Sunday 11 January 2015

Copper Vase with Plastic Flowers

Oil painting of an Art Deco-style copper vase beside a plastic bunch of small pink flowers.
A still life is made more difficult when it doesn't keep still.  While vases are generally cooperative in this respect, due to a tendency to remain motionless, flowers have an unfortunate proclivity for wilting and deterioration.  The solution for the lazy artist is to employ a plastic simulacrum, particularly because such substitutes are floral and hardy (that's a very bad pun on the name of a famous slapstick comedy duo--proof enough that I can hardly rest on my laurels).

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

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