I have used a decorated teapot many times in still life studies. The decal on the side of the teapot has been modified many times to suit the accompanying flowers.
Tithonias are a different plant from common sunflowers, but their bright yellow blossoms look good against a blue background.
I have long been interested in sketching and painting all kind of boats, particularly working boats and boats being worked on.
Love, persistence skill and care go into the making of Log Cabin quilts, and these still life paintings are an attempt to catch a little of the spirit that is sewn in to these fabrics.
The Cup of Gold flower is large, beautiful and poisonous. Visited by bats in the dead of night, it lends mystique and character to a still life painting.
The post features paintings of several old vehicles, left to decay after their working life has ended.
Four views of the same veranda which looks out over a tropical garden. The sunlight stream in through the lattice giving a warmth and feeling of happiness to the paintings.
Bright colours really stand out when combined with a dark background. I often use this effect in still life painting. I have a lot of blue-patterned cloths and when combined with yellow lemons from my tree that makes a great subject for still life painting.
I went to sketch a group of horses and they proved very friendly. Several paintings resulted from sketches of this warm-hearted interaction.
The great variety of bottlebrush flowers makes for a great still-life subject. In this post I have shown some of my paintings of these great Australian flowers.