Still Life with Pineapple (Gold) 06 Monday Mar 2023 Posted by Candia in art, Photography ≈ 5 Comments Tagsbrass candlestick, chamberstick, Cornish pottery, pineapple, still life, stoneware pottery Acrylics and watercolours by Candia Dixon-Stuart Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintTumblrPinterestLike this:Like Loading...
Nice. Might ask a question? I do have still life’s at home. legacy form my parents, but whenever I dabble in sketching painting, I’ve never tried a “nature morte” before. Many artists, including yourself do. What do you get out of it? (Or is that a silly question?)
It is endlessly grey here at the moment. I have been confining myself at home to avoid Covid. So many social art gatherings avoided. Plein air is unappealing, if it is freezing cold.
I like nature morte as I can look carefully and closely at the spaces between objects. It gives me the chance to set up the arrangement with some of my favourite pottery and different textures can be explored.
It only takes me about an hour and a half and I can sit at my kitchen table, half listening to the radio. If I am feeling unmotivated to begin a large canvas, it unlocks me.
I understand the “avoidance”. My wife and I caught COVID last year in London, despite vaccines and all precautions. It was mild, but I do have minor sequels… Such is life.
“Space” (and texture)… Okay. I understand. Space makes sense. I might try it. (Though I like people and portraits too much…) 😉
Wish you a prompt Spring…
Now in touch with Lynette. Thank you.