daily painting titled Green lake with water lilies

Green lake with water lilies

13cm x 14cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Monday 3 January, 2011
Posted in Still life paintings


Great title-Love it!

Nice to have a peek into your still life preparations. They sound as though they're comfortably casual and nonchalant!

I wrote you a rambling e-mail 2 days ago, but I think I had too many words, so you may not have received it. Did you?
It wasn't about your paintings. It was more a gratitude and thank you for the daily touch down and how it kept me going last fall. I am a painter, but I felt so restored to read about your weather, trees, market day and daily life in your village, when I was apartment-bound after knee surgery. So, did you get the e-mail I sent? Karen

My husband always complains that I do not look after my tubes of paint...how nice to see yours are as squashed and stained as mine! It is a great painting of a tube of paint .I love the green

Julian - I love your posts as much for the words as for the luscious paintings - both bring a smile to my face every time I receive one. As for this one - I'd love to swim in that 'Lake' (I must go shopping for that colour) - bravo on a beautiful painting and an imaginative title.



Bravo! Love the title! :>)

Julian, you are too clever. I love this.


Nice still life and that green really zings.

Here is a composition question. I've sometimes thought that one should avoid floating compositions. That is the background completely goes around the subject with no breaks. This painting is successful in my opinion. So is it the exception to a good rule? Or is it a bad rule? Or am I misinterpreting the rule? Of course, one might say that rules are not for art :) .

What do you think?

A most interesting little painting dealt with a creative touch.I look forward to each of your paintings,thanks for sharing.

LOVELY, your work is so beautiful, so full of life. We spent a month, this past summer in a small village near Narbonne....it was just like being in one of your paintings....thank you for being such a wonderful artist and sharing your work with us.

Be well.


Sumptuous and majestic diagonal!
Happy New Year,Mister.

I like this paint tube painting very much. It has the man-made, the messiness, the implication of creating something and the wide world in which all that exists. The two are moving to look at. When I see a work that stirs me I think of the way Eli Siegel's Aesthetic Realism principle, "All beauty is a making one of opposites and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves" comes to life right before us. Thank You Julian. Dorothy Koppelman

Dear Julian and others, The title "Green Lake with Water Lilies" is almost a double entendre, with the word "lake," I think your art unconscous was working on this. So the opposites again of oneself and the whole world are at work.
Also, this is about the recent self-portriats. I think they are brave. ad veru deep.

Julian...I love your sense of humor and that you don't take yourself too seriously. Nice.