Teapot and Turnips, Oil on Linen on Board, 11x14
When the outdoor enviironment becomes more challenging, I turn to the painting of still life and portraiture as a musician practices eludes. With these subjects there is control of lighting and pose. The limitations in the execution are solely those arising from the ability or lack thereof of the artist. Portraiture has the additional advantage of allowing a more obvious two-way communication between subject and artist. As a consequence, poses are reclaimed easier and the artist can pay attention to his own as well as the model's fatigue.