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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Red Hearts and Sunflowers




Hearts and Sunflowers
8"x 6" oil on canvas panel $140.SOLD


Artist Note
Thinking ahead to Valentines Day.
I have had this terrific vase 
for many years 
and it is sturdy enough 
to hold large Sunflowers. 
Something bright for 
cold days.


23 comments:

  1. I like your vase with the hearts. It gives an added, unexpected dimension to the painting. Of course, your sunflowers are gorgeous and textural and make me want to reach out and touch them.

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    1. Happy you like the hearts. It is a complex arrangement when you have two important areas. Which one is the first focal area...?
      I really enjoyed the two Siamese cats you painted. The same decisions had to be made with them, right?

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  2. Beats 'Hearts & Roses.' Lovely painting with its textures, lost edges, and glow. The background is intriguing too ... a thoroughly get into and explore painting.

    What is it about Sunflowers (and Poppies) that we love?

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    1. Good question. John - I maybe it is the colors of the sunflower and poppy that are popular. Both their shapes are so different but they also both lend themselves to decorative art, and that broadens the popularity field, a LOT! I remember in the seventies the humble white daisy was very popular.
      Thanks for the visit and very nice complement.

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    1. Thank you, Jean. I truly love the new drawing you did, The angle of the woman's head it qite beautiful.

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  4. Excellent painting Julie!! Outstanding sunflowers!!!! ❤

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    1. Thank YOU, dear Hilda. Love the new portrait.

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  5. Glorious painting,Julie. I'm continually astonished by the level of definition and depth-of-field that you achieve while still maintaining your impressionist technique. The result is so captivating, and in this instance you've managed it in only 8 x 6 inches! I so enjoy your work. (Thank you, as well, for your lovely praise of my little painting of oranges. As always, you make my day!)

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    1. Thank you so much for such a lovely complement, Helene. I will treasure it.
      My praise was genuine - the two paintings you did for the Small Art, Big Cause, were really lovely.

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  6. Cute as can be ... cool to look close up at the thick paint ... thanks Julie!

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    1. Hi Teri - yes, thank you, I do like a bit of texture in my work.
      I liked your abstract painting with blue shapes and how neat to have a hubby who can make your frames.

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  7. What a fun vase and wonderful sunflowers to boot. You are inspiring.

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    1. it is a fun vase - I agree.
      I really enjoyed reading the steps you took to finish the door painting.
      Always fascinating when an artists shares their thought process.

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  8. its not even January 14th yet, then again there is Easter stuff in stores already :/

    great job with the sunflower petals :D nice touch having a few haven fallen off

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    1. Hi Jennifer. Valentine Day stuff is all over the place here. Easter next.
      I can't wait to see the dragon finished.

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  9. I love the bold color combination of red and yellow , and this is a real eye opener , I agree with all the comments !

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    1. You and I love color, Jane, both bright and neutral. I really liked the soft colors you used with the young girl by the window. Suited the story.

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  10. I think you've just given VanGogh some serious competition, Julie! What a beautiful painting!

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    1. WOW! what a complement - thanks Chris. Wish every painting would turn out this way!
      You are really doing well with the challenge and I love the red head!

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  11. Wow Julie! What a gorgeous painting! So beautiful and inspiring!

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  12. Now Julie - this painting lifts my spirits and fills me with joy. It seems like such a long time since I saw sunflowers blooming here. Hopefully I will be growing some again soon. In the meantime I will enjoy your beautiful painting. Have a great weekend friend.

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  13. Very wonderful sunflowers painting... i love it !!!

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Cheers,
Julie