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Leslie Duke  ——————— @meyergallery / park city, ut @sloanemerrillgallery / boston, ma @foursquareart22 / az ———————

I’m in lemon heaven here in Arizona. It’s taking a concerted effort for me to branch out. Is it a problem if all my paintings are of lemons for foreseeable future? 🤔💛🍋
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Just finished my first painting of 2018 - er - 2019. 😂Anyone else still stuck in last year? Here are a couple of detail shots. .
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I’m in Arizona showing my work at the @celebrationoffineart now through March 24. It’s my fourth year at the show, and the fourth year @lodergram and I have been “snowbirds.” So if you’re in AZ, come on by and say “hi.”
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#art #wetpaint #onmyeasel #apples #citrus #celebrateart #celebrationoffineart #oils #🍎 #🍋 #arizona #scottsdale

Top nine of 2018! Thank you for following along. ❤️ Happy New Year!

2018 was one of the most joyful and most difficult years of my life. I’m slowly learning that having both joy and hardship side-by-side is okay; and I’m practicing to carrying them both simultaneously.
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Thank you for following along my journey as an artist. Your support means the world. Here’s to 2019, and to celebrating both the good and the bad.
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“Late Blooms” is one of my favorite pieces hanging up at @meyergallery right now. It’s kind of about, well, being a late bloomer. Go figure. .
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#art #contemporary #painting #florals #flowers #paint #parkcityart #artparkcity #utahartist #oils #anemones #gardenroses #roses #meyergallery

Hooray! The pieces are delivered, hung and ready for tonight’s three-artist show opening at @meyergallery in Park City. My pieces are hanging beside the lovely work of @jennavonbenedikt and @cgreilly2000. I snuck a peek yesterday, and I have to say that it’s absolutely magical. .
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The opening is at @meyergallery from 6-9 PM, during the Park City gallery stroll. 🤗
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#art #painting #contemporarypainting #contemporary #stilllife #bunny #hummingbirds #color #florals #parkcity #parkcityutah #parkcityart #meyergallery #meyergalleryparkcity #🤗🤗

Western tanagers are some of my favorite birds. Every spring, they would flock to a tree in our yard and I’d spend plenty of time watching them fluttering back and forth. (The tree was kiiiiiind of sick and full of aphids.) .

This painting is available: 12X12 in., unframed, $800. Shoot me a message if you’re interested. 😘
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Oh hey there, anemones. 👋🏼 Fun fact: even spellcheck couldn’t figure out my creative spelling of this beautiful flower. 🤨
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I’m busy finishing up work for a three-artist show opening at @meyergallery Dec 28. Here are a couple of little details of one piece I’m currently sweating over.
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Also, did you see yesterday’s post? New limited edition prints are on a killer sale through the 19th. Use the code JOYFUL18 for 15% off + free shipping. 🙌🏽
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✨PRINT SAAAAALE!✨
.You guys! It took a bit longer than planned (ie: life consists of a lovely 13-month old + prep for upcoming shows), but there are officially new prints in the online store. .
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Use code ✨JOYFUL18✨ for 15% off + free domestic shipping through Thursday the 20th. .
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We’ll all be spreading a bit of holiday cheer, as 10% of all sales will be donated to victims of the Paradise Fire. .
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All domestic orders placed by the 19th will make it before Christmas.

This commission was difficult to part with, even after living with it for a couple of months. ✨ALSO✨I’m reading/listening to “The Hummingbird’s Daughter” by Luis Alberto Urrea and LOVING it. (Thank you, @audible.) Have you read it?
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#art #painting #oil #oils #commission #contemporary #stilllife #abstract #realism #impressionism #audiblebooks #🍐 #🐤

My heart is sick for all of those affected by the wildfires. The devastation in Paradise has been particularly heartbreaking; I just can’t even imagine.
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I’ll be donating a portion of my sales over Cyber Monday to support relief efforts. More info to come. .
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#wetpaint #nightowl #paint #painting #oils #oilpaint #justfinished #art #contemporary #stilllife #realism #deconstructionism #teacup #citrus #🍐 #🍋 #☕️

Detail of a demo from this weekend’s workshop. It’s always a bit intimidating painting in front of an audience, but I’m liking the way this one is going.
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