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Art of the Day: Tuesday January 15, 2008

November 16th

- by Roderick E Stevens

This week's theme: Still Life

A still life is art depicting a collection of objects. Sounds so straight forward, doesn't it. It isn't. The variety of items that can be found in a still life, the myriad of styles and media used to depicted a still life make for a theme that simply can not be adequately represented in seven works of art. To see a more of this week's theme, please take some time to explore the EBSQ Still Life Gallery.

Art: November 16th by Artist Roderick E Stevens
Still fascinated by light through glass, I was intrigued by the mix of color and texture seen on and in my own paint jars. The photograph was taken with a very wide lens (28mm) through a +3 diopter, allowing me to get in quite close. This proximity created the dramatic expansion of depth, and receding background, and threw the foremost jar a bit out of focus. The window behind them was frosted from mineral deposits diffusing the light somewhat, and the angle of the window gave the glass the green hue. I was particularly drawn to the large wooden handled brush, and the glowing, back-lit tips of the smaller brushes as well as of course, the reflection off of the red water. As I neared the bottom of the painting in mid-November, I was suddenly reminded of an important task, and then decided to include it as part of the piece.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art November 16th

detail from November 16th

Detail Image for art November 16th

Detail Image for art November 16th


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