I have heard that if you have a professional blog, you're not supposed to be posting pictures of grandchildren, family vacations, etc. But this is one of those times where I'm dying to make an exception. I happen to be "mom" to 3 spectacular polish chickens. They arrived by UPS, unexpectedly, one morning about 6 months ago. You can't make this stuff up. I didn't even know polish chickens existed, much less desire to own one - or three. If you have never seen a polish chicken, I urge you to google it - you are in for a visual field day. Fast forward, one of "our girls" apparently laid her first egg. We were starting to give up on free omlettes but - voila! Yesterday morning, a perfect, sleek, svelte white egg sat proudly on a mound of sawdust. It was stunning in its elegant simplicity. So much so that... you guessed it, this painter had to immortalize it before it turned into breakfast.
I'm always telling my students - if you are painting a white egg on a white foreground with a white background, put out ALL your colors on your palette. You will see some many shades of lovely greys your head will spin. Just LOOK for them, they are there. Now it was my turn to practice what I preach.
Our First Egg
Oil on Canvas 6x6"
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