A collection of 32 posts
Unlocking Margaret's House Still Life Challenge No 11: Margaret Olley and Ben Quilty
In 2021 the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, NSW produced a series of "Gallery At Home Still Life Challenges" inspired by the paintings of the magnificent Margaret Olley. Today a challenge brought to us by Ben Quilty.
Unlocking Margaret's House: Still Life Challenge No 4: Spaces Between
In our fourth challenge in the Margaret Olley Still Life series we look at the painting "Evening still life with Turkish pot" created in 1982 in oil paints on board (75cm x 120cm). Learn about the importance of appreciating spaces between objects.
Unlocking Margaret's House: Still Life Challenge No 3: Wallpaper
The third challenge in the Margaret Olley Still Life series will encourage you to look more closely at wallpaper and how it can be used to background other objects to form into an inspirational composition. You too can paint just like Margaret Olley.
Who Pushed the Boundaries of Still Life painting?
Today I will reveal who is considered to be the greatest painter of "still life". I am sure those of us who love this genre all have our favourite artist - but this one is certainly one of, if not, the master of painting an arrangement of human and natural objects in an artistic array.
Another Forgotten Wyeth: Carolyn - "pounds through her days like a war horse"
Carolyn Wyeth, daughter of N.C.Wyeth, has a remarkable view of the world which is exemplified in her paintings of the landscape around her home in Pennsylvania: pared down to salient colours and shapes. Image: Carolyn in her studio (brandywine.org)