Showing posts with label Still Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Still Life. Show all posts

Monday, January 30, 2012

"Orange Slices and Glass"

Jeffrey Hayes: Orange Slices and Glass
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"Orange Slices and Glass", 2007
Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches (75 x 60 cm)
$2500 (click here for purchase information)

"Orange Slices and Glass" is from 2007; about the time I started to adopt the style I paint with now. It's interesting to see some of the early choices I made to capture the sense of realism, particularly in the glass and shadow areas. This is the companion to the other large painting I showed recently, "Captive Lemon"

Sunday, January 22, 2012

"Sushi Triplet with Chopsticks"

Jeffrey Hayes: Sushi Triplet with Chopsticks
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"Sushi Triplet with Chopsticks", 2007
Oil on canvas, 12 x 24 inches (30 x 60 cm)
$1500 (purchase information)

I only recently started eating and enjoying sushi, but I've been painting it for years; a well prepared plate of sushi is a work of art in itself. From 2007, this is one of my absolute favorites in the series, and also one of the largest.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cork, Shaker, and Shotglass

Jeffrey Hayes: Cork, Shaker, and Shotglass
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"Cork, Shaker, and Shotglass"
Oil on panel, 5 x 5 inches (13 x 13 cm)
$450 + shipping/insurance
Framing options are available.

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Orange, Creamer, and Knife

Jeffrey Hayes: Orange, Creamer, and Knife
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"Orange, Creamer, and Knife"
Oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm)
$950 + shipping/insurance
Framing options are available.


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I arrange the majority of my still life paintings in a shadow box in my studio.  Occasionally, though, I like to set up the compositions elsewhere.  For this painting, it was the living room window overlooking my back yard.  I love the gentle quality of the northern light, and also the way the silver creamer captures the reflections of the living room itself as well as the exterior landscape.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Silver Creamer and Peeled Orange

Jeffrey Hayes: Silver Creamer and Peeled Orange
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"Silver Creamer and Peeled Orange"
Oil on panel, 5 x 6 inches (12 x 15 cm)
Framing options are available.

The peeled orange is an object that appears in many Dutch Golden Age still lifes - mostly, I believe, as symbol for the transience of life. While I didn't have such overt symbolism in mind, it does have a poignant feeling that I enjoyed working with - very much a moment frozen in time.



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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Daisy in a Vase

Jeffrey Hayes: Daisy in a Vase
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"Daisy in a Vase"
Oil on panel, 6 x 5 inches (15 x 13 cm)
Framing options are available.

I haven't done too many floral paintings in my career, but every time I do, I realize what I'm missing. Studying some of the great large floral paintings by the Dutch Golden Age masters, in particular Rachel Ruysch, has gotten me interested in doing some more ambitious floral compositions.


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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fragment: Suspended Creamer

Jeffrey Hayes: Fragment: Suspended Creamer
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"Fragment: Suspended Creamer"
Oil on panel, 2 x 0.5 inches (5 x 1 cm)

SOLD

Even when working on an incredibly small surface, glass is still one of my favorite subjects to paint.

I'm really happy to offer this tiny painting for your collection. And yes, I mean tiny. It's 2 x 0.5 inches, or about the same area as a postage stamp. It's framed as shown below, with the outer dimensions of the frame being 7 x 5 inches - ideal for that small wall area you don't quite know what to do with.



Jeffrey Hayes: Fragment: Suspended Creamer

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Marble No. 12

Jeffrey Hayes: Marbles No. 12
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"Marbles No. 12"
Oil on panel, 1.75 x 1.75 inches (5 x 5 cm)
Dimensions with frame: 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
$85 + shipping
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I couldn't say how many times I've painted this large metal marble (it's actually an industrial ball-bearing). I love the way it captures and distorts the objects surrounding it, in this case other marbles.

I'm really happy to offer this tiny painting for your collection. And yes, I mean tiny. It's under 2 x 2 inches, or about the same size as a large postage stamp. It's framed as shown below, with the outer dimensions of the frame being 6 x 6 inches - ideal for that small wall area you don't quite know what to do with.

This is the perfect opportunity to own one of my original paintings for less than $100! Purchase information is here.

Jeffrey Hayes: Marbles No. 12

Monday, September 12, 2011

Chinese Tea No. 3

Jeffrey Hayes: Chinese Tea No. 3
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"Chinese Tea No. 3"
Oil on panel, 5 x 5 inches (13 x 13 cm)
Framing options are available.

I'm sometimes interested in creating multiple paintings using the same items. This particular painting is the final of a series of three that were made using a wonderful clay Chinese teapot and porcelain teacup. The other two members can be seen here and here.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sushi No. 15

Jeffrey Hayes: Sushi No. 15
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"Sushi No. 15"
Oil on panel, 6 x 5 inches (15 x 12 cm)
Sold


As I mentioned with my previous sushi painting post, it's part of a large series (about a dozen pieces), which are coming out something out of order. In any event, I'm delighted with this one.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Walnuts, Wine, and Pumpkin

Jeffrey Hayes: Walnuts, Wine, and Pumpkin
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"Walnuts, Wine, and Pumpkin"
Oil on linen, 7 x 10 inches (18 x 25 cm)
Dimensions with frame: 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35 cm)

"Walnuts, Wine, and Pumpkin" is the final of a series of three matching paintings exploring my artistic roots in classical Dutch still life painting (the first and second can be seen here and here, respectively).

