Sunday, 4 January 2015

"On Reflection" (painting #45)

My daughter bought me a canvas for Christmas. I thought I would try a still-life and have a go at reflections. 

As she lives on an old Welsh farm (her house is 400 years old) I thought I would paint this for her farmhouse kitchen.

                                                   On Reflection                            John Simlett
Acrylic on Canvas
39 x 20 inches

23 comments:

  1. You certainly have an eye for beauty, John. This would look great anywhere. BUT a 400 years old farmhouse will be just PERFECT!

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  2. Thanks, Julie. I hope is all well now and your husband fit and well once more

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  3. John this is fantastic! It reminds me of the dark classical style of the 17th century Dutch painters that I saw when we visited Rijksmusuem museum which is perfect for the kitchen of such an old farmhouse

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    1. When I first started drawing in 1980, the Dutch printers in Roermond, told me I drew like a Dutch artist of the 17C. They showed me an example. Now you draw a similar comparison, Nic ... perhaps there's Dutch blood in my veins - which is OK, I really like the Dutch.

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  4. Beautiful...love that mirror like reflection..great job!

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    1. Thanks, Celeste. I was quite pleased with my first proper go at reflections

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  5. Lovely! You're no slouch in the talent department either John. This one should be priced 12,000 or so. I'm talking dollars. You talk pounds. The pricing of this calibre work is one thing I learned at that class I took-- not that I couldn't have figured that out myself. Time is money.-after all the joy you got from painting that beauty.

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    1. I'm a bit old to blush, Linda, but from you these are treasured comments, than you

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  6. Great to see you back painting again John! And... Wow!! You are just a natural! This is amazing work! :0)

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  7. Gorgeous painting, John! I love the richness and warmth of the colors [and the 17th c. Dutch still life look]. I am sure it will look perfect in your daughter's home.
    Kathryn

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn, you really are too kind.

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  8. Wonderful, John - I can just imagine it in the kitchen of your daughters antique farmhouse! I do agree about the look of a Dutch master! It's awesome!

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    1. More a rookie apprentice than a Dutch Master, but thank you for your kind comments

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  9. Your approval is important to me , susan. thank you for your kind words

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  10. This is an absolutely amazing painting. I think it's just phenomenal - almost in the literal sense of the word, a phenomenon - how you began with the marvelous line drawings and made yourself into a painter. At 44 paintings you are great. Once you get to 300 - wow! And I'll say I knew you when..

    Now be careful, John, don't let all this praise go to your head. :)

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    1. Praise indeed, Dan, thank you ... but there is still a long way to go until I paint 'naturally' ... there's still too much 'trial & error'.

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  11. Stunning. That would grace any kitchen.

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  12. Thank you, Ona. I'm flattered that you took the time to visit

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