While on holiday in Umbria with time to linger in cafes and wander around museums I found myself thinking about how ready made still life arrangements occasionally present themselves and that I should try to capture them in my sketchbook or in photographs. I’ve struggled with still life partly because by the time I have found the right objects and arranged them with suitable light and shade and explored a few different arrangements my enthusiasm has started to wane. Looking for ready mades could present, for a me, another way of approaching this genre. I’m recording here some still life scenes I spotted on holiday. And I will add to this collection in future and they may inspire my still life painting in future.