Welcome! My name is Julie Kessler and this is my very first blog post. This brand new baby blog is a work in progress, so please bear with me as I publicly figure out how to grow it into an interesting space. It’s a little scary to begin because I am a visual artist, and definitely not a writer, art historian or scholar. But anyway, it’s exciting to start a new adventure in sharing my paintings and my thoughts on art making. I'll also post artists that inspire me, art books, and art exhibits that come across my radar. Since I am a representational painter most of my posts will be about landscape, still life, figure and portrait painting, including works from the past and present. I hope you'll enjoy the process with me--and please join in with your own thoughts. Thanks for visiting, and watch this space . . .
My name is Julie Kessler and I'm a representational artist. I love painting in oils with their vibrant, juicy colors. Lately I've been exploring the unique qualities of gouache, watercolors, colored pencils and other media. I started this blog to share my work and thoughts about making art. I toss other things into the mix too, such as painters that I love, and art books and exhibits that inspire me. Your comments are welcome. I'd love to hear from you!