Sunday, November 11, 2007

Still Life w/ Brown Eggs

Egg Color Study II -- 6” x 8” Oil on Canvas Panel

Here is one of my new paintings now that I am back on my feet. It is a continuation of the color and form study I started with an earlier painting of brown eggs. I am fascinated with capturing the form of eggs and the variation of tones and colors brown eggs can come in. From the same dozen of eggs, one can find a wide variety of color and shape. In the dozen I recently purchased and have been painting from, there are dark red-brown eggs with freckles to light rosy hued eggs. Capturing these differences while also working on the way a shadow falls on the egg and the surrounding surface in a wonderful challenge to see if I can convincingly capture what I see. Through these exercises I feel I get a better understanding of the world and enjoyment of the simple things in life.

I hope you enjoy the painting. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please email me.

Thanks, Liz

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