daily painting titled Goblet with strawberries

Goblet with strawberries

20cm x 13cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Friday 2 May, 2014
Posted in Still life paintings


Very pretty!
`just beautiful
Goblet is beautiful. Surprised it sits so well against dark background; I would have chosen a pastel background, but a darker one is more appropriate and dramatic.
Oh my gosh!!! .... the glimmer and shine of the goblet (how the heck did you do that?) and the richness of those strawberries!! It almost takes my breathe away - it truly does. The dark background is so dramatic. This painting is in a word .... perfection!
May 2, 1749. Masochistic (and sadistic too) thoughts. Suddenly as if by magic, the creamy white reflection turned into Chantilly cream and coated the couple of fruits kissing each other! A delicious scent of red berries perfumed the painting: the table turned into an unctuous pastry shell, the wall into a warm chocolate cake and the goblet into an almond paste... Well, sorry, but I must leave you all(be sure, it is not your fault, Julian),I am starving to death! Donatien Alphonse François Marquis de Sade
A lesson in creating a Technicolor 'POP' with hardly any colour. Those strawberries have a lovely illusion of sparkling sharp focus and I love the positive / negative shapes created by the dark parts of the two berries.
Superb !
Dear Julian, this composition could have been painted on a moonlit spring night. It's astral, sparkling. Somehow the familiar objects we now know so well, appearing in many subtle compositions, are always surprising and fresh. How can this be? This gem reminds me of the great William Nicholson. His lustrous silver teapots, trays, vases of flowers, really very modern but having evolved on layers of tradition. And never contrived. Cant resist this, I see a black and white cat in the reflection, curled up, gazing at the moon, Oscar? Anna.