Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a very Happy Holiday and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

I haven't been very good at keeping up with my blog! Hopefully I'll do better in the New Year!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Standing Out From The Crowd

"Standing Out From The Crowd"
Oil on Linen
36" X 36"

I finished this painting yesterday and delivered to the Indiana State Fairgrounds and with any luck it will be on display for the Indiana State Fair Fine Art Show from August 8-19.

All my paintings have special meanings for me in some way or another, but this one is even more so. When setting up the composition for this, I really wanted the red, white and blue marble to be the focal point. You see, my wonderful husband retired from the Indiana National Guard earlier this year with 24 years of service to our country. Our family is very proud of him and this great accomplishment and of his selfless service. I painted this painting to honor him in my own small way. So congratulations to Sergeant First Class Benjamin Boyles!

I would also like to give a big thank you and Shout Out to Davis Marbles and their family. All these magnificent marbles came from them and are the start of my collection. The craftsmanship, beauty and attention to details really makes these marbles unique! The service and professionalism is fantastic too! Thank you Davis Family!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Another Preview

Here's a preview of my newest marble painting. The title will be "Standing Out In Front of the Crowd" and it is 36" X 36" on linen. There's a lot more to come on this one, but I just wanted to share what I've done so far, it will keep me motivated to finish it quickly. These marbles are so beautiful, I hope I can do them justice! Stay tuned for the finish!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I just had to add one more painting to the exhibit! I have several framed prints but wanted another original painting or two. I hung this one at the last minute. It has one of my unique frames that I will show a picture of once I get one. This is titled "Plop" for obvious reasons!
It measures approximately 13" X 17" and is oil on linen.

Thanks to everyone who showed up for my reception Friday night. It was a great turnout and wonderful to see all of you!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

The Big Show is finally here

Well we finally got everything ready for the In The Round show (just in the nick of time) and everything is in place at the CCA Gallery.
The exhibit will take place the whole month of July with artist receptions on July 13 and 27.

Above you can see some pictures of the show as well as the finished painting of "Pool Refreshment". If you're around Indianapolis during the month of July, stop in and see the exhibit!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Countdown is ON

Well, we hang my show on Sunday and this painting will play a major role in it. As you can see, it's only about half done so it's going to be a loooonnnggg night! This is just a little peek at this one. It's obviously pool balls but I'm not giving any more hints at the composition. It is
48" X 48" on a raw linen gallery wrap panel. I'll post it finished as soon as I can.
Wish me Luck!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Upcoming Show

I'm fast and furiously getting ready for my next solo show at the CCA Gallery in July. I will be featuring several new marble paintings as well as more fruit paintings and a few surprises! Above is all the pertinent information for the show and a sneak peak at one of the featured paintings. The title is "The Great Escape" and measures 29" X 56". I tried something new with this one, using sized raw linen for my surface. I love painting on this and the unique look of it. If you're in the Indianapolis area during the month of July, stop in at the CCA Gallery and see the show!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Whew! It's been awhile since I've posted anything here! I've been busy completing a very large painting that I will post soon and getting ready for the Orchard In Bloom show next weekend. See previous post. This is a new Dimensional Painting just completed this morning. It is called "Nest Eggs" and is oil on wood 5 1/2" Round and 51/2"Tall. You know I love painting marbles and the eggs were really cool to paint too. If you're interested in purchasing "Nest Eggs" please email me at

I will be exhibiting in the Orchard In Bloom Show next weekend. April 27-29. You will find more information about the show by clicking on the logo above. It's going to be a beautiful weekend and I'm going to have several new things to show. I hope you'll stop by my booth,
Tent 3 booth 41, and say hello!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

New Painting, New Gallery

Silver Water Pitcher
Oil on Panel
6" X 6"

It's taken me a little while after the Indiana Art Fair to get back into my painting groove. This one was finished last week and I'm happy to announce that it is now at Franklin Barry Gallery, Indianapolis, IN. I'm delighted to have some of my artwork in this gallery and look forward to working with them! If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please email me at: and I will direct you to Franklin Barry Gallery

Monday, February 19, 2007

Indiana Art Fair

The anticipation for the Indiana Art Fair is growing! It will take place this Friday 2-23 and Saturday 2-24. Only 80 Fine Artists were chosen to participate in this growing event and Julie Boyles Fine Art & Design is one of them. The weather is going to cooperate and it's going to be a fine weekend! Hope to see you there! Booth #2-45. Click on either of the cards images above to see a short video clip of last year's Indiana Art Fair.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

New Small Painting

This painting is the first trompe l'oeil painting in a series. It is a small 4.5" circle and is an oil on panel. It has a really nice wood frame to go with it. As soon as this is dry I'll take a picture of this in the frame. If you're interested in purchasing this painting please email me at

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Companion Pieces

These are two more 6" X 6" paintings in acrylic. They are companion pieces to the other pitcher done earlier. They make a nice grouping! I've been painting fast and furious lately getting ready for the Indiana Art Fair on Feb. 23 & 24. More details on that to come!

If you're interested in purchasing any of these paintings, please email me at:

Monday, February 05, 2007

"Raised In Captivity"

Introducing my newest little "painted jewel". The theme for this one is "Raised In Captivity" It is a take-off from my painting "The Lookout" that I completed a year ago. The hardness of the stone in contrast to the softness of the fruit is what drew me to paint this piece. The use of dramatic lighting also interests me. This cube measures approximately 6" X 6" on all sides and has small knob feet on the bottom surface. If you are interested in purchasing this piece, please email me at:

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Introducing the Next Big Thing!

I'm so pleased to finally present the first of my new painting products. These "jewels" are cubes, prisms and cylinders cut from high quality wood, primed then painted. Each one of these pieces will have a theme and measure between 6" and 7" tall. This inaugural prism has the title:
"Cherries Jubilee"
If you are interested in purchasing this jewel please email me at for details.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Sneak Peek

This is just one side of a new line of paintings I've been working on. These pieces will be in the shape of prisms, cubes and cylinders with paintings on each side. This particular piece is part of a prism and will be titled "Cherries Jubilee". Stay tuned for the next sides and the final view!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Little Pitcher

This little painting is 6" X 6" Acrylic on panel. It is another study using ultramarine, burnt sienna and white. I've never used acrylics and really enjoyed them! I'm sure I'll be doing more soon!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

New Studio Painting

This is my latest studio painting. It is 22" X 22" done in a diamond shape. Oil on prepared panel. For this painting I used a limited palette of white, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue. I was amazed at all the colors and shades I could get with only these three colors.

This painting will be one of several on display at my booth at the Indiana Art Fair. The exhibition is at the Indiana State Museum and will be held on February 23 and 24.