The still life is a perdurable genre in the world of art.
Hence I too did my apprenticeship in this shop
— without ever attaining the master status
I had hoped to achieve. But for
all that, without implying
anything like valid
company of the truly
great practitioners of the
still life, I had a lot of fun setting
up for a new painting, and these particular
items were of the kind that usually found their
way into this – and a few subsequent – painting.