daily painting titled Still life with peaches and faisselle pot

Still life with peaches and faisselle pot

16cm x 12cm (7"x4½"), oil on gessoed card Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Friday 30 July, 2010
Posted in Still life paintings


Oh loveliness! Oh marvel of marvels! But I won't eat peaches with their "fuzz" on! Ernest used to do it when he was a kid simply to make his brother shudder. And he does it now to make ME shudder. But the painting is truly spectacular, fuzz and all!
Wonderful color...love the contrast between the dark backgound and the peaches. Yummy!
Extreme close-up nearly as impressive as a hologram 3d!
Just gorgeous!
Beautiful fuzz! Beautiful luscious weight in each peach!
!...If I hide the thin strip of burnt sienna under the left-hand peach,I get the impression that the peach's body litterally comes out of the virtual plane of the painted surface,as a painting relief,an architectural frieze-like,resulting in a subtle distortion of the sightedness,better observed if we could make two sagittal cuts of the painting(sacrilegious!)so the result would be: -Left-hand peach; "a mountain" -Right peach: "a hill" -Pot: "a thin wall" Conclusion: a fantastic pictorial elaboration of the space between the pot in the background and the invisible vertical plane next to us!And even the dark background, from the right side,is beginning to wrap the right-hand peach,therefore being involved in the famous space too! Masterly!
I really enjoyed Alain's analysis of this painting and had to try it out myself. Fabulous on many levels.