Still Life with Books

24.00"W x 20.00"H x 1.0"D

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Samantha Tutone


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: books, tea cups, still life

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 24"W x 20"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2015

Tea is a great passion of mine. My collection of tea cups, pots, literature, and paraphernalia is bordering on embarrassing. I decided that my passions should intermingle a bit.

The two large books are actually books about the history and cultural relevance of tea. The little blue book is a collection of Lord Tennyson poems. The tea cup I found at an antique mall and just could not live without it. All of the items I chose to paint are a little worse for wear and well loved and used.

I was listening to the last Game of Thrones book on audio while I painted this.

Samantha Tutone is an enthusiast of the arts. She studied Art History and Art Conservation at the University of Delaware and is an active painter. After graduation, she worked in a framing shop and a music and art library. Samantha has dabbled in almost every genre of art: sculpture, photography, costuming, tattoo design, etc. Her other passion is Okinawan Go-Ju Ryu Karate. She holds a second-degree black belt and travels regularly to train with karate masters around the world. Currently, she works as an administrator and graphic artist at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

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