Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Wedding Havan

GB Photo, Ganesha Puja, Sydney 2007

Cherry Blossom

Anna Airy (English)

The Little Mirror

Daniel Ridgway Knight

A Pensive Moment 23 x 30 inches

Eugene Cauchois

Peonies and Cerisiers

Friday, June 20, 2008

Leon Herbo

La Charmeuse, 31 x 36 inches

Geraldine Girvan

Orange Lilies

A feature of some contemporary still life is the idea of background becoming of equal importance to the subject. Perhaps this can be read as a reflection of a new way of seeing the Self as a continuum. Bright colours are used for the backgrounds, rather than the traditional shadowy neutrals.


Glass Huqqa Bowl

Allan Banks

Peonies 18 x 24 inches
Contemporary USA

Igor Levashov

Jo Self

Idea for genre combination:
Portrait of artist painting other genre.
Pattern of clothes. Dark hair.
Colourful palette

Huge canvas: 12 foot by 7 foot

Self's background colours are unusual -
often very bright or dark - a break from the
neutral backgrounds of traditional still life.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Dael, Jean Francois van

Jean-√Čtienne Liotard

Reference for 'Storm in a Teacup'


Still life of Fruits and Flowers, 1889

Bouquet of Flowers

Apples and Flowers

Monday, June 16, 2008

Cornelis Kick

Grace Kim

Contemporary Korean American painter
Copyist at National Gallery.

Sunday, June 15, 2008



Not really 'still life', but small animals are sometimes a part of the genre.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Nature Morte aux huitres et aux coings


Giovanno Ruoppolo