Thursday, March 3, 2016


Catwalks, 8 x 16 in., oil on panel
*juried into 2016 American Women Artist's National Juried Exhibition,
Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont
available, $850

It's been far too long since I managed to write a blog post. I've honestly found Instagram to be a much more efficient way to share what I'm up to on a daily/weekly basis, and you can find me there at I'm still committed to selling my small studies here on my blog, I just haven't had that many lately, as I've been working on a bigger series with these silos. I do intend to be back with more soon, so stay tuned!

I've loved working on these, and I've been able to use my palette knife a good bit more than I would in landscapes due to all of the man-made and cast shadow lines that come into play with the silos. This piece is pretty detailed so you might give it a click to see it better.

-julie davis

Monday, January 11, 2016

Weisinger's Hill

Weisinger's Hill
9 x 12 in., oil on panel

If you've followed my blog long enough, you might recognize this scene from some paintings I did a while ago. The vineyard and winery belongs to my stepfather, who started Weisinger Family Winery in Ashland, Oregon something like 30 years ago. I've been fortunate enough to visit several times, and have enjoyed exploring and painting in the vineyards (followed by a glass of Weisinger's Malbec or Tempranillo, of course!)

I used my old plein air studies to create this 9 x 12, and gave it to my stepfather this Christmas. As he now spends most of his time in Texas, I wanted him to have a window into the vineyards he spent so much time cultivating while he built the heirloom business he owns today. Love you, John!

-julie davis

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The One with the Barrel

The One with the Barrel
6 x 8 in., oil on panel

Happy 2016!  Most of us with kids at home are back to an educational system-imposed schedule at this point (can you tell I prefer having my daughters around?). As today is the day ours went back to school, it's my back-to-art cue (which I like almost equally as well as my girls, but really, my girls win). 

This is another little Provence piece in the vein of The One with the Blue Shutters. These names make such sense to me because this is how we referred to these apartments and villas while we walked around and admired them. Sometimes they seemed very similar, but close attention revealed that each had wonderful details and individuality that set it apart from the others (hmmm...kind of like my daughters!).

-julie davis