“Bowl Still Life” 11″x 14″ oil on panel $325
The wonder of a still life is something that never gets boring, although at times I find myself on a search to find new arrangements and subjects to incorporate.
This recent still life was inspired by the bowl which I found at a local thrift shop. I loved the patterning and shape of it. Immediately I was drawn to the idea of making the subject in an oil painting. There was something about the bowl that reminded me of Cezanne, who’s one of my favorite artists.
I completed a still life not too long ago using one of his paintings as my source only interpreting it differently. This was a great experience and one of the things I have loved about Cezanne’s still life’s were his use of draped fabrics in the background. His tend to be rich fabrics with beautiful texture and pattern which I didn’t have on hand but what I think I liked about the draping were the angles and lines that architected the space. That’s what I focused on here in terms of the background area.
For this piece the arrangement it fairly simple in terms of things. There’s a lot of artistic interpretation in terms of color and reduction of details. The colors on the bowl are somewhat different than what I portrayed and there’s a definite lean toward abstraction, which I like.
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