Eric Bossik is a fantastic still life and portrait artist who lives in Florida. His work http://www.bossik.com/ is classical, natural, serene and
beautifully-academic. The only thing better than his work is chatting with him! I highly recommend that artists read our chat because he says some powerful things here that are uplifting and inspiring…
“… We all have to learn real methods and techniques. I’m sure that people would expect their doctors to have training and not just practice on them. So why is it okay for artists to go into practice without training? The only way artists today can surpass the great master artists from the past is if they learn from them …”
MICHAEL: Hello Eric, I tell you, I love contemporary realist still life painting. Why do you think it has endured and why do you do it?
ERIC: Hello Michael, I love still life painting as well. I would describe the type of still life painting I create as more classical or naturalist than contemporary. Classical, because it follows in the tradition, methods and techniques of painting that go back hundreds of years … and Naturalist, because it’s a representation or study from life. The great thing about the still life genre of painting and drawing is that it’s timeless.
I think interest in creating still lifes has endured because it’s still the easiest way to work from life. You don’t need patient models to sit for hours on end and you don’t have to shell out large amounts of money. You also don’t have to rely on photographic reference. You can execute your artwork directly from nature. …..Read More