daily painting titled Madeleine

Madeleine

16cm x 13cm (6"x5"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Monday 22 February, 2010
Posted in Still life paintings
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My thoughts are with you, Julian

Your art is
Joyful Moving Spiritual...

So sorry to hear that news. My condolences. Be well, and glad to have you back.

The taste of the madeleine and memory are forever linked thanks to Proust...this painting struck me as a meaningful subject for your first posting since your mother's death. May she rest in peace.

Sincere condolences for you and your family.

Julian, please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. No matter our age, it is always hard.

Julian, please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. No matter our age, it is always hard.

Julian, our thoughts are with you and your family. Be well.

i'm sorry for your news. my thoughts are with you and your family.

This Madeleine brought me to tears of sympathy and yet also happiness. Having heard the news from Ruth, I wondered how this loss would effect your voyage of painting persistence. For me, the beauty plonking into my e-mailbox each day, is a little hint that all IS probably well in MY imagined world.

Very sorry to learn of your loss Julian.
May your creatively be your salve. And
this is a lovely and deep image. Sincere
condolences. It is truly wonderful that you have this outlet.

Deepest regrets.

She must be enormously proud of you.

My sincere condolences to you and your family. The painting is beautiful, thank you for all your beautiful work!

i am so very sorry to hear your sad news, julian. my thoughts go out to you and your family. gfs

Julian, so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time. Missed you and your beautiful paintings. Please take care of yourself!
Betty Holl

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I echo the thoughts of others: your painting is a lovely rememberance and a joy to behold. I agree: your mother must be very proud.

I'm so sorry for your loss Julian.I lost both of my parents and know how difficult this is. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time! Take care.

Dear Julian,
So very sad to hear of your mother's death. It is so hard no matter our age, but even harder when it is more or less unexpected.
So many of the sentiments shared above are also in my thoughts, but most of all take care of each other.
Regards.

Sorry for your loss. It's all been said and so I will look forward to receiving more of your inspirational post cards.

Julian: So sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences. Very glad that you are back. I know that your artistic endeavors will help you through this difficult time. Parke

Many condolences, Julian. The painting is the poetry of memory.

Your paintings bring me happiness; much sympathy for your loss. The half-eaten madeleine is lovely.

I am so very sorry for your loss Julian.
May all be well in your hearts, as in this lovely painting.

So very sorry about the loss of your mother - missed your beautiful work.

Sorry to hear about your loss. I imagine she was very proud of you and contributed to your wonderful talents.

My most sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother.

Julian,
My sympathy to you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to paint this....beautiful.

I am so sorry for your loss... I hope you will find peace and solace in your painting. Thank you for your beautiful work.

I am sure you feel very sad now. I can not imagine trying to paint while feeling such grief. I don't think I could paint for a while. You must be very strong inside. Thank you for sharing your paintings with us. You paintings inspire my own painting.

My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. I share the feelings of the above comments and thank you for this beautiful work.

so sorry. It's tough to lose your mother. I'll be thinking of you.

So sorry to hear of your loss. Take as much time as you need, although your grief will ebb and flow like the tides.... may peace be with you.

My sincerest condolences both to you and your family in this time of loss..

My sincere condolence on the passing of your mother.

Today's delicious painting is like a comfort food for the soul...It's a tangible reminder of the temporary and unfinished nature of one's life, and the importance of living life to its fullest each and every day.

Your wonderful paintings bring joy to us daily, and for that we are thankful.

My sincere sympathy, Julian. This painting in its simplicity and purity is somehow fitting. Thank you for this and all your work.

Very sorry Julian. Nice painting to return with.

Julian,
I send my deepest sympathy. I am afraid "time heals all" is not so. You will learn to love that bittersweet hole in your heart.
Fond regards, Kathy

Julian, let me add my deepest condolences to the list over your loss. I'm so sorry. Best to you.

My sympathies to you and your family. Losing a parent is life changing. It is a great sadness. Bless you for your special work and for sharing it so graciously. Your mother must have been very proud.

I, too, wish to express my condolences on the loss of your mother. No matter how old we become, that loss is always painful.

Dear Julian,
I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother. My deepest sympathies. Your paintings provide a refuge for those of us seeing them each day, I hope they can for you as well.

