In Search of the Perfect Still Life Setup

For Elaine Twiss, finding the perfect still life setup is a long process. She spends quite a bit of time at flea markets and on eBay in search of objects that inspire her. Though she’s passionate about discovering “found” objects, Twiss is not a pack rat. Some objects she secures for her still life setups...

Embracing the Pastel Palette | Lisa Ober Still Life Gallery

“I’m turning cartwheels when I paint in pastel,” says Lisa Ober, recipient of Pastel Journal’s 16th Annual Pastel 100 Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels Award. “I love them so much. I adore their immediacy and versatility. There isn’t any waiting for anything to dry, so it’s instantly rewarding.” Discussing the crisp, controlled finish of her still life paintings,...

Still Lifes Under Glass | Melanie Lacki Watercolor Gallery

Melanie Lacki‘s expressive still life watercolor paintings explore the reflective surfaces of glass and pay homage to family, friends and favorite artists. “My subject matter is chosen based on a special emotional reaction I get when observing things around me,” says Lacki, referring to the mementos, books, fruit, fabric, shells and more that take center stage...

Free Download | Stunning Still Life Art

This free download, from Artists Network, features stunning still life fine art and the artists’ stories behind the creation of each the featured still lifes. Best Still Life Painting Techniques and Stories that Inspire, tells the stories of award-winning still life oil, still life watercolor, and other still life fine art from The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual...

Free Still Life Painting Techniques and Inspiration

Each year expert judges select the best still life paintings from the thousands of works that are submitted to The Artist’s Magazine’s Art Competition. It’s a difficult task to narrow down the artwork, hoping to have their paintings win not only cash, but also publication. In this free download, Best Still Life Painting Techniques...

Still Lifes in Reflection | David Stickel

David Stickel’s watercolor paintings create drama and mystery through carefully rendered views. Sometimes his paintings make you feel like you’re trying to solve a mind-bending puzzle. To experience this sensation firsthand, just take a closer look at one of his window reflection pieces, below, and spend a few minutes really considering what’s in front of...