daily painting titled New seasons apples

New seasons apples

20cm x 15cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Monday 6 August, 2012
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No comments yet...(this is the first).....I think everyone is still gobsmacked over yesterdays magnifecent plums!!

(oops)..magnificent

A bit of painting in its excellency.
The background apple on the left is all what I like in painting:a realistic apple but with a brown outline that does not exist in reality.It is the same about the abrupt vertical(and virtual in reality)line you have created on the apple above,by the meeting between shadow and light.But as opposed to the same line but blurred on the apple just from below!These two "lines",strong above and soft below,are the vertical axis of the composition.All that,for me,shows how you "think" your work,with your "left brain" first,during the processing work.Here in front of this warm painting,I imagine two painters were talking with you in a friendly way:Chardin and Cezanne!

Wonderful apples Julian!

I love getting your paintings in the mornings, it gets my day started with something beautiful. I keep them in a folder to savour and hope to get some when I finish putting my house in order.
I gave a good friend your book "Cherries from Chauvet's Orchard", her parents lived in St. Pantaleon, so it brought back good memories for her. I especially like the lavender field you did recently. It was like that when I visited St. Pantaleon.

Julian's paintings become even more alive for me when I read your reactions and descriptions. I loved your imagined "conversation," because I was also reminded of Cezanne when I looked at this painting.

Help me get on to auction. I've used my password and had it checked but still can't get on. Love the paintings and look forward to bidding on another one.
Kelly Wolfe

Dear DonaS,
I was also talking about Chardin because of the layout and light
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