daily painting titled Nasturtiums


20cm x 14cm (8"x6"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Monday 5 October, 2009
Posted in Flower paintings


They almost feel "in-flight!" Not much can be added their yumminess.

from my favorite critter to my favorite flower! YOU are amazing to me! Susan

Like female siamese twins
It seems
They would like to live
Their own life
Their own destiny
But their graceful green legs
Crossed twice
Show us in fact
They will never
Never break up !

Julian, you just keep nailing it!



Hi Julian,
Another beautiful painting!
If you don't mind a technical question: your photos of your work are very good, especially the dark ones. Do you have a full studio set up to get rid of the specular highlights? I'm having a very tough time with that problem.
Thanks, and thanks for being such an inspiration.

I show each day's painting to my students - 17 and 18 year old advanced art students - this morning one asked 'how does he (Julian) do this so beautifully every day?'
I thought about it and finally realized - he is in love with looking/ with really seeing in the purest sense - so each day he simply falls in love again. Thanks for showing me why I paint and teach - it is all related. Dean

What intrigues me about this painting, Julian, is the way that you deploy colour and create light via colour in a manner that focuses our eye on that rather than the image as a nasurtium. The result is not unlike the early work of phtographers such as Steichen. It is a personal expression of what you see "in the purest sense" (thanks Dean). This is what fascinates me in your painting.