Still life art has been a favourite of artists from the very beginning. Creating the beautiful still life scene can be the ideal way for an artist to hone and perfect their skills – with none of that pesky fidgeting you get with portraits! Still life pictures are equally as popular with art lovers, giving you the chance to brighten up your home with paintings of flowers, fruits and pottery. Why not treat a special woman in your life to flower pictures on her birthday? Or fill a sunny conservatory with floral still life to create a beautiful extension of your garden? If you love to paint as well, surrounding yourself with the best of still life paintings is a great way to inspire yourself.
Still life paintings capture a range of subjects, making it easy to find a print for every room. Still life pictures are perfect for bedrooms and living rooms. You can go soft and romantic with prints of pretty pink roses, such as ‘Summer Memories’, sophisticated and elegant with ‘White roses’ or bright and cheery with colourful prints like ‘Silent sunflowers’. In the kitchen, food still life paintings can be a great way to whet the appetite when you are cooking up a storm. Remind yourself to keep healthy with a print like ‘Organic foods’ or ‘Healthy ingredients’. Or indulge in your favourite treats with ‘Wine in glasses’ or ‘French fries with ketchup’.
Still life paintings should be matched with the right material to achieve the best finish. Traditional paintings and drawings are given a wonderful authentic finish when printed onto stretched cotton canvas. To make them even more museum-worthy, you can add in a floating frame for a real touch of class.
Modern still life images often use photography instead of paints. These crisp images are complemented by contemporary materials, such as acrylic glass for extra shine and depth or Alu-Dibond for strong, vibrant colours. If your chosen still life paintings have a large proportion of white, perhaps as background, you could opt for lightweight Forex foam board. This slender material is a great choice when you want to enhance the delicate details of a subtle picture. Now you just have to decide where to hang your new favourite still life paintings!