Six and a half
On August 23, 2013 by Alex Zonis With 6 Comments - oil, oil painting, painting
6″ x 6″ (15 x 15 cm) – oil on gessobord
It seems that every realist painter worth his or her salt paints eggs at some point. It is almost like a rite of passage. Can I or can I not?!… I noticed this phenomena some time ago and knew that I too would have to paint eggs sometime.
And now I have. It was damned hard, just as expected. They have to be perfect, I discovered, and curve perfectly in the light or they will not look like real eggs – and that’s the whole point!
Eggs are an excellent assessment of one’s current skill as a realist painter. I know I will paint eggs again in the future – to see my progress if nothing else.
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That’s what I hear, also, Alex. The artist must study light cast on the surface of an egg. This is amazing and beautiful as always!
Thank you, Leslie! Good of you to visit and reconnect!
beautiful eggs and a fine tomato too! Not to mention the very nicely done carton, and the label inside the lid. You can paint an egg.
Love your work, and enjoyed your comment on feeling the need to paint an egg.
We – realist artists – are a funny bunch, eightdecades! We can develop a peculiar need to paint particular stuff LOL! Thank you for your kind comment!
Let’s see, eggs, tomato and basil. I’m ready for an omelette.
I never heard that about eggs, but you did an amazing job on this painting. It’s gorgeous.
Carol, I kept thinking “omelette!” all along. I gave it a fancy title in futile attempt to start thinking of higher matters!