• Still and Not-So-Still Lives

    1 month ago - By Gallegos Art

    I've greatly enjoyed painting still life paintings the past couple of years, and have endeavored to make them a more regular part of my work. They are great as experiment labs and also low-commitment ways to explore lots of subjects. Lots of happy accidents can happen, they also result in art that is a bit affordable, at least when contrasted with more full-sized, fully-realized studio paintings.
    Traditionally, the subject matter for still life paintings tended to revolve around common objects found in the pre-industrial age. Because that consisted of centuries worth of paintings, the...
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  • Classical Still Life

    Classical Still Life

    1 month ago - By Jonathan Aller

    Still Life2018Oil on Masonite24 x 18 in
    I've just completed a still life commission for a local interior design firm. It was such a great experience working with them. They gave me this beautiful frame to fill in, even before I started the painting. I felt a little pressure in making the painting as good looking as the frame is. As soon as I got the panel cut to size, I finished the painting with the frame attached to it. This was normal for 19-century painters to do, they could see how the finished painting would appear within the frame. I can say it helped a lot when determining if I was...
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