In the Shadow of Greatness

“In the Shadow of Greatness”

7 7/8″ x 10 3/4″
Pastel on sanded paper

I’ve had the chance today to wrap up not one but TWO paintings in progress. It feels good to finally get them “to bed” – I sometimes have paintings sitting around for 6-8 months unfinished, and I wait for the inspiration I need to put on the finishing touches. This painting started out being about the sunlight on the field, then I realized half-way through that what I liked was the little tree standing in the shadow of the big one. So, my focus changed, and the composition fell into place for me.

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  1. Deirdre July 20, 2008 at 3:27 pm #

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  2. Christine Vitarello October 7, 2008 at 4:01 pm #

    Hey Julie,
    I thought I’d check out if you posted anything recently. This one is really great! I can really relate to the little tree, especially when I am in a workshop with you and Alain.
    Your color totally inspires me, I can’t wait to see what you come up with in class.
    Christine Vitarello