Blue Silk Kimono is a 12x24 oil done from life by Shirley Fachilla.
Sometimes they’re lumped with genre, but most often they’re overlooked. I’m speaking of paintings which have as their subject, interior spaces; they’ve received rather short shrift since the Dutch of the 17th century loved and bought them for their homes.
However, I think they’re making something of a resurgence. Just look at some of the interiors painted by Paul Oxborough, Pauline Roche or Karen Bruson.
For artists, painting inside from life can be as fun as plein air, but it’s definitely harder to get permission. Oils and turps can be a messy business afterall.
My interior was painted from life at a new open studio opportunity here in
Nashville so the
mess potential didn’t matter. I hope I have the chance to do many more.