Still life paintings

dated 1984 until 2018 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Strawberries

2018

Strawberries

Bath salt

2018

An old enamel bath salt holder, with a singing wren on top

cherries in bowl

2018

Cherries in a blue grey bowl.

Quail eggs

2018

Quail eggs

Mice

2018

Three white mice with a flowerpot.

Chess

2018

Stil life with eastern vase and chess piece.

Nautilus by night

2008

The nautilus shell with its perfect spiral has all the dimensions of the golden ratio; since the form also has simularities with a galaxy I painted this one floating above the sea in a nocturnal sky.

Rosehips

2001

Rosehips in glass bottle with butterfly.

Indian summer

2000

Pottery from the Kang Xi period is one of my favorites; this jar I painted sitting in a landscape for a change, and of course a squirrell climbed on top of it....

Willys Jeep

1994

This Willys Jeep"portrait"was a commission; the owner did business in a desert country and was fond of sailing- so that had to be integrated in the painting.

Nest

2016

A bird's nest with blackbird eggs.

Cosmic rose

2013

A rose, floating in the cosmos.

Snowberries

2013

Snowberries in a little glass vase.

Eggshells by moonlight

2011

Eggshells in a moonlit landscape.

Quince

2011

A still life with quince.

Still life with shoes

2008

A still life with a pair of old brogues and a small leather bag.

Violin

2008

An oil painting with a violin, a shell and a butterfly.

Italian fountain

2001

A trip to Tuscany was the inspiration for this painting ; I could not resist making the eyes "alive". A bit of goldleaf adds to a special gaze....

Chinese jar with robin.

2007

A robin sitting on the edge of a Chinese jar.

Gingerjar

2005

Green Chinese gingerjar with rosehips.

Children's shoes

2004

A stil life with old children's shoes.

Tuscan doorknocker 1

2000

A trip to Tuscany inspired me to do this series of doorknockres. I made the eyes "alive" and also added some goldleaf to create a special effect.

Tuscan doorknocker 2

2000

A trip to Tuscany inspired me to do this series of doorknockres. I made the eyes "alive" and also added some goldleaf to create a special effect.

Tuscan doorknocker 3

2000

A trip to Tuscany inspired me to do this series of doorknockres. I made the eyes "alive" and also added some goldleaf to create a special effect.

Afrodesia

1999

A painting with symbols of love: Afrodite, a (part of) a poem by Robert Burns and a red rose.

The letter

1998

A stil life with pears, a letter and a butterfly.

Vanity

1984

This old skull inspired me to do a still life in the tradition of "Vanity" paintings : made to make people remember life is not endless, so we better make the best of it.
To make the subject less heavy I added the funnel on top.  

Colander

1984

An old enamel colander in a landscape.