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

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Ginger Glass Vase


The Ginger Glass Vase

6"x6" oil on Raymar panel $125. SOLD


Artist Note
A lot of work goes into making 
a full size still life onto
such a small board.

I was trying something new...
so, please
let me know that when
you first saw it 
you could tell it was mine.


45 comments:

  1. Sorry ... who are you? :) Yes it does look like one of yours, maybe a tad lighter than usual. How you paint on something that small I find amazing. Having said that, I'm finding it hard to paint at all ... although I have now pencilled in the portrait I want to paint.

    The Ginger Pot really works but I prefer your blue ones ... which says more about my likes than it does about your art.

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    1. Sorry you are finding it hard to paint but it happens to me when i have been away from it, even for a week. It has been much longer for you, John, but take heart... it comes back better than ever.
      I will look forward to following your progress.
      Thanks for the input.
      Yes, color is so personal.
      Paint every day!

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  2. Your textures and colors always stand out. I love looking at your backgrounds and trying to figure out what ghostly shapes were included (and I mean that in the best way). Then there is the way you repeat colors so your eye roams around the painting so well. Putting a brush in your hand is like magic!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment, Joan. My backgrounds are fun to do but are just as important because they have to support the focal area.
      I admire you so much for getting out in such cold weather to paint. I love scrolling thru your posts to see what you have done.

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    2. Julie, in answer to your question about the Women's March sketches, I did about 95% of each sketch on location. I added a few darker ink lines and touches of darker color as I was riding on the LIRR going home.

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  3. Yes I could and I love it. I don't know how you pack so much beauty and info into such a small painting. Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. It wasnt easy -lol!
      I found your post on Hopper to be rather interesting.
      His paintings are lonely. Now i know why.

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  4. Oh yes, definitely you! It's very lovely. So well executed and on an astonishingly small canvas...

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    1. I am pleased you could recognise my style here because i used a different start. I love the word astonishing. It fits. It never felt as small as it did while i was painting this piece.

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  5. Oh my Julie, it's all you! The smaller size is a bit challenging. All of my paintings were on small canvas. I have longed to do something larger and just bought an all black canvas which is staring at me from the studio. Unfortunately it has not inspired me yet. All I keep seeing is a pitch black moonless night.....hmmm, I guess it's finished. LOL Oh were is my muse? I think she is still hiding in my piano. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Black is very effective. You will enjoy it.
      I burst out laughing at your new post and then moonless night, here. I love your humor. Thanks for the visit and congrats on the weight loss. You inspire!

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  6. It is a more refined version of you! I like how the blossoms stand out against the background. I especially love that you share so openly. Your work is so engaging, and I love your signature style.

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  7. Thank you very much, Sheila. This is a welcomed comment.
    Your name does not link to a blog. Do you have one?

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  8. I love the depth created in the white flowers by the shadows, and yes your style is unmistakable.

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    1. Shadows in white are the easiest to put lovely color into so I am glad you noticed them. You would be a person who could tell at a glance my work so, thanks for the validation, Lauren.

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  9. I was able to tell it was yours because it has your signature glow & brushwork (or fracturing). And because it is gorgeous, of course!

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    1. Thank you, Chris. Others have told me I capture a glow but I do not see it - I just paint the light and I guess that creates a glow. I
      I started this one in a whole different way and it is interesting that it still ended up looking like one of mine. I want to keep that.
      I love your work and this last post because the the comments are great!

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    1. Good to hear from you Lavon. Happy you like it.

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  11. That's a wow! Jewel. I like the way you paint!

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    1. Thanks Chris, I like the way you paint as well

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  12. YEs, it is in your style,it's a floral still life with superb placement of objects, and the brushwork is captivating!
    I'd love to see it in person to try to determine how you managed to so effectively include all of the items onto a small surface. If you hadn't given us the size I would have guessed a much larger one. You're amazing!

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    1. I love this comment. Thank you Carol, for taking the time to let me know. It was an interesting challenge I gave myself and I had a hard time...I mean in the length of time it took. My paintings usually take three hours and this took over double it. I had to keep scraping because the scale had to be right. I am after a certain something!
      Hope all is well in your world. I miss your posts.

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  13. This is just beautiful, Julie, and I'm ALWAYS astonished by how much you manage to include on a small canvas. Your work is definitely a testament to the saying: "Good things come in small packages."

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    1. Happy you like it , Helene, and thank you for this.
      Are you painting at all?

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  14. Of course it's one of your wonderful and beautiful still lives! This piece is a favorite. Love that gold rim~ :-)

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    1. Thank you Sherry....you noticed the gold rim. Nice.
      I love your new painting. You should run off a print to the owners of the restaurant to show them and they probable will buy it.

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  15. New palette? What sparkle these colors have. It does look like a "Julie" which translates to beautiful. Looks larger than a 6x6.

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    1. No - same colors I just have a totally different approach I am trying. Still fracturing but have a couple of new moves and have to try something new so I do not get stale.
      Happy you like it.

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  16. An eye opening painting, when you see it you imagine it is big, really astonishing and SO beautiful !

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    1. Thank you, Jane. I truly think your new painting is lovely with the lavender and green color harmony.

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  17. Oh! I forgot to say that I did wonder if your fracturing has become more "invisible" in this piece, that is, not so many fractures :) !

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    1. Thanks ,Teri. I fractured just as much but my white paint was too juicy and got all over the place so I had to scrape off and start again. I always have left the focal area less fractured. This one has such small objects and that made it difficult.

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  18. Without a doubt Julie - it has "you" written on every brush stroke. It is beautiful. Hope you are having a super weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Without a doubt eh? Thank you ,Debbie,
      Weekend has been lovely. I am painting and do not have to show the house until we know it this contract is goo. Rather a nice rest.
      The photos on your post are so lovely. Tranquil.

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  19. def. could tell it was by you but not as much colour as I am use to seeing, still lovely blues tho :D

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  20. My paint was very thin so it was difficult to work with.
    Yes - the vase had to be the bright color so the blue couldn't pop too much . I went more neutral everywhere else.
    You amaze me what you can do with your computer. That dog is something else.

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    1. thanks :) I spend too much time on the computer lol

      will be interesting to see more work from you like this, it is def you, your style and presence in the painting, just slightly different (in a good way tho)

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    1. Thank you, Debra. Your painting of the white door is very appealing. I also enjoyed the interesting post and recommendations.

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  22. I see your smiling face behind each one of your works Julie, the stamp is inimitable and this one was no exception!

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    1. I enjoyed this lovely complement, Padmaja. Thank you.
      I also really like your beautiful snow painting. Suely thats not from where you are living. I think of it being hot!!

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  23. Of course it is sold....it's stunning!

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  24. So much light and brightness in your still life! I went for a ruler and looked how small 6"x6" is (because we have centimeters) - it is fascinating! I love it!

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Julie