Wednesday, April 1, 2020

March 2020 Challenge: "Still Life"

Pamela Copeman Tea for Thee and Me
Oil on Board, 18" x 24"
I based this still life painting on a table setting
by Valentino, the composition was unusual 
and very appealing to me. During this time of 
quarantine, I am daydreaming about
being with friends outside in a garden.


"Social Distancing" 11"x14" Acrylic by Paula Villanova
Staying indoors mostly with the exception of one trip to to grocery store each week, wiping each packaged item down with a Clorox wipe, no Lysol on the shelves, nor Purell, but we did score this large bottle of the stuff for our family. Praying for a swift end to this ugliness soon and the preservation of human life.


"Happy Daffi's" 8x6 Acrylic on panel by Kelley Carey MacDonald
I am always heartened by these cheerful yellow harbingers of Spring. My son gave them to me, so extra special.  I got lost in this painting... done just before Corona hit... haven't really been able to paint since.


"Still Life" 12x12 acrylic on canvas board
by Mary Sheehan Winn
I've been working on this abstract on and off. I wanted it to be about color and shape, but also about achieving a pleasing color harmony. I am really enjoying working in acrylic because of the creamy nature of the paint and also because of the layering effects that can be achieved with this medium. The title is a metaphor for the sudden disruption of everyday life as we know it.


"Delft Bunny" Oil on 6"panel 
This little guy sits by my bay window. It was a gift from my mother long ago. Warms my heart. 


"Angel and Demon" Oil on panel 8"X10" Acrylic
by Victoria Chesley Brega


"Clementine on a Patterned Cloth" oil 6x6 by Jeanne MacFarland


"Simple Still" 6x6 Acrylic by Page Pearson Railsback 

Tulips, 20"x20" acrylic on canvas by Sally Dean
I bought these at Trader Joes on Friday the 13th. It seemed essential at the time.
Little did I know how very different life would be.... 

"Cocktail Hour" 12 x 16 oil by Jody Regan


I have more time in my studio during this time of isolation, so I arranged a still life with glass and metal which is like a puzzle to solve.






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