Saturday, May 22, 2021

I TOLD YA! MORE KITTY PAINTINGS!






 

"Lovely Theo"

by Julie Jacobsen 2021

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"Luna"

by Julie Jacobsen 2021

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"Theo"

by Julie Jacobsen 2021

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I suddenly realized that I better start posting.  I looked and noticed that the blogs I have followed for quite a long time had all disappeared off the side of my blog!  When that happened-I don't know!  

So!!!  Snap to!  Here I am!  Long absent and not active. I'm changing my ways!

Here are the latest cards that I have created for my lucky relatives and friends.  They have the originals and I'm sad to say that I can't enjoy them in all their textured beauty unless I visit them from time to time.  But they might appear in a series of beautiful card sets in the not too distant future.  Is that a cliche?  But I'm serious about it as I just had a set of my last cat cards sell out very quickly and there were some sad people that didn't raise their hands and say, "Me!  I want some!"  Then zip.  It was done.

I have to admit I love painting these soulful felines as they bring such joy and can be quite a challenge.  It takes hours of time to work out the textures that shimmer or dim in the light.  The eyes are especially challenging and I use a magnified light to see every detail.  Believe it or not but they have many layers of colors that can be solid or translucent.  Tricky to do!  










Sunday, April 18, 2021

A NEW POST AT LAST!!!

 

"Hobbs" by Julie Jacobsen
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2020

"Hobbs is a very special new member of my daughter's family and this is a card I made for my grandson's birthday.  It was difficult to get all the variations of values and color without muddying the painting but I'm so happy with the way it finally turned out.

I always like to point out that I'm not a perfect artist and that point was proven with this project.  I had the card almost finished and it just didn't look right at all!  I told my husband and he said maybe I could save it.  Right then I ripped it up and threw it away.  No sense worrying about what to do.

I did that with a sweater that I bought last year.  It was beautiful.  I waited until it got cold enough and it was too tight in the neck.  I tried to stretch it out and I thought maybe I could redesign it.  Nope!  It went to the thrift store.  Not worth the worry and someone else will enjoy it.  


"Red Poppies" by Julie Jacobsen
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2020

Here's another watercolor that I really enjoyed doing.  I had taken this picture quite a few years ago and just kept putting it aside.  Finally it hit me that this was the next card for someone.  I made some choices with the composition in this one.  For one thing it's always more pleasing to have an uneven number of the main subjects.  That's why there are 9 flowers and buds. 

I have quite a few new cat paintings to post-coming up!







Tuesday, December 31, 2019

SOLD OUT!!! No more cards!

"The Fairy Cottage and Goldfinches"
Julie Jacobsen
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I can't believe it!  I don't have a single card left to sell!  But never fear-next year will bring new ones.  I did reproduce this image of the Fairy Cottage that Chris built in our backyard and it was our Christmas card for 2019.  Gorgeous bright yellow goldfinches are having a feast in the wintertime!  

I just might offer this one for sale in a winter collection or it might be one with animals in general.  Here are some others that I've painted recently:

"BB"
Julie Jacobsen
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"Bentley"
Julie Jacobsen
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"Princess"
Julie Jacobsen
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"Koi"
Julie Jacobsen
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"Tulips"
Julie Jacobsen
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"Ivy"
Julie Jacobsen
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"Boy"
Julie Jacobsen
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I just realized that I have many more that I've painted but I'll post them later.  It's obvious I love cats, right?  Actually "Bentley" is really the second dog that I've painted and he's very special.  My daughter, Beth, and her family lost Bentley this year.  I won't be offering that for sell.  It just doesn't seem right.  
 
I'm looking forward to a more productive 2020!!!



Saturday, June 8, 2019

The newest card series! Fruit and Butterflies! Just right for summer! More series in older posts!!!!!!!!!!!



 The Fruit and Butterfly Series!

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Easter and a Father's Day Card


Silly Easter Cards and One Father's Day Card!

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Cards from other places!

Cards from Other Places

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1.  Home in Fieldston, Riverdale, the Bronx, NY
2.  Longwood Gardens, the Old Dupont Estate, Pennsylvania
3.  Magnolia Plantation, Charlotte, South Carolina
4.  A Zoo in Georgia
5.  Animal Kingdom, Disney World


Friday, June 7, 2019

Well, what else?!? More more whimsical cards! That's what else!





More Whimsical Cards

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