Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Golden Temptation", Small Oil Painting, Realism, Fruit

This 8 x 8" oil was my first attempt to recreate my watercolor style in oil. Luminescence is the quality that I always strive for and I was very pleased that I achieved it here. "Golden Temptation" can be yours for $250.00 plus tax. Contact me by email for more information: Please note that I will be traveling March 3 through March 14th, but will respond when I return.

Contemporary realism paintings, apple paintings, Colorado artist Julie Kirkland, daily paintings,paintings on canvas,oil paintings, yellow paintings

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"A Windy Day in Pear-is", Colorado Artist Julie Kirkland, Small Oil Paintings, Pears

These three pears appeared to me to be battling a fierce head wind, but I was at a loss for a title. My Facebook friends came up with at least 24 great options, but I loved Genevieve Snyder's pick "A Windy Day in Pear-is." This painting is for sale for $250.00. Contact me by email for more

Labels: Contemporary still life paintings, daily paintings, Colorado artist Julie Kirkland, oil paintings, canvas paintings, pears

Monday, February 14, 2011

Contemporary Animal Portraits, Julie Kirkland

"Princess" 6 x 6 oil This painting was commissioned as a gift for a collector's daughter who was thrilled when she received it. To inquire about a commission of your pet, contact Julie at or visit my website

Thursday, February 10, 2011

And so it begins.....

Welcome to the first step in my blogging adventure!  What you're likely to witness here is my delight and my struggle on my journey to become a better painter.  I'll start with my latest exercise, "Plum Crazy."  I'm taking part in a weekly online painting challenge sponsored by "Daily Paintworks."  This assignment was to paint the same thing 8 times, spending only 10 minutes on each one.  I had so much fun that I'm likely to repeat this often!