Description 'Still Life with Mermaid' (18 x 24; oil) came about from the only art class I ever took. It was a six-week continuing education course; I think I attended 3 of the 6 classes. (I still have so much to learn, but my personality lends itself more to a trial (and lots of) error approach.) It was a drawing class, and so we did two still-lifes. (The other one was painted over.) I am usually not a big fan of still lifes, but when I started to play with a Matisse-like sense of color (his Moroccan period), I got more interested in this particular work. At this point, my husband, John Fleming, typically named my painting; he swears that if you look about two inches above the window, there is a mermaid out in the sea....
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