Still life on kitchen table

I made these pictures in the kitchen, after arranging some of my Mum’s flowers in a vase on the kitchen table.

I liked the look of them against the white table top, so I decided to set up and draw them there.

The table top was soon cluttered with my water pots and paints, along with the fruit bowl which lives there anyway, which made a pattern in itself.

Still life on the kitchen table, with Mum’s flowers, my pots and paints and four little oranges

Then I tried another just concentrating on the flowers this time.

Still life with some of Mum’s flowers

The last one has the white space that I liked in the first place, but I think I prefer the clutter… I don’t know!

White space with Mum’s flowers

I took the photos while the pictures were still drying on their boards so they will look different when the tape is off… I may change my mind again!

The main thing I enjoyed, was to work spontaneously on a subject that stays perfectly still, which made a nice change from rushing around.

Seems that there is life in stillness…

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  1. I think I prefer the last one… Sometimes less is more. 😊

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    1. Thanks Mike, you’re probably right! I am trying some more today, see how things go. It’s good to hear from you. I owe you an email! I will be in touch, hope all is well with you and Jude 👍

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      1. Yes, Jude and I are both well thanks. I hope you all are too. 😊

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      2. We are, so far so good! Glad you are both well, keep up the good work! Xx

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  2. Glad to see you putting paintbrush and paint to paper. TBH, I like all three.

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    1. Lovely! Thank you so much x I hope you are both keeping well throughout all this.. Jim and I are ok so far, fingers crossed, we all come through it soon x

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      1. Indeed! Good to hear you’re both okay, we are too.

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  3. Love than!

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    1. Very kind, thank you!

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      1. I enjoy your work. A lot. One of these days I’ll buy a piece.

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      2. Thank you! That would be lovely – It’s always good to make a sale! 🙂

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  4. Gorgeous, Maxine! All so lovely I can’t even pick a favorite.

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    1. Oh thank you! That’s so kind! I do appreciate your comment. I was nervous about the change of subject, as it is so different from my usual. It gives me great encouragement to do some more. Keep well 🙂

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      1. Oh my gosh, you’re SO talented I can’t imagine that anyone would mind, even if you changed the subject every day. We just love seeing what you create! 🙂

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      2. Wow! That’s a lovely thing to say… wonderful encouragement, thank you! 🙏

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