daily painting titled Clementine


14cm x 12cm (5½"x4¾"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Thursday 19 March, 2009
Posted in Still life paintings


This fruit
Like a heart
Bea-ting bea-ting bea-ting
Exultant and lordly
Like an offering
Brought us
By a fourth wise man
This fruit
Promise of Halcyon days
For the sinless newlyweds
Like in the " Arnolfini portrait "
Painted by a soft-hearted Jan Van Eyck...

The simplicity of this painting is deceptive. With light, colour, and contrast, you draw the eye of the viewer to the beauty of an orange, both the fruit and the colour. You teach us to look more closely and carefully.