daily painting titled Still Life with Yellow Tomato and Balsamic Vinegar

Still Life with Yellow Tomato and Balsamic Vinegar

25cm x 25cm (10"x10"), oil on linen Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Monday 2 April, 2007
Posted in Still life paintings


I am away for Easter to celebrate my father's 80th birthday in England, back to normal on the 10th of April. This painting is slightly larger oil on linen and the auction will run till Monday the 9th of April.

This is my favorite painting since I've started watching your work!

Happy birthday to your grandfather.

EVERYTHING in this picture is alive, even the stuff that isn't!!

A very happy birthday to your father, Julian! 80 years old and still going strong, I am sure. Many happy returns! Another amazing painting as well. Even though I've only been on your mailing list about a year, it's stunning to see the changes in your work from then to now. You are my favorite painter, I am so impressed to be able to "talk" to you! What a unique opportunity. Thank you.

May your father have a very happy birthday. He couldn't help but have one with his son (and family) at his side. This is an astounding painting. What's reflected in the bottle? I don't expect an answer right away.... But FELICITATIONS to your father, and to you for the painting. And enjoy your visit in England!

Julian, I simply adore this one and many others! Someday I will save enough money to be able to bid on one of your brilliant paintings! Happy Birthday to your father and have a very BLESSED EASTER!!

I hear 80 is the new 60...Happy Birthday to your Dad...
As for the painting...it's amazing!!!!!
Thank you

This is My fav painting so far! Congratulations to your father.

i love it, am speechless, actually. astounding. i've looked long and hard for a painter who paints like i wish i could paint- what a joy it is. ....bugeyed in concord

Hello Julian Birthdays are very special; I hope that your father has a splendid celebration. I love the voluptuous tomato; the balsamic vinegar bottle echoes its shape while its verticality is balanced by the tin which is round in shape like the bottle and tomato. The red, silver, mauve and blue colour makes the image sing. The painting is visual music!!!!!!!! Barbara

Wonderful, as usual... Have a fun birthday trip...Will be nice to have you back!

80 is the new 60. I love that. My mama is turning 80 on June 11th. I am turning 57 on June 15th but 60 is the new 40 so I'm right around the age I feel. 37 :)

I am Julian's Dad, Deano, not his grandad. I am father to four boys (julian is number two) and 1 girl, and grandad to ten lovely people from 4-30 years of age.

Happy 80th to your dad. I remember when my father turned 80 and he was amazed that he had lived so long.

Talk about amazing. I love this painting. The symmetry is perfect as well as the colors. You can almost take a needle and stick the tomato and watch its juices flow.

Keep the paintings coming. I get a great deal of pleasure looking at each one of them.


Happy birthday. I realized my error as soon as I hit the post button. Your son, Julian, is a very gifted artist. He,along with your other sons, daughter and grandchildren are God's gift to you.

Happy Birthday Mr. Merrow-Smith.

And Julian I hope you're having a wonderful holiday......say hello to Ruth.

happy birthday to patrick merrow-smith,
happy birthday to you. ( luckily you can't hear me singing this)

special people born around this time- my husband and son , both on april 9! cheers to you and your lovely family.

Happy Birthday to Mr. Patrick Merrow-Smith!!! May you have many, many more. You must be very proud to have a son that is such an excellent and successful artist.

Happy birthday, Mr. Merrow-Smith! And congratulations on having such a wonderful family, including all the grandkids! I've just 2 grown sons, and no grandkids as yet. You must be proud of them all.

Thanks to you all for your good wishes. We had a BALL

Okay...Must have print...