daily painting titled Bergamots and cup

Bergamots and cup

18cm x 13cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Thursday 30 January, 2014
Posted in Still life paintings


Ceremonious moment: ...And the clergyman (dressed in bluish Payne's grey),stylish like a thin leave,bent over the couple of young turtledove,then said: - Mister Amoth Berg,will you have this woman to be your wedded spouse,to live together? - Yes,I will - And you,Miss Clémence Bergamo,will you have this man to be your wedded husband,to live together? - Yes,I...I...I will" (all the invited lemons gave a huge sigh of relief!) Then,both pale yellow,they shared a lemony kiss,but,of course,slightly...acidic! Between them,a tiny little shooting star appeared,as a promise of happiness. The clergyman,at the time,said to the young couple: - Make a vow straightaway!".
Beautiful painting Julian. Out of curiosity what are they like inside?
Hi Julian , great painting , and Alain thank you for the chuckle there hasn't been much of that just lately , just found out my sweet little lemon's sickness is due to a tumor. Thanks Craig
This one is lovely! Could you please paint some more flower still lives sometime.
Dear Julian, yes,the Bergamot lovelies have served you well,love the chipped paint effect on the shelf, adds a nice, rough texture, pleasing contrast with the waxiness of the fruit and ceramic glaze of the cup. A question,(if you have the time, etc.) are you using traditional oils, alkyds or a mixture of both? Alkyds are suppose to be quick drying and thinking of possibly using them for under painting? Anna.
The impasto in the foreground is really working for you in this one Julian, probably should work it in to all your similar still lives with this set-up as it really adds dimension. I have been enjoying the almost blinding sunlight on your recent fruits.
Yes a mixture, I use alkyd Ultramarine, burnt sienna and titanium white. I sometimes use a little liquin too
Thanks Julian,very interesting to know something of the painting process. Anna.