I have just begun painting Still Life. Of course, I have painted hundreds of Still Life paintings while learning to paint, but I have never approached them as serious subject matter for my paintings. In the past, I have been bored by them. Perhaps I have finally gotten old enough to appreciate them.
In a way, they combine the activity of my tree paintings with the stillness of my house paintings. I am always trying to find peace in the midst of distraction. Life get's so busy and complicated sometimes. My houses have always been my little buddha's sitting in quiet contemplation, my forests are full of the activity and complexity of life. Somehow, these still life's combine the two.