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Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

CONTEMPORARY STYLE

Used to refer to a time rather than an aesthetic, Contemporary art generally describes pieces created after 1970 or being made by living artists anywhere in the world. This immediacy means it encompasses art responding to the present moment through diverse subjects, media and themes. Contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, performance, digital art, video and more frequently includes work that is attempting to reshape current ideas about what art can be, from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s use of candy to memorialize a lover he lost to AIDS-related complications to Jenny Holzer’s ongoing “Truisms,” a Conceptual series that sees provocative messages printed on billboards, T-shirts, benches and other public places that exist outside of formal exhibitions and the conventional “white cube” of galleries.

Contemporary art has been pushing the boundaries of creative expression for years. Its disruption of the traditional concepts of art are often aiming to engage viewers in complex questions about identity, society and culture. In the latter part of the 20th century, contemporary movements included Land art, in which artists like Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer create large-scale, site-specific sculptures, installations and other works in soil and bodies of water; Sound art, with artists such as Christian Marclay and Susan Philipsz centering art on sonic experiences; and New Media art, in which mass media and digital culture inform the work of artists such as Nam June Paik and Rafaël Rozendaal.

The first decades of the 21st century have seen the growth of Contemporary African art, the revival of figurative painting, the emergence of street art and the rise of NFTs, unique digital artworks that are powered by blockchain technology.

Major Contemporary artists practicing now include Ai Weiwei, Cecily Brown, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Kara Walker.

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Rizona Flower in Orange and Red_America Martin_Ink/Oil/Cotton Paper_Floral
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
America Martin "Rizona Flower in Orange and Red" Ink & Oil on Cotton Paper 33.5” x 28” Framed AMERICA MARTIN is an internationally represented Colombian-American fine artist based ...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Oil

Burmont and Crest (2021)
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Watercolor on cold press paper Tongue in cheek text reading "Drug Dealer Parking Only" and "Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Towed Away" on street sign in deep red - burgundy and white ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Un Celeste Citoyen En Voyage
Located in Dallas, TX
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré Un Celeste Citoyen En Voyage Ballpoint Pens, Crayons And Colored Pencil On Cardboard 7.5 x 5.5 March 11, 1948, he experienced a transcendental vision. The sky...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon, Cardboard, Ballpoint Pen, Color Pencil

R.I.P. Kobe
By Ruby Silvious
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This purple, white, beige and orange painting titled "R.I.P. Kobe" is an original artwork by Ruby Silvious made of watercolor and gouache on used tea bag. This piece measures 5"h x 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Found Objects, Watercolor, Gouache, Tea

"The Gift" Original Watercolor on Paper Floralscape by William Verdult, Framed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"The Gift," an original watercolor on paper by William Verdult, is a piece for the true collector. The artist's genius reflects a fiery artistic approach that inspires unexplored fee...
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1970s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Eyes Gallery
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"Eyes Gallery" is an original paper, enamel, pastel, inkjet prints, chain, wire, and tubing artwork by Drew Leshko measuring approx. 11.5"h x 9"w x 0.25"d. Drew Leshko is a Philadel...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Enamel, Wire

'Tall Tulips' bespoke watercolor
Located in Burlingame, CA
'Tall Tulips' original watercolor painted in 2021 in subtle shades of pink with hints of yellow in a clear blue vase from Cleveland-born and educated Gary Bukovnik who has lived in C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Tall Iris no.2
Located in Burlingame, CA
'Tall Iris no.2' original watercolor painted in 2021 in brilliant and subtle shades of red and orange from Cleveland-born and educated Gary Bukovnik who has lived in California for o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Untitled still life
Located in New York, NY
Graphite on museum board This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Board, Graphite

Bodegon II - Contemporary, Still Life, Fruits, Light Blue, Yellow, Banana, Lemon
Located in Berlin, DE
Bodegon II, 2014 Tempera on paper (Signed, Framed) 27 3/5 H × 39 2/5 W in. 70 H x 100 W cm On the subject of his new works the artist stated: “There is not enough orange, yellow and...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Tempera

“Spring Bouquet”
Located in Southampton, NY
Original watercolor on archival paper by Rosalind Oesterle. Circa 1970. Signed lower left by the artist. Oval format. Condition is excellent. Professionally matted and framed in a ...
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1970s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Sphere, Brushed Metal
Located in Mill Valley, CA
Still-life drawing with pastel on paper.
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel

