This morning in class, I was telling my students that a painting of three pears just can't be bad....silver bullet of subjects!
Of course there are some caveats, like they have to fill the space, touching three sides, etc. It started me thinking about the subjects that have a high success/satisfaction rate, here is my list; pears, cups, glass with single flower, figures....pretty short list!
Its a work in progress.
These subjects are grounding in the sense that they provide interesting shadows and negative space automatically, leaving the artist to play with color and value.