philip turton - 'classical realism' still life paintings

                                           
   

 The essential ingredient in painting is light and Philip Turton’s studio in Berrima in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales has a south facing window which supplies an all-day source of soft consistent light. This window also looks out over a kitchen garden providing another source of inspiration for the ‘classical realism’ still life paintings.

 

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Coffee Pot with Orange - oil on canvas - 40 x 30cmFlute on black cloth - 61 x 30.5cm - oil on wood panelFlute on Cushion - 61x39.5cm - oil on wood panelFlute on Red Cloth - 61 x 39.5cm -oil on wood panelAsian Bowl on red cloth - oil on canvas - 60 x 45cmVictorian Wash Bowl - oil on canvas - 60 x 45cmAsian Fish Bowl - oil on canvas - 60 x 45cm
Olive Oil Can - oil on canvas - 40 x 30cmApples and Pears - oil on linen - 90 x 60cmBallast Bowl - oil on canvas - 50 x 40cmBowl with Tangelo  - oil on canvas - 40 x 30cmGreen Glaze Urn - oil on canvas - 50 x 40cmDrip Glaze Bowl - oil on canvas - 60 x 45cmGrapes & Pears - oil on canvas - 40 x 30cmGreen Jug and Ladle - oil on canvas - 40 x 30cm
Lemon Branch - oil on canvas - 90 x 60cmOnions - oil on canvas - 40 x 30cmJus de Fruits - oil on linen - 60 x 90cmRed Cabbage - oil on canvas - 50 x 75cmRhino Man - oil on linen - 50 x 75cmUrn and Blackberries - oil on canvas - 60 x 45cmWinter Hydrangeas - oil on wood panel - 60 x 45cm

Phil's inspiration is based on the old adage of ‘taking something ordinary and making it sublime’ comes from the new and the old with the help of Susan’s collection of unusual and extraordinary pieces sourced over many years. A recent buyer described the painting of a bowl that he bought from Turton as, "sitting in splendid isolation", beautifully summing up what is the essence of these classical realism works. For more information visit www.philipturton.com 

 

 


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