Personal Art Blog

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Working Colander!



The Red Colander
6x8in oil on canvas panel $150.
Purchase SOLD

ARTIST NOTE
I have painted my colander so many times.
It is an old friend
Easy to paint?...nope!
But definitely invigorating fun.

It has taken longer than I  expected!
 I thought I was off and running
back to painting BUT...noooo!
This one was a struggle
 and only finally, am I pleased with it.
The colander is the star so the blueberries
could not dominate. That meant a sheen 
but not the shine from wet ones.
Try that and see what I mean.


I guess I couldn't expect to resume
easily after such an intense
period of moving.
Emotional as well as exhausting.
My heart has to be in
its right place to paint well.

Another aggravating thing is that my
 Google account
has to be signed into
after every single visit to a blogger...
It happened after an update.
Bummer. I comment on a blog
and up it comes this unfriendly command
asking for account and password
but then wipes off what I wrote.
The weird thing is
I have to comment something
 before the command pops up.
Anyone have any hints?



34 comments:

  1. Guess I better add this to my list of favorites Julie. Love the red colander.

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    1. Thanks, Blanche.I just saw a colander in Turquoise...thinking about it.

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  2. This is a beautiful painting. No surprise, but had to say it anyway. I've been away for awhile so will have to backtrack a bit to see about your move.

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    1. Thank you, Roseanne. Missed you. You are off to a great start back with a series of toys. I love your first one.
      I was delighted to read your wonderful post regarding Twyla Tharp and her book The Creative Habit.I agree.

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  3. Wonderful painting, Julie. I certainly can't tell that it was a struggle, but have to admit I recognize what you are feeling -- when it comes to painting, absence doesn't make for fondness, or facility. It's a fabulous color for a colander, by the way. No wonder you include it so often.

    As to your blog/comment glitch...will it work properly if you begin at your own blog, then link to the blogs of others? I have occasionally received such a sign-in request, but only if I've not come from my blog page, or my gmail account. (Because I'm already signed in to Google, I'm not asked to sign in again.) Hope you can work it out.

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    1. Hi old chum, so good to hear from you. I can sense you went through it too. I have not seen the flow for a while.
      Happy you like this one.
      The computer issue is strictly with the Apple side.
      My work computer is a PC and has no problem My phone - Ipad and Mac with the last update went totally screwy. VERY frustrating as I do all my computer work at home.

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  4. Love the red colander! On the other hand, I have no words of wisdom on your google problem. Sounds awful though! I'm thinking something got wonky in your settings during the update, but no idea what or how to fix.

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    1. Thanks for liking it. The other problem is something only to do with Apple. I must have the part with the bite out of it!
      I enjoyed your videos,Sharon, and am impressed with how well you explain the process.

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  5. Stellar painting, Julie - masterful use of color.
    Unfortunately, this doesn't help you with your google woes, but hoping you get it resolved very soon!

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    1. Bless you, Chris. Thanks.
      I hope it will be solved soon too.
      Happy Cobie is well and truly on the mend. Love the painting. The rice paper technique is amazing in your hands.

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  6. Hi Julie, as far as your Google goes it sounds like you need to tell it to remember your password somewhere in settings. Try logging in before doing anything else and making the adjustment (if you can find it). Good luck with it. It's a frustration you don't need. Sounds like time for you to relax a bit and refresh. Good thoughts for you.

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    1. I thought that too but the password is not the problem. It was when Apple did their last security update. I was told that Google has a anew thing out which was not compatible.
      Who knows...I have had three so called experts all tell me different things.Thanks for the help anyway. I am touched you think about it.

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  7. I've tried to comment on this post several times ... but the system tells me it can't find it.

    Gave it one more try today, and there you are with your gorgeous red colander.

    No remedies to your computer problems, but much sympathy with getting 'back into the swing of things'. I set myself the task of a large P & I drawing to get me going again, hope to publish it tomorrow.

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    1. I am glad you stuck at it my faithful friend. I LOVE your new pen and ink. Not many can get anything close to your level of excellence.

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  8. first check for viruses,clear your cookies?, hmm will have to ask hubby the rest since he is the tech guy :p

    change browser might help?

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    1. Great idea to change the browser. The people I have taken it to have not come up with that one. Thanks Jennifer I can't wait to get home to try it. I do all my computer work at home usually.
      Your photo of the tulip became a desktop for me. I LOVE it.

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    2. sometimes it can be as simple as the browser causing the issues
      glad you like the flower :)

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  9. I can see you love a good challenge Julie!!! This is absolutely beautiful and another winner. I love this unique red colander and understand why you use it in other paintings! I wish I can help with the Google problem but I had the same problem but it somehow fixed itself....

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    1. Happy you like it dear, Hilda. You have such a good eye I take it as a real complement.Thank you.
      The computer fixed itself eh...luck you!

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  10. That red colander is indeed the star, and I think that bit of light really calls your eye to the circular bottom and then it travels to the outer edge and highlights before enjoying those lovely berries. This is a treat for the eyes!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to really look at the painting, Joan. That is such a lovely complement.
      Your alcohol ink pieces are all winners. I bet you enjoy doing them.

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    2. You asked how I sealed the tiles. I use a pour-on resin called, Envirotex Lite. I tried spraying them with a sealer originally but it didn't make them waterproof or heat resistant. This is a pain to work with but makes them really shine and protects them well..

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    3. Good info to have, Joan. Thanks for sharing. ­čĺÉ

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  11. Well Julie there is no question the red colander is the central focus. Your paintings are always just gorgeous. You captured so many lovely shades of reds in this piece too friend. As for the Google problem - I am no help - wish I was. Sometimes when you do a search there may be a fix for the problem. Take care and happy painting. Hugs!

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    1. Hello, friend. Thanks for the lovely comment. I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos.

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  12. Oh my Julie, your work is amazing. ! This colander painting is so beautiful with that red, and the blueberries.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara Joan. Always good to hear a warm welldone.
      Love the pic of Jenny, your cat. But the painting behind her was pretty darn eye catching too.

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    1. Thank you Debra. I really enjoyed your delightful post with all the photos. Hard to say which animal was my fav. Liked them all.

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  14. Beautiful painting.

    I have a turquoise enameled metal colander out on my counter--just because it looks so good.

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    1. A turquoise one...be still my heart!!
      I enjoyed seeing some of your old posts, Jean, and the latest one of the colorful face is very strong.

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  15. The colors are singing and the song just sinks in to my soul.

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    1. It is so good to hear frim you, Padmaja. Hope you are continuing to feel better. I loved your post and seeing the new beautiful paintings. Sedona is a beautiful place.

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  16. It's great to have favorite subjects to develop through many paintings and the inspired color and setup shows your love for it! Always wonderful!

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Cheers,
Julie