Saturday, November 16, 2013

Still Life

Silver Still Life
Original Oil Painting
14" x  18"
  The process for a still life is much more difficult than I had anticipated. I thought one simply gathered a bunch of favorite things.  No! In the end, I had close to 100 images of these items in all sorts of arrangements. 
The painting hangs in my living room and was the reason behind a big project for me and my assistant, Beatrice.


We decided that the wall color was dated and did nothing to show off the art in the room.  So, first we went through the arduous process of choosing the new color.  Beatrice is seen here keeping me on task.
Beatrice supervised the entire process.... sometimes with her eyes wide shut.
Have you ever painted a ceiling a color other than white?  This is a first for me and I love the effect!
The room has a warm glow in all light. The new wall color pops all the art in the room.