“Still Life Sonata” 10″ x 8″ oil on canvas
There’s a lot to explore within the context of a still life. As I suspect there is in a sonata. And sometimes I can feel at a loss with what to pull together to create a composition that’s fresh and new. So I just have to begin with something.
For this small painting I ended up incorporating a few traditional family heirlooms with some more common elements like apples and lemons. My hope was to bring a more contemporary feeling to the arrangement on canvas.
As it turned out I think there is a combination of both contemporary and traditional influences. The teapot ended up being more of a focal than I intended but if there’s one thing I can count on, its that surprises emerge in all my work.
If I knew how everything was going to turn out all the time, I don’t suspect I’d have as much fun!