Friday, October 27, 2006

Walk One Hundred and Eighty-Five – Puddles past the Bluebell Wood

Beautiful crisp morning. Lots to do, Robin to take to the airport, birthday dinner to make for Tom. Sadly Robin will miss it as he’s off sailing for a week. So all you get is my picture without any observations about me, my life and life in general.
*whew they all breathe a sigh of relief – will she ever shut up!*


Blogger Hashi said...

Fabulous reflections! I love it (and I never want you to shut up!)

6:51 pm  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

The water is wonderful. It always surprises me when I see reflective water how simply it can be painted to really work! I've never for a second thought "will she ever shut up" except about my own posts!

9:01 pm  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

The water is so realistic - and it certainly looks a crisp morning.
It is very cold here today - and actually snowing up near Canberra - and it's nearly November. Crazy. A few weeks ago it was 37 degrees here!
It's been pouring in Fiji for weeks yet my little grandson on the phone said, There's no water in the tap. Trouble in Suva these days with poor maintenance and overpopulation.

10:40 pm  
Blogger Jen said...

Hi Julie,

That puddle is fantastic - so clear and mirror like. Beautifully done.


10:52 pm  
Blogger Penny said...

Dont ever shut up, I hope Tom had a lovely birthday, I think my mother did. I think your reflections in puddles has given me some ideas as to how to do it, they are great. (Then again you may hear me moaning about it in the near future!!)

12:52 am  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

This wasn't particularly accurately observed or composed well - but I was in a rush - what surprised me was how easy it was to get that puddle look. It was like a mirror so I painted what I could see. So only the foreground posts, tufts of grass and sky were reflected and as the water was undisturbed it was exactly like painting the same items in the rest of the picture. Great birthday dinner.

10:02 am  
Blogger Alison said...

Yes, the puddle is so simply but realistically done

12:30 pm  
Anonymous Ann Fortenberry said...

How did you sneak up on a puddle without Xavier knowing?

The kind of scene I love -- maybe some day I'll learn to do puddles. (S*I*G*H*)

3:03 pm  
Blogger Tami said...

*Chuckle* That is NOT what we think! I love these field sketches, maybe it is the lines from the crops or just your general composition, but they always make me sigh. The water is perfect in this!!!

3:21 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Ann and Tami - I promise you I've never painted a puddle before in my life – I've discovered they're such an easy way to add a touch of verisimilitude. Look out for more!

8:37 pm  

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