Still life versus real life

About five years ago I painted a series of oil still lifes on 6x6x1″ blocks of wood. After some coats of crystal clear (not an archival method, btw) and fabric backing, they’ve been looking awesome in my powder room for the past several years.

Below you can see the close-ups of each painting. If you’re wondering what you’re looking at, just hover your mouse over each image to see the photos of the real life inspiration.

redleaf

In college I could see a maple tree out my dorm window and I’d watch it change colors through the seasons. This is a leaf from that tree.

wood

I copied the grain from an unused square. Imagine my joy when I realized I still had the real piece of wood five years later.

iron

Detail from a candle holder

jar

A little collection of beads and shiny things

bag

Study of a striped fabric purse

shell

Beads, shell and shiny things

cellphone

Some things change, but just a little.

vase

Study of red glass

P.S. Thank you to Jenna Gengler for teaching me how to make sprite hovers.

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3 Responses to “Still life versus real life”

  1. Fairy says:

    I think this quite wonderful :)

  2. Slip says:

    Thank you, Miss Fairy!

  3. ERis says:

    Me too!

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