Creating a Powerful Still Life Painting: 25 Tips to Enhance Your Still Life Art

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In this free painting instruction download, two artists talk about how they let loose their artistic inspirations through their paintings. Lisa Dinhofer discusses the fact that still life drawing is an essential part of her work, as a draftsman but also as an oil painter. Architecture is where she starts her new painting ideas, and often her best artistic ideas come to her while drawing setups in her studio. Joe Gyurcsak uses oil painting as a way of brushing up on the essential methods he needs as a practicing artist.

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Artist and instructor, Joe Gyurcsak demonstrates how to paint a still life oil painting. All the oil painting techniques a painter uses when painting the figure or a landscape are utilized in still life painting too.

"I find that fixing the viewfinder to a stationary object is very valuable," Gyurcsak says.

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Still Life Art Tips

Artist, Lisa Dinhofer believes drawing daily keeps her skills sharp and provides opportunity to explore new ideas. She never starts a painting without first making drawings.Combine inanimate objects with animate objects on the same scale. Dinhofer chooses objects for her art—marbles, toys, masks, insects—because they have universal appeal and people relate instantly to them. Dinhofer explains that when painting multiple objects, she simply puts the items together and adjusts them to see if a story emerges, even if she’s not sure what the story is.

"Many of the drawings may never become paintings, but I draw because I love it. If the paintings are novels, the drawings are essays, poems—sometimes they’re just thoughts." —Lisa Dinhofer

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Still Life Technique

Using a limited palette can help unify the look of a painting. Gyurcsak demonstrates examples to show how few objects you need to make a piece interesting.

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