till lifes offer artists the most control over what they're painting. The artist selects the objects that will make up the composition, creates the arrangement of forms and with the exception of paintings like my Winter Still Life
below, which was executed out of doors, controls the light. Unless the artist makes a change, all remains constant throughout the painting process.
This makes the still life a perfect vehicle for experimenting or honing an artist's skills. The model is not going to move and the lighting will not be continually changing, as it does during a plein air outing.
Still lifes are some of the most frequently purchased paintings. Subject matter is vast and varied, offering myriad appropriate choices for professional decorators or dedicated design do-it-yourselfers, seeking the perfect wall art to complete their vision.