The next challenge directives gives came as follows: “Make it big. It’s a big still life.”
Ok, now pause for dramatic effect… like what really happened in classs, before the questions started to roll out…
It’s meant to be big in stature, or subject of the composition; we can paint a close-up of one object on a large canvas, or a complex collage of subjects… still on a large canvas. We can use any approach (method, technique, material, style or -ism), as long ass we can explain our choice in an artists statement.
My first challenge is always COMPOSITION… I spent a few hours of the class arranging and re-arranging items, perspectives, lighting, etc… I’m still not sure what to paint.
THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN AND HELP ME OUT… PLEASE!!!
Here are a few perspectives and composition options I might play with.
First, this is a modification of the still life compositions I’ve been doing… painting some of my ceramic work in a more traditional setting… I’m not sure I want to do the flowers and I’m starting to get a little bored of the same theme… maybe. Part of me feels I have so much more to explore here… WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Then I thought of going in a completely different direction and playing a more minimalist composition… which played on lighting choices and size of the items within the frame… WHAT DO YOU THINK?