Personal Art Blog

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

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Waterfall in Woods

Waterfall In Woods.
8"x6" oil on Raymar panel $150.
Purchase HERE


Artist Note
I have been back painting
 landscapes recently
and am once again reminded
of how cool the shadow colors
are in comparison to
the same colors in the sunlight.
The difference between the green
growth in the light
compared to the same color
in the shadow was HUGE!

The blue of sky comes down 
and casts its color over everything.

It is so obvious with water
showing blues in the shadow
Not as easy to see
the same cool cast on the green.
You have to learn to look for it!

I send prayers for everyone 
in the path of Dorian
remembering also 
that animals are voiceless...
they need help too.




22 comments:

  1. Looks like the kind of scene I would love to walk right into, Julie.

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    1. I bet you have come across lots of waterfalls on your birding trips.
      I truly enjoyed your post on introducing birding to Kayla.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. Sending a warm hello and wish we could enjoy a meal and drink together -again!

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  3. What energy and movement this has. Such vitality! Your comments on the effects of light on color are insightful, as always.

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    1. Thanks very much Helene. Nice of you .I see you nailed the warm and cool colors in your post, In The Light.

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  4. Breathtaking, Julie! I love the movement in the waterfall..just beautiful. I as well will be praying for everyone in the path of Hurricane Dorian....

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    1. Happy you like it.
      i sure Dorian does not travel up the coastline to your neck of the woods Hilda.

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  5. Oh, I love the blue colors in the falling water as well as the splashes at the bottom. Lovely!!

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    1. The water is my fav part too. I love the sound most of all.
      Congrats on selling the painting and love your bridge painting.

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  6. A stunner, Julie! And thank you for the info re: the effects of light & shadow on color. I will file this valuable info away:)

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    1. I am so pleased you kept your blog Chris. You have always been so generous sharing your discoveries. Thanks for this lovely comment.

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  7. So rich in color Julie, you can almost feel the cool mist from the waterfall. Lovely.

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    1. Hello Blanche. happy you like it. Hope you enjoyed the summer and are feeling great.

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  8. You can feel the water, the forest looks and smells, it definitely transmits the work, reaches the viewer and that is very important Julie.
    Congratulations.

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    1. Thanks Jose...I felt the same way with your boat. The water is wonderful. Very impressive.

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  9. WOW a true stunner , you really get the feeling of the length/depth of the waterfall . And wonderful colors and light !!

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  10. Happy you like it Jane. Thanks so much.
    Your new abstract is really fabulous. Love the way you linked the colors.

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  11. I always enjoy your beautiful artwork. (I was robinlstudio on Instagram, but now I follow you on Facebook) I also hope that people will not leave their pets behind during the hurricane. Pets are family members!

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  12. Julie what a beautiful painting. I love it. The bright yellows just make it that more eye catching. Yes those in the path of Dorian certainly need our prayers - especially those in the Bahamas.

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  13. so much energy and movement to the water :)

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  14. Very nice oil painting and so peaceful place !!!

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Julie