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Still life with flowers

Follow Adele Wagstaff as she demonstrates an intimate still life in oils, choosing a delicate pink rose as her subject

The still-life paintings of Morandi, Craigie Aitchison, Euan Uglow and William Nicholson have always inspired me, in particular the beautiful quietness and seeming simplicity of their compositions. These paintings are mostly small in scale and have an intimacy and almost meditative quality. It is how these particular artists have described and used the space around their subjects that makes them particularly exciting. Craigie Aitchison’s many still lifes are paintings of poetic economy and beauty. He was a huge admirer of Morandi, whose influence can be seen in the way his objects are positioned, with a large proportion of space around them.

Francisco de Zurbarán achieved a powerful devotional element in his exquisitely painted still lifes. His beautiful small painting A Cup of Water and a Rose is one I always visit when in the National Gallery, London. The delicate pinks reflected in the pewter surface are sublime.

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Let this month's issue of The Artist inspire and guide your next steps in drawing and painting a range of figurative subject matter in all media. From realistic still lifes in acrylics, watercolour landscape challenges suggested by Amanda Hyatt, David Parfitt and Paul Talbot-Greaves, through to portraits in oils and mixed media, our fantastic team of practising artist-contributors aim to help you develop your knowledge and skills based on their own experiences as professional artists and tutors. Check out the list of contents for more details of all the great articles in this issue, and look out for our latest sketching competition to enter on page 66, plus win £500 worth of gift vouchers to spend on art materials with Great Art in our PaintersOnline competition on page 6. See also pages 12 to 13 for the latest news on the Patchings Art, Craft & Design Festival (July 12-15). We will be celebrating the opening of our annual The Artist open exhibition there on July 12. We look forward to meeting our successful selected artists and visitors to the festival.