daily painting titled Cherries and silver goblet

Cherries and silver goblet

20cm x 12,5cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Saturday 7 June, 2014
Posted in Still life paintings


I think the "silver" man is pretty good. I always enjoy your handling of the reflections and the sparkle in silver.
Love this! It would be great framed in a dining room!
Love the darkness! Those reflections take my breath away
We have never spoken of one of the technical features of Julian art we can see in many of his works: in the bottom left corner, there is a powdery trail made by the brush; a dry layer of paste that seems to "go under" a transparent layer or glazing of raw sienna and grey hues across the painting. This powdery trail adds some motion (and poetry) to a hieratic still life and also an unfinished feeling as suspension points. It points out too that life is fragile because here all the objects stand on a fragile basis: the table is as thin as cigarette paper.