Category: Found Still-Life

THE FARRIER’S BENCH / Daily Painting #1165

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

Another of my favorite things to paint, a found still life. Something I come across in the course of a day. A chance arrangement of forms, shapes, colors, light and shadow. Nothing formal, just something that catches my eye, something I wish to share. As found.

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AT THE TAILOR’S / Daily Painting #1138

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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I think of this as a found still life, because, although it was originally set up as a formal display to show off the tailor's work, it has become a bit messy, and less formal over time. Also, there is the fact that as the artist, I did nothing to change, re-arrange, or “set up” this still life. I simply painted my reaction to it, as found.

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ORANGES IN A BOWL / Daily Painting #1121

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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STORAGE STILL LIFE / Daily Painting #1111

Watercolor / 6 x 6 inches

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Part of the delay I'm experiencing is the experimenting and searching for the best materials to take with me for the sort of work I will be doing in my travels. This study in grays, for instance, is a found still life on a paper I found in Santa Fe, yesterday, at Artisans. It's a FLUiD Watercolor Block, 140 lb, Cold Press Finish.

It comes in a 6 x 6 inch block, glue bound on two edges. I like it. And it felt good working in that square format again. I also tried one on their Hot Press Finish block, but I'm not crazy about the result. I'll try them both again tomorrow. I have one more paper to try then it will be time to decide!

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LOW TIDE / Daily Painting #1100

Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

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Low tide on the black edge of the Pacific in the little fishing village of San Blas, Nayarit, forty years ago. I can't count the times I've wanted to paint this scene over the years, but just couldn't get up the nerve. Well, better late than never.

On my upcoming travels, I'm going to try to paint a few on site, but really, what I would like most to do is simply develop the habit of painting a scene soon after seeing it. I hope to do each day's painting from that day's experiences. Wish me luck.

My tendency for many years, has been to let an image percolate in the back of my mind. I like to take a lot of photographs, then comb through them repeatedly over time. Certain ones catch my attention, but just aren't ready to be painted, until, suddenly, one will stop me in my tracks and seem to shout I'm ready. Or almost ready, in which case I will visit more frequently for a while, and imagine it as a painting. Then, when I least expect it, the time will have come to commit it to paper or canvas.

For me, this one was worth the wait.

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MY ROOM IN NICE / Daily PAinting #1098

Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

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As you may know by now, Nice is one of my favorite places. It is a really great city for street photography, and long walks. This room, half way beteen the train station and the beach was perfectly situated for exploring several neighborhoods.

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APPLE WITH BRUSHES / Daily Painting #1032

 

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Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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