Time and Space

Time and Space
Coloured pencils and oil pastels
280 x 390 mm
December 2017

  • Here  – an erect rose
  • There – bones of the exoskeleton encasing Centre Georges Pompidou
  • Beyond – walls, roofs, spires (Notre Dame) and air

Layers of time.  Forms in space.

About juliepodstolski

I am a realist artist who works in coloured pencils.
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16 Responses to Time and Space

  1. Tina Walsh says:

    BEAUTIFUL Julie. 💜💜 Seasons Greetings. 🍾🥂👍

  2. Nick says:

    Absolutely amazing! I’m looking at your beautiful painting on New Years Eve and what a great way to look forward to the new year! I am inspired by your vision, thank you Julie and Happy New Year to you and your family and friends ,

  3. Sherry Telle says:

    I love the layers of focus, they add such depth. The wonderful directional lines leading to the rose within the levels of detail are just masterful! What a good way to end the year! Looking forward to another year of beautiful Julie Podstolski art!

    • Thanks Sherry and Happy New Year to you. I was initially nervous about this composition (ie the uncropped source photo). I had to ask Matthew if he thought it worked. I got the thumbs up so I set to work. Now that it is complete, I’m so happy I listened to Matt.

  4. A very nice companion piece to your poppy. There is a lot of strength in a single flower, especially against an urban background, which despite the soft focus is still clearly identifiable as Paris. The body of work is growing for the next exhibition!

    • Thanks Anna. You’ll know by now that sometimes I go back to the same source photo that I have used for a work in the past. I noted in the Brisbane exhibition that Gerhard Richter also does this. If he thinks he has more to say and can say it in a quite different way, he will return to a previously-used source.
      I first used the source photo in 2012. I wanted to have another go, this time using oil pastels as well. The result is much stronger and more vibrant than the 2012 version – plus I used the source photo uncropped this time as I wanted it to be as much about the view/structure of the forms as about the flower. (And I never got to exhibit the 2012 drawing as it was a private sale.)
      I loved working on this five years after the first one. I think I may never draw a picture with 100% coloured pencils again.

  5. rhodjoy says:

    Absolutely beautiful as ever, Julie. Looking forward to seeing more of your spectacular work in the new year.

  6. xanderest says:

    Dear Julie , what an exquisite drawing of a rose ; I know how hard they are to depict.

    Wishing you and Matt a fulfilling and healthy 2018 .

    Love from Judy .

  7. xanderest says:

    Julie , I finally got it —– the rose is a real one . silly me !

    Judy .

  8. Robyn Varpins says:

    this is making my mouth water. It’s beauty is palpable.

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