Work in progress from this Tuesday’s session.
You can’t get more still-lifey than some veg in a wooden bowl. Classic drawing elements like ellipses, shadows, textures, colours, tonal relationships, reflections… but also elevating the ordinary into something special.
Personally I’ve always felt turnips were for drawing, not eating.
It is possible to get totally absorbed in a world of shadows and ellipses
Then there’s the surrealism of juxtaposition of disparate elements. An adobe habitat in the shadow of a giant cactus, with skull of monstrous Jurassic dinosaur? Or just a ceramic model alongside a potted cactus and sheep skull?
And you can intentionally create a story: here’s another ceramic (actually about 30cm high) with a couple of carved African figures. And a vase with alder twigs. So what’s going on?