artwork by Taryn Day
Interesting comment - little "artificial" world of still life. I think of it as "true reality." A space where I can create what I see and feel, when and how...negative and positive. Unlike a landscape where nature has basically done the job for me. I know I can do a bit of landscaping with moving but not as much as the still life or figurative work.Truly would love to hear your what your thoughts are.
Julie, I love still life, and partly for the reasons you mention. We can have more control, which can lead to having more expressive ability. I was using the word "artificial" out of respect for the subject. Some artists like their still lives to look natural, as though they just came upon a scene by happenchance. Me, on the other hand, like to play up the composed/artificial aspect for all it's worth.
Thanks Taryn. I understand completely what you mean. Neat!The results in this one and the previous one are wonderful. They both grabbed me.
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