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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sunflowers and Blue Bowl

 Sunflowers And Blue Bowl
8"x6" oil on canvas panel $140 SOLD


Artist Note
The sunflowers are still around. 
Cheerful spot of color
during these winter days.

31 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful combination, Julie! I love the way the flowers dance around the bowl. Catching up on your past posts, all gorgeous!!

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    1. So nice to read your comment. Happy you visited. Thank you.
      I did enjoy the wonderful burst of warm weather feeling with your pretty chair and flower painting.

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  2. So pretty Julie, and just what we need to brighten the day. Enjoy yours!

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    1. Your beautiful photo of the trees made my day. Thank you for allowing me to paint them.

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  3. They are cheerful and I'm only slightly jealous you have them. Love the bowl.

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    1. Love the Enlightenment painting. Doors are always fascinating to me.
      Thanks for commenting, Sharon.

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  4. What a delight. I love the diagonal (top left to bottom right), I love the way the background and foreground contrast yet compliment each other. Love the 'yellows' of the petals and the dashed of 'purple' in the background ... but ... what I really love are the 'whites' and highlights on the inside of the bowl, as if spotlighted. Genius!

    In answewr to your question:
    I am not dropping painting or the usual blog - but I did want to separate my P & I work in a gallery blog, as I will with a Painting
    gallery blog. This way they are uncluttered by my meanderings through boats, 'planes and my darling great-grandchildren: you know how I ramble!

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    1. You are wonderful at making an artist feel good about their painting. Thanks for such supportive words, John.
      I am very pleased you are not dropping your usual painting blog. I really enjoy the versatility you let us enjoy. The pen and ink work you do has a standard of excellence which blows me away. It deserves its own focus.

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    1. Congrats Bruce and the fabulous placement in the show. I really enjoyed the judge's description of your painting. Well deserved.

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  6. gorgeous. love the classic blue/yellow

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    1. I obviously join you in loving the combination.

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  7. This looks stunning on my monitor. What a captivating composition, and the combination of that blue bowl with the rich orange-and-yellows is a real love-match! I especially admire how you've pulled colors into the background. Your backgrounds are always so interesting -- filled with color and texture, yet they never overpower the subject. And, gosh, I notice how your paintings sell almost as soon as you place the final brushstroke -- no surprise, of course.

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    1. Neat how we both used the same color harmony in our paintings. Happy you like the background. I had a teacher at school who told me to make my backgrounds as interesting as the subject - but not take over from it. It was harder to do than anything else.
      I am just plain lucky that they sell - I do have some that have not so please do not think it is everything!

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  8. Just enjoying your painting. And the sun just made an appearance here!

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    1. The sun certainly was out when I visited you blog and saw the nude with white outlining. The wonderful design really shows you know your stuff!!!

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  9. A winner my friend in all categories.

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    1. Thanks Blanche - sorry about the Seahawks loss.
      Love seeing your painting and posting regularly.

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  10. yay! more sunflowers :D nice bright yellow

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    1. Yellow is cheerful isn't it? I remember our kitchen walls painted a lovely butter yellow when I lived in England. Manchester had many gray days so it always looked cheerful.
      I really enjoyed seeing your many letters for your logo.

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    2. thank you about the letters :)

      I'm shocked it was paint, most people around here use wallpaper

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    3. Yes..wallpaper was everywhere else. Not only that - one wall would have a different pattern from the other three! The reason it was paint in the kitchen is the wallpaper would not stick. We would watch it bubble underneath and curl at the edges from the damp underneath. That part of the house was VERY old! brrrr.

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    4. yellow would prob help make you think it was a warmish place ;)

      I hate wallpaper. Too much work for me, can't be bothered having to strip it lol paint is easier

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  11. I agree with Helene - this is just stunning! Your surface texture must be amazing to see in person. I love this!

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    1. Happy to read your comment. Thanks Susan.
      I really enjoyed seeing all the different photos on your post. The dogs are always AMAZING, but your drawing has a special quality to it....BUT I WANT THAT TEAPOT!!!

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  12. Beautiful composition and color! That curved shadow in the bowl sweeps your eyes right up to the top sunflower and then around to the others. Well done!

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    1. Thank you for noticing, Joan. I appreciate your eye!
      Love the doggy portrait of Barney. What a wonderful face.

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  13. Superlativo ! Wonderful, bright and cheerful !

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    1. Hi Jane I could say exactly the same about your plate of fruit. The one highlight on the cherry gives the whole painting an extra strength. Highlights all over the place sometimes detract.

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  14. Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I visited your blog and was delighted to see we share a love of painting flowers. I love your colors too.

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Cheers,
Julie