Monday, September 27, 2010

The Still Life and FOOD as subject matter in a painting

Visit this link to view a gallery of still life paintings which emphasize color, form, composition, etc. This collection of paintings serve as examples for your first painting problem in the introduction to acrylic painting course.

Consider which paintings are your favorites. Why? Is it the subject matter of the painting, the type of food? The color the painter used? The background and composition?

The best lessons can be learned from asking oneself these questions when looking at a painting. For the best experience visit the "Small French Painting" collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art! There are also a number of accomplished still life painters in Virginia. You'll find excellent examples here and here.

I have included other still life paintings by known and unknown painters below. Which paintings interest you most in  style and approach. Please feel free to leave a comment on the link below!