daily painting titled Still life with Peaches, Knife, Goblet and Bowl

Still life with Peaches, Knife, Goblet and Bowl

15cm x 14cm, oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Sunday 19 August, 2007
Posted in Still life paintings


Cool, incisive, darkly beautiful.

Still life with Peaches, Knife, Goblet and Bowl

One of the best...the dark depths...the glimmering knife...just lovely.

I sense a difference in this one...something deeper.

Your paintings have made a joyous and lovely coda over this year. Thanks so much.

Here you are appealing to something deep in our souls: the temptingly dangerous (the knife); the mysteriously soft as well as colourful (the peaches); the inscrutably curious (the 17th-century pewter goblet that makes us wonder what kind of wine it contains); the unfound (the bowl that one can only divine, since it's so hidden). You do make us think, as much as we appreciate. This is a powerfully poetic as well as religious painting. Merci.

Elegant in design and colours and very mysterious. B.

I look forward to the comments as well as to the paintings--I was already drawn into this dark and gleaming scene, and the remarks by the previous 4 commentators make me appreciate it even more. L.