daily painting titled Oranges on a french cloth

Oranges on a french cloth

22cm x 10cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Thursday 14 February, 2013
Posted in Still life paintings


Lovely painting!
When I showed Lucy this painting and said, "Julian has painted one thousand nine hundred and one paintings! " She replied, "He needs a day off!" Not sure if that's 7 year old humor or truth! Anyway, it's a perfect Valentine for those of us who love your paintings.
Hi Julian, Happy valentines to both you and yours. Great painting keep up the FANTASTIC work. Tish Smith
...and the gentle orange on the right,with one of her green leave placed a tender kiss upon the cheek of her male friend and whispered: "I love you so much and I thank God every day for bringing you into my life." Heartbreaking,simply,from two "or-angels".
Dear Julian,nice blues and oranges lately! Our poet is back telling us some sweet nothings, just as we hoped he would! Anna.
that cloth of yours seems to always produce winners. I've been doing some long narrow pictures of late too. This one is really lovely
Stroll(less romantic,but more technical). At first glance,I am immediately hypnotized by the orange nested in its leaves,arranged in a fan shape, the leaves describing an orthogonal perfect shape.The horizontal leave,without firing a shot,leads the eyes towards the orange on the left.Big question:why the latter is cut out by the left side of the canvas? This is a time to pause and reflect for a moment.Besides,we now realize that the horizontal leave is partly superimposed on the blue stripe:intriguing again.Finally,we leave the picture by the right side thanks to the bunch of leaves in the shade,the main fold of the cloth bypassing the central orange,the blue stripe slightly sloping and that fluorecent tiny dash of orange hue just above the end of the blue stripe and jammed against the right side of the canvas.The global visual scanning of the picture,in fact,looks like a windshield-wiper slow motion. There is no doubt that all of this,of course,is the "fault" of the painter!