8”x6” oil on Raymar panel. $150. SOLD
I started this one plein air in my friend’s yard.
(It was when I painted the pomegranates.)
They were a beautiful
but as I didn’t take any photos
I had to resort to some old pics
from a few years ago.
Georgia O’keefe painted several paintings
of morning glories and had one where she
positioned this delicate flower
next to a large Ram’s skull!
I have never forgotten the painting.
Such an unexpected pairing.
I could not find a secure link
for you to visit
Rams Scull and Morning Glory
But if you have nothing to do you may want
to look it up and
find out the interesting symbolism.
Stay safe please.
I like those flowers around here we call them campanicas I don't know what it's called there, but that blue stands out over the green with good contrast.ReplyDelete
I looked it up and the translation is "field bindweed" which sounds right. They do add a touch of beautiful color...weeds or not!Delete
I have really enjoyed your paintings and descriptions on the old mines. Thank you, José
Your painting is dreamy. I think I can feel the flowers in my hands!ReplyDelete
Hello Debra - thank you and after reading your latest post I understand when you say, you can feel the flowers in your hands...you could make the forms with "paper clay."Delete
Its going to be fun to follow to see what you do next.
Not only are Morning Glories beautiful, Julie, the very name evokes a sense of beauty and peace, and when an artist with your keen eye and sensibility paints them a little bit of perfection occurs. The flowers, the artist, and the exquisite painting join to give the world a smile during trying times.ReplyDelete
Thanks, David, for the lovely compliment on my painting.Delete
I agree about the name evoking "beauty and peace".
I enjoyed your post reviewing the book, The Gull Next Door. I am one of the few who love gulls!
One of my very favorite flowers painted so beautifully. You captured the shade of blue exactly, and what a pleasing composition as well. I always "click" on the image to get the full impact of your gorgeous, juicy textures, and this one is delightful.ReplyDelete
Good to know you like the paint quality on this one Helene. Thanks. Mixing so many subtle variations of green and layering them was a fun learning experience!Delete
I saw your portrait of a lady on Instagram and really liked it. A happy painting, yes.
Your glories are a wonderful reminder of spring and summer.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Karen.Delete
Gorgeous, Julie. Of course, I always love your works.ReplyDelete
Thank you Carol...happy to find you on Instagram and am now a follower! Love your work too.Delete
PS I stopped going on FB before the election due to the political viewpoints anyone could put on my timeline.
Julie I adore this painting. My grandma grew them on a trellis that covered her porch. As a child I was enchanted by them. They grow wild in our garden. When everything is tired in the heat of August they continue to flourish. Sending you and Jim big hugs today.ReplyDelete
I loved hearing that your grandma grew them, Debbie, I wish I knew if my grandmother did.Delete
I know my mother loved every flower that existed!
Your new blog post's link to Elvis singing, I Believe, made my day.
A flower I really treasure and always sow in Spring , wonderful painting with all the beauty of the flower.ReplyDelete
Neat to know you plant flowers Jane. Are some of your paintings of flowers done from ones from your garden?Delete
Your lovely new painting of the lady reading the newspaper reminded me of my mother. A delightful memory surge.Delete
I absolutely love the vibrant blues in the morning glories... if I was to paint this in pastels I would be using Unison pastels for the richness in their color. I haven’t seen a flower you painted that I didn’t love. I yearn for the warm weather and seeing flowers again!!! Sending you hugsReplyDelete
I agree about the vibrancy of the blues in morning glories, Hilda. The warmer weather will be here in the blink of an eye. Spring brings forth so many magical colors.Delete
Your new portrait is STUNNING! My respect to your ability with pastels. Big hugs back... with genuine warmth my friend.
I love the blues of the morning glory and the texture around it. Beautiful job on this! Your flowers are always striking!ReplyDelete