A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine

copyright 2012, Max Ranft

A Loaf of Bread

The rich mahogany background of this painting is typical of Max’s still life work of a few decades ago.  He did several paintings featuring food–maybe sustenance is a better word.  This crusty loaf needs no accompaniment but a swig from the pewter jug beside it.  The grapes and copper pot below offer another example of Max’s work from this period.

Copyright 2012, Max Ranft

Green Grapes Beside a Copper Pot


Sketch in Spring

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Sketch in Spring


Like all professional artists, Max makes a lot of sketches.  In this one, he tries to tackle the problem of all that green.  He must have liked the result because he signed it in the lower right.