Thursday, November 12, 2009

Whiting Tennis: Still Life with Dying Flowers

2009 REDUX Studio Challenge Award Winner!

Still Life with Dying Flowers. oil on canvas.  48 x 36 inches

-Schnitzer Prize in 2008
-Neddy Award in 2006
-Represented by Greg Kucera Gallery since 2005
-Featured in KAC's 2009 exhibit, Dimensional Invention
-Featured artist of KAC's Spring Gallery Party.

In "Still Life with Dying Flowers", Tennis worked as closely as possible in the manner he imagined the original impressionists made paintings, trying to produce one picture that is the sum total of a series of observations of an ever changing subject, in this case, the temporal studio light and dying flowers. Tennis has included studies and references on his studio wall (including Guston and Picasso), demonstrating his ever-growing love and respect for oil painting, pictorial and otherwise.

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