daily painting titled Moon and Vines

Moon and Vines

18cm x 13cm (7"x5"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Friday 6 November, 2009
Posted in Landscape paintings


How do you do this? Stunningly simple; simply beautiful.
Hi Julian This is heavenly. A chill may be in the air, but you have created a magical image. Thanks
Julian, I wanted to be the first to comment on this painting but it compleletly knocked me off my chair and by the time I came to Janet and Barbara had beaten me to it. I live in a part of the world that has vinyards that look very much like this (I won't argue the quality issue - I think we know who wins that one) but honestly I have witnessed the very scene not ten miles from here. I was thrilled to see it the first time, the second justed knocked me out! Yes, how DO you do this?
I admire the amount of light that you have controlled so nicely. Early morning full moon just setting in the west and childish sun on the back of the viewer yet not so strong to solarize your scene !! I am in Gujarat, India,and have witnessed such beautiful mornings in countryside - though not in vineyards, but in fields of Saurashtra - an arid region of the state. Thanks and Congratulations for simplicity.
My guess is quite late in the afternoon, five or six p.m. But...it doesn't really matter. Its a wonderfully made painting.
I agree with oilymuck ( now there's a name..)the time doesn't matter; you have captured a beautiful moment.
With luck, we are fortunate to witness something natural that knocks our socks off. Each in his/her own way is flattened happily by the moment. I always say to myself, when I see something in nature this profound, I want to eat it with a spoon. Luckily, we have the maestro, who with talent,great eye/hand coordination, and more than a fare share of personal alchemy, to give us a great big bowl of runny yums to enjoy. Thank you Julian!
..took my breath away, and that doesn`t happen often.
Actaully P S Mahendra is perfectly correct, that's the second time someone's been mysteriously accurate with the time of day... aha it was House and Vines and a certain Mr Craig Stocking!
Hats off to PS and CS for clever AM/PM time guessing!! I, on the other hand, must defer to P S Mahendra's superior sky-reading skills. I bow to the East.
Hi Julian Over the past few days I have been watching the moon go down in the morning in Toronto. The light is absolutely magical. Last night the sunset was similar in colour to your morning sky. I thought I was back in late summer. It actually is very warm here. That may be why the light is so beautiful right now.
First of all Hearty thanks to Julian for confirming my timing... Actually it is the painter's supreme skill to exactly bring out on canvass the morning freshness, the chill in the air, ... and not only that, I felt the dew and the humidity of the atmosphere too !!! Perhaps a camera would not catch this much spirit of the scene!