5 Responses to Still life
Congratulations on your new blog. Your new work looks wonderful.
I don't know just how I came across your site but I really like all of your Landscapes! I also read your "blog".It's rare that I like all of someones landscapes. I'm 82and 3/4 so I've seen many landscapes . I am also a "sometime" painter. I have spent the last few years looking after my husband of 58 years and have now lost him so I am going to go back to painting. I have painted over the years and like a few landscapes and a few still lives that I've done. Have you ever been to New Mexico ? There is much to paint here !!If you come,I probably can give you a place to stay.Let me know ! Jenny Wilson 505-280-4156
The May Workshop on Roanoke Island sounds wonderful!!! From having been to your workshop in February, I know it will be very, very valuable for anyone who takes their painting seriously and it will be a lot of fun as well! I wish I could get to NC for May! My best critics say they see a "good" difference in my work already. Happy Painting!
You are so right about this, people either feel that they love still life or they hate them. However, I find that the people who love them are those who have actually made a point of seeking them out, studying different still life painters' approaches, looking into the history of the genre or whatever. Those who think they hate them usually haven't "gotten to know them," making their judgements based on those awful Chianti-bottle paintings of the 1970's or something their Auntie painted.
All I am saying, is give Still Life a chance...!
BTW, the Carlsens are 2 of my favorite still life painters as well. The nailed the way to give the genre the quiet, almost mystical air it has at its best.
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