daily painting titled Peeled clementine and cup

Peeled clementine and cup

20cm x 15cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Tuesday 12 January, 2016
Posted in Still life paintings


You have outdone yourself! That clementine looks so juicy I wish I could reach out and grab it and enjoy it! Great painting!
Great! I love the violet color next to the orange of the clementine.
Stunning! Love the reflected orange light pouring over the cup.
Startling realism and yet loosely done!!! Beautiful job! How the heck do you do it??
Dear Julian, been off the radar for a while so its been a treat catching up on the last couple of beauties. Cutting the fruit open or leaving a swirl of peel (pity the mangosteen didn't deliver)moves the still lives up another level, creates even more lush texture and visual pleasure. It works wonderfully well with the little soft peeler above. The tender clementine next to the familiar pottery cup with its hard glaze is lovely and the mystic mauve on the chipped wood seems moonlit! An element of fairy tale here, a dreamy, Provencale winter night.