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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pitcher & Apricots


Pitcher & Apricots
8"x6" oil on Raymar board  $150.
Purchase HERE

Artist Note.

I think that the striped cloth
adds a bit of zip to this
otherwise ordinary still life.

Priscilla Hoback made this
wonderful pitcher
and it is my first time painting it.
Fascinating discovering
the layers.

Priscilla does amazing work and
you can see some of her large
 animal art pieces
HERE



18 comments:

  1. The jug is beautiful, Julie! I love earthenware as it always seems to have soul in it. Indeed, the striped cloth and the yellow of the apricots not only add zip, but, also I think they add a softness to the grouping. Really lovely!

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    1. I never realized when I was setting it up, Carol. Good point. I agree about the softness of the apricots next to the hard, glazed clay. You always have great observations. Thank you.

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  2. I don't think the striped cloth adds the zip. I think the hand of Julie Ford Oliver adds the zip!
    This is just stunning!!

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    1. What a lovely comment. Thanks, Chris.
      So pleased your much loved dog is better. And I LOVE your new geli prints. Can't wait to see what else is coming from your creative hands

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  3. The earthenware jug is what I love best (an admittedly tough choice, however) because your empasto technique captures its surface so well. My eye was drawn immediately to all the muted tones and blurred soft highlights -- you really made the most of your friend's beautuful pitcher! Of course, the apricots, bowl, and striped cloth are all painted just as beautifully. Lovely, lovely piece, Julie.

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    1. Happy to know you like it and thank you for liking the Pitcher. The other side of it has different drip patterns and I am already starting on another.
      You have not mentioned how far along you are on your large painting. Curious mind wants to know. Have you7 found it harder than the first one?

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  4. Hey Julie, what a wonderful mix of textures and densities. That jug is simply awesome, too.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I am thrilled to find all that diet coffee drink information on your post. Talk about good timing!

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  5. Beautiful and it just screams "Julie".

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    1. Does it? I am pleased because it means I have my own "look" right?
      I do have to say that your Golden Palm painting is totally FABULOUS!

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  6. Another "oh my" painting. Just beautiful.

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  7. Hi Friend...waiting and waiting...code for get the brush going!

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  8. Julie, this is such a deep rich still life. Nothing ordinary about it. Love every facet of it.

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    1. Thanks Sharon the dark of the glaze does make it rich. This painting doesn't do it justice.
      I really admire the way you bring out the creative side of your students.

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  9. That wrinkle in the striped cloth just kills me! Love it so much - as well as the whole painting. I am partial to beautiful pottery as well. It is just a beautiful painting and I wonder what Priscilla said when she saw it.

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    1. Thanks, Teri, but I only know Priscilla by her reputation- she is waaaay up there and in one of the most respected galleries in SantaFe. She will never see this painting.
      I love her glazes. They have a richness and finish which speaks to me. I cannot afford most of her work. This piece is only 8" high and was in my range.
      I am delighted to have discovered your blog. Alaska is so beautiful and seeing a plein air painter sharing their experiences and work will be so satisfying.

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  10. I zoomed on this pitcher several times Julie and amazed every time!!!! Your work is one of my favorites. I'm almost finished with a still life painting which I really like but it's a little stiff...I guess that's the way I paint...lol. Again, this is beautiful. AND I visited Priscilla's work and her work is beautiful and unique!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. ooh love the apricots colour :) nice contrast with the rest of the colours :)

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Cheers,
Julie