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China Cabinet Still Life I (study)

oil on canvas board
16 × 12 in.
completed Saturday. April 5, 2014

Selected for:

Magicians of Still Life
June 2014 Invitational Exhibition

Still Life Paintings group
- curated by Beatrice Cloake
- sponsored by Solo Exhibition


Fruit and sterling still life painting, in oil on 16 × 12 in. canvas covered board. Created LIVE in my solo exhibition workshop studio. Just tick the follow topic link on the page to follow my progress on new works.

Banana and two apples in stacked silver bowls and trays, Great Grandma Fiala’s gold trimmed glass cake plate, sterling water pitcher and butter server, and custom, hand-made Venetian wine glasses in mother’s china cabinet— all used regularly in the Moore family.

China cabinets come and go. As casual is in, I’m thankful that this china cabinet has remained relatively the same. Most of these pieces are very old and have a history in the family.

I have to admit that I forgot to remove the banana, after sneaking in the fruit one Sunday to take a picture. It was found the next week, with a black exterior. oops. I may have finally redeemed myself with this painting, however.

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2014-04-06 in Still Life Paintings


  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovsky9 months ago

    OH WOW!!
    Such unbelievably talented!! How incredibly detailed and lifelike you make your painting!!
    Outstanding and gorgeous Frannie!!

  • Wow, Ming, I’m thrilled with your feedback on this piece. Thank you!!!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...9 months ago

    is good to have pieces that belonged, long ago to the family.
    it gives a special value to the still life
    I like the banana.

  • I think so too, Mada. These are still used today, regularly. So next week there will probably be a different, though similar arrangement. Nice to know the banana appeals to you. :D Thank you for coming by. Hope you are feeling better today and taking care.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke9 months ago

    This is stunning Frannie. I love the lighting highlights you did. Fabulous! :o)

  • That’s a high compliment, Bunny, thank you!

    – F.A. Moore

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zroback9 months ago

    It’s absolutely gorgeous Frannie…congratulations…

  • Thank you, Janis for your wonderful comment and support.

    – F.A. Moore

  • ArtPearl
    ArtPearl9 months ago

    Very successful depiction of the silver in particular, well loved items I’m sure!

  • I do appreciate your feedback, Pnina. Thank you.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Richard George
    Richard George9 months ago

    the silver render is really well done imo…very nice work indeed Frannie!

  • Many thanks, Rick!

    – F.A. Moore

  • maria paterson
    maria paterson9 months ago

    What a beauty Frannie, the golds and silvers glowing against the rich darks, congratulations!

  • Thank you, Maria!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloake9 months ago

    Frannie, this is a great still life. The silver and gold glisten with all the reflections. The details are amazing. Such a beautiful background and colour on the sideboard! First class!!!
    A wonderful record of the family’s possession!

  • Thank you, Beatrice!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloake9 months ago

    Still Life Paintings <<Click to see !

  • Oooooh, how wonderful! What a great thing to see this morning. Thank you!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jones9 months ago

    Beautiful painting Frannie. Looks like an old master and you are so lucky to have lovely things like this handed down through the family!!

  • Norah, thanks so much for the compliment. I was going for that look, with the dark background, and selection of silver as a subject. Appreciate you coming by.

    – F.A. Moore

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