Tuesday, October 11, 2011
6x6in oil on canvas board $85.
Detail: Still life with Lemons, Oranges and Rose. 1633
Francisco de Zubaran (Spanish) has a couple of amazing still life paintings and this detail is part of one of them. There is no way I could duplicate the perfection of his work. This painting is in the Norton Simon Museum, CA. and I stood in awe looking at the skin textures on these lemons, the oranges and oh..that rose is perfection.
I have also loved Zubaran's painting of fabric since I first saw his work and on the wall in my studio I have a copy of his Saint_Serapion_1628.
I have never seen this masterpiece in anything but reproductions but it helped me understand how deep a value, white can go and how the weight of fabric follows form.
Zubaran was the appointed painter to Phillip lV; who reportedly said, "Painter to the king, king of painters."
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.