“Books and Vase”–SOLD

Posted by on January 20, 2008 in Paintings | 4 comments

Books_and_vase8 x 10 oil on gessoed art board.  Click here to bid. Go here to see all eBay auctions.

I set up this still life at our bookstore.  I took the photograph at kind of an odd angle, which made this oddly-shaped vase look even more off-kilter.  I decided to really just let it look crazy. The store is full of funny little objects like this vase–I don’t know whose it is (well, I guess it’s mine now) or how it got there.

More book paintings to come.  I’m having fun coming up with other objects to paint with the books.  The other day I thought it would be fun to paint an ashtray sitting on a stack of books (a familiar scene from my childhood) but then I thought, where would I get an ashtray?

4 Comments

  1. How about a pleasantly cluttered desk with books and a smoking pipe. I think that may be a C.S. Lewis line from something. Love your blog!

  2. I love the green and coral (?) background.

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