Description 'Joie de Vivre' (48 x 60; oil) was my first 'big' painting. I remember as a very young child when I went to the beach for the first time. I literally squealed for joy for over an hour as I ran and splashed in the waves. Too often, as we grow older, we lose that 'joie de vivre.' I love the blue of the ocean, the blue of the sky, and the beauty of the female form, and so combining the three helped express the carefree joy of 'letting loose.' The original has a strong sense of texture, including thick clouds, and waves that are literally cut into the paint.
Julie Jalil, San Marcos, Texas Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement Julie Jalil is based in San Marcos, Texas (just outside Austin). She began painting in 2004. An eclectic artist, Jalil typically works in oils, acrylic, and/or cut paper. To date, her work has developed along 4 major lines. She began with a Miscellaneous line in which she learned technique by studying the work of modern masters. She then branched into three major lines of exploration.
Her “Dancing Through Life” series focuses on the human body in motion. Her “Women of the World” series offers a serious examination of women from across the globe, with an emphasis on Middle Eastern and African women. Her newest series “Cow Town” uses colorful cows to express the fun, whimsical side of life. After completing a couple of commissions, she will begin work on a “Queens of the Blues” series.
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For original art work, limited edition giclee prints, or exhibit information, Julie can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org