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Still Life Drawings 2

"Striped Tablecloth w/ 3 White Dinner Plates"

Acrylic and Gesso on Paper

3.5' X 2.5'



I wanted to work with acrylic paint and keep it to just black and white.  The idea was to create a series of squares by making the tablecloth stripped.  I wanted to offset it with the three circular shapes which represent plates.


Acrylic and Pencil on Paper

3.5' X 2'


This drawing was an attempt to incorporate acrylic paint with pencil.

"Detached Objects”

Acrylic and Pencil on Paper

3.5' X 2'


I wanted to create some type of texture for the tablecloth surface so used matt gel for that texture.  The images were a lesson in mixing objects that have no relationship to one another.  The milk and cookies with the doll's arm.




Acrylic and Pencil on Paper

3.5' X 2'



Three vibrant colors—chartreuse, brilliant orange, and hot pink—were what I wanted to try to include into this picture. I wanted the whole thing to be straightforward. To add texture, I used matte gel. The feather is merely something to consider "why."


"Red Tablecloth w/ One Big Mother Fucken Green Apple"

Oil Sticks and Pencil on Paper

3.5' X 1.5'

This drawing is about exploring different media, specifically oil sticks, something I have never used.  I also wanted to use complementary colors, bright red and intense green.  The title:” Red Tablecloth with One Big Mother Fucken Green Apple” comes from the desire to move away from “pretty” titles such as “Still Life with Green Apple”.  

"A Man's Still Life"

Pencil and Acrylic Paint on Canvas

3.5' X 2.5'



Classical still-life drawings seem to have a 'female" bent to them.  This is just an attempt to create a "male" still life by using objects related to men, a tie, shoes, and cigars.

"My Boat"

Pencil on Paper

3.5' X 2.5'



This drawing is like the piece called “My Scissors”.  Once again it is a look at a little boy’s toy, in this case toy boats. There are three toy boats with one of the boats with a broken mast.  The broken mast symbolizes something broken in the little boy’s life.  He also drew a picture of his boat illustrating his emotional attachment to that boat, written in the little boy’s crude handwriting.



"Child's Play-New Pair of Scissors"

Pencil and Acrylic paint on Paper

3.5' X 2.5'


This drawing is kind of whimsical.  It is a look at a little boy’s new pair of scissors.  Due to the boy’s anger, he has cut up everything, the animal crackers, pencils, and crayons.  He has also colored and cut out two “blue balls”, symbolizing some form of “emotional castration”.  Finally, he has drawn his new scissors which look like male sexual organs, and a child's crude handwriting.

"Mary Had a Little Lamb She Also Had a Fish"

Collage, Paint, and Pencil on Paper

3.5' X 2.5'

This drawing is one of those drawings where the title and objects have very little relationship to each other.  I am just concerned with the overall composition.  The rosary has no connection to other objects but refers to “Mary” the mother of Jesus and the fish is symbolic of Jesus.  Peppermint candy has no relationship to any of the objects but, it is used as a visual color element (red) that centers the whole composition. 


Pencil and Tea on Paper

3.5' X 2'



In this drawing, I wanted to incorporate traditional drawing materials with non-traditional materials, tea.  It is a striped tablecloth with two cups.  I used tea to stain the paper in a similar way tea would stain a tablecloth.  

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