Be Still: floral still-life and copper plateRegular price $590.00
An impressionist modern still life painting of white Casablanca lilies in a vase with copper plate and cup on a sage green ground. An original oil painting for sale by Oregon oil painter Talya Johnson. Professional quality oil colours, medium, 11x14 inches, oil on 1 inch cradled birch board. Cradle is painted on the sides for a contemporary unframed profile. This painting is well suited for both and traditional and modern decor. Art is ready-to-hang. All original artwork ships free to the US with a 30 day return and refund policy.
Behind the Scenes
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!