Modern still life oil painting of white Casablanca Lilies in glass vase with a copper plate and cup, painted in a loose impressionist style by artist Talya Johnson

Be Still: floral still-life and copper plate

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Artwork description:

Painting still lifes is a long tradition among oil painters throughout the centuries, providing needed practice with the luxury of controlled lighting and still subjects. Fresh flowers, however, particularly these Casablanca Lilies from my garden, have proved to not be very still after all. I found myself chasing the light on them and the life quickly ebbed from their blossoms. My faith in the creative process reminded me to keep my heart still while my brush rushed wildly to capture this moment. Casablanca lilies are my favorite flowers and they are a symbol for celebration. No wonder they don't hold still!

This painting is well suited for both and traditional and modern decor. It is cradled and painted on the sides for a contemporary frameless look. It is ready to hang as is.

Materials used:

professional quality oil colours, medium, 1 inch cradled birch board.