Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stanislav Zhukovsky

Interior with Samovar, 1914, 41 x 39.5 inches.

The Easter Table.

Stanislav Zhukovsky (1875-1944) was a Polish/Russian impressionist painter.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


This is a photograph, not a painting. Called mogra in India, this type of jasmine is worn by South Indian women, tied around the hair bun. Riding on a bus in a Chennai (Madras) one is enveloped in the heady fragrance of these blooms worn by the female passengers. The garlands are tied deftly with some kind of long grass twine, and sold from baskets on street corners. Hopefully this trade will not die out as India modernises and loses many of its customs.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Georgia O'Keeffe

Petunias, 1925

Monday, October 24, 2011


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Red Background

Thomas Cooper Gotch, Hydrangeas

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mary Fedden

Lunch in the Port, 1964.
This image was found on still life quick heart.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Margaret Olley

The Australian still life painter Margaret Olley passed away recently. She was a larger than life character in the Sydney art scene who was twice the subject of Archibald Portrait Prize winning entries by other artists. Though in her late 80s she was working towards an exhibition when she died in her sleep. A good way to go.
Her small terrace house in Paddington was full of objects she had collected over her life for composing her still life paintings.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Jacob van Walscapelle


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Karl Voss, 1848-1871

30 x 40 cm

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011



Sunday, May 8, 2011

Emil Carlsen

Still Life with Green Peppers and Jug

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Ludwig Holthausen, 1807-1890, German, Summer Bouquet, 31 x 26 cm

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ferdinand Waldmuller

Flowers in an Attic Bell Crater

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin

White Roses

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Abraham van Beyeren

detail of cloth

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Guiliam Gabron

Guiliam Gabron, Antwerp, 17th century

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ernst Stuven

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Georgia O'Keefe

Jonquils, 1936

“So I said to myself – I’ll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.”

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for.”

“Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven’t time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”

- Georgia O’Keefe (1887-1986)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Muted Complementaries

This Istanbul interior, by the American plein air painter Kenny Harris, is both simple and complex. It makes use of the quiet harmony of muted complementaries: a red-green scheme framing a yellow-blue scheme.