Sunday, July 12, 2009

Week 13 - 52 week print project "The House On The Hill"



Here is my new print, "The house on the hill"


Yes, I know, it's somber, and maybe dismal, and possibly sinister.


But I did have a great time on my vacation.

A 5x7 of this print will be on available on etsy for a limited time for $2. Free shipping

Click on the pic to be taken to etsy to buy it.

13 comments:

WingingIt said...

loving your work darling...keep up the great art inspiration...i visit you daily!!!

femminismo said...

You are going to inspire me so much that I'm actually going to have to get off my butt and paint something - Jeanne

TattingChic said...

You crack me up! I didn't think it looked sinister 'til I read that, LOL! Somber, yes, but now the sinister is kinda creepin' me out, LOL! Just kidding, it's a cool print and you are a very talented artist and a hilarious blogger. :)

Thank you for having me on your blog roll. I have you on my "Artsy Blogs" blog roll now. :)

Jeanne-ming said...

Julie, WOW, I love your prints! I love your writing style too.

suziart said...

I just love it and her expression!

Jeanne-ming said...

Ahh Julie...my secret...i will tell you! I use dry wall compound. I lay it over boards and then I etch, sand, and carve until I get the picture I want. When I am satisfied that the basic line drawing is good, I prime it very loosely so the high points take the primer but the low points don't. Then I stain the whole thing and suddenly it is magic, the picture appears. Then I layer and glaze with acryics until I block in the basic painting. The last step is the faces and those I do in oil pastels.....then varnish.....now you have my secret. It's fun. Glad you like them.

Julie Fillo said...

Thank you, Winging it! Wow, thanks for reading every day!

Jeanne, Nice to hear I can inspire someone. :)

Thanks Tatting Chic, thanks for saying my little writings are hilarious. I'm always giggling to myself when I am writing in my head, but not sure everyone gets me.
Suzi, Thank you, you are sweet to notice her expression.

Jeanne-Ming,
Wow, thank you for your generous sharing of your process! I am in awe, and must try that soon. It does sound like fun. I paint on hardboard usually, on boards I cradle myself. Do you paint on thick wood or masonite/hardboard?

WingingIt said...

my name is lorri-marie...i truly visit you daily and you inspire me endlessly...my artwork is usually dismal...i try not to take it too personally...ha! see you soon

Janine said...

I absolutely love this piece!

Renee said...

Julie I love it, it is the first picture in a long time of a woman near her home who is not smiling like a ridiculous pollyanna.

I love it.

xoxoxo

Jeanne-ming said...

Julie, by all means try it. In fact I think it is a perfect medium for your style. I use a nail to etch. Don't forget to wear a mask when you sand...nasty stuff when up your nose.

Good luck...you will love it!!!!

Art4Sol said...

It's wonderful! I finally bought some frames for the prints I purchased from you recently. Now I have to decide where to put them...so they've been traveling throughout the house...my thoughts are with you. Keep up the great work!

Jeanne-ming said...

Jullie, I just use ole boards I find hanging around...but if I've recently sold a few paitnings, I SPLURGE and buy cradled wood boards and feel almost heady becasue they are SO light weight....it save my arms for more serious stuff like SANDING.

Anyway, You bet....feature AWAY baby. I'll cooperate!
Thanks....Cant wait to see what you do with this medium. For me its a bit like giant finger painting becasue half the time I abandon my tools and just get my hands into it....