Monday, July 27, 2009

Life Is Just A Bowl Of

Close ups.

Oil on 5x7 hardboard.

Bought some great looking cherries. Thought, "Need a nice easy, quick painting. Should be able to knock off a couple of cherries in no time and have something to post on the ol' blog." Of course, I knew down deep this was not to be so. Seems that everyone in blogville has had the same thought at one time or another...but they soon come nose to nose with reality! Cherries are not really that simple within a painting.

I wound up having to create interest in the form of color, lighting, etc. In other words, this whole thing is totally invented in order to produce a painting. The original still life lacked life. I feel satisfied with it...but a little later, who knows?

This painting has been placed on Etsy. Click here to view or purchase.

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John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.


  1. Hi Dean, I followed your link on Daily Painters Marketplace and am delighted to find you. I'm enjoying your work.

    And I know what you mean about thinking something as simple as cherries are going to be a breeze to paint! Sometimes it's so surprising how challenging the simple forms can be to portray!

  2. Well they certainly look like the real thing Dean. All scrunchy and juicy and edible. Yum!

  3. Hi, Diana! I'm an admirer of your work. Thanks for stopping by and your kind words. I hopefully look forward to future comments from you. :)

  4. Thank you, Liz! Much appreciated.

  5. These Cherries are beautiful, Dean! You've perfectly portrayed that tautness of the skin and the rich colors are wonderful.

  6. Can you see a foot mark left to the cherry? I closely looked to this painting and found it..A great discovery..:) Lol! Awesome work again Mr. Dean! I always wait to see more work of yours..:)

  7. This is wonderful work as always.
    I am drawn to the clever use of colour and light. Suggestion rather then detail is your trademark. Masterly.
    Best Regards

  8. Ooh, I could just eat these cherries, they look so luscious Dean, nice painting!


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