Making a still life is an art too — before the painting begins.  Some beginning artists try to make a painting task simpler by creating a still life of a very few objects.  However, there’s something to be said for a bold statement and a riotous confusion of things.  There are so many subjects for painting in this one set up alone, so many angles of vision, juxtapositions of color, different textures, different patterns.

Arranging objects like this can be a primer for interior design too (for obvious reasons).  There’s some bold color combinations that one wouldn’t at first thought put together.  But don’t they look good?  The brilliant yellow and dark, rich, black floral cloth.  Strong opposition of red and green.  Lots of food for thought and feast for the eyes.

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