March Still Life

it's a bit unfinished, but the flowers were on their way out, so i had to stop. i may tighten up some areas later.

i saw the green swan planter in a shop and thought it was pretty cool. i am a collector of pottery, especially vintage pieces. the green swan planter is a reproduction of a 50's design.
originally, i wanted to paint an entire still life that contained 100% green objects of varying shades. I had a problem however...the yellow lilies bloomed and the hyacinth bulbs bloomed. so to balance out the design i purchased some narcissus and placed them in the still life. i will still probably try the all green painting again in the future. it would also be cool to try an all pink or all white painting too. hmmmmm....


Jamie Baker said...


I do like the ALL GREEN (or all WHITE, PINK etc) idea but this turned out very well (as far as my CARTOONist's eye can judge anyway).

Do you have a copy of the one you painted on Sunday (on the trip with your pals?)

:::Julia Lundman::: said...

THANKS! i'm not really that happy with this painting though. I think it's boring and besides, it's not really finished. Could be a little tighter in some areas. Ce la vie.

No...I ended up staying in just so i could finish my still life, I promised myself I'd do at least one per month.

Cherylyn said...

Julia - this is very lovely. I like the hardness of the vases with the softness of the flowers. And the cropping is very nice.

:::Julia Lundman::: said...

Thanks Cherylyn! I meant to take it to a more refined level but I think I just got tired of working on it. I'm finding the larger the painting the less I enjoy it. Too daunting!