This was going to be "Corduroy Bear" but the bear turned out to be a very stiff and uncomfortable looking model. Fortunately, this bunny was nearby and available - and was happy to take his place.
I paint pictures of objects – still lifes. My paintings are shadow-less, realistic and spare with the intensity of a single object offset by a rich and layered background. These simple objects hang from threads and strings – they have potential, express gravity and are elevated literally and figuratively. They are singular references embodying infinite interpretations – common reference points for a diverse set of reactions.
Robert and I have been getting .jpgs ready for a group show next fall - a virtual exhibition of projected images. I'm one of many who've been invited - but I'm excited about it nonetheless. It's a conception of Monica Sheets, a recent Jerome Fellow. I'll post again about the show as I learn more - but I thought, in the meantime, I'd share this detail from post 3/26/07 that will be a part of it.
I've been painting eggs for awhile now, and I'm enjoying it, but I miss the thick paint like I used on this snapper. Eggs seem to require a very thin and blended approