Piece description from the artist
I've done few still life paintings in my career as a painter. This however is my favorite and it evokes feeling in me even when looking at it years after I painted it. Kind of reminds me of Cezanne's style of his still life paintings. I'm sure he would have liked my painting!
Ever since Philip started painting 30 years ago there was one main focus that resonated with him: the figure. He studied anatomy for artists and spent hundreds of hours learning, experimenting with color, composition, and drawing. Because he's spent well over a thousand hours painting the figure from life it's enabled him to stretch out and create more interesting canvases using the camera as a tool. Some of the themes he's painted include NYC street scenes, boxing (he boxed years ago), the Civil War, the Indian Wars and a series of paintings of imaginary scenes inside museums pulling together a variety of images to create those paintings.