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First Friday Fine Art Gallery: Study in Still Life

Still lifes are perhaps one of the oldest forms of painting, dating back to painting in the tombs of ancient Egyptians. This style of art has continued to evolve over generations and remains ever-popular in the works of modern day artists. Such permanence is not surprise, as still lifes allow the artistic freedom to bring life and aesthetic beauty to inanimate objects using value, color and, most importantly, imagination.

Layering Colors Watercolor Still Life Painting

A watercolor still life in progress by instructor Mary P. Murphy in the Craftsy class Watercolor Flower Bouquet

Craftsy's First Friday Fine Art Gallery:

Study in Still Life

For the June First Friday Fine Art Gallery, we want to focus on still life paintings, the timeless style that often champions the artistic over the representational and breathes life into the lifeless. Never limited by medium, these works run the spectrum from oil to acrylic to watercolor. So many talented artists in the Craftsy community have contributed their still life works to the project gallery. Browse this gallery to see some of our many favorite still life works — and perhaps find some creative inspiration of your own!

Acrylic Still Life Painting

"Still life" by member AnnaZV

Green Chair

"Green Chair" by member DarcyP

Finished Oil Painting

"Finished Painting" via Craftsy instructor Tony Curanaj

Don't forget to take a look at all of previous First Friday Fine Art Galleries. Then join one of Craftsy's still life painting classes and put your own imagination to work!

What's your favorite still life work?

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