A still life painting with a marine theme consists of some coral and a rusted nautical lantern with a white candle.
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About this Marine Still Life Painting
Title: Still Life with Coral and Lantern
Size: 14″ w x 11″ h
Support: Traditional-style Stretched Canvas
Shape: Horizontal (landscape)
Description: A marine still life painting consisting of coral and lantern. The turquoise and tangerine coral sit in front of a rustic lantern with a white candle on top of a round pink marble table. In the background is a nondescript wallpaper with splashes of teal and tan colors and a window that lets in a strong light shining in on the table setting. The painting is signed by oil painting artist Teresa Bernard.
Still Life with Coral and Lantern is hand-painted on a traditional-style stretched canvas. Its sides are raw and unpainted. This painting will need to be framed to give it that finished look before it is put on view.
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Artists will often use reference photos to compose their paintings. Sometimes they will create their composition from only one photo, and other times several photos are used. There’s nothing wrong with painting from photographs; artists do it all the time.
Still Life with Coral and Lantern combines several such reference photographs that depicted the nautical elements I wanted to portray in my artwork. One of those elements was coral. Coral can be in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Although, pinks and reds are the most common colors. They are tiny sea creatures that live in the ocean in large colonies that look like plants. They will live all of their adult lives in one place and prefer places where the water is warmer. When they die, their skeletons form a hard stony substance, also called coral. Large deposits of coral often accumulate to form reefs or islands.
I had never used coral in a painting before, so as I considered painting a still life with a nautical theme, I felt it would be interesting to include some coral in this one. I’m happy with how it turned out, and I especially like the nautical lantern to finish out this marine-themed still life.
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