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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Another Mustard and Garlic

Mustard and Garlic
6'x8" oil on canvas  Sold.

Artist Note.

I am so busy I decided to 
re-post an image
from a  previous post 
using the Gray Poupon mustard jar
I have painted it several
times.
This is from Jan 2015.
I find it interesting to see
 the two different approaches.

Still sorting, eliminating or boxing
for either the garage sale
 or keepers.
This is a lot of work!

Thanks for all the helpful hints
on having a garage sale.
All written down for a guideline.
They have given me peace of mind...
well... as much as is possible
at the moment. 
Happy I started the process early,
 but still so much to do.
My classes prevent a full-time focus, 
but also provide a refuge
from it all.

The sale is on Sept 2nd

Nothing as great
as having kind and caring 
blogging friends.
Thank YOU!

28 comments:

  1. I wish you all the best, Julie!
    And I wonder that you can find the time for showing us one of your wonderful pictures although you are so busy!

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything will work out best with moving and all the things that have to do with that!
    Ciao
    Beo

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    1. Love getting the positive vibes. Thank you, Beo.
      Touch of genius to place the bird on the envelope - fabulous!

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  2. I can imagine how busy you are these days, Julie....and it's always wonderful seeing an older painting from you....your gray poupon jars are always a favorite...

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    1. Cannot remember being to busy for years... but is will quieten down after all the clearing out and getting the house ready to show, is done. The house may not sell for months and months. The hard part will be not to mess it up!

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  3. An oldie, but goodie!! What a treat!
    Wishing you a wildly successful garage sale!!

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    1. Thank you, Chris. So happy you found a house!

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  4. Love your veggies and the mustard jar. The colors just pop. Good luck on the sale. Organization is key.

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    1. Organization - something that appears to be escaping me at the moment. Thanks for the good wishes.

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  5. This little painting is certainly a keeper! Love the color, makes my heart smile. Good thoughts being sent along with energy for your move.

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    1. Bless you, dear Blanche. Love the energy coming.

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  6. What wondrous color, Julie! I am mesmerized by those radishes. Love the range of tones and of values. The painting has REAL depth, Julie. Fabulous! Best wishes for a successful sale! I'm sure it will fun and a huge load off your shoulders.

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    1. You are always so positive and encouraging with your comments, Carol. I do appreciate your good wishes.

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  7. good luck on the 2nd and hope the weather gods play nice :)

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    1. They will - Thanks, Jennifer. It can be indoors too. My studio is enormous!

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  8. Hi Julie, I was just thinking about you and lo and behold a blog post appeared! I was hoping everything was going smoothly and you were just so busy you didn't have time to post. Glad to hear things are moving right along and hope they continue to go smoothly. Let's also hope you have a beautiful day and successful yard sale.
    Hugs,
    Carol

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    1. I have been thinking about you too, Carol and hoping for motivation to get back on the diet when all this pressure is over with. I will be in touch. Sale is over with next weekend. Hope I meet some nice folk like you and Mike.

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  9. What's a Poupon Jar:) ? So much to explore in this lovely painting. Sept 2 is my granddaughter's (and mine) birthday .... So 'Happy Birthday Sale', Julie

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    1. Ha - it is Greys Poupon Dijon mustard. Originally from Dijon, France. White wine is in it. US version is different to yours.
      That is one good looking boat you have built. Congratulations.

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  10. It's a beautiful painting, Julie. I really like the effect of the dark, reflective foreground. Luscious radishes, captivating Poupon jar, and fresh grren onions -- all delish! By the way, I notice you reveal wonderful colors in your garlic buds, in this and the previous post.

    Awfully good luck with your garage sale -- or as we former Brits would pronounce it, "garridge" sale! Keep calm and carry on.

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    1. Thanks so much, Helene. Good to know you like it.
      Appreciate your good wishes and I LOL at "garridge" sale. Keeping Calm is out of the question until next week! But all my friends tell me it is good to get it all the years of stuff cleared out. Looking forward to that!

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  11. Julie I was wondering how things were going. I am sure you are very busy friend. The red radishes in this beautiful painting really grabs my attention. So glad you did a rerun - :)! Please take care and don't work too hard. Hugs!

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    1. Always so good to hear from you, Debbie. Yes...my days are extra full.... but this too will pass. I am grateful for so much.

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  12. A similar setup but so different. Lovely!!! I hope you are making some headway with the move.

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    1. Hi Joan, thanks for the complement and YES - making headway. Just slower than I want.
      I admire you trying nocturne painting as well as all the other times of the day you do it.

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  13. Very nice oil painting, wonderful colours and so interesting composition !!!

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  14. Julie, you work always inspires me . Perfect timing, sometimes it's so difficult to know what to paint next. I have your tutorial and love it, learning your technique brings new life to still life painting. Thank you for sharing you wonderful talent. Good luck with your garage sale.

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  15. Definitely worth seeing again, wonderful painting as always , everything is there for a delicious meal :-)

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  16. Great color and composition, Julie.

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Cheers,
Julie