daily painting titled Roses in Silver Goblet

Roses in Silver Goblet

13cm x 16cm ("5"x6½"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Monday 28 September, 2009
Posted in Flower paintings
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The brushstrokes in this painting foreground the process and the choices of the artist: vivid pink for the roses with touches of yellow/green and orange ; one rose seen in the voluptuousness of full bloom in contrast to the two buds. The hint of another behind in full bloom brings to mind the process that a rose goes through before it reaches full bloom. The warmth of the colour of the roses is reflected in and contrasted by the silver goblet. I wondered how the effect might be different if the artist had chosen one of his glass vases. The only thing missing in this sensual painting is the smell; this I can only imagine.

What a gift to your viewers today, Julian! And what daily joy will come to the winning bidder.

Weightless effervescent flowers emerging gleefully from a hieratic solemn "mirror"...Dream or reality?
An absolute poem.

Holy Cow.....! This is one I call a "gasper"...I loudly gasped when I opened it. If I gasp it's good....and this is really, really lovely...

Warm, soft and lovely. Beautiful work.

how beautiful the roses, but then i wondered too, barbara, how it would have looked in a glass vase? is it the stems we're missing or the need for some straight lines with all those gorgeous curves? gfs

Julian DID paint roses in a glass vase recently. Alain is right: the mirror effect of the silver goblet adds dimension as well as intriguing solidity on THIS side of the ethereal roses. What IS reflected in the "mirror"? It looks as if it were two doors, and if that's the case, it adds even more mystery and depth to THIS side! Thank you Julian. If it weren't for the "crise"....

I think it's time for me to make a break.

Hi jol, Julian and commentors I know that Julian painted roses in a glass vase as I looked at them in the archive. I wondered what the cuurent ones might look like in such vases so I constructed them in my mind which is a creative exercise and not a criticism of Julian's choices. Alain, How will you "make a break."

Hi Julian Sorry about the 3 comments; computers sometimes do their own thing. Also a ? should be at the end of my message to Alain (are you bolting to Paris, Spain..... ?

Merilee, I love your response..... ditto from me.

re: my comment abt stems (above) was not meant as a criticism of the painting, but because i am both a gardener and a painter i am torn between letting the flowers be important (their arrangement in vase) or the composition as a whole.

PURE JOY !!! THIS PAINTING IS
MAGICAL .. THE COLORS IN THE VASE
ARE LIKE ICING ON A GORGEOUS CAKE.
BRAVO JULIAN AND THANKS FOR MAKING
THE WORLD A MORE BEAUTIFUL PLACE.