3/30/2009

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....

4 comments:

Jamie Baker said...

wow.

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!