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The Nine Elements of Comfort paintings

 

What would you like to have in your comfortable room? I invite you to choose one of these paintings to come and linger in a comfortable interior. Inside during the pandemic, I thought about the different things that create a feeling of comfort. I came up with nine essentials. I began painting The Nine Elements of Comfort 8"x8" oil paintings in May, 2021. They were exhibited in the Mayne Island Fall 2021 Studio Tour. And I keep painting more!

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Sand Linen Chair 

by Julie Emerson

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Blue-Green Chair 

by Julie Emerson

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These are imagined interiors, each one containing my nine essentials: a comfy chair, side table, pillow, art, books, carpet, cup, flowers, lamp/window/fireplace. In a room, a chair is a necessity and ideally it is a beautiful and comfortable chair.

     

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Sea Blue Chair

by Julie Emerson

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The  Cane Chair

by Julie Emerson

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Art is a necessity in a room and each room has at least one artwork. For fun, I painted a recognizable piece of art in each room. Can you identify the art in these tiny web images? If you like the knock-off, and you are unfamiliar with it, ask me: julieemerson(at)telus.net

 

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Russet Chair

by Julie Emerson

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Yellow Chair

by Julie Emerson

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Blue Long Chair

by Julie Emerson

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Pink Rosebud Chair

by Julie Emerson

The price of each painting is $299. I want people to be able to afford art they like. The paintings are light enough to mail easily. If you would like to have one, email julieemerson(at)telus.net

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Green Lizard Chair

by Julie Emerson

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Salmon Morris Chair

by Julie Emerson

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Each painting in the series The Nine Elements of Comfort is an 8" square oil painting on stretched canvas 1" thick. Each one is titled with a different chair colour.

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Peach Chair

by Julie Emerson

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Violet Chair

by Julie Emerson

Historically, paintings of interiors have been documentation or representation of light and pattern, but my intention is to paint a space that the viewer will want to step into.

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Teal Windowseat Chair

by Julie Emerson

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Red Chair

by Julie Emerson

    See if you can find the Nine Elements in a room you like:

1. comfy chair    2. side table      3. pillow      4. art     5. books    6. carpet

7. cup    8. flowers     9. lamp or window or fireplace

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Sky Blue Hanging Chair

by Julie Emerson

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Purple Chair

by Julie Emerson

Sometimes I want the room to refer to more than one artist's work. In this painting, the screen is inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, and the painting is inspired by John Singer Sargent, and the curvy stool is inspired by Frank Gehry. 

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Cream Chair

by Julie Emerson

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Patchwork Chair

by Julie Emerson

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We are lucky to be able to live in a glorious mix of cultural influences, so I can paint them.

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Blue Chair

by Julie Emerson

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Orange Slice Chair

by Julie Emerson

If you want to see a bigger image of a painting,   email: julieemerson(at)telus.net 

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Red Rocking Chair

by Julie Emerson

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Pale Yellow Chair

by Julie Emerson

What is it that appeals to you in a particular painting? The colours or the arrangement of furniture or the atmosphere in the room?

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Pink Long Chair

by Julie Emerson

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Spiral Chair

by Julie Emerson

These paintings are being uploaded in stages. If you'd like an email notification about NEW paintings in the series The Nine Elements of Comfort as soon as they go up on this site, email julieemerson(at)telus.net and you'll be first to see them.

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Green Rocking Chair

by Julie Emerson

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Black Velvet Chair

 by Julie Emerson

I have enjoyed using my imagination to create these interiors and now you can imagine yourself in them.

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The White Chair

by Julie Emerson

The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Ice Blue Chair

by Julie Emerson

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The Nine Elements of Comfort - The Brown Chair

by Julie Emerson

All images on this website are copyright Julie Emerson. Enjoy them. If you use my images, you are stealing.