still life Archive

Q&A with Pastel Artist Moira McQuillen

“There’s real magic in painting. Up close, it looks like absolutely nothing – just color, just lines.” Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Paul Zapatka

The second of three still lifes recognized with awards in the May All-Media Exhibit, the tall, colorful Cherry Blossoms by Paul Zapatka (below) is the third place award winner. The artist, Paul Zapatka, told us about his influences, his approach to still life, and using a tall canvas to “stop time.” Read about it Read more →

Q&A with Creativity Award Winner Samuel Miller

On Thursday we brought you an interview with Margaret Huddy, who won the Carol Zakaski Memorial Award for best watercolor in this month’s all-media show. The other award winner this month was Samuel Miller, whose unique sculpture — or three-dimensional still life — won the Adam Wishnow Memorial Award for Creativity and Innovation. Samuel Read more →

Video Demo: A Still Life Created Before Your Very Eyes!

Even in a quick visit to The Art League School’s still life painting class, one can learn so much. Instructor Kurt Schwarz demonstrated the basics of creating a still life portrait in roughly twenty minutes; he makes it look so easy! “Self Portrait” by Kurt Schwarz Here, in an edited 2+ minute composition, we Read more →