This website is for those
of you who have thought about trying to draw or paint from a still life,
but who don't know where to begin. It is an extension of my Working From
Still Life class.
Working from still life enables
the artist to concentrate on the simple shapes within a larger, more complex
object. The effects and patterns of light and shadow can be studied carefully.
A comprehensive understanding of color relationships can be gleaned by
painting from still lifes.
Working from a still life
allows the artist to take as much - or as little - time needed to work
on an object or set up.
It has been said that Cezanne
preferred to paint from still life because he was a slow painter, and
since a still life wouldn't move, he could take as long as he wanted.
This website is dedicated
to all of the slow artists - past, present, and future!
are currently under development, so check back periodically for new material!