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Still Life and Death

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I’ve always loved still life paintings. They manage to capture a mood just with objects on a table. I wanted to do my own take on a more gothic style of still life and paint a few objects I’ve collected and have sitting around my house!

This painting was great fun to do. It’s acrylic on canvas. I forced myself to pay attention to the details right down to the very smallest – the sheen on the wax of the candles, the reflection of light on the plastic skull, the white pumpkin that I bought from the farmer’s market. Painting all the folds in the background cloth was very meditative!

I unveiled this in a few gallery shows, most notably a solo show at SCATV.