You're Kind of Growing on Me

Arts In RI team members decided to creatively challenge one another to embrace the season of love with Valentine themed products. Between now and Valentine's Day we will share some of these "lovely" designs with you here on our blog. Let us know how you feel about our art by leaving a comment. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into a random drawing for an Arts In RI gift basket featuring goodies from many of our shops. (one entry per person per post. In other words you can enter once every time we post a new product!!!) Be sure to check back on the blog on Valentine's Day as we will announce the winner that day. Entries will be accepted until midnight February 13th.

All great loves grow over time... they start out as saplings and then blossom into beautiful relationships with deep roots. Juile Beck of JulieBCreative painted this cute little painting for our challenge. It's her first painting of 2009 and we are so honored! Julie says of her creation: "The colors are super rich...deep crimson reds and brown, with slight hints of purple in the shadows. The sky is a complex layer of pigments...first the warm hue of unbleached titanium white with a wisp of pure white. On top of that is a thin layer of robins egg blue making the sky an interesting play of color." Give your sweetie a little gift of art! It is painted on high quality linen canvas and it is 6 inches by 6 inches by 1.5 inches deep.
Are you lucky in love? Tell us how you feel about Julie's beautiful painting in the comments section and you will be entered to win a basket of handmade goodies from the Arts In RI artists! It's that easy! Leave a comment every time we post a new Valentine product for multiple chances of winning and check back here on Valentine's day to see if you have won!
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34 Responses
  1. jen pepper Says:

    julie knows i love her work! this lil painting is no exception!

  2. oh wow its so pretty well done! It looks and feels warm and romantic i really like it! Great work! x

  3. Bella Lili Says:

    I love the warm color palette. So warm and rich.

  4. Oh, I love that painting! It is so simple, yet so beautiful!


  5. This definately draws love into the air for Valentines or anytime! We are getting ready to move to RI! Newport to be exact, how is the area if anyone resides there?

  6. l'actrice Says:

    The painting has such a soft and loving feel to it:-)

  7. Venbead Says:

    kristinia ask us again in the summer. right now it's freakn cold but RI is gorgeous and newport is the best RI has to offer. the summers are divine

  8. Just Lovely!
    Johnston RI

  9. BenAnna Says:

    Beautiful and sweet, I "love" how there are three hearts like a little family. The stems are so thin and delicate the hearts almost seem to float. Great texture and light.

  10. joonbeam Says:

    This is divine, Julie. The perfect little sweet touch for love. Happy Hearts Day, everyone.

  11. Carolyn Says:

    i like the "feel" of this painting - very soft and calming.

  12. I love the way she described her painting. I just checked out her shop and all her works are warm & rich and they take me back to my childhood days.

  13. Simple and lovely. For such a small piece of art there is so much depth. I had a hard time taking my eyes off it.

  14. cmania1 Says:

    I just want to grab one of those "strings" and float away! The depth and texture make the heart baloons so real...

  15. Teri.p Says:

    Such a lovely painting. I really like the light, and the dimension of the hearts.

  16. Lea Avroch Says:

    This is so sweet! I agree with what someone else posted. It does look like it represents a loving family. Very sweet!

  17. Joy Says:

    I really like this. I would not keep it just for valentines either.

  18. Andi Says:

    I love it, it feels warm and serene.

  19. This is so the smoothness of the painting, with the slightest hint of texture from the canvas. Beautiful!

  20. Kristin Says:

    Love all your valentines items!!! The bag is really great.

  21. NewYorkMemos Says:

    This is a great painting. I really love it.


  22. Celeste Says:

    Love this - very cute & whimsical - love how it looks like large balloons!

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  23. Chloe Says:

    This is so cute, really like it.

  24. rimaak Says:

    These hearts look so real that I could almost "pick" one to give to my valentine!! Beautiful... and such a great little size!

  25. Emily Says:

    I love this print! Such lovely colors.


  26. Marigold Says:

    What a gorgeous piece of art! I took a look through JulieB's gallery, and I must say, I've fallen in love with the sureal landscapes in her "talisman" series. Simply breathtaking.


  27. Gloria Says:

    Now isn't this just so darling?!

  28. I LOVE this one! It's so Dali!!!

  29. Bri Says:

    julie, you know i love all of your stuff, and this is a great variation on a theme!

  30. What a gorgeous piece of art. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

  31. Ronnie Says:

    Anything Julie Beck does is gorgeous. Love her work

  32. CathyH Says:

    I LOVE your shading and colors on this painting! The whole concept is awesome too.

  33. Anonymous Says:

    Oh, I love that painting! It is so simple



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