Eggshells 6x6 11-3-13 lo-res


6″ x 6″ (15 x 15 cm) – oil on gessobord – SOLD

The last one! Number 6 of 6!

I had several subjects for this painting, some were planned for a long time. But that one evening, right before I was to start a new board, Lou decided to make an omelette and as we know – you cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs :). He threw the eggshells into the sink. When I picked them up to toss them into trash I marveled at how perfect they were. Out of the window went my planned compositions, I couldn’t sleep that night waiting for that morning light to hit my precious eggshells.

Now that this one is finished I am taking a much deserved break. The house got overtaken by entropy while I painted, I abandoned my sketches, a portrait promised to a friend is still in pencil… I am going to be busy doing all that :).

And then I am planning something new :)! Stay tuned!

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  1. thewhiteswan November 2, 2013

    I love this! The light on the shells is wonderful.

    • Alex Zonis November 2, 2013

      Thank you! Appreciate this!

  2. sefeniak November 2, 2013

    Beautifully done!

    • Alex Zonis November 5, 2013

      Thank you, sefeniak!

  3. Carol King November 4, 2013

    Stunning Alex. The reflections of the egg shells on the table are beautiful. I also love how you painted the metal.

    • Alex Zonis November 5, 2013

      Thanks, Carol! I meant to ask you: what do you use to keep on top of blogs you follow? I used to have Google Reader, but now that they stopped that, I haven’t figured out what to use.

  4. joantav November 6, 2013

    Beautiful!!! Does your husband laugh like mine when I start pulling items out of the trash for sketches? lol

    • Alex Zonis November 7, 2013

      LOL! I think my husband gave up being surprised… objects from trash, junk stores, street finds – he calls this stuff ‘tressura’ and seems to even have some kind of respect for it. Though my latest find – a separated doll head – did weird him out :D!

  5. S November 17, 2013

    The trompe l’oeil look and realism in this piece is very impressive. Amazing work.

  6. lindahalcombfineart January 7, 2014

    Absoltely beautiful. You are able to capture (or create?) the most lovely reflections! I think eggs are difficult to paint but your work is sooooo impressive.

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