The Most Beautiful Fruit Bowl I’ve Ever Seen

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Sources of inspiration | 10 Comments

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!


  1. cabinart
    October 12, 2012

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

  2. Jim Karjala
    October 11, 2012

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

  3. Jim Karjala
    October 10, 2012

    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

    • cabinart
      October 10, 2012

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

  4. cabinart
    October 9, 2012

    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!

  5. Joy
    October 8, 2012

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

  6. Cheryl Barker
    September 27, 2012

    I agree, Jana, it would make a gorgeous painting. Go for it! πŸ™‚

    • cabinart
      September 27, 2012

      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)

  7. cabinart
    September 26, 2012

    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.

  8. diane
    September 26, 2012

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