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

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Aspen In Snow



Aspen In Snow
8"x 6" oil on linen panel $150. sold

Artist Note
A bright sunny day illuminated
the wooded area and it became
such a different place from
 the previous, snowy day.
Sunshine is a warm spotlight
and even the snow adapted 
into a warm glow.

Want to know how I would love to 
be able to paint the aspens -
or the Silver Birch? 

I think this painting 
by the amazing Russian artist,
Isaac Levitan,
 is awesome.


Have a wonderful and Blessed week.






27 comments:

  1. Well, Julie, the solution is obvious. We have an abundance of aspen and birch here in Canada so without doubt you have to visit for a couple of months, perhaps straddling the seasons from winter into spring, and paint. I am sure the results will justify the relocation and I will be sure to take good care of you!

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    1. What a wonderful suggestion...maybe, when I retire!!
      Your new post on Blue Jays was deeply satisfying for this bird loving artist.

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  2. I can't get enough of trees. Bark is magical in paint. Love this piece!

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    1. Lucky you living with so many trees around you, lauren. Do you have any silver birch around?
      Let me say again how much I loved your cockatiel painting .

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    1. thanks Sharon. Happy you like it. I enjoyed reading your post about visiting the kids. Lovely spot.

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  4. Good work, nice contrast, the white of the snow with the trunks of the already autumnal trees.
    Happy week.
    Regards.

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    1. Thank you, Jose, there were leaves still on the trees but higher up..
      I think the rooster you painted has a wonderful attitude!

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  5. Your scene is filled with that special warmth of a sunny winter day and the trees are painted beautifully. (It is nice, however, to be inspired by other artist's work. Our reach should always exceed our grasp, as the saying goes. Pleased to know that someone as accomplished as you feels that too!)

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    1. Hello Helene, thank you for such an understanding viewpoint. The day we become satisfied with where we are as an artist is the day we stop growing. I see you went into complex figure work after a run of still life work...I really admire your work.

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  6. Julie you have captured such glorious colors in the snow. What a truly beautiful painting. Just love it my friend. Hugs!

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    1. I am so happy you like it Debbie. Thank you, and blessings.

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  7. What wonderful warm whites in the aspens and the snow!!! This is lovely!

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    1. Yup - that sun made a really warm white. Thanks Joan.
      Love the painting you did of your nephews house. That is an interesting town he lives in.

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  8. That warm glow - beautifully illustrated, beautifully explained:)

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    1. Thanks Chris. I enjoyed seeing the pics of the open studio tour in Portland at Shanons

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  9. Your use of color - lavender, orange, etc. really set off those gorgeous trunks. Love the glow your painting elicits. What a treat for the eyes and heart!

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    1. Thanks for such a lovely comment showing your really looked... made me feel so good. Hope all is well in your world.

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  10. Just popped in to say hello .....faint at the beauty of your lovely trees ..... and then say that I hope to be back into art and blogging soon

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    1. What a wonderful treat to hear from you. Means things are getting better for you all.
      You cannot keep a good artist and boat builder down for too long!!

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  11. The gorgeous color in the landscape just behind the aspens make this painting so very special. How beautifully you paint, Julie - no matter the subject!

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    1. Happy you like it Susan. I felt I could not do it justice. Thank you so much. I really enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing the horses and portraits you do so well. Plus the pics of Lake Tahoe.

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  12. so much colour :) reminds me so much of walking through a forests of aspen trees with colour reflecting off of all the white :)

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  13. I love the light in the foreground, Julie. Absolutely beautiful piece. It seems whatever you paint I LOVE. I've been practicing painting trees...its funny, but what's easy for some people is SO difficult for another. lol Enjoy this amazing Fall day!!!

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  14. This is just a stunning piece of art.

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  15. I know this warm glow you speak of now and have seen it a few times here in Colorado. You painted it so beautifully. I especially love the pops of pink, orange and green. A Julie signature on this beautiful painting. xoxo

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Cheers,
Julie