Complications of a Still Life

2008Article posted by Gilly

When Australian Artist magazine invited me to submit a demonstration article I quickly became excited by how challenging this project would be. I am not at all competitive by nature but I do enjoy challenging myself when I paint, for example - trying to recreate the sparkle on a glass, the expression in an eye, the rough textures of an old wooden post, or the soft bloom on a rose petal. These are reasons that I am compelled to paint, along with the sheer joy of creating something with my own heart and hands. I paint because I can’t not paint.

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