After numerous landscape paintings I wanted to try something new. I decided to embark on a series of still life paintings. In order to arrive at some attractive compositions I had two choices either I would have to go out and buy several objects to be arranged into a still life or I could resort to copyright-free images on the web.
I decided on the latter. However, rather than copy a ready-made photograph I preferred to take items from various pictures and rearranged them into my own still life composition. In doing so I tried to apply as many rules of our traditional painting schools as possible. Some of them become second nature the more you paint such as the rule of thirds, creating light by using darks, colour harmony, and many more.
The first painting of the series is 10x15cm in acrylics on wood. There are many off the shelf frames to choose from for these standard measurements.