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still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on).

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  • Heads Up! I am working on a new demo and it is coming along beautifully. I feel like I am in such a good space and it is showing. Stay tuned...It shouldn't be long <3 

    • Can't wait. I love learning from you! You are one of the truly great artists of our times!

  • You guys may have noticed all the fake accounts being set up...smh! I've been catching them and removing them for spam but it's getting troublesome so I have changed the security settings so that members have to be approved. 

  • May still life prompt.  Ya know, I've never done a still life and I'm still a bit confused about what it isn't.  90 percent of the still life I see focuses on a table with stuff on it or at the very least it's inside a building.  Would a row of boats be still life, a painting of a door and steps, mushroom growing outside, leaves?  Thanks

    • I think a row of boats is in a harbour would come more under landscape. The growing mushrooms are more botanical. You could depict still life outside though, i.e garden tools, garden furniture, plants in planters and perhaps fallen leaves.I think a door and step would come under still life, especially if you were just concentrating on those, not as part of a larger scene. Correct me if i'm wrong anyone. I think the description above, given in the prompt, sums it up well. :)

  • Feeling excited to be back at painting. I've got a great audio book playing and a primed canvas... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtrjO2bEGPY&t=216s

  • Random video here. I just loved this. Hoping, maybe you are sitting around painting and want something interesting to listen to. 

    Alain de Botton on Art as Therapy - YouTube
  • Jane, not sure if this is where to post the May challenge but please move it if not, thanks!

    • Love your still life Evie! It's cheerful.
    • Love it! You will need to post it in the Photos section of the site. Just upload it here: http://grittyjane.ning.com/photos and remember to put the word May in the Tag box. You'll see :)

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