daily painting titled Lemons on a Spanish Plate

Lemons on a Spanish Plate

20cm x 13cm (8"x5"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Friday 9 October, 2009
Posted in Still life paintings


Classic and cool in contrast to yesterday's softer, warmer look.

Oh master of the sultry and dark universe-
another gem of poetic and perfect lemons...
the rim of that plate is always exquisite.
Thanks for brightening up a dreary fall day
in New England.

Hello Julian:

How do you make your objects 'emerge' from the dark--as opposed to merely sitting in front of a dark back-drop? Is there a special type of lighting you employ to avoid sharp ciarascuro?
Questions, questions....your lemons are never static and I love them.

I love your lemons. The dark moody ones of today and the bright sunny ones of yesterday.

The plate of lemons seems to be under a dark barrel vault. O my God, I like.

Great stuff, Julian. You have a way with yellow!