Monday, January 31, 2011

EGGStravagenza, 6X8, OIL SOLD

SOLD
A little switch here as I was in a more abstract frame of mind when this came off the easel.  What I thought would be a simple exercise with three simple eggs, turned into a much more challenging afternoon at

As you know, I love all things French...especially Paris.  This beautifully constructed card from Clayslipper on Etsy is one of many I have purchased and sent to my favorite people.  It is so much more satisfying to send  a gorgeous, lovingly designed and hand crafted card to the people you love, than just picking one off the shelf at the grocery store.  Clayslipper has some of the best I have found and they are packaged beautifully.  Check her out.
Bon Jour!

17 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

I do love the actual look of rough shells as most eggs truly are when fresh off the farm. We get ours from our neighbor's farm and most of them are never smooth and shiny but contain the very best rich yokes and sometimes double yokes.
Great job on this, Carol.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I don't know if painting eggs is ever simple. Their shapes are challenging no matter what. These turned out great, love the texture of the paint and that white egg that stands out. An afternoon well spent!

Cynthia k. Agathocleous said...

GORGEOUS eggs, Carol!

Kathy said...

Oh, I had to laugh at the title "Eggstravaganza." One of my solo shows was entitled that (in the day when I was still painting cracked eggshells). Nice piece!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Carol.. what i find most interesting about this little piece is that tension created between the texture of the paint and how smooth eggs are in reality.. nice job!

Linda Popple said...

Beautifully done, Carol!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Nice composition and I love the richness of the background against the neutrals of the eggs.

Bises,
G

Pam Holnback said...

Challenges can be fun! And, great for the minds. Well done!

Old 333 said...

mmm....eggs. I didn't know how many colours they could be until I moved out to my little rural island. Lovely soft light; I hadn't thought about how hard to paint the little devils might be, but I guess that steady-yet-irregular curve of them might be just as trying to keep on the canvas as it can the counter (rollrollroll smash!).

Great job, and thanks for the 'painting moment'. You're a poet's rest break.

Peter

martinealison said...

La manière que vous avez traité ces oeufs me plaît. La matière et les couleurs apportent un relief intéressant. Peinture captivante.
Bisous

Kay said...

lovely little painting. I love eggs..I have 7 hens who grace me with beautiful eggs every day. Too bad you aren't closer..I have too many..I could give you all you could ever want to paint!!!

Yasmin said...

Your title matches your beautiful painting perfectly! The egg-cellent title reminds me of an activities day my school organises called "Cultural Festival". It is a ball and one of the activities is egg decorating. Part and parcel to decorating it is coming up with an egg... title; like egg-scape, egg-austed etc. It is really alot of fun. I might put some of the photos on my blog for you to see!

suzanneberry said...

what they said! every comment covers my thoughts exactly. i am in love with this, the palette just makes me tingle!

Brunch at Saks said...

Beautiful card and even more beautiful painting, Carol!

Yasmin said...

Thanks for your nice words on my egg masterpieces!! Yes, you are right, I live in QLD. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!!!

Kay said...

Thanks for visiting my rant blog, Carol. You are so right..we could have been on the very same page!!!

linda cardina said...

GORGEOUS WORK!!! glad i stumbled upon your blog.
linda cardina

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