Saturday, July 16, 2011

Busy July, Oh My


Lily Dance
Oil on Canvas Panel
16x20
Sold

I painted Lily Dance three years ago before becoming completely immersed in the Tonalist style.  Every time I go to the Art Institute of Chicago, the first thing I do is go to the Claude Monet paintings.  Viewing his originals is like stepping into a wonderful dream world.  The viewer comes away feeling nurtured and refreshed.

Feeling so inspired, I felt compelled to paint water lilies.  This painting is one of six water lilies that I painted that year.  I thought it was sweet that the buyer's daughter is also named Lily.

July has been filled with so many things to do for us - weddings, graduations, sailing and get-togethers.  I hope your July is a busy, happy one too!


9 comments:

Betsy said...

Gorgeous and yes, SO Monet-ish!
Happy busy July to you! :)

Marion said...

What an awesome painting, Janelle! I love it. xo

Anonymous said...

LOVE THE COLORS YOU USE IN YOUR PAINTING. I WISH I KNEW HOW TO PAINT. ALWAY WAS MY HOPE TO LEARN ONE DAY.

GRANNY

Pam Holnback said...

This is a great piece. Have you done lilies tonalistically?

Celeste Bergin said...

ah your lovely painting has withstood the test of time. Beautifully done!

Caroline said...

The colours are especially beautiful in your lily painting Janelle. There is also the same serene poetic quality to it that your more recent tonalist works have. Very lovely painting.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Betsy, I need to see what the kittens are up to!

Hi Marion, Thank you! xo

Hi Granny, It's never too late to learn!

Hi Pam, No, I've never tried to paint lilies tonalistically, but that's a good idea!

Hi Celeste, Thank you!

Hi Caroline, Thanks you. Now I'm off to see what you're up to!

neetzy said...

Love it. Monet never ceases to amaze me. There was a Monet in London exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art that was incredible. His room of water lillies at the MOMA was amazing, but it was not there last spring when I visited.
Glad this wonderful painting sold!

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