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Christmas Still Life

December 25, 2011

I like to set up a still life before Xmas. so I can use it as part of the Xmas. festivities.  It serves double duty as I use it for my own photography and drawing purposes,  as well as student lessons.    The size of the still life often gets out of hand.  This one spans 2 –  5 ft. tables and climbs quite high up the wall almost to the ceiling.  I usually end up painting an enormous amount of paper for specific colors in the background.  This epic usually takes me a minimum of 8 hours to set up, sometimes much longer although I don’t like to admit it takes as long as it does.  The still life in this blog is from a past Christmas. Meanwhile Don is in the kitchen finishing the pecan and pumpkin pies and starting on the brioche. Happy Holidays.  Gail

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jill Taylor permalink
    December 25, 2011 7:28 am

    Have a very merry Christmas and enjoy Don’s fabulous cooking. I’m wondering if he had to hunt down another fresh turkey. All the best to you both, your family and all at the Centre, and here’s looking forward to a great 2012. Jill T.

  2. December 25, 2011 7:31 am

    Thanks Jill. No, he’s given the turkeys a break this Xmas. Looks like just you and I still up waiting for Santa. Gail

  3. Karen N permalink
    December 27, 2011 3:27 am

    The still life is amazing…..and it is very inspirational….as are all of the details in the displays, still lifes, and the decor of your studio. The “8 hours” that you have invested in the still life will multiply in the hours of enjoyment that this brings to everyone who sees it! Love the blogs!

    Karen N

  4. Leslie B. permalink
    December 28, 2011 7:13 am

    Thanks for posting your fabulous Christmas still life – the colours, sparkle and twinkling lights hit just the right holiday notes!

    Mmmm, I can almost smell the brioche!
    Cheers to you and Don.

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