Personal Art Blog

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

Thursday, May 7, 2020

abstracted waterfall


Abstracted Waterfall
6"x8" oil on canvas panel $150.
Purchase HERE

Artist Note
This was inspired by the same photo 
as shown on previous post, 
but approached 
in an entirely different way.
First...
I zoomed in on a smaller area of the photo
and let my imagination create the shapes
plus a different color harmony.

Play and Discovery

This was a lot of fun.

It became all about the process
because I was not worried about 
making it exactly like the photo.. 

I made notes of what I liked,
 technique wise,
and equally important...
did not like. 
I will repeat in another painting 
the parts of what I liked and maybe
it will be as enjoyable as this 
one was to paint..

Stay Safe everyone

15 comments:

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    1. Happy you liked it Nichole. Also it is good to know your daughter is doing okay.

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  2. A wonderful blend of colours and motion, Julie. Well done with this. I hope that you are staying well during this pandemic. I am quite sure that you have no trouble occupying your time, or wondering what to do!

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    1. Thank you David. Your great comment shows your broad taste in art!
      Staying well, yes, and grateful to be doing so.
      I really enjoyed seeing the marvelous photos of the young foxes.

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  3. So interesting to see the difference with the cooler palette -- very serene. Hoping that you stay safe and well too, Julie!🙋❤

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    1. I never looked at at as a serene palette, but yes, I agree, it is. Meanwhile...I am certainly NOT feeling serene...just lazy.

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  4. Oh my...I wish we lived close. I'd take every art class you could teach! Beautiful painting.

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    1. what a lovely complement. Bless you Debra.
      I do truly enjoy your blog. I do not know anyone else who has a pet goose called Sam who sleeps inside the house in a straw packed kiddy pool!
      Love your bird paintings.

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  5. This turned out so cool, love the abstracted version too! Take good care!

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    1. Thanks Teri, I enjoyed seeing the results of your iceberg challenge. A good painting!

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  6. Julie the colours you selected made this painting so lovely. Just beautiful friend. Love it. Hope you had a good mother's day. Hugs!

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  7. I agree with Debra, Julie. If I lived closer to you I would join every class you teach. Your paintings are outstanding. Take care, my friend!!!

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  8. Love the abstracted look and your choice of colors. How great that a photo can inspire such different versions. Hope all is well there. Stay safe and well.

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  9. love the colours and it def has a very nice flowing movement to it :)

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  10. Dear Julie- I had to comment again to tell you that your kind encouragement on my blog means so much to me. More than you know! I struggle tremendously in many aspects of trying to be a painter-to tears many times! So I am deeply touched by your comments-from you it means a lot! Thank you!

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Cheers,
Julie