By Kelly Compton
In the context of these rush-rush, always-on-the-move times, it’s gratifying to find that the genre of still life is very much alive and well. Today the longstanding tradition of depicting flowers, objects, and various kinds of food (especially fruits and vegetables) is being sustained by an unexpectedly robust community of watercolor artists who take the time necessary to slow down and study their favorite inanimate things.
Laurin McCracken, one of today’s finest watercolor still life painters, shares his secrets to painting silver and crystal. Learn to paint realistic details without the risk of your painting looking like a photo!