Prada Bag Ladies, 2021
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Prada Bag Ladies by Manuel Santelices Ink pen, gouache, and watercolor Image size: 12 in. H x 9 in. W One of a Kind Unframed 2021 The worlds of fashion, society, and pop culture ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, Pen

Poire David et Lélia by Lélia Pissarro - Contemporary
Located in London, GB
SOLD UNFRAMED Poire David et Lélia by Lélia Pissarro (b. 1963) Tempera and watercolour on paper with gold leaf 9.9 x 9.5 cm (3 ⁷/₈ x 3 ³/₄ inches) Signed lower right, Lélia Pissarro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Gold Leaf

Le Grand Act De La Seduction
Located in Dallas, TX
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré Le Grand Act De La Seduction Ballpoint Pens, Crayons And Colored Pencil On Cardboard 7.5 x 5.5 March 11, 1948, he experienced a transcendental vision. The sky...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon, Cardboard, Ballpoint Pen, Color Pencil

2 Pads
Located in Gloucester, MA
Zygmund Jankowski (1925–2009) painted traditional subjects with exuberant irreverence for traditional rules of color, composition, and perspective. He disparaged imitation and deligh...
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1980s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Delft, bright blue still life, plants in pots and vases
Located in New York, NY
A’Court begins each painting with a broad, color plane—red, blue, pink or yellow—which acts as a table for the artist’s still life vocabulary. This practice allows her to contain the...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel

Not Art, Word Art Calligraphy Painting, Acrylic Vivid Background, Red and Green
Located in Barcelona, ES
"Not Art" is a hand-painted acrylic painting on high-quality 300g paper by artist Ryan Rivadeneyra. The hand-drawn render is reminiscent and inspired by the word art that Ed Ruscha p...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Acrylic, Ink, Archival Ink, Sumi Ink, Watercolor, Archival Paper

Sweet Peas (Bunched), Mixed media on Pergameneta parchment
Located in London, GB
Howard Tangye (b.1948, Australia) has been an influential force in fashion for decades. Lecturing at London’s Central Saint Martins for 35 years, including 16 years as head of BA Wom...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Carbon Pencil, Color Pencil, Graphite, Other Medium, Paint, Pape...

Poire Christina by Lélia Pissarro - Contemporary still life work on paper
Located in London, GB
SOLD UNFRAMED Poire Christina by Lélia Pissarro (b. 1963) Tempera and watercolour on paper with gold leaf 13.7 x 10.5 cm (5 ³/₈ x 4 ¹/₈ inches) Signed lower right, Lélia Pissarro. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Gold Leaf

Anthurium, Colorful Floral Painting by Amanda Watt
Located in Long Island City, NY
A happy and bright floral painting with artist-painted frame by Irish artist Amanda Watt. Anthurium Amanda Watt, Irish (1960) Date: 1991 Acrylic on Paper, signed l.r. Size: 48 x 60 i...
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1990s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Acrylic

Discount Cigarettes
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"Discount Cigarettes" is an original paper, enamel, pastel, inkjet prints, chain, wire, and tubing artwork by Drew Leshko measuring approx. 15"h x 10"w x 0.75"d. Drew Leshko is a Ph...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Enamel, Wire

Des Enfants De Races Couler Ancenciel
Located in Dallas, TX
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré Des Enfants De Races Couler Ancenciel Ballpoint Pens, Crayons And Colored Pencil On Cardboard 5.5 x 7.5 March 11, 1948, he experienced a transcendental vision...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Crayon, Cardboard, Ballpoint Pen, Color Pencil

Cloud Lake - Highly Detailed Surreal Landscape, Watercolor & Gouache on Paper
Located in Chicago, IL
Translucent vessels are suspended upon the surface of the water in this surreal landscape entitled "Cloud Lake". This landscape is done in exacting detail with watercolor and gouach...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper, Watercolor, Gouache

Late March - Highly Detailed Surreal Landscape, Watercolor & Gouache on Paper
Located in Chicago, IL
Translucent vessels are suspended upon the surface of the water in this surreal landscape entitled "Cloud Lake". This landscape is done in exacting detail with watercolor and gouach...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Paper

The Junipers - Highly Detailed Surreal Landscape, Watercolor & Gouache on Paper
Located in Chicago, IL
A large translucent vessels floats upon a lake, so transparent that the wooded shoreline can be seen through this surreal boat. The artist treats watercolor much like oil paints, wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Paper

