Portraits of a home

It’s always such a pleasant surprise to see an artist on Etsy and realize that you have a lot in common with them, even though you’ve never met. I feel that way looking at the work of Julie Beck, of JulieBCreative.

Both of us grew up in Upstate New York along the Erie Canal, which I think helps explain why I felt like I “recognized” the places and architectures she paints. Clearly we also like the same books…as soon as I saw this painting, I thought, “Hey, Grapes of Wrath!” And what do you know, apparently that book was her inspiration for this piece!

I love how this painting captures that old Americana feel, while at the same time conveying a very modern style and design through the inset and the almost pixel-ized squares of color.

Published in: on February 24, 2008 at 3:39 pm  Comments (7)  

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  1. the original painting actually has pages from the Grapes of Wrath in it! Thank you for this feature, you have amazing taste and it’s an honor!
    thank you…

  2. Beautiful blog. Love Julie’s work, nice feature!

  3. Yay Julie!! Great feature of a great artist!

  4. Wow, that’s such a lovely piece – great feature!

  5. juliebcreative’s art is beautiful, her 3 trees painting is pretty popular.
    Love your blog.

  6. Really beautiful!

  7. Beautiful…and upstate ny is where I live!!!!

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