Personal Art Blog

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

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Yellowstone Stream



Yellowstone Stream
6"x8" oil on canvas panel  $150.

Artist Note
This is painted from sketches 
I made while on a trip to 
Yellowstone National Park.
What an incredible place.

I have a visitor - 
a very special blogging friend,
Lisa Graham.
She arrived for a weekend stay.

Lisa recently moved from Witchita, Kansas, to 
Castle Rock, Colorado. Just south of Denver.
Happy me...it is a much shorter drive 
and a straight shot down
to Las Cruces on I-25.

Those of you who have followed 
me for a long time will 
remember how our friendship 
developed while she took care 
of her ailing mother 
and then after she died
 I invited Lisa to visit in 2014💙
Then I visited her...💙
and now she is visiting me again...💙

I have always loved the honesty
in her work.
Totally and authentically, Lisa.
She is a storyteller with paint!

Here is her latest post and
I hope you check it out.


19 comments:

  1. I really love this painting. Wet, wet water in deep cover. I can almost smell the air in this one.

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    1. You got is exactly right, it was deep cover. Really overgrown around the gushing stream. Yellowstone is a treasure trove of visual treats.

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  2. great flowing sparkling water :D

    enjoy your weekend with your visitor :)

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    1. Thanks - I did and she is on her way back to Colorado to beat the storm! Fall is finally hitting my area. In the 50'sf last night.

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  3. I love the light and movement. beautiful.

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    1. Thank You, Debra.
      I am still beaming from seeing your dog portrait, Napoleon.

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  4. This is beautiful Julie. All the colors in the water is outstanding. I visited Lisa's work...and yes, amazing as always. Her work is fresh and her style unique.

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  5. Lovely of you to say such nice words. Thank you, dear Hilda.
    Your self portrait is wonderful. I hope you get lots of visits!

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  6. I can almost hear the rushing water over the rocks. I wonder what I would see in that lighted space above the falls.

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    1. Hi, Carol,I am pleased to know you can feel what I did. The area where the light came through was created by two huge trees struck by lightning - or it looked like that. Otherwise this part of the stream heading towards the river was pretty dense. Cool and dark. The birds loved it though and that is how I got in there - I was following a bird I had never seen before. Hubby waited back in the open!

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  7. I think what I enjoy most about this painting is the energy, Julie. I so admire your delicious thick paint strokes and delight in discovering exciting notes of unexpected colors. Glorious!
    How lovely that a friendship grew from sharing art. Lisa is indeed a storyteller.

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    1. Thanks, as always, for your wonderful way with words, Helene.
      I think your Whitetail painting is fabulous. I can see why it sold.

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  8. Wow so much life in this stunning waterfall !

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    1. Hi Jane, the lovely painting you have with the woman walking her dog is extra fabulous. I see many umbrella paintings but yours reached my heart.

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  9. Dear Julie - what a wonderful treat to have a visit from Lisa. I just love your painting - it is so gorgeous. Makes me want to go there and see it myself. Well have a lovely visit with Lisa. Hugs!

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    1. It was a special treat indeed. We get on well and are interested in the same things. She is lovely. Hubby enjoys her too.
      Love your post about the LIGHT!

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  10. Your rushing water is amazing...such touches of color make it perfect. I enjoyed seeing Lisa's blog. How great to have a friend to visit and have the visit returned.

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  11. I'm still smiling and happy after our wonderful visit Julie! Happy memories of posing on the Alice in Wonderland throne at the comic book store. We were adventurous, weren't we?

    I love this painting. I can hear the water.

    Missing you! xoxo

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Julie