Symbol of love, beauty and joy. I thought roses would make a perfect wedding gift for my friend. So I ran down to the local florist shop and picked out a few lovely pinks for a still life. Then it was a furious race to get them down on paper before they wilted. And though it doesn't smell as sweet as a vase of fresh roses, at least the painting will last a long, long time.
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!