The Crystal Rabbit and Other Talismans

'The Crystal Rabbit and Other Talismans', still life painting by Helen Davison

‘The Crystal Rabbit and Other Talismans’, 40cm x 30cm, oil on panel.

Following on from my last post of the preliminary oil sketch of the mug and boots, here is the larger, finished painting.

This is a commissioned piece where each of the depicted items represent special memories, and form a kind of personal symbolism that is both meaningful and unique. I like to view work like this as portraiture in still life, because really that is exactly what is it.

I still need to sort out my photography skills, as this really isn’t a great representation of the work. When I have enough work set aside to make it worth while I may employ a professional with specific experience of photographing artwork to get everything properly recorded. To be continued!