Matthew James Taylor
(Drawings & Paintings)
Still life is a type of art that depicts inanimate objects, such as fruits, flowers, bottles, books, etc. These objects are arranged in a specific composition and are often depicted in realistic or detailed manner
"Ikea pig" Still life oil painting
I painted this Ikea pig because my son loves them!
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"Watering-can" A black and white pointillism still life
I sat in my backyard and drew the corner of the garden. I chose a pointillism style just for something different. It sure does take a lot of time to build up tone with little dots!
I paid close attention to the misalignment of the bricks and the resulting shadows and gaps between them - I think this really makes the picture interesting.
Rather than drawing everything I could see I let the image fade to white at the perimeter, this was very easy to do with the pointillism technique - I simply used fewer and fewer dots as I got close to the edge of the page.
"Pistachios" Larger than life gouache painting
I was eating some pistachios and I noticed how beautiful they looked up close so I decided to do a painting of them.
I drew them in pencil first then painted over the top.
The hardest thing with this work was not eating them till I was finished! =)
"Fruit" Still life gouache painting
The brushwork in this still life painting is quite rough but because the colors are reasonably accurate the image holds together quite well.
Unfortunately, the plate is noticably not perfectly round.
"My shoe" Charcoal still life drawing
I was looking for something to draw because I was bored and I saw my shoe! I love how the white really gives a shine to the black leather.
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