Personal Art Blog

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

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Poms From a Friend

Poms From A Friend
8"x 6" oil on Raymar panel SOLD

Artist Note.
The red and green color
combination - although a recognized
color harmony
is hard for me to handle
adding blue or purple.

So why paint the leaves at all?
Well, that's the way my friend
gave them to me... right off her tree
and it looked wonderful.
Just hard for me to paint!

It seems the paintings of pomegranates
 I like have no leaves... or just a few.

Julien Merrow Smith did this one
and I love it.

How about the mastery of  Duane Keiser!
Have you seen his new pomegranate painting?
It is only 33 seconds so treat yourself.
Check out all his videos - they are a real treat.

Do you have a favorite pomegranate painting?
If so, please give me a heads up where
to look so I can check it out.
I want to be inspired!!


  1. I don't think I have ever seen a painting of a pomegranate, Julie, but I do have a favourite now - the one you just created.

    1. Well, thank you do have a way with words!
      I spent a relaxed and visually beautiful time on your blog.
      Please pass my complements on to Miriam also.

    2. I am very happy you like it, David. I bet you have seen them but didn't realize they were not apples.😍
      I really enjoyed visiting your post and seeing the beauty of fall. The chipmunk is especially adorable. Not seen any around here but did in the mountain areas.

  2. Difficult but it has been extraordinary, red is very dangerous when using it, you have to do it in small quantities, but I'm going to tell.

    1. You are right about red being dangerous but I do love it.
      Your lovely new painting has a great composition.

  3. Julie I don't think you need inspiration by the looks of this lovely painting. We do not have pomegranates that grow here so I think the leaves look great with it. Going to check out the video now. Thank you for the link. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

    1. I didn't realize that they did not grow everywhere - like apples for example. Good to know.
      My weekend is looking promising with good weather in the forecast. Hugs back.

  4. I don't think I've ever seen a pom with all the leaves. Love the richness of the color and the touches of red that catch your eye between the leaves.

    1. Ho Joan, the trees are beautiful when the fruits peep out between the leaves.
      Loving your Halloween themed sketches.

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you Stelios. I really enjoy visiting your blog and seeing the exotic places.

  6. such lovely colours :)

    not sure of any pomegranate paintings actually, there are probably a few but none jump out to me at the moment

    1. They were used a lot in the old religious works.
      The contemporary painter has done amazing things with them.
      Most likely don't grown in Scotland!!

    2. lol no, too cold unless you have a heated greenhouse

  7. I haven't seen too many paintings of pomegranates lately but I love yours...I have always loved your unique technique in paintings. Would you believe...I have never tasted this fruit...I guess I Julien's painting is absolutely beautiful..

    1. Hard to believe you have not tasted it but it is not for everyone. Lots of seed in the center of each tiny pod and not much flavor unless you get a perfect one.
      Hope you miss the worst of the the storm bomb!!

  8. Love this painting and how the pomegranate just pops , and the blue enhances the scene in a perfect way !

    1. Thanks Jane...and I love your paintings of the Wellington boots. Fabulous!

  9. It is a gift to be able to make fruit look so beautiful as you have done. I like the video. He makes it look easy. Reminds me of watching you paint! You make it look easy too.

  10. Beautifully done, Julie!!!! I love the leaves falling OVER the pomegranate creating lovely shadows. Yes, Duane Kaiser is a master of the closeup scenes. His videos of "painting in action" are stimulating and inspiring.


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