daily painting titled Apple and clementines with silver bowl and cup

Apple and clementines with silver bowl and cup

16cm x 14cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Wednesday 17 December, 2014
Posted in Still life paintings


A very very original arrangement in a shrunk space.
Fascinated by the power of colors.
Feeling of intense pictorial richness.
My eyes are never satiated: there is always something to find, to rediscover in this crowded painting.

Julian, Lovely to see such colour and an interesting composition. I like the looseness..it's fresh. Wonderfull.

An hour certainly well spent, Julian - wish I could do as well in four!

Alain is correct - it is crowded, but it looks great - a very different composition.

Wonderful colors for the holiday but a real tease trying to find the bowl and cup! Merry Christmas to you all. Grace s.

You continue to be a great inspiration!

Nice, rich colors. I've been known for not seeing the forest for the trees, but I'm having trouble reading the upper right portion of the painting. I guess these are the reflections in the silver bowl. At first, I thought there was a mirror in the background. You managed a lot in the time you had to do this.

Dear Julian,edge to edge visual pleasure, particularly left edge. Like a detail of a much larger painting. The clementines look almost caramelised,glowing richly next to the warm textures in old ivory and cobalt blue of the cup.I imagine the silver bowl filled with sweetmeats. A Flemish scene, perhaps glimpsed through a window in old Bruges!
Yes, I know my imagination often runs away with me!
Anna H.

Yes the upper right area is enigmatic and adds something more to that still life.

Happy Christmas !