daily painting titled House at St. Pierre des Vassols

House at St. Pierre des Vassols

15cm x 13cm, oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Saturday 16 February, 2008
Posted in Landscape paintings


Beautiful transparent shadows.
Looking at this the subtleness slowly becomes apparent..the sweeping movements mmm.... a good picture makes people silent and the need for talk becomes not so great!
I am beginning to regret my comments, made yesterday.
Julian - Happy 3rd Birthday for your Blog! Here's hoping that the next three years bring you as much success as the last three years.
Thanks Colin and Stephen. BTW you've turned out some crackers in the last week; I love that RR Bridge and the Nocturne.
Thanks Katherine approaching a thousand paintings!
Interesting comments of late, about what a painting is. i agree with many of the comments; that a painting is what the artist sees in that moment, be it pink or green or mauve or gold in a sky, plus the courage to put that onto a canvas knowing it will be different the next moment, or day or season. Musicians could never be called up for using the 'wrong' colour, nor a writer for saying a sky is a tangerine, so why should a painter?
Just back from the dome cafe where Modigliani, Bonnard, Matisse et al ate...and i say here's to green skies! Lovely matisse quote, hillbilly.
I love that almost half this canvas is a loosely painted shadow and yet (maybe because of it) the path lures me towards such an intimate place in my imagination. Of course i am biased!
Thirty-six paintings concieved from the same outlook = 36 different skies: some of your recent correspondents may care to see James Gurney's Feb 17 post at www.gurneyjourney.blogspot.com - serendipitous. Heartiest congrats on your site's third birthday Julian. Every visit has been an absolute joy!
www.krollroberts.com for yet another look at color choices in landscapes, figures and shadows. Julian, congratulations and thank you for allowing us this forum.