Friday 31 August 2012

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Dutch Style

Pitcher, Grapes and God
Oil on canvas
2ft x 3ft

This still life is in the style of a dutch 17th century still life in subject matter and I've used strong chiaroscuro. However, it is much more painterly than the pictures from this era and I've also included a small hindu statue.

Still Lifes

It started as a study of a bramble branch for a picture featuring undergrowth, but I then decided to add a few other objects to make a still life. I discovered that still life is a great opportunity to explore the abstract qualities of representational painting; to play with composition, colour, lighting and mark making. I also liked the way strange narratives and possible meanings evolved from these arrangements.

Venus and Wasp

African Mask and Hand

Owl and Vice