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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sunlight On Rose

Sunlight On Rose 
6x6 oil on canvas panel $110.
Purchase HERE

Artist Note.
This one is for the 
Daily Paintworks Challenge.

The Rose Challenge was submitted by
 an artist whom I
admire greatly and I have followed
her for quite a while.
Her name?
Drum roll....
Kaethe Bealer

She is brilliant at nailing her values
with beautiful, rich colors.
Here is a link to her

Be prepared to have your 
socks knocked off when you 
see the rose she painted 
from the photo.

You will see many other 
beautiful rose paintings
this challenge has inspired. 

 Here is a link to 
her gallery page

You can see she paints a variety
of subject matter
but all of them, magnificently.

Still putting together my workshop post.


25 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, enlarging this little painting and looking at the brush strokes and thick paint is just eye candy for me Julie, Another stunner I say.

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    1. Hi Blanche - thanks you and I was admiring your wownderful varied green mixtures in your new landscape. Happy you are painting.

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  2. Beautiful color as always! Love the variety of greens and all of the lovely hues in the rose. Nice job:)
    Libby

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    1. You have a wonderful mixture of colors in your new columns, Lindy. And as I know how hard it is for me to use green I am full of admiration for both yours mixtures and Blanche's greens - see above!

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  3. Julie, you inspire me! I love your work and I envy your gift of words! I am so honored that you mention me and my art! I am coming back to this post when I can use some inspiration! Thank you!

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    1. Be still my heart...thank YOU, Kathy.
      It looks like you have inspired many others as well.

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  4. Your rose is glorious, Julie. It's a magnificent example of classic impressionist technique as well -- all those colors, and luscious juicy brushstokes! As always, I marvel at the tonal notes you think to place in all areas of your paintings. Masterful!

    As to the wonderfully-accomplished Kaethe Bealer, I follow her as well and could not agree with your comments more. I find her work enormously inspiring, and her technique simply dazzling.

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    1. Love your comment - always do. Thank you, Helene.
      Looking forward to your next wonderful painting.

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  5. I'll never grow weary of looking at rose paintings.....single apples yes, but never roses! The sunlight laced across this one is really lovely.

    I too am an admirer of Ms Bealer's work. She's got a magic touch!

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    1. I love roses also and LOL at your single apples remark. I know what you mean but it is a shape everyone is familiar with - most likely since taking an apple to school. I remember drawing one in class and naturally every one crayoned a red one.
      Happy we share the same admiration of Kaethe's art.

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  6. You spread the sunlight throughout the painting, Julie, and I must admit to being mesmerized by it. The sunny dapples on the leaves and on the petals...even the bitty ones on the upper petals...is just how they would look on the bush with the sun peeking through the leaves. I just give a big sigh, and think how wonderful to be even a little bit as accomplished as you!

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    1. Wow - you really looked closely at it. What a huge complement. Thank you, my friend.
      It has been hot for us hasn't it? Do you escape at all in the summer? I have a friend coming to visit and she worried about the heat and I told her to relax, we do have air conditioning...running water...
      She thought New Mexico was Mexico!
      Hope you are enjoying creating a new painting.

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  7. ooh so pretty :D the colours are lovely together

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    1. I guess I love color. Thanks, Jennifer,
      Your bird sketches always please my heart as well as eyes.
      You give them personality too

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  8. This rose speaks JOY , really sparks !

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    1. Thank YOU, Jane. Lots of sparks in your lovely window still life

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  9. Dear Julie such a beautiful painting filled with light and life. Your brush certainly knows how to make a flower sing!! Have a great day. Hugs!

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    1. Hello ,sweet lady. Thank you for this lovely comment. I was admiring your amazing botanical pieces. That is a true gift because you have to be so observant. And how you can switch to a pure watercolor floral with such perfect washes...well you continue to amaze as well as inspire.

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  10. I love the dappled light on the petals. Beautiful! I enjoyed seeing some of the other artwork done from the reference.

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    1. Thanks, Joan. I was just totally enamored with the video of your demo and watching the artists trying it out. The editing was also really, really good. Did you do it?

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  11. A beautiful rose and the perfect title. Someday I'll attempt to draw a flower!!!

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    1. Your "flowers" are the faces you do. Your skill with them is truly a pleasure to see. I love your latest of the young girl.

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  12. Gorgeous golden light hitting your rose! I also love the rich darks underneath which compliment the beautiful pastel colors! It was fun to view the other artists contribution to the challenge.Kaethe has a beautiful gallery of paintings to enjoy, thanks for sharing her link.

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  13. I am happy you checked the links, Celia.
    That golden shaft of light went in a straight line and I debated if I should mellow it out a bit. so I tweaked it. Very pleased you like it. Thank you.
    I always love seeing your watercolors and the variety of subjects. The Palace of Justice after Moka Express, for example.

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  14. I can see a lot of tiny little specks of light all over, bringing in the light magnificently on! I also always am in awe of your big heart Julie, you are a special person and an artist!

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Cheers,
Julie