daily painting titled Fig Half and Knife

Fig Half and Knife

19cm x 12cm (7½"x4¾"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Tuesday 14 July, 2009
Posted in Still life paintings


This looks like it was fun to paint. Nice atmosphere. I'm a big fan of your work!
This is just beautiful ... who would think a fig and a knife could take my breath away?
I love the detail of the beads of light on the fig and on the knife blade, where it joins the handle--perfectly placed. You've really captured the translucency of the fig's flesh. It's very sensual. And a nice contrast between the sharpness of the blade and juiciness of the fruit. Daring, I dare say!
Hi Julian Susan has described it better than I could.