Still here still life.

July 17, 2021

Always seeking to challenge myself, I've been participating in an Instagram account that posts photographs of still life compositions and challenges people to create their own version of the original. Thousands of artists from around the globe post their interpretations and it is exhilarating to view the scene from so many different points of view. My struggle is to resist the urge towards realism that drives me to a "photographic" representation and see how far I can take it into my own world of shapes and colors. Sometimes I get close to this, sometimes not so much. In this case, @stillherestilllife 60, a rather complicated scene resulted in, at least, a smidgeon of experimentation rather than the dreaded "tracing a photograph".