Several of the great artists through time have been exclusively still life painters, or started there before branching out into landscape and figurative work. My ultimate goal was to paint the figure, but still life was the vehicle that would get me there.
This is some early work from when I was exclusively a still life painter. My intentions with choosing to focus on fruit and flowers was to master the use of vibrant colors, specifically Cadmiums. Cadmium yellow and orange are among the most beautiful pigments in skillful hands.