Still Life with Pear and Grapes, while created in the tradition of the Dutch Master Painters, is a play on shape, color, and negative space. With some of my more recent compositions, I focused less on the luscious abundance of the settings and more on the individual items within the composition. By using few elements the viewer is drawn to individual shapes. I wanted to accentuate the repeating s-curves and the resulting negative space, that space around and between the primary elements of the composition.
Color harmony and intensity are also important aspects of the overall composition. The green patinas of the two pitchers harmonize nicely with the oranges of the pear. Likewise, the blues of the grapes work well with the yellow table cover. The overall soft color pallet serves to harmonize the composition.
The additional level of creativity involved to conceive and fashion a still life composition is very rewarding. To be in control from creating a scene, to lighting and photographing it, through the extensive post-processing is a challenge I very much enjoy.
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