My concern with the rhythm of the objects was a little simplified with this piece, and I focused more on the drama of the light. Particularly, I was interested in how the light seemed to "turn" as it fell on the form of the pumpkin, and the elegant crimson hue the light acquired as it passed through the wine.

This piece is available directly from my studio; for purchase information, click here. There are also a few larger views on my website.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Audience No. 4

Jeffrey Hayes: Audience No. 4
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"Audience No. 4"
Oil on panel, 3.5 x 3.5 inches (9 x 6 cm), framed
Outer dimensions with frame: 9 x 8 inches (23 x 20 cm)
$185 + shipping

I have a small collection of stone eggs, and when I'm in a playful mood in the studio, they can be some of my favorite things to paint. They also always seem to suggest a storyline. I was amused by the idea of arranging the small glass marbles as though they were present for an audience with the Important Egg.

This painting is available for purchase directly from my studio; click the button below for more information.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Silver Cup, Spoon, and Orange

Jeffrey Hayes: Silver Cup, Spoon, and Orange
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"Silver Cup, Spoon, and Orange"
Oil on panel, 5 x 6 inches (12 x 15 cm)
Sold


I don't have a lot to say about this piece, except that it's the result of my recent interest in glazing techniques... and that it's probably my best small painting to date.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Forum No. 4

Jeffrey Hayes: Forum No. 4
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"Forum No. 4"
Oil on panel, 2 x 5 inches (5 x 12 cm), framed
Outer dimensions with frame: 8 x 11 inches (20 x 28 cm)
$225 + shipping


I love painting marbles in general, and groupings of them provide almost everything that make a good painting; color, texture, light, reflection. I couldn't resist taking it a step further, and indulging in the playfulness of imagining them as gathering in a civic forum to discuss the weighty issues of the day.

This painting is available for purchase directly from my studio; click the button below for more information.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Walnuts and Wine

Jeffrey Hayes: Walnuts and Wine
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"Walnuts and Wine"
Oil on linen, 7 x 10 inches (18 x 25 cm)
Dimensions with frame: 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35 cm)

"Walnuts and Wine" is the second of a series of three matching paintings. As I mentioned in the post for the first painting, I'm very interested in the lively sense of rhythm with which the great Dutch still life masters arranged a few simple objects. Of the three, this piece is the simplest, and I wanted that sparseness so I could refine that rhythmic cadence in a pure form.

With this piece I also enjoyed working with the very subtle light, in particular the way the light passed through the wineglass and illuminated the walnut directly to it's right with a deep red partial shadow.


This painting is available directly from my studio; for purchase information, click here. There are also a few larger views on my website.

Look for the final painting in the series here in August.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Audience No. 3

Jeffrey Hayes: Audience No. 3
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"Audience No. 3"
Oil on panel, 3.5 x 3.5 inches (9 x 6 cm), framed
Outer dimensions with frame: 9 x 8 inches (23 x 20 cm)
$185 + shipping

I have a small collection of stone eggs, and when I'm in a playful mood in the studio, they can be some of my favorite things to paint. They also always seem to suggest a storyline. I was amused by the idea of arranging the small glass marbles as though they were present for an audience with the Important Egg.

This painting is available for purchase directly from my studio; click the button below for more information.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Forum No. 3

Jeffrey Hayes: Forum No. 3
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"Forum No. 3"
Oil on panel, 2 x 5 inches (5 x 12 cm), framed
Outer dimensions with frame: 8 x 11 inches (20 x 28 cm)
$225 + shipping

I love painting marbles in general, and groupings of them provide almost everything that make a good painting; color, texture, light, reflection. I couldn't resist taking it a step further, and indulging in the playfulness of imagining them as gathering in a civic forum to discuss the weighty issues of the day.

This painting is available for purchase directly from my studio; click the button below for more information.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Marbles No. 15

Jeffrey Hayes: Marbles No. 15
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"Marbles No. 15"
Oil on panel, 1.75 x 1.75 inches (5 x 5 cm)
Dimensions with frame: 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)


I was recently asked "Why marbles?". They actually have a lot of elements I enjoy painting: interesting colors, varied textures, striking reflections and highlights. Also, they have a real sense of playfulness; that's what they're there for, after all. Who doesn't have a fond memory involving marbles?



Jeffrey Hayes: Marbles No. 15
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Walnuts, Lemon, and Wine

Jeffrey Hayes: Walnuts, Lemon, and Wine
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"Walnuts, Lemon, and Wine"
Oil on linen, 7 x 10 inches (18 x 25 cm)
Dimensions with frame: 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35 cm)

"Walnuts, Lemon, and Wine" is the first of a series of three matching paintings. It's clear that for the most part I look backwards for inspiration, to the Dutch still life masters of 350 years ago. In particular, I'm always amazed at their uncanny ability to arrange their compositions with an nearly musical sense of rhythm, phrase, and cadence. Given my own musical background, that obviously appeals to me in a deep way.

With these three pieces, I not only wanted to take the opportunity to work with their visual language, but also to explore arranging simple objects - a few nuts, a lemon, a glass of wine - in a lively, rhythmic way.

This piece is available directly from my studio; for purchase information, click here. There are also a few larger views on my website.

Look for the next two paintings in the series here in July and August.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lemon No. 6

Jeffrey Hayes: Lemon No. 6
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"Lemon No. 6"
Oil on panel, 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm), framed
$185 + shipping



This painting is a member of a now long-running series of fruit and vegetable studies. There's something fantastically rich, elemental, and comforting about well-painted food; it's one of my favorite subjects to work with.