Still Life with Musk Lifesavers
Jerry (Chao-Feng) Kuo
Melville Senior High School
acrylic on canvas
25.5 x 30.5 cm
We were looking at the artist Sarah Graham; she creates hyper realistic paintings with vivid colours and often featuring lollies and toys. Using Graham as inspiration for the subject matter, I painted Musk Lifesavers. I also explored colour theory, specifically creating all the tones by mixing complementary pairs. Some aspects of the painting are a little unfinished, revealing the grids that were used to transfer the design, which I think emphasises the illusion of form created.