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What's New & News! July 2009

Tradition  -  The Amish and Amish Landscapes

In her newest series of paintings depicting the Amish, Julia was inspired by  a Spring "Mud Sale". Held each year in the rainy Spring, the Amish auction off their produce, cattle and quilts in the muddy barns and fields near Julia's home in Lancaster County.

 She has brought the essence of these simple people's lives to our eyes in a respectful way, without intruding on their private world. As an artist,what intrigued Julia were the contrasts of the drab, subdued colors against the stark, bright whites and occasional touch of vibrant red, and the repetitions as a design element.  Since all the Amish men dress alike (including the boys) and their farms (all white buildings) and buggies (grey or black) have similar characteristics as well, the subject matter was very interesting. Women also dress in a simple way, with some subdued color and patterns. They provide the food at the sale, so none were visible at the auction. 


Buggy Jam - Amish Mud Sale Oil Painting
Buggy Jam - Amish Mud Sale Oil Painting
Amish Town - Amish Farm Oil Painting
Amish Town - Amish Farm Oil Painting
Simple Dwelling - Amish House Oil Painting
Simple Dwelling - Amish House Oil Painting

Old English Rose - Flower Oil painting
Old English Rose - Flower Oil painting
Buggy Row - Amish Oil Painting
Buggy Row - Amish Oil Painting
Old Order Buggy - Amish Landscape Oil painting
Old Order Buggy - Amish Landscape Oil painting

Triplets - Amish Horse Oil Painting
Triplets - Amish Horse Oil Painting
The Bishop - Amish Mud Sale Oil Painting
The Bishop - Amish Mud Sale Oil Painting
Mud Sale - Amish Oil Painting
Mud Sale - Amish Oil Painting

 

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