daily painting titled Cherries and silver goblet

Cherries and silver goblet

20cm x 14cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Wednesday 27 May, 2015
Posted in Still life paintings


Julian you achieve a beautiful translucency in your work, and seemingly with such easy brushstrokes. You make it look easy, but of course it is not! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work, I am always inspired.
Your fruit is always so luscious and real, and I love the way you painted the reflection in the silver goblet. Your talent never ceases to amaze me!
Sometimes, an elementary composition as a right-angled triangle is enough to satisfy the eyes of the beholders. The left side of the goblet is a marvel of evaporation into a cloudy background! As the last cherry face to face with the goblet literally and physically communicates by its corporeal structure with the virtual cherry reflecting in the goblet. Again the stem of the last cherry, because of its attitude of withdrawal, seems...dumbfounded by this phenomenon. Even all the cherries, because of their dancing white highlights, look like... smileys. This still life has something occult.
Exquisite! Love the expressive cherry stems and glistening skins. The goblet is so rich and pulls me back again and again.
I love the warm and friendly colors.
Dear Julian, this little masterpiece, painted in Julian's unerring style, against a dark background, evokes an intriguing sense of mystery. The seemingly casual placement of the glossy, plump cherries and their glowing stalks adds a freshness and natural ambience to the painting. The reflections in the silver goblet creates a frisson of delight, familiar yet brand new, like summer itself. Chardin's goblet is a fascinating element, here creating the unyielding solidity of metal, in great contrast with the organic looking cherries and a very believable illusion of space.
Hey! Wait a minute - I was there watching you work your magic.