Still LifesThere is a tremendous tradition, going back to antiquity, surrounding la nature morte or ‘still’ life, and I wanted to give that a try. How to paint within that tradition today? As the subject itself is so banal, the treatment of it, the artist’s rendition of it, becomes the true subject of interest. It is a perfect testing ground for one’s vision of things, one’s artistic procedure. How to paint a coffee cup today?