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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Crape Myrtle Bouquet


Crape Myrtle Bouquet
8"x 8" Raymar canvas panel $200.
Purchase HERE

Artist Note
The Crape Myrtle trees are blooming like crazy
just a few steps outside my studio.  
Loaded with blooms they are so beautiful.

How fortunate to be in a downtown which
has flowering trees. 

You can see my experiments with
fracturing the paint and mark making 
are still continuing. 
It is an interesting process.
Bit by bit I am taking note of what 
I respond to and in what way...
positive or negative. 
I have no idea how it will all end up
but I am enjoying the freedom
and interest.

19 comments:

  1. I don't recall ever having seen a Crape Myrtle, Julie, so how lovely it is to be introduced to it through the sheer splendour of your creative work.

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    1. Before I left England I cannot remember ever seeing these so after reading your comment I did a Google search. It is only since the climate has changed and Britain is starting to getting warmer that the shrub variety are doing okay in the southern areas. Interesting.

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  2. Very nice and interesting floral painting !!!

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  3. Love the color combination, quite pleasing.

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    1. You sound very British with "quite pleasing." My mother would use it. that gives me a nice warm feeling. Thanks Blanche.

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  4. Julie I enlarged this painting. Your fracturing technique is gorgeous. The texture is so apparent and of course I love the subject. Imagine having such beautiful blooms right out your window. Hope you are enjoying lots of sunshine and lovely weather today. Hugs!

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    1. Hello dear Debbie and how lovely it is to have the summer over and see you back on your blog. Loved your painting of the bird.

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  5. Beautiful painting and I am really taken with the mark-making once again. It adds motion and energy to the subject and makes it come alive.

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    1. It is a process of putting on and taking off. Figuring out what I like and what I don't. At least it is keeping me interested. Thanks for the visit Carol. Always nice chatting.

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  6. There is so much freedom in the way you paint , and this is a gorgeous example !

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    1. Hello Jane - happy you like it - thanks.
      I was admiring your new piece and thinking how adept you are at changing techniques. It is really really good.

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  7. Love how textural this is!!! Awesome color too!

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    1. Hi Joan - interesting you like the texture because as a watercolor artists everything is smooth. So thank you, it means a lot to me.

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    2. I get jealous when I see textures like this! lol

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  8. Your Crape Myrtle bouquet is painted so beautifully, Julie. I have two Red ones in my backyard and they're in full bloom. SO beautiful. Your flowers are a beautiful color as well as texture.
    sending hugs

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    1. how lovely to know you have red ones. I bet they are glorious. happy you like this one - thanks Hilda.

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  9. Color, textures, composition, it has everything.
    Congratulations.
    Greetings.

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  10. Thank you for such a generous comment. I am very flattered because your color and values are spot on

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Cheers,
Julie