Monday, March 23, 2009

Pear on Tea Towel Still Life


Pear on Tea Towel – 8" x 6" – Oil on Canvas Panel – SOLD

I have always admired the classical still life paintings that have a dark burnt umber background. So today playing with a variant of a dark background I used burnt umber instead of a black background. Work by Francisco de Zurbarán and Pieter Claesz come to mind as being particularly inspiring when thinking of still lifes with dark backgrounds.

2 comments:

I Want To Be An Artist said...

This painting is eye catching and truly beautiful. You have more than captured the style.

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Myra, I really appreciate your comment :-)