As a recent new comer to the painting-a-day movement, I've only discovered your site within the past month. I marvel at how, over the past five years, your art has evolved. This alone tells me just what a valuable exercise it is.

When there were no postings from you over the past couple of weeks I wondered what could be awry?

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother, may painting be a place you go to to heal.

Oddly, when my Mother died I was in the midst of painting the very footbed of the gardener's bridge, from my time at Giverny. When I returned home, finishing the 'other side' helped me process the emotions and find peace.

Julian,
My heart goes out to you in the loss of your Mother. I hope you have so many wonderful memories that it will help lessen
the pain and the grief.
I've missed your emails and am glad you're back.

It's been said already, but the loss of a parent is significant and painful. One feels cast adrift, rudderless, without the anchor of a parent. I hope your painting will soothe you and allow you to adapt to your new world.

Many condolences. I lost my mother last year and can understand what you are feeling, but I think you may find she's still with you in a strange way. Your paintings are lovely, by the way.

Many condolences. I lost my mother last year and so I can understand what you are feeling, but I think you may find she's still with you in a strange way. Your paintings are lovely, by the way.

I echo many of the sentiments above and wish you and your family well. That bread certainly looks very edible!


Am I the only one who never managed to get through Proust ?
So Sad that you lost your Mum Julian.

Julian and Ruth, I am so sorry you are going through this sad time but it is lovely that you have your family to gain comfort from and to share all the emotions this time brings which is all part of the 'rich tapestry of life'. My thoughts and prayer are with you both. I too am sure she must have been so proud of you (both). I've just looked up the recipe for Madeleine's and am off to attempt to make them! wish me luck!

Dear Julian, my sympathies go out to you. Through you and your art she will live on. My very best. Jan Hatch

So sorry, Julian. My deepest sympathy.

Oh Julian, I'm so very sorry for you and your family in the loss of your mother. You are in my thought and my prayers.

My condolences Julian. My thoughts are with you and your family

Dear Julian Your delicate painting is the perfect tribute to your late mother. Thank you.

Dear Julian:
Your paintings bring me so much pleasure every day, though I have not yet bid on any of them (for financial reasons).
I am moved to write to say how sorry I am to hear of the death of your mother. She raised a talented son with a great eye for the beauty of everyday things. Devote a bit of time thinking about her every day this year. That will help you to recover.
Thank you and best wishes,
Coco

Julian, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. We cannot do anything to ease your pain, except to let you know we are here if you need us. I am sure she must be very proud of you. She will always be watching over you. I am sure of this.

-joe

My sincere condolences to you and your family. Your paintings are always beautiful.

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved mother.

Your loss and melancholy can be felt in "Madeleine." I hope that you can find peace and comfort during this time of grief.

I feel sorry for your loss, Julian. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask.

Julian, I am an admirer of your work. Just came to your site today to see if I had missed anything. Apparently so. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. I recently lost both my parents so my heart is with you. She lives on in the great work that you do. Thank you for that and thank your mom for you.

Mothers are special. I wish you and your family peace. What a special lady she must have been, to have a son as nice and as gifted as you. That is a true tribute to her.

Julian,

A very inspirational painting and such wonderful instincts to paint a madelaine at this time of your sorrow and memory. Please accept my condolences.

Susan

My sincere condolences to you and your family Julian.


My deepest sympathy to you and your family over the loss of your mother, Julian.
Please do not worry about mailing my painting anytime soon. Just whenever.

SINCERE CONDOLENCES...beautiful painting.

I am so sorry for your loss. It is obvious from all the comments that we all feel close to you even though very few of us have met you. You have offered such a wonderful part of yourself to us through your work and, in turn, we want to reach back to you in your grief. Be well and know that many people are thinking of you.

O Madeleine
You are looking so light
So light
Delicate
The artist has painted your soul
Through your body clay

O Madeleine
So light
You are stepping aside
Ready to leave the ground

So light
So lovely
Nearly gauzy, pale-faced
Still with us,
Smiling
As if to say:
"I love you, my true friends."

Good bye beautiful Soul!
We shall never forget you
We love you too.
Quite simply.

a beautiful way to begin and end our tribute to julian and his Mother, alain. thank you. i feel the comments above were also a tribute to all our mothers who are gone from us. g. snyder