daily painting titled Four Blue Plums

Four Blue Plums

24cm x 12cm (9½"x4¾"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Tuesday 2 September, 2008
Posted in Still life paintings


This is beautiful, like velvet, only better. Just beautiful.
Un Julian au sommet de sa maîtrise du clair obscur, à rendre fou de jalousie un Rembrandt lui-même. Standing ovation !
Four freewheeling blue half-moons, so close, with their hidden faces meteor craters and dusty seas... A proverb recorded in 1528 said: "If they say the moon is blue We must believe that it is true" ( from Oxford english dictionary )
Beautiful composition... the way the plums recede into the shadow is done really nicely, and enhances their mysterious look.
Alain, you speak so well for Julian's perfect blue plums! Love reading your readings!
Merci Cynthia. But of course without the talent of Julian, his seeming unposed expressiveness of his brushstrokes ( a godlike grace ), his way daily to tell us his history, like an encoding pictorial diary, there would not be any comments from me. Mysterious alchemy. Thanks Julian.
Cynthia and Alain, I agree. Visual and verbal poetry so combined, can be sublime. It's a lovely dance!