Still Life Painting

Discover representational still life paintings (including advice for painting) through interviews and features on contemporary artists.

The idea of seeing — truly seeing — is where Aristides wants her students to start, eventually finding their way to the creation of beauty, which she considers a “portal to meaning.”
Inspired by his own mentor, artist Daniel E. Greene (1934-2020), Jody Thompson shares how Greene influenced his lifetime of painting, teaching, and mentoring, and why it's imperative that the tradition continues.
Have a look at the spring blooms your artistic peers created while self-isolating, and be inspired.
Robert Meredith paints everything: landscapes, portraits, and still life, but his specialty and unique talent is trompe l’oeil or “fool the eye” realism.
Before you reach for that tube of white paint, see what Lori McNee has to say about how much color it takes to create the illusion of white, and give more life to your next painting.
Oil painter Stuart Dunkel shares his breakthrough moment in art, his process, his palette, and a step-by-step still life painting demonstration.
The subject matter of his contemporary realism represents “the complexity of an individual’s observation as well as a love and respect for nature and life.”
Driven by a love for painting in a traditional style, Eric Johnson shares his inspiration and his insights, including why he began creating his own paint pigments.
“There are thousands of options every time you pick up a brush,” says Nancy Depew. “What will guide the decisions you make and what priorities will be revealed by those decisions? Those are the questions that fascinate me. My paintings are done only after I’ve resolved every question.”
“Earthly Delights” is the title of a selection of still life paintings by Scott Fraser. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Fraser’s painting process here.
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