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.
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Artist Note
This was inspired by the same photo 
as shown on previous post, 
but approached 
in an entirely different way.
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


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

  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!

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

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

  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!

  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!!!

  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.

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

  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!

  11. Isn't it fun to abstract? I love how you took your waterfall to new places. The colors with this one are beautiful Julie!

  12. Very cool and extremely interesting. Love the colors and the shapes.


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