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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Silver, Red & Turquoise!


Silver, Red & Turquoise!
6"x 6" oil on gesso board $125. SOLD


Artist Note.
I am proud of this one.
Big beam and a happy Julie!

Tomorrow is the last day 
of the 
Fracturing Technique workshop. 
(The cherries were painted before it.)

What a great group of
talented artists, I was lucky
enough to have.
I will ask their permission 
to show some of their work
in my next post.

First, I need to relax.

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful as ever Julie! Those cherries look scrumptious! Your artwork is so inspiring!

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    1. How nice you are - thank you, Mona. Thinking what a lovely person you are and the card you made for your sister is very special.

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  2. WOW! This is a stunner! Cannot wait to see some of your students work!!!

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    1. Hello Sharon. Waiting for permission!
      Another wonderful and motivational post on your blog.
      You really are special.

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  3. You "should" be very proud of this one Julie! I LOVE this piece. The reflections in the silver bowl is outstanding and the cherries are so realistic and yet!! ��

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    1. Thanks, Hilda. Happy you like the bowl. I tried painting it in the Spilled Cherries painting but too many reflections. Happy I tried it this way.
      Wasn't easy...lots of scraping off!
      I would swear that your new portrait is of a guy I know in NJ. Amazing resemblance. I think the way you did the hat is spot on perfect!

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  4. What a lucky group of artists to have such an accomplished, talented and creative guru! Great painting Julie! You are a master!

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    1. I always appreciate your encouraging words. Thanks, Kaethe. You have inspired me to try the rose challenge on DPW. Your painting is drop dead gorgeous. perfect in every way. I hope you put it on your blog.

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  5. That silver bowl is just amazing!

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    1. And so is your new painting of the tattooed man. Your comment was hilarious!

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  6. Indescribably good!! You should indeed feel proud of this scrumptious painting, Julie. I can look and look at it, always discovering fresh delights!

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    1. I am proud. I struggled with the darned bowl. Lots of scraping off.
      It is the same bowl I tried to paint in Spilled Cherries. OMG - too many reflections. ..what a mess. I don't know how to give up and my reward was this rendition.
      CONGRATULATIONS on the sale of your huge painting, Taking Off.
      The gallery must love YOU! No wonder they want more.

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  7. Dear Julie - you definitely deserve to be proud. Such a gorgeous painting. The cherries look good enough to eat. So love too the dark colors you captured in the reflections on the left side. It just sparkles friend. Now go put your feet up and relax. I will be looking forward to seeing your student's work next time. Hugs!

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    1. Hello, dear friend. Thank you for the lovely comment.
      I really enjoyed your post today. A wonderful reminder to relax and enjoy where we are. Sending a hug.

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  8. Stunning Julie, you should be proud of this painting. Every aspect is perfect. Thank you for sharing. You continue to inspire.

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    1. And you help encourage me, Thank you, dear Blanche.
      Have you thought of painting Bonnie? The photo on your blog would make a great little painting.

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  9. Wonderful shine on the bowl, this painting is literally beaming !

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    1. Hi Jane - I can use the exact same words on your new still life. Instead of bowl replace with knife. Thanks so much for liking this one.

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  10. this is lovely, great red colour :D
    and you gave me an idea of what to use all the cherries on the cherry tree for, a still life since there is no way I am going to be able to find stuff to make with them all lol

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    1. Lucky you having your own tree. Try and get the three cherries joined together. It is the way they grow and my favorite way to draw them.
      Traveling with the dog. I enjoyed your video and it is obvious you have a Scot for a hubby. His accent is wonderful!

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    2. the tree is a mini tree but still takes up so much space lol once its finishing fruiting, its getting dug up and put in the front since it wont cover any paths

      i don't hear the accent lol unless he talks to his grandfather and then the accent gets really thick lol in New Zealand I was the only one who could understand him in some places lol

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  11. Outstanding Julie! Lucky workshop attendees.

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    1. Lucky me - they were a wonderful group. Makes a difference.
      I enjoyed seeing the pics of your visit to the Vintage car festival...
      but the yellow plane blew me away!

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  12. Oh, your colors are so wonderful in the cherries and the background...but that silver bowl is just gorgeous!

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    1. Hi ,Joan. Thanks ,my friend.
      Color is important and my eye went right to the beautiful blue of the boat you painted. Loved it. I really enjoyed reading the story of your determination to finish what you started no matter what hazards zinged on by. My hats off to you.

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    2. Thanks for your comments, Julie. Here on Long Island there are a lot of boats that are out of the water and being worked on. They make great subjects. The boat was on concrete blocks and a canal was right behind it. The location I painted at was one of the areas that really flooded badly during Hurricane Sandy and is near where Hilda lives. Some of the homes are still being repaired and raised up so they can't flood like before. Someone in our family flooded and when they rebuilt the house was raised up 13 feet.

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  13. I love the bowl and the gorgeous colors,the stripes...I love everything in this painting and the cherries are glorious!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Celia. I can see this done in a watercolor, too. I love your Palace of Justice, plein air sketch. What a treat.

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    1. And...I love your sunset over the ocean. Beautiful!
      Thanks, Carol.

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  15. This IS something to be proud of for sure, it's stunning both on a larger computer screen and even on a cell phone. Lucky artists getting to take your wonderful workshop.

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    1. What a pleasure to know you like it. Thank you.
      I never thought of it larger than life as I always look at it on a smaller monitor.
      I think your two new interiors are pretty special. You tell the story with your wonderful observational ability. I was thrilled to know it was a latticed pastry pie~

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Julie