STILL LIFE PAINTINGS To Gallery Oh, young artist, you search for a subject-everything is a subject.   Delacroix  1798-1863 By the 18th century, the religious and allegorical connotations of still life paintings were dropped and kitchen table paintings evolved into calculated depictions of varied color and form, even displaying everyday foods. During the Revolutionary times, American artists trained abroad, applying European styles to American portrait and still life painting upon their return. In America, French trompe l'oeil paintings also flourished during this period. My work reflects a bit of this style and technique.