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

Monday, July 15, 2019


11x 14. Oil on ray-mar panel Sold 

Artist Note
A friend heard me 
struggle through my block 
and came to the studio as 
this one was developing. 
She said she liked it. 
When it hit the gallery walls 
she bought it. 

 Happy dance!!


  1. I will do a happy dance around the kitchen on your behalf! And kudos to your friend who has proved that she appreciates the finer things in life.

  2. Huge Congratulations, Julie on selling this gorgeous piece. The colors and amazing texture is SO good. I love it!!!

    1. Happy you like it thanks Hilda. Love Love your gate painting.

  3. Congrats on the sale! I like this one a lot...a different background palette than you normally use.

    1. Yes...coming out of the dark and still pretty neutral background. Now I am fully back into the color I like so much.Your daily sketches are wonderful.

  4. I'm not surprised your friend snatched this gem up; it's really lovely! You've mentioned that your palette is lighter now that your block is receding, and it certainly seems so in this piece. It has a classical feeling, perhaps due to those soft tones, and reminds me of some of Renoir's paintings of spring bouquets. Beautiful, Julie! (BTW, you have some fabulous vases, I must say!)

  5. It reminded me of an oldie too but not as good as Renoir. I will take that one and preen! I do have great props and this is one I paint a lot. Always looks a bit different depending what is in it. It has a handle I left out here.
    Your beautiful painting, "In The Moment" makes me want to head to the lake.

    1. Thank you, Julie! Your generous compliments always make my day. I hope you DO "preen" -- you deserve to do so!!

  6. So, so lovely! The color of the background and the energy there really sets off the bouquet.


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