Dreama Tolle Perry » Artist and Writer

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"Saucy Conversations"

One of the things I think about in still life is movement. Since obviously the term itself doesn’t denote much happening (for instance, I consider Eddie a good example of extremely still life….) one has to think of ways to introduce a liveliness to it. Still life without movement is like a song that plays one note for the entire verse and course. Fortunately, there are many ways to add some life to a still life. Well placed color, directional brush work, and as in this piece, sitting a canning jar a bit askew are all viable options. When I was setting this up, the canning jar on the left was sitting uphill due to a roll in the fabric. As I framed it in, I decided I like the movement it brought, so I exaggerated it a bit. That and some fluid brushwork and voila’—a moving still life!

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  • Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) - June 7, 2009 - 7:35 pm

    Dreama, I just this moment discovered your blog and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to see your wonderful art. Your loose, painterly style is WONDERFUL. I look forward to seeing more in the future!ReplyCancel

  • LSaeta - June 7, 2009 - 1:20 am

    The vibrancy in this painting is amazing. And I love the colors too!ReplyCancel

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