Art, Life, oil painting, Painting, Still Life

Fighting Cancer with the Champion Juicer


8″ x 12″ oil on panel

This juicer was, at one time, a big part of our lives. My wife, who has been battling cancer for over 10 years now, has followed the recommendations of Dr Nicholas Gonzalez, which includes the daily intake of massive amounts of freshly juiced carrots. We used to buy big bags of carrots to keep in the garage and one of my jobs was to wash bunches of carrots everyday and prepare them for the 3 daily juicing sessions. Leslie turned a beautiful shade of orange and stayed that way for many years.

As Les developed a reaction to part of the therapy, the juicing fell away. I love fresh vegetable juice but it’s a lot of work to make it three times a day.

I like the the old timey look of the machine. It was sitting out on the counter in the sun and, since Les was away for a week, I set up my pochade in the kitchen and made this painting.

7 thoughts on “Fighting Cancer with the Champion Juicer”

  1. Love your work and just joined your blog. I found you by typing in “still life-images” and one of your paintings led me to your great web site. Looking forward to seeing more of what you are working on. Juicer is fantastic!!Love your style and subject matter. Hope you wife is healthy and doing well. Cheers, Shena


  2. Thank you for your encouragement , Shena and for your well wishes toward my wife. I’m glad you like the work. I appreciate your kind comment.


  3. You have the ability to express your definitive style in any subject you paint Bill.
    As the juice is the essence of the vegetable, your brushstrokes are the essence of your vision.
    Great piece and I appreciated the narrative. Hope all is well.


  4. Bonnie, it’s always a pleasure to hear from you. We’re doing well at the moment. Warm regards – Bill


  5. Hi Bill, great paintings, love your style. We are about to start our summer painting school outdoors, so I am browsing through your blog for ideas. If you want to try again, this time smaller quantities of juice, the best is a combination of carrot, celeriac (not celery) and beetroot. Best wishes.


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