The Laidley Art Society challenge of the month is ‘Autumn’ so I set up a still life with apples (harvested in Autumn) and a cup of coffee for the reward of harvesting. I’ve never actually harvested apples but why let that ruin a good story :) But really the inspiration for this came from the basket I found, it was perfect for the apples. It was a fun challenge to paint from life. Thankfully though I did take a photo of my setup as the roses started to wilt fairly quickly, so I was forced to paint them from the photo. All in all, I’m pleased with the outcome, and already have ideas for another still life :)
Genesis heat set oils on stretched canvas 60cm x 50cm.

Magicians of Still Life
June 2014 Invitational Exhibition

Still Life Paintings group
sponsored by Solo Exhibition

Drawing has always been a part of how I express myself. In 2004, I began painting with acrylics. Since 2008 I have mostly used Genesis heat-set oils.
Colour excites me and especially the way light plays on colour. All subject matters are potential paintings but I do prefer to have some sort of emotional connection with what I paint.

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  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 2 years ago

    Stunning work jaana! Can’t wait to see this one in real life :)

  • Thanks Dianne. This one was lots of fun and challenging at the same time:)

    – Jaana Day

  • Chelei
    Cheleiover 2 years ago

    Excellent artwork – Congratulations on your feature!

    See and leave your kudos here

  • Thank you :)

    – Jaana Day

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • Thank you :)

    – Jaana Day

  • Tangerine-Tane
    Tangerine-Taneover 2 years ago

    Really, really beautiful artwork, Jaana. xx

  • Thank you and I’m glad you liked it :)

    – Jaana Day

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    A beautiful still life!

  • Thank you, it was a fun still life to set up and paint :)

    – Jaana Day

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    May 1st, 2012
    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Jaana Day

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  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinson6 months ago

    Wow Jaana! Why are there not a zillion comments on this, and how did I miss it? Thanks to the Still Life Magicians show I just found it, and another one of yours. You are so talented! Those apples look completely as if they are going to topple out of my screen!!!!

  • Thanks Lynda :) I guess there are just a few paintings on Redbubble so easy to miss. ;)

    – Jaana Day

  • Qnita
    Qnita5 months ago

    Congratulations with the Magicians of Still life nomination! This is beautiful!

  • Thank you :)

    – Jaana Day

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