Still Life Posted on January 16, 2017 by jnk63 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. 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. Old glass door nob like the one’s I remember from my grandparent’s house. Strength and the ability to turn a tough nut. Somewhat antiquated wrench technology. Say what? 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. Formalistic study of opposites in color and function Symbolic stand ins for female and male objects. Says so right on the bottle. Very useful and colorful tool. 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. Peonies from mine and my neighbor’s front lawn. The look and smell of the beginning of nice weather. 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.