Ed Stitt

Paintings & Drawings

My First 40 Years

Studio Shelf

  1.  Studio Shelf     1988    oil on linen    18x34”   collection of Jack and Cindy Aber  

This simple still life was surprisingly difficult to do, even though I could take as much time as I needed.  
A studio is really a work place… it’s not a living space. Around a painter’s studio one will find the various mediums and items used to make paintings. I noticed how functional, yet calm this still life looked passing by it daily as I rushed outside on painting missions. I wondered, now that I could draw so well, and now that I understood values and color better, if I could actually paint this shelf accurately, and whether that would make it Art – something important and beautiful, revealing its inherent beauty, something MORE than what we ignore every day… or not.