Still life with coffee pot
The old, white enamel coffee pot seen in the associated paintings, came from the flea market. Even though it is badly damaged by rust, I have used it many times over the years. It is one of several enamelware containers in a variety of colours, that I use for still life painting. However the white one is used more often because of it’s neutral colour. If the brightly-coloured flowers and fruit are the main still life subject, then a vivid coffee pot will prove to be a distraction.
Vivid coffee pots
Enamel coffee pots are noted for their bright colours. Lets face it – if you need a coffee to wake you up and cheer you up, then a bright coffee pot is just the thing for the breakfast table! However, a neutral one finds its natural calling in a still life painting. Though the paintings shown in this post are all sold (as are all the paintings shown on this website) there is bound to be a coffee pot or two in the exhibition coming up later in the year.
My next exhibition of paintings will be held at the Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane institute of Art, from 27th August to the 8th September, 2021.
Contact Christine for an invitation to my next show!