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02-15-2006, 02:16 PM
4-1/2" x 6" oil on Hansen panel...
fried up an extra egg this morning after breakfast...set it aside and brought it in. My students thought I was nuts...but they enjoyed the painting, and how it came together before their eyes...
I wasn't so nuts after that!
you can see with this last image that I've taken 6"x 9" panels I had laying around for plein air sketches...and divided them in half to do many of my incidentals. I simply tape it to the inside of my Guerrilla box lid...finish one, start the next...let 'em dry, then use the jig band saw to cut 'em in half..
In this last image..you can see the egg is still a bit in its rough staging in...sorta showing where pepper will be, edges/contours of the egg still harsh, and nothing really of the value variation in the pan demonstrated as such...
02-15-2006, 02:22 PM
That egg looks yammy. :)
02-15-2006, 02:25 PM
I'm glad to see you're still turning out these delightful incidentals, Larry, and equally glad to hear you didn't try to eat that egg afterwards... :D
02-15-2006, 02:38 PM
the kids asked if I was going to eat it...and told them with emphasis.."NOPE!!!"
that would be taking chances for sure...
thanks for looking and commenting, much appreciated
02-15-2006, 03:53 PM
Okay, now I'm hungry.
It looks terrific, Larry. You caught the fried egginess perfectly.
Your wife is probably searching the house for her pan. :p
02-15-2006, 07:11 PM
she actually called me at the school late this afternoon on our cellphones, laughing and not believing I actually brought an egg fried in the pan to school. Wondered if the kids thought I was nuts...
I told her not really. Not anymore anyway...they are beginning to realize artists do what they do because the work is important enough to consider things that for others would be goofy! hahahaa...
02-16-2006, 08:43 AM
Larry - I like the egg! Good thing I've already had breakfast ;)
02-16-2006, 09:49 AM
nice painting .. the way I like my eggs .. soft and full of pepper with a touch of salt .. dang, I'm at work and if I were home I'd be in front of the stove now. :D
02-16-2006, 03:58 PM
Neat Larry. We're gonna need some grits and bacon now. :)
02-16-2006, 05:52 PM
thanks folks...much appreciated.
I have found these attempts to do one painting per day, postcard size have helped me gain confidene..some experimentation leading to further experimentation and have been enjoying it.
As I study my master's program...do my art history readings, I am trying to pay much attention to discussion and thoughts about edges, contours, treatment of such...brushwork, color and so forth...particularly from about 1850 thru about 1920 or so...
IN a recent thread..."What I'm Learning About Brushwork and Edges" in my partner forum-
I have shared some of what I'm figuring out...and use this egg here to share a few things...another incidental..a past work and so forth. I'm a bit psyched that after near 30 years of painting...I feel I am still discovering...still setting goals, still stretching.
This painting stuff reminds me a bit of playing the guitar, where I've heard it said the guitar is the easiest instrument to learn to play...but the hardest to master.
02-16-2006, 07:27 PM
Wonderful 3-D work on the yolk, Larry; it pops right out of the board. I would have loved to have been there to see the look on the kids' faces! heeheehee
02-16-2006, 08:56 PM
Achoo! You make it look so easy. The perfect round shape of the egg, the 3D shape of the raised white. Nice job.
02-16-2006, 10:10 PM
thanks Jamie...yeah it was fun. I think they less and less will not be so surprised to see what I do next...hahahaa...
thanks Brian appreciate the comments. I think that's what we want to pull off as artists..that it looks like it was easy to paint...
to me...its not so much hard or easy really....its if it was fun. Fun usually means there's an element of challenge or something I'm asking of myself to accomplish...
02-17-2006, 08:56 AM
I'm not meaning to hijack your thread but I was wondering on your knowlege of acrylic modeling paste. I, like you, am experimenting heavily with textured boards and canvas, and was wondering about the life of modeling paste in the big 4 lt size. Does it harden once the permanent seal is broken or is it quite safe as long as one closes the lid properly after each use. I hate buying small quantities when you save a ton by buying large. Anything you have to offer is appreciated.
I also remember you saying if you couldn't get good brushes local you were going to have to order on line. If you like Simmons Signet here is an online that is very very good based on my experience.
02-17-2006, 11:26 AM
thanks for the brush link Wayne....I'll check it out.
well...much depends on how well you tighten the lid.
One suggestion...put a bit of vaseline on the threads. It will prevent air from finding its way thru the threads to dry out the contents. Just don't get the vaseline into the contents.
I have gels I'm using that are several years old...if that's any indication.
02-18-2006, 07:31 AM
Nice one Larry!
It's weird the way that eggs almost seem to be a motif of people working in a small format. I've seen a number of them just recently on the blogs I subscribe to.
Mind you I love doings eggs as well - so much to offer in terms of an artistic challenge - and so cheap!
02-18-2006, 09:03 AM
I know what you mean...eggs are popular.
I sometimes try to avoid other artist blogs now if they are doing small works, because about the time I see something turns out I was thinking about painting it...and then feel like I'll be accused of looking at so and so's work. Other times I see something and its like, "oh cool....why didn't I think of that?" but then I figure I have to refrain if I want to paint some similar subject and put time between me and that artist for the same reason.
02-18-2006, 09:07 AM
I wouldn't be too concerned - everybody was doing eggs at the same time last week! As I said - quite the motif.
Duane's off on other things that come in shells at the moment ;) - we've had oysters and two lots of mussels so far.
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