Color Coded: 15 Knock-Out Still Lifes From Contemporary Artists

Stand-out still lifes start with color: how Nava Grunfeld, Sarah Blumenschein and Judith T. Greenberg work with harmony as well as dissonance. Read about their painting techniques in The Artist’s Magazine (January/February 2013), and enjoy these bonus images that will inspire you to pick up your own brushes!

Sarah Blumenschein: Warm vs Cool

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pastel floral still life painting by Sarah Blumenschein, contemporary art 1

Apples in a Wedgwood Bowl (pastel, 20×24) by Sarah Blumenschein

pastel still life painting by Sarah Blumenschein, contemporary art 2

Blue Bowl (pastel, 8×10) by Sarah Blumenschein

pastel still life painting by Sarah Blumenschein, contemporary art 3

Citrus on Purple (pastel, 8×10) by Sarah Blumenschein

pastel floral still life painting by Sarah Blumenschein, contemporary art 4

Fall Still Life (pastel, 20×24) by Sarah Blumenschein

pastel floral still life painting by Sarah Blumenschein, contemporary art 5

Oranges in a Wedgwood Bowl (pastel, 20×24) by Sarah Blumenschein

 

Judith T. Greenberg: Secondary & Tertiary Colors

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mixed media floral still life painting by Judith T. Greenberg, contemporary art

Patterns of Change (mixed media collage, 19×18) by Judith T. Greenberg

mixed media floral still life painting by Judith T. Greenberg, contemporary art 2

Peony Portrait I (mixed media collage, 19×12) by Judith T. Greenberg

mixed media floral still life painting by Judith T. Greenberg, contemporary art 3

Peony Portrait II (mixed media collage, 19×12) by Judith T. Greenberg

mixed media floral still life painting by Judith T. Greenberg, contemporary art 4

Selectively Seeing (variation) (mixed media collage, 19×18) by Judith T. Greenberg

mixed media floral still life painting by Judith T. Greenberg, contemporary art 5

Transitions (mixed media collage, 20×36) by Judith T. Greenberg

 

Nava Grunfeld: Primary Colors

www.navagrunfeld.com

watercolor still life painting by Nava Grunfeld, contemporary art

Dragonfly Bowl (watercolor, 40×30) by Nava Grunfeld

watercolor still life painting by Nava Grunfeld, contemporary art 2

Star Fruit (watercolor, 30×40) by Nava Grunfeld

watercolor still life painting by Nava Grunfeld, contemporary art 3

The Gathering (watercolor, 30×40) by Nava Grunfeld

watercolor still life painting by Nava Grunfeld, contemporary art 4

Turkish Delight (watercolor, 30×40) by Nava Grunfeld

watercolor still life painting by Nava Grunfeld, contemporary art 5

Turkish Still Life (watercolor, 30×40) by Nava Grunfeld

Read about the techniques of these three contemporary still life artists in The Artist’s Magazine (January/February 2013).

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