Saturday, January 21, 2012

pitcher picture, part deux

I know, but I find it nerdly amusing. I was about to put the pitcher away after the painting in the previous post, but then I noticed that because of the snow today , the light coming into my studio was blue and diffuse and therefore the shadow cast by the egg sort of melted into the surface of the pitcher. So I had to try painting it - with the above result. Again, it is on a 6" x 8" linen covered board.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pitcher picture

Another egg I am afraid, though this time with a lovely old ironstone pitcher that I bought at a junk store several years ago when I had a studio in the East Village. The plate they are sitting on came from Paris - an elegant and deeply chic little shop on the Rue du Bac. If you would like to buy this painting, you can - just click here, please.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

the old egg trick

It is called procrastination, but instead of doing the laundry or cleaning out my closets, I paint eggs. I am working on a self-portrait as well, but I have hit the moment of chaos that seems to arrive somewhere in the middle of every painting. So what do I do? Get out the eggs. Now the eggs are painted on a 6" x 8" linen covered panel and it is time to get back to work on the SP.