daily painting titled Two Halves of a Fig

Two Halves of a Fig

17cm x 10cm ((6¾"x4"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Saturday 23 August, 2008
Posted in Still life paintings


Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!My favorite fruit!!!!
How luscious. I'm have to admit that I've never eaten a fig. This makes me want to. I love the rich colours of the inside contrasting with the beautiful soft greys of the background. Georgina
The secret of this charming painting? The blue colour which is everywhere: it is a pure creation, a personal reading of the real, a decoding of the invisible, the figs are a pretext,the blue and its co-star, the purple, the main subjects. Who can find all these tints in a white cloth except an artist with a big "a"? Because of the presence of fruits, this painting could seem to be a realistic view, no, it is only a poem, an ode to the colour . An endless enchantment.
Alain said it all. but on a more mundane note, shouldn't the right-hand half's stem be pointing a tad more south to match up with mate?
I don't know Julian personaly. Only his paintings are interesting for me. And exciting. Too much most probably.
Perhaps they are not halves of the same fruit(?) But left on the board from the just finished lunch.
How long do you paintings take to do? Are they done on white card? Do you do an underpainting first, or paint the final colour straight onto the card? Do you sketch out anything first? And why are your landscapes looser that the still lifes? Time constrainsts? I like the still lifes, love the landscapes. Who's work do you most admire? Thank you.