Wednesday 28 July 2010

Still Life

Despite having a few still life pictures on my walls I’ve not really been a lover of the genre nor, to be hones, ever taken much interest in it or bothered to find out much about it.  However Katherine’s blog has had a number of postings on the subject which have made me more aware.  Consequently when I was in the Kelvingrove M & A G I looked  more closely at some of the very many on display.  I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed comparing them and the various techniques and thought behind the composition.  I never cease to be amazed at the changes blogging is making to my life.

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  1. Many of my mother's first paintings were of still life. I REALLY like the middle two that you have here, the third one best. It shares so much detail...even a story, I think. I like that one..yes, I do.

    Oh, hey...you may not have noticed all of the new members on the Soaring blog lately but there is one who moved to New Zealand from Scotland, once upon a time.

    Her blog's latest posting shares the weather looking a little like Spring there. Peek in at her at Our Wee Farm.

  2. Can't say I ever exactly took a 'special interest' in still life paintings but since I did take a few art classes (water colour) and practiced painting them, I know that can be tricky enough.
    The only one of these four artists well known to me is Matisse... But I was very interested to see a Peploe, because I had been meaning to look him up. His name keeps popping up in the Scotland Street series by Alexander McCall Smith (which I've now read three of).

  3. I don't know anything about art but I always know what I like. And I really like that last Peploe. That's so calm and beautiful, I could look at that all day!

  4. Thank you for this snippet GB! They are lovely and clear. And I can see the texture. Which is, of course, what one misses out on with printed reproductions.


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