Julia Bright
Boulder, Colorado

Julia Bright bases her still life paintings on 17th century French and Dutch art methods, which means that her process is very time-consuming and deliberate. She uses hand-ground oils, birchwood supports, and maroger medium, a thick gel that is mixed into the paint to keep it from running off the panel and to speed the drying process. Similar to the Old Masters she admires, Julia is preoccupied with light and how it affects the objects she paints. Her watermelons and pumpkins are all the more enticing for it, as the light dances across the forms, altering the color and providing depth. Julia emigrated to the U.S. from the former Soviet Union when she was a teenager. Her passion for painting was undoubtedly developed as a child visiting the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, where the great works of Chardin and Ingres mesmerized her.

Clarity
16" x 20" , oil painting
$2,175

Turquoise Plate
18" x 24" , oil painting
$2,875

The Mandarin Oriental
18" x 24" , oil painting
$2,875


The Nest
8" x 10" , oil painting
$800

Seedless and Proud
18" x 30" , oil painting
$3,600

Dandelion
12" x 9.5" , oil painting
$900


Pumpkin Patch Harvest
18" x 24" , oil painting
$2,875


Artist and Customer Comments


Julia Bright 4/11/2016 | 4:38 PM

C Moody-Rogers - thank you for your nice comments. I always appreciate hearing from art lovers, collectors and other artists! (sorry, just saw your comment today)

Julia Bright 4/11/2016 | 4:34 PM

C Moody-Rogers - thank you for your nice comments. I always appreciate hearing from art lovers, collectors and other artists! (sorry, just saw your comment today)

C Moody-Rogers 2/26/2016 | 5:44 PM

I think in the future we are going to see that you are considered a master. I love the energy and color and the subject matter in all your things. I can't help it, I have a favorite and it's "The Nest"!

Julia Bright 2/25/2016 | 11:00 PM

I am so excited to be the newest member of the UGallery Artist Community! Please check out my paintings here:http://www.ugallery.com/ProductList.aspx?RC=1&Search=julia+bright My medium of choice is oil, and I am primarily a still life painter, although I do occasionally stray into figure, landscape and animal painting as well. I am inspired by the Dutch Masters, and my paintings are based on 17th century methods and materials. In fact, the boards, paints and mediums I use have all been handcrafted in small batches by artisans around the country. I welcome your feedback and questions about my work - talk to me! Here is to painting, collecting, and living life to the fullest! Julia