Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Still Life with Ladybug
(24" x 30", oil on canvas)

Like many homes in our area this fall, we were overrun with ladybugs. I imagine it was inevitable that one would find her way onto my set. Though I did eventually carry her outdoors, I thought to mark her persistence by including her in the finished piece.

Throughout history, many still life artists made a habit of including insects in their work; this practice is thought to be a symbol of mortality. I cannot say that I had such lofty intentions, rather I simply thought her a good match to my jug!

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