daily painting titled Road with Irises

Road with Irises

20cm x 14cm (8"x5½"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Wednesday 6 May, 2009
Posted in Landscape paintings


So lush and inviting - Harriet
Humble house on the left. A rich one I guess hidden on the right. Behind the outward appearances, the peaceful coexistence of two social classes. Political thrust of Art, like in Van Gogh's paintings for instance. A noble message of Julian within a marvellous impressionist painting, suggesting cheerfulness and calmness; far from the deafning noises of our cities, full of tragic tensions. And of course I don't forget these touching irises, little blue fireflies beaming with happiness among the dense grass...
Bravo Julian! this is very nice. I hope your doing some large ones from these.
the progression of your work through these years is an inspiration to anyone who wishes to do something small or large. one step at a time.
This reminds me of all these little villages at the area where I lived as a child. Beautiful. You're a master in painting landscapes.
so many people look forward to your daily paintings..they give us that small moment of stepping away from where we are and think of being somewhere else...your paintings are so beautiful..simple and not complicated.. thank you so much...and we all hope you continue to do this for a long time!!!
Another lovely little painting Julian. Masterly control of all those greens. I'd love to know what colours you use on your palette! Paul.
Hi Paul, this was a very limited palette of two blues, two yellows, red and white; Ultramarine Blue, Ceruleum Blue, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Pyrrole Vermilion and Titanium White. I also used a purple specifically for the irises; it would have been difficult to mix the flowers from those colors!