Wednesday, January 29, 2014

found blue pot

found blue pot (oil on wood 30cm x 30cm) David Atkinson

Here is another painting of a found object - I found this in the ruins at the bottom of the village of Gordes.  Although I am trying to avoid things that are too pretty, it so happens that this particular pot is finished in beautiful blue enamel!  Still lives offer a good opportunity to explore ideas about composition - you can crop the image (in your mind, or on paper), move things around, make things up.  The setting here, such as it is, is partly made up to suit what I wanted to achieve.  The composition is deliberately central to emphasize the feeling of stillness.

1 comment:

  1. Another really interesting subject,the simplicity makes the subject very appealing,love the colour.(keep looking there may be a treasure chest to be found,)