daily painting titled Courgette and Flower

Courgette and Flower

12cm x 22cm (4¾"x8½"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Thursday 14 August, 2008
Posted in Still life paintings


Julian, this cheerful painting is appealing to our unconscious... The complementary colours are singing all together. And as for paraphrasing Magritte, I would say: "what you see is not a...courgette!"
At a Magritte exhibit in Paris a couple of years ago, they were selling t-shirts that said: "Ceci n'est pas une pomme," with the depiction of a huge "pomme" right over one's rather buxomy chest (mine!) Just couldn't not buy that one, although I'm not one to wear t-shirts....Sorry about that, but I couldn't resist adding that to Alain's delightful comment. Wish it were a courgette, but then we might not have the gorgeous painting, now, would we?
Hmmm.... Magritte apart, this is a stunning piece of work again, Julian... a brilliant study of a courgette with flower! Might this be available as a print? A shame that only one lucky person should end up with this!Mind you that could be said for all your paintings ~:o)
Marvelous shadow along the courgette seeming to be a figurehead! The face ,in the middle, pointing towards the left, with a vertiginous high headgear and a very curvy stylish chest beneath. Mysterious art giving to the viewer so many riddles to uncover...Julian, you are a magician.
salaciously summery