daily painting titled Still life with Black bowl, clementines and mangosteen

Still life with Black bowl, clementines and mangosteen

20cm x 13cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Monday 11 January, 2016
Posted in Still life paintings


ah, beauty!
You may recall Queen Victoria offered a large reward to anyone who could bring her a mangosteen all the way from SE Asia, but no one could. It was just too long a voyage in those days. When I first had one in Singapore, I was disappointed in the flavor, but not in the appearance. They are beautiful, as is you painting!
What a beautifully comfortable still life! There is nothing contrived about this perfect grouping! 2016 is already happy!
Beautiful contrast of colours, a lovely still life.
Wow! This is a magnificent painting!
Absolutely stunning! That clementine is absolutely glowing. You are my biggest inspiration Julian.
This is a perfect painting in all parts. the translucent glow of the clementine, the highlight on the rim of the silver bowl, the cut through bold stroke that describes the circle of the mangosteen, in fact all the beautiful confident slap-happy brushstrokes so wonderful to drool over. Try breaking open the mangosteens next time, that's how its done and you will love the way it looks too.