Still Life Posted on January 16, 2017 by jnk63 The folks in the 1950s and ’60s made things to last. Here are four Spice canisters of various brands which reflect a different time. Kinda hot but very distinctive. Ginger in a tin, what a concept A and P Tea Company Here’s one for yuh. SOLD Pocket items. Rearranged still life of hard shiny objects from previous watercolor. I tend to be attracted to shiny, hard things. Elements of Surrealism in a still life painting. What’s more classic than a painting of a bouquet of Roses? This red rose was a gift from my beautiful Sally on our wedding anniversary. Painting with palette knife of peonies from my front yard. Plug it in and screw like hell. Watercolor study of whites, grays, blues and black Gravy Boat A study in refraction Different kind of treasure Say what? Used these to break bad welds and various other functions. Handy tools. Very handy tool for making sculpture. This one needs a little sharpening. Stoneware jugs I wonder what this was used for. When gettin’ hammered it’s always good to have choices. My old ball and glove. SONY DSC Old pencil sharpener from days gone past. My old baseball Two Wooden Blocks and Cigarette Lighter Study of root vegetable. Old butane cigarette light from the 1970s. Strength and the ability to turn a tough nut. Somewhat antiquated wrench technology. Three paint brushes for touching up house hold projects. These old brushes have seen a lot of different colors of paint and a lot of home improvement projects. SONY DSC Formalistic study of opposites in color and function Symbolic stand ins for female and male objects. Says so right on the bottle. Italian switchblade knife like the one from “West Side Story” Channel Lock Pliers and Crescent Wrench on spattered background. Two pairs of large scissors on splattered speckled background. Two Billiard balls of same number but different games. Yellow Onion Study in Yellow My wife’s father’s garden clippers twice – open and closed. The title says it all. One and a half inch Philips head screw driver. Pretty handy and fit in one’s pocket. Photograph of former model, various other objects and a leather wrist restraint. My Shiny Nine Love and gas make the world go round (well sort of). A dreamy landscape and still life of things Western. Chance Candy Her other foot wear is a pair of roller skates. Inspired by Stephen King’s novel, “Cell”. Flock mentality is certainly nothing new. Still Life study of three old school coffee makers and a couple of thermoses. Allusion to a boating expedition. Endemic to the Pandemic. Two items made from hard synthetic material with the same basic color. Smiling Rubber Duckie with sun glasses Iconic tool that generates a lot of heat. Small swivel bench vice and a pair of “Riviera” unaltered gambling dice. One handed garden pruning clippers. Bouquet of twelve red roses in a high fire stoneware pitcher I made a few years ago in a wood firing. A friend gave me this old Stanley Plane to paint. I have on like it only newer with plastic handles. What would folks think about these things in the 14th Century or even in the 24th? Old school food processor. Good solid American made tools. I set out to paint a still life and ended up with a self portrait. Tool designed for a very specific purpose.