Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cherry On Top

Cherry On Top, 6 x 8 - study

I had the most exciting day today. For the first time in three weeks, I was able to spend nearly seven hours in the studio! (Read: the girls are back in school) I completed 6 small paintings--five still lifes and a landscape (couldn't not do one). Those of you who paint, know what a giddy feeling that can be.

I feel rusty at still lifes--this was the third one I did and the second I won't post at all, but it truly helps to repeat, repeat repeat in succession. Painting one after the other quickly really felt good and I made some progress and cleared some cobwebs.

-julie davis

9 comments:

Kathy Cousart said...

Julie- Love Cherry on top! You are really good at still lifes- multi-talented is what you are:)
Yay on 7 hours of time to paint! Good for you.

carol morgan carmichael said...

A good day for you! That is a lot of painting. It is hard when family is around.
I love these cherries.The reds are so great. Hope you get in a lot of studio time tomorrow too!
I am happy to be a part of DPO now. A great group of artists!

Denise Rose said...

Wow! You did have a great painting day! Good for you. I painted cherries for the first time at Carol Marine's workshop in December and I loved painting them. Hopefully will get some more in still life set ups sometime soon! Thanks for sharing your fun day! I know it is fun to have the kids home, but good when they have school for painting time!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

I have loved the way you handle paint in your landscapes and thought I'd arrived at the wrong blog when I saw your cherries! Nice to see how you tackle another genre. Your work is beautiful! A toast to more 7 hour days in the studio in 2011 . . . for all of us!!

Pam Holnback said...

Wow! So much time, so many paintings. Great composition and colors!

Marilyn said...

Congratulations on being able to focus in the studio again, Julie. Confident and beautifully loose brush strokes. You may have felt rusty, but that's not what we're seeing.
The lush and happy reds make me smile, yum.

Laurel Daniel said...

So nice - both the painting and the time... de-lish!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Love the cherries in the white dish and neutral cloth. Colors are juicy. And what productivity. Know you feel jazzed!

Ann Rogers said...

Not use to seeing a still life on your blog, but am liking where you are going. These cherries are in a great composition and so well done.