Friday, February 4, 2011

Eggs, Linen & Glass: Step 5

I started out slow today, but once I got going on the eggs again, I found it oddly soothing. I must remember that for when I start feeling anxious; Paint Eggs.

Speaking of painting eggs—I can't remember if these where white eggs or brown, but I'm thinking white. This made for an interesting observation this late afternoon when the sinking sun crept in the window behind me, illuminating the photo from which I'm working. It highlighted and exaggerated the different hues of the eggshell. Ultramarine, crimson, ochre—colors you would never expect, right? (Okay, I did have a hunch they were hiding there). When the sun disappeared, the colors again subdued, but I like the color in the eggs so much better. Perhaps I’m getting creative with my painting and not so rigid…

I'll bet you wish you knew what the photograph looked like!


  1. Yep. When you are done will you show us the photo?

  2. Liza, I usually post the photo when I'm near done, just as a teaser so you can see how close/far I am. I'll probably do that in another post or two!

  3. I do wish I could see the photograph! I love eggs. I love eating them, seeing them, feeling them. This is going to be one of my favorite pictures of yours, I can tell. Like clouds, eggs aren't just white. There are a lot more colors there!

  4. Can I just say I love you, Michelle!
    Reminds me of the scene in the movie Girl with a Pearl Earring, when Vermeer shows Griet the clouds and asks her what she sees...One of my all time favorite movies--it's so visual that I almost hate to read the book...

  5. Your work is beautiful. But, I love that you are allowing yourself to veer away from the literal and trust your talent - even if ever so slightly. I love seeing your artist's soul peek out and sample freedom. Oh, and I don't need to see the photo. The painting speaks for itself!

  6. Oh Sharon, Thank you so much.
    I know it probably seems like such a small thing, but it is hard for me to veer out of the 'safe.' I think that's one of the reasons I am so drawn to glass--there is so much allowance for variations in interpreting prismatic color and still stay in the confines of comfort. It makes me feel all wild with abandon (okay, not really, but closer to wild abandon than I usually come artistically :))

  7. Hi JB!.... "I" was in such a hurry to get back to my newest project... that I totally blanked on checking out you watercolour site!

    It holds the same level of excellence of planning... draughtsmanship... and "more than a dash" of Humanity!

    Your writing and painting despite the control that "You" require and enjoy does not in fashion impede the fluidity and joy that one hopes to achieve in their work! I admire that nice balance you have in both areas of interest.

    I write poetry/ word thoughts/prosen to acccompany many of my own pieces. "We" think and work in much the same vein I think... "parallel journeys".

    The Universe is a mighty mysterious place. Glad that we "met." I'll continue to follow along! Thanks for your encouragement and compliments!

    Good Painting... and Writing!
    Warmest regards,

    PS Next post is "Sharing Your Light"...Sound vaguely familiar?HAHA!!!

  8. Bruce, quite a few who visit my blogs are writers/artists, but most come here via my writing blog. It's always a pleasure to be acquainted with other artists, though I have to admit, keeping my exposure limited has always felt safer to me. I'm trying to branch out a bit more and it seems my efforts have happily come back to me!

    Thank you so much for your reassuring words regarding my artwork, and I will indeed look forward to your post on "Sharing Your Light"! I'm sure it will we edifying :)

  9. I LOVE that movie, Bridget. I bought it on DVD before I even watched it. I knew I'd love it. They didn't show it in any theaters here. Go figure.

  10. Why did I know that you would know the very movie!?

    I never saw it in the theater, but I sure do own it on DVD...time to watch it again. Talk about building sexual tension with a 'look.'

    Have you read the book?

  11. Glenn, It's not that I think you have a limited vocabulary or anything...;) :)

  12. I sorta' like that the eggs are so eggy -- you know, boring white. I mean, one can figure out that they are probably white if they look closely at the non-shadowed parts. And did you notice how the eggs are showing through the glass? Oh -- I guess you have noticed.

    This is all pretty exciting.

  13. The trick, Jerry, is to make the boring white exciting--and it seems I may have accomplished that! :)


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