Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Philosophy, or three items in a still life

Oil painting on canvas, 11x14
Another still life done from the site size method. I was attracted to the cast shadows and the rhythm it formed from one object to another. An old brush from my sign painting days. A drift wood stick we found on the beach, that someone had carved initals and numbers into. And of course those yellow pears that keep popping up in my paintings.
I do not consciously think about a metaphor or any symbolism when constructing a set up for a still life. However when completed, there almost always seems to be some narrative to them. In this case I've titled the piece, "Philosophy". There is something hidden here among these subjects, some truth or knowledge. Some relationship we need to ponder. Or it could just be three items in a still life.
Enjoy Jim

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