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By cattyal  
A friend brought over a violin yesterday that he'd rooted down from his loft. It's seen better days which makes it perfect for my needs - a pristine instrument would be of little use to me Smile

I'm just experimenting with different props - I need more old books and a nice tatty bit of tabletop next - amongst other things - I always need something!

Tags: Books Still life General Texture Violin Ram Skull

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scrimmy Plus
13 390 5 Scotland
16 May 2012 8:59PM
many a good tune....and all well as a good pic Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 9:16PM
Wonderful still life, if a little gruesome.
katem 16
16 May 2012 10:06PM
interesting combination Grin
cattyal Plus
17 9.2k 6 England
16 May 2012 10:32PM
Thanks folks Smile I'll keep playing with this little lot for a few days yet I think Smile

As for gruesome - I like gruesome Smile
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 11:37PM
Love the violin and books.
Not so sure about the skull in this still life!
Great texture and composition.
Richsr 15 91 223 England
17 May 2012 8:39AM
Like the tones and textures but for me this combination do work
Regards Richard.
cattyal Plus
17 9.2k 6 England
17 May 2012 8:57AM
Thanks again folks Smile

I plan to compile a list of items commonly used in Vanitas/Memento Mori images although pretty much all of them refer to the transience of life and how we're all going to snuff it anyway Smile Therefore the skull very much has a place in this kind of image though to be accurate it should be a human skull. I'll be doing some work (ie. painting( on my human skulls at the weekend to see if I can get them to look a tad more convincing!

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