...amazing stuff!

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    1. Glad you see it is a bit different. I consider that a huge complement, Carol.
      I have been experimenting with the inks and have several different ways I prefer to use it.
      I enjoyed visiting your site and seeing all the lovely paintings you have been doing.

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  9. Indeed a jewel of a painting. It's a dazzling little gem! How wonderful that your show rolled out so well, and so lovely that some great friends gave you more reasons to feel celebrated and cherished! I couldn't be more pleased for you -- really a well-deserved triumph.

    Thanks for your kind words on my last post. You are always so encouraging. It was a one of a few older pieces I've re-posted as I recover from cataract surgery.

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    1. Oh oh..cataract surgery eh? I have one eye getting close to having it done. I have to alternate looking at the colors with each eye for me to see the real colors. Hope yours went smoothly.
      On your painting I think the relationship of the blue in light to the blue in shadow was perfect and the cool reflected light on the inner rim in shadow - made my day!
      Happy you like this little hummer!

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  10. Love this little guy and so GLAD to have you back in my inbox. I've missed seeing all your great work and learning from you. Glad the show went well and hope there were lots of sales.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. How nice of you.
      Yes - lots of sales, but even more important was the turnout.
      Windy with expected hail, and yet they still all came. Having the support of your peers is a real warm fuzzy!!

      It was exciting seeing you put on such a great painting event. You amaze me.

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  11. Hi there, nice to see you back, I'm sure your exposition was a great success ! Tell me more , tell me more... I had a solo exposition in last march , and at the same time I sold my house and renovated another one ...pure stress, I understand you. Love the hummer , great effect with the alcohol .

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    1. Hi, dear Jane...tell you more?...well I made 30 pieces as well as working and then assembled and modified the frames. A month before the show I injured my knee and got a very painful Bakers Cyst. Orthopedic Dr thinks torn meniscus and I begged for a shot to get me thru the opening. Still not right so I go back in December. It did make me rather grouchy for the last month until the shot. TMI?
      I could never do what you did and move, and all that entails. My hats off to you, Jane.
      Your latest painting provides another viewing pleasure. Her face is beautiful.

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  12. This hummer is magnificent!!! I'd love to learn more about this medium, especially on Copper!

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    1. Hi Roxanne. Your use of texture and fall colors make for a really beautiful painting.
      The AI are wonderful on any non porous surface. Stunning on the aluminum panels.It does take some experimenting to take them into fine art as they are more along the crafts/decorative line. I found a lot of you-tube videos on them helpful.
      happy you like the Hummer.

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    1. Ta - ever so!
      Glad all is well in your world.

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  14. Well, if I lived closer I'd have been there too, Julie! Happy painting.

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  15. I just spent a most wonderful time catching up on your blog, Julie - you are such an amazing and unique artist! The profusion of reds and oranges in those pomegranates fascinate me - I love that one! Congratulations on your solo show - and I hope your knee improves and heals up quickly. All the best to you, Julie!

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  16. Wow! Julie...this is an amazing piece. I zoomed and it looked so beautiful! Alcohol on ink sounds very interesting and unique! I love the texture....I would love to see you work on it!!! I would have loved being at your solo show! Someday I will !!!!
    Glad to see you back with us...

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Julie