Iluminado
Located in Palm Desert, CA
An artwork by Carlos Luna. "Iluminado" is a contemporary byzantine mosaic in a palette of blues, whites, and pinks by Latin American artist Carlos Luna. The artwork is unsigned. Carl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Mosaic

"Black Lemon" original Charcoal Drawing - signed & dated 1988 - Iconic
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Signed, titled & dated in pencil along the left edge of the paper. In excellent condition Provenance: McIntosh/Drysdale, Washington, D.C. 1988; Private Collection, Bethesda, Maryland...
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1980s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Archival Paper

Cyanotype Painting (Gold Tulips, Leaves, etc.), floral still life
Located in New York, NY
Julia Whitney Barnes uses the power of natural light to craft her floral cyanotypes. She is indiscriminate in selecting specimen, gathering everything from weeds to cultivated flower...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, Photographic Paper, Mica

Spring Bouquet, July 2018 / watercolor
Located in Burlingame, CA
'Spring Bouquet, July 2018' original watercolor painted in 2018. in vibrant multi-color from Cleveland-born and educated Gary Bukovnik who has lived in California for over 40 years. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Fig, natural, oil painting, florals & nature, fruit, gold & green
Located in Memphis, TN
Ida Floreak is a New Orleans-based artist originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied painting and scientific ill...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil, Board

Dreamers #2 Caroline Veith Contemporary art drawing nature flora flower red
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic paint and ink on tracing paper Hand-signed and dated lower right
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Acrylic

Roses
Located in Roma, IT
pencil acrylic pen on paper
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic, Tempera, Carbon Pencil

Wanderer's Pizza
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"Wanderer's Pizza" is an original paper, enamel, pastel, inkjet prints, chain, wire, and tubing artwork by Drew Leshko measuring approx. 11.5"h x 7.25"w x 0.75"d. Drew Leshko is a P...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Enamel, Wire

Cyanotype Painting (Double Hibiscus Rose), floral still life
Located in New York, NY
Julia Whitney Barnes uses the power of natural light to craft her floral cyanotypes. She is indiscriminate in selecting specimen, gathering everything from weeds to cultivated flower...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, Photographic Paper

Dreamers #1 Caroline Veith Contemporary art drawing nature flora flower red
Located in Paris, FR
Ink on tracing paper Hand-signed and dated lower left
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

The wild grass Caroline Veith Contemporary drawing flora
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic paint and ink on tracing paper Hand-signed and dated lower right
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Acrylic

Still Life Composition II - by Sky Arts winner Fujiko Rose
Located in London, GB
Fujiko’s work amalgamates a contrast of the contemporary with traditional scenes, juxtaposing Indian black ink on a variety of warm textured papers, whilst forming a modern emotive f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, India Ink

Still Life Composition - by Sky Arts winner Fujiko Rose
Located in London, GB
Fujiko’s work amalgamates a contrast of the contemporary with traditional scenes, juxtaposing Indian black ink on a variety of warm textured papers, whilst forming a modern emotive f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, India Ink

Cyanotype Painting (Gold Hibiscus, Cosmos, Ferns, Floor Pattern), still life
Located in New York, NY
Julia Whitney Barnes uses the power of natural light to craft her floral cyanotypes. She is indiscriminate in selecting specimen, gathering everything from weeds to cultivated flower...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, Photographic Paper, Mica

A corner by Umberto Pasti. Ink and watercolor on paper
Located in Miami Beach, FL
A corner by Umberto Pasti, by Manuel Santelices Ink and watercolor on paper Image size: 12 in. H x 9 in. W Unframed 2021 The worlds of fashion, society, and pop culture are explore...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Branch Study No. 30, Original Minimalist Botanical Watercolor Painting on Paper
Located in Boston, MA
Branch Study No. 30, Original Minimalist Botanical Painting, 2020 18" x 24" (HxW) Watercolor on Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper A tangle of leaves and twigs makes up this colorful min...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Nest, Highly Detailed Surreal Botanical, Watercolor & Gouache on Paper, Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
This surreal landscape comes from the inner sanctum of artist Christina Haglid. Two paper orbs combine and reveal a portal to another dimension. The artist invites the viewer to tak...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Paper

Bright Ocean, Highly Detailed Surreal Landscape, Watercolor & Gouache on Paper
Located in Chicago, IL
A paper lantern explodes out of the water, as if propelled by an inner, unknown force. This surreal landscape is done in exacting detail with watercolor and gouache down to the smal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Paper

Willow - Botanical Watercolor & Gouache on Paper with Single Bud Vase and Tree
Located in Chicago, IL
A single bud vase, a willow tree seeming to grow inside a confined vessel, all appearing to float upon a sea of moving water are the subjects of Christina Haglid's "Willow". The ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Paper

"Sea Fan" - Abstracted Oceanic Still Life in Pen & Ink on Cardstock
Located in Soquel, CA
Highly detailed patterned abstract composition by Patricia "Patti" Omori Shepp (American, b. 1954). This piece has a repeating pattern across the width, reflected on itself. Texture ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Postcard, Pen

"HOPE", watercolor, spring, snow flowers, trees, moss, gardens, flora, nature
Located in Toronto, Ontario
HOPE is a new watercolor on Arches paper by Fleur Thesmar. The artwork measures 22x30". The artist has written that in the spring of 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, she...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Blue Thumbergia
Located in Chicago, IL
Christina Haglid Artist's Statement I used to write a lot of poetry, and it has shaped the narrative process in my artwork. Now painting has replaced writing. Objects in the pain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Paper

Poppies & Tulips, Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
Located in London, GB
Howard Tangye (b.1948, Australia) has been an influential force in fashion for decades. Lecturing at London’s Central Saint Martins for 35 years, including 16 years as head of BA Wom...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper, Pen, Pencil, Carbon Pencil, Color Pencil, Graphite, Othe...

Cherry Blossom No. 12, Original Minimalist Floral Watercolor Still Life Study
Located in Boston, MA
Cherry Blossom No. 12, Original Minimalist Floral Still Life Study, 2020 20" x 16" (HxW) Watercolor on Cold Pressed Paper A simple and minimalist nature study, this botanical waterc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Cherry Blossom No. 13, Original Minimalist Floral Watercolor Still Life Study
Located in Boston, MA
Cherry Blossom No. 13, Original Minimalist Impressionist Nature Still Life Study, 2019 20" x 16" (HxW) Watercolor on Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper A lovely minimalist composition in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

White Vase at Night, Mary Finlayson, Gouache on Paper- Floral/Still Life/Dark
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
Mary Finlayson White Vase at Night Gouache on Paper 22 x 16.5 inches, Framed Mary Finlayson’s interest in painting interior spaces portrays how environments reveal identity. Naviga...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache, Archival Paper

“Spring Bouquet 2”
Located in Southampton, NY
Original watercolor on archival paper by Rosalind Oesterle. Circa 1970. Signed lower left by the artist. Oval format. Condition is excellent. Professionally matted and framed in a ...
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1970s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Sprig (Dramatic Charcoal Still Life Drawing of Single Tree, Exquisite Detail)
Located in Hudson, NY
Spring (Dramatic Charcoal Still Life Drawing of Single Tree, Exquisite Detail) by Sue Bryan 36 x 48 inches Charcoal and acrylic on Primed Canvas Mounted on Wood Panel Excellent condi...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Canvas, Charcoal, Acrylic, Wood Panel

Dream a Little Dream (Detailed Blue Ball-Point Drawing of a Forest Landscape)
Located in Hudson, NY
Realistic blue ball-point drawing of a lush country forest landscape "Dream a Little Dream", original drawing made in 2022 by Linda Newman Boughton ballpoint pen ('Rite in the Rain' ...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Inkjet

Flowers (A Bunch), Mixed media on Pergamenata parchment
Located in London, GB
Howard Tangye (b.1948, Australia) has been an influential force in fashion for decades. Lecturing at London’s Central Saint Martins for 35 years, including 16 years as head of BA Wom...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper, Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel,...

Plant Still Life
Located in Concord, MA
Michael C. Thorpe Plant Still Life, 2022 crayons, marker, colored pencils, card stock, glue  21.25 x 15.5 in (54 x 39.4 cm) 28 x 22 in (71.1 x 55.9 cm) Framed Signed verso Michael...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Glue, Permanent Marker, Carbon Pencil, Color Pencil, Paper

Mesa: Contemporary Acrylic and Chinese Ink Painting on Paper
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Acrylic and Chinese Ink Painting on Paper Still-life, colorful painting for decoration. Guillermo Araujo Mesa, 2018 Acrylic and Chinese Ink on Paper 15" x 15" Guiller...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Acrylic

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