New Portfolio - Still Life

I've just added a new portfolio to my site Kathy Beal Contemporary Art - Still Life.

According to Wikipedia, Still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on).

And, Still life gives the artist more freedom in the arrangement of elements within a composition than do paintings of other types of subjects such as landscape or portraiture.

I've taken Still Lifes a few steps further, by abstracting  the elements directly from the landscapes which compose the background of the images. Perhaps this is Still Life Expressionism.

Please enjoy the images and let me know what you think. (click on Portfolios above and then Still Life to see the gallery) Thanks!