The subdued palette, consisting of interesting greys, browns and whites, and the composition with its central glass, is restful to the eye.
Interesting greys can be made by mixing colours which are opposite on the colour wheel. If the colours are incompletely mixed, with suggestions of the constituent pigments visible, then the greys become vibrant and alive. A subdued palette does not have to be a dead one. The absence of bright colours in this case allows the painting to showcase the subtle play of light on various objects: reflective metal, transparent glass, absorptive cloth.
This is a collection of favorite still life paintings I've found over the years. I have a particular interest in the oil medium, but occasionally include works in other media, even the odd photo of a nice vase or flower. I hope it will provide a resource for still life painters and art lovers.
There are a few paintings of interiors, and some botanical paintings, which are not really classified as still life, but they fit better here than in my landscape or figurative painting blogs (see links).
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