Saturday, April 11, 2009

Salado Barn / Early Bloomer

Salado Barn, 6 x 8

Jill Carver

Early Bloomer, 12 x 12

The top painting is the first I did at Jill Carver's workshop; I guess I've posted them in reverse order. I tried to set up the focal point just to the right of center--a small path that curved between the barn and a beautiful oak. The second is of Jill doing a demo on Monday. The third is a larger version of yesterday's post. I had the time today, so I scaled the 6 x 6 into a 12 x 12 and I think I kept it intact. I had more fun doing these cacti paintings than I expected and I may enter one into a Texas-themed show at a local gallery....we'll see if they like it as much as I do!

-julie davis


LSaeta said...

Love the colors in your paintings. Wish I could have been there for your workshop!

Laurel Daniel said...

Congrats on both paintings! And you absolutely did keep that enlargement VERY intact - it scaled beautifully! good luck with the entry!

Peter Lee said...

Hi Julie,
I like the way you blocked your paintings with big brush strokes. I remember one of famous painters said that every great painting has pure abstractions in it, and your paintings certainly do have them.
I'm so glad that I stepped upon your blog as I browse Leslie's "Painting is my passion". I'm new to the blogger world, and it's amazing that I met so many passionate artists in just few weeks. I'll be one of your followers from now on, and your blog has just been added to my favorite blog list, which is growing rapidly. Keep up the good work!

julie davis said...

Thanks, Peter. It IS amazing how many great artists one can meet in a short time in the blog world. It's a terrific modern community for artists. Glad you found my blog and I'll look forward to checking yours out.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I love this painting--it makes me miss Texas!

julie davis said...

Thanks, Elizabeth--then I've done my job!!