daily painting titled Two Fishes

Two Fishes

20cm x 14cm (8"x5¾"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Wednesday 16 September, 2009
Posted in Still life paintings


One day, Bonnard said:"I try always to paint my first immediate impression, my first flash of a landscape". Here, Julian, I feel you did the same. Headlong rush, like in a hurry. The cloth is pure abstraction.The fishes still are wriggling. It seems that you have just finished your work, in front of us, live. Everything is exposed. Sincerity of the man. Unpretentious. It reminds me of a french painter André Hambourg. Perhaps you know him. Three painters move me more than the others: Frans Hals, Soutine, De Kooning. Gestural painters. Julian you are the fourth.
I can smell them.
Fresh from the ocean and into the fry pan. What a delicious painting!
I will definitely bid on these fish. If you followed this one with five loaves, that would be wonderful!
almost bernie, fresh from the easel in to the pan and very nice they were too!