daily painting titled Toy plane

Toy plane

18cm x 13cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Thursday 22 November, 2012
Posted in Still life paintings


Love how you can paint anything and make it wonderful!
I like the way you see and paint - you seemed to have been going for the shape and color. As a result, you did not get boggled down with the details. It looks like you succeeded quickly.
Oddly at the first sight of the painting,I have thought of... the anamorphic perspective painted by Hans Holbein at the bottom end of his famous painting "The Ambassadors"! No link of course in regard to the deep meaning of the two paintings!
Julian - can't tell you how evocative this is of - what? - the innocence of childhood that's still a part of our dreams and ambitions? or perhaps it's a picture of the little boy who's grown and gone and has left childhood behind . . .
This wonderful little nostalgic painting just sums up the way that your work has influenced me, instead of going round town looking for buildings and scenes to paint, I find myself looking around the house, even up in the attic for simple objects to inspire me to do a still life, and it works, thank you once again Julian.
Julian, As I've said before you are one of my most significant inspirations in terms of my own work. I've wanted to own one of your paintings. This wonderful toy airplane gave this airline pilot/painter the perfect opportunity! I love it. Can't wait to hang it on my wall. Thank you, garry