Still life with crab
Masterful depiction of the surface of things
The dutch artists of the seventeenth century were renowned for being able to depict the visual reality of what they saw with amazing realism. I have painted this homage to the painters of the Dutch golden age with my comtemporary still life.
Materials: Acrylic on MDF board.
It is sold framed behind glass.
Availability: For sale $1200.
The story behind Still life with crab
I painted this still life painting to enter into the Camberwell Art Show. The process started with me buying all of the ingredients and setting up the scene before taking the photograph. The source photo’s background was replaced with a black because the purpose of the painting was to pay homage to Dutch artists of the seventeenth century.
It took over a hundred hours to draw and the paint the artwork. It was entered into the Camberwell Art Show and was subsequently displayed in the most remote location the organizers could pick. It was placed in a corner and underneath a stairwell. I was livid. Instead of being exposed to a reasonable level of foot traffic the painting was almost hidden away. This added to my growing disdain for those that worked in what I see as the most ‘corrupt industry in the world’.
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