Jana Botkin | Cabin Art

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Sep 26 2012

The Most Beautiful Fruit Bowl I’ve Ever Seen

Published by at 7:00 am under Oil Paintings,Sources of inspiration

Maybe the fruit is the most beautiful rather than the bowl. Maybe it was the setting. The light was superior, and I could hardly concentrate on the task at hand, which was helping to decide how many propane lamps might be necessary in a neighboring cabin. Trail Guy walked around with a tape measure, and I was mesmerized by this bowl.

fruit bowl photo by Jana Botkin

I could paint this, or it might just be so doggone perfect that a painting would be a cheap imitation. I kept adjusting the position of the various pieces of fruit, the position of the bowl, and position of myself. Isn’t this just stunning? Thank you, Judee, for letting me experiment with your fruit bowl!

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “The Most Beautiful Fruit Bowl I’ve Ever Seen”

  1. dianeon 26 Sep 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I looooove the photo. Might the photo be made available?

  2. cabinarton 26 Sep 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you, Diane! You are the second to inquire about the availability of the photo, leading me to say YESSS!! $20 for an unframed 8×10, will have to look up other sizes.

  3. Cheryl Barkeron 27 Sep 2012 at 7:56 am

    I agree, Jana, it would make a gorgeous painting. Go for it! :)

  4. cabinarton 27 Sep 2012 at 9:27 am

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Cheryl! I’ll just see . . . or, “more will be revealed in the fullness of time” (my new favorite cliche)

  5. Joyon 08 Oct 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Very lovely. Like the hint of a reflection in the window. Have fun painting it.

  6. cabinarton 09 Oct 2012 at 8:14 am

    Joy, the reflection seems to be the magic touch because some of my photos didn’t have it and they just didn’t sing like this one. Painting it? Hmmm, hard to improve that photo, and probably pretty hard to duplicate it too!

  7. Jim Karjalaon 10 Oct 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Hey, Jana,
    My wife shared this great picture, and I am doing a rendering of it in watercolor; obviously, this is your picture, but I wanted to try it which I hope is okay with you. I’ll email it to you when I finish.
    Jim Karjala

  8. cabinarton 10 Oct 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Jim, watch out for those copyright police!! 8-) Looking forward to seeing your rendition of the photo – thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

  9. Jim Karjalaon 11 Oct 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I assure you, my dear, this was just for my experience. It will go nowhere else. Jim

  10. cabinarton 12 Oct 2012 at 9:45 am

    Jim, I trust you completely. And if your painting is an award winning piece, enter something, win big, and split with me!

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