The masculine still life art in this gallery includes paintings of fishing tackle with fly fishing baskets, paintings with duck decoys, paintings with snow shoes, barn painting of saddle with cowboy hat, painting of life jackets with canoe paddles, cabin fireplace painting, painted rustic hurricane oil lamps, paintings of carving tools for men. Traditionally, this is art that appeals to men. As in life, I do enjoy variety in my painting. Although I love the fast action splashing watercolor of action paintings, sometimes the detailed intricate work of a still life painting can be calming and rewarding as well. If you look closely, however, even my still life paintings show a hint of movement: the shadow of a flitting bird on a feeder behind a frosty window pane, a steaming cup of hot chocolate, a sparking fireplace, a trickling raindrop on the window pane, all suggest that life goes on. We may try to capture a moment but time is elusive. How quickly the sunlight streaming in through the window changes and shadows move!
Still Life for Men