Archives for Still Life

It’s Got to Come From the Soul

It wasn’t a typical phone call for a guy who paints cowboy art. The caller was a representative for George Lucas-yes, that George Lucas, the producer of “Star Wars” fame—who was soliciting art samples for an upcoming book in which Lucas wanted his legendary characters depicted imaginatively in different genres. As Idaho artist Nelson Boren talked to the caller, he pondered the assignment with his usual wit. Nelson Boren (Idaho) Flowers Don’t Lie Watercolor 14″x14″ I’ve always loved the contrast between rough leather and soft flowers. Most cowboys I know are rough on the outside, but have soft hearts. Nelson
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Following the Flowers

When it comes to deciding what to paint, oil painter Kathy Anderson follows the flowers. Keeping abreast of what flowers grow at certain times of the year, she shares their delicate beauty through her award-winning garden, still life, and landscape paintings. Kathy Anderson (Connecticut) Poppies And White Peonies Oil 20″ By 24″ Every year I paint several poppy paintings from life in May, when my huge poppy garden is blooming. My peonies growing with them are pink, but sometimes I decide to make them white for the effect I want. Kathy Anderson (Connecticut) The Lemon Tree Oil 12″ By 9″
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You Do What You Have To Do

Life hasn’t always been easy for Joan Potter, but it has been good. How, you might be wondering, can that be? Like other artists we have featured within the pages of this magazine, Potter struggled early in her career, but her talent, combined with her determination, has resulted in both professional, and personal, fulfillment. Joan Potter (New Mexico) Jodi Oil 14″ By 14″ I asked Jodi to sit for me, because I always thought she had a wonderful look, much like an Indian. Joan Potter (New Mexico) Peonies Oil 24″ By 22″ No other flowers are as sensual for me.
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Young Guns

Robert Coombs Beautiful Memories Oil 29″ By 20″ Josh Elliot (Montana) Iceberg Lake Oil 30″ By 40″ Po Lin Morning Commute Oil 14″ By 11″ Kyle Polzin Leading The Way Oil 18″ By 28″ Ariana Richards Beverly – A Portrait Oil 24″ By 17″ Molly Schmid Begonias Oil 10″ By 12″ Ryan Skidmore Trespassers Beware Oil 32″ By 58″
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