Still Life - Portraits - Objects

My still lifes are often vegetables and flowers from our garden in Freeport. I have no talent there but I love the care and effort that goes into it I arrange the subjects until I achieve a kind of ordered balance that makes sense and feels right. My goal is to create calm logic with a simple formalism.

In my portraits of objects (game pieces, shoes, etc.) I'm paying homage to small icons from daily life. By studying their design, texture and the space they occupy,  I’m creating a visual journal of personal effects in an intimate way. I am also considering a bigger question of why we are so obsessed with 'things', how we believe they define us, and why it's so difficult to let go of them. I think of this every time I drive by another new storage facility.

Christmas Cactuses

16" x 24" Oil on Mahogany

Pomegranates In Blue Bowl

20" x 24" Oil on Canvas

Amaryllis & Blue Pitcher

20” x 16” Oil on Canvas

Yellow Freesia & Window

38” x 26” Oil on Canvas

Tulips in Window

36” x 26” Oil on Canvas

We Have Everything Now (Gerber Daisies and Bells of Ireland in a Snowstorm

36" x 30" Oil on Canvas

Two Red Pears

20" x 24" Oil on Canvas

Red Pear

16" x 20" Oil on Canvas

Quince Blossoms

16” x 20” Oil on Canvas

Poppy in Sanbitter Bottle

24” x 18” Oil on Canvas

White Irises

30" x 20" Oil on Canvas

Peaches In Yellow Bowl

20” x 24” Oil on Canvas

Paper Whites

24” x 16” Oil on Canvas

White Peony

30” x 24” Oil on Canvas

Blue Pitcher

18" x 14" Oil on Canvas

Mrs. Smith's Apple Blossoms

20” x 24” Oil on Canvas

Peonies After the Deluge

18" x 24" Oil on Canvas

Alstroemeria & Scissors

20” x 16” Oil on Canvas

Blue Pitcher Still Life

18" x 24" Oil on Canvas

Lobster On Cloth (Eat Me)

24” x 20” Oil on Canvas

Flowers in Entry

28” x 22” Oil on Canvas

Oranges & Lemons

32” x 24” Oil on Canvas

Pool Orchid

24" x 16" Oil on Mahogany

Clam Shell

16” x 20” Oil on Canvas

Bean Boots

24" x 20" Oil on Canvas

Monopoly Shoe

9” x 12” Oil on Canvas

Monopoly Car

24" x 18" Oil on Canvas

The Trike That Ruthie Gave Me

40" x 40" Oil on Canvas

 

 

Tarpon

14” x 11” Oil on Canvas

Barn Swallow

12” x 16” Oil on Canvas

Puffin

16” x 12” Oil on Canvas

Portrait Of Bogie

23” x 22” Oil on Canvas

Portrait Of Digby

30” x 24” Oil on Canvas

Self Portrait

10” x 8” Oil on Canvas

Portrait of Clementine

34” x 27” Oil on Canvas

 

Copyright © 2019 Janice L. Moore
jlmooreart@gmail.com