Monday, February 21, 2011

Our First Egg (SOLD)

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"
Click to Bid

PS - Gotta break the rules on this "the Gals"
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Adria Arch said...

congratulations, "mom"!

Jerry Stocks said...

You showed me the pictures of the babies when we were in LA--this is no doubt a perfect egg and perfect painting.

Patti Mollica said...

them babies are egg layers now! it will be more interesting to do more than one egg on one white background. a nice collection will will be pretty to paint

ArtChick1 said...

Wishing you many more happy breakfasts and look forward to the pictures of the chickens.

Patti Mollica said...

HI Art Chick! See my chicks at the link under "Blog Talk Radio" graphic on the right hand side of my blog, called "Our Polish Gals"

Laurel Alanna McBrine said...

Oh, those chickas are dahling - who knew you could order live chicks in the mail ?! Does your cat leave them alone - I mean can she be trusted with them? I fantasize sometimes about getting some chickens and eat my own free range organic eggs as a result. Congrats! Happy for you! And that is an outstanding egg painting.

Patti Mollica said...

The chickens are so adorable - and the cats and dog understand they are pets and not to be hassled - or eaten. the chickens have started getting courageous around them and even peck at them when they are blocking their way. its quite comical!

Stephanie Berry said...

This is beautiful in its simplicity. Love the story about your hens.

Patti Mollica said...

Hi Stephanie thanks!! glad you like it - someone else did too, it just sold a few days ago. we are swimming in eggs here, i'm looking forward to painting our ever growing barrel of eggs... soon! thanks for your nice comments on this and the others