oil on wood panel ..68cm x 98 cm hexagon..portrait of Andrea

I’m sorry these are slightly out of focus…my eyes are not what they were even with glasses….after years of “au plein air” painting….

The full image…these colors are not quite true …and it is an elongated octogon….l’imagine completo un’esogono allungato…

Still life..Natura Morta

In Italian “still life” is “natura morta” which is a little more than still, I would say, and less appetizing than Cezanne’s oranges!!!  Anyway, once in a blue moon I actually do nature morte or still lifes but it is rare..mostly I create life size ones in which I LIVE, not paint..but I realize that my banner picture ..?..has a still life and since my dear friend Patrizia wants me to paint a few, I think I should COMMENT : ok, I’ve lost my enthusiasm for these ..because as I ‘ve said, I make them to live in, and I have developed into a lover and reallizer of unstill things!!!..the wind blowing the trees, people walking down the road, the sun and clouds who won’t hold still..  as well as FACES…(if they hold still, there’s no life to interpret)…..there’s more challenge in moving, breathing, changeable subjects.  But, don’t worry, Pat, I will do one, for you.

blue willow and pomegranate

blue willow and pomegranate

a few things belnging to my ma, grandma and me..objects that relate in someway

I don’t do many still life paintings, that is, by themselves..although I do like to have them accompany a portrait. This one I did in preparation for an exhibition in Bethesda,Maryland, with glass as the central feature…this is an oil painting done on a wooden panel and part of a private collection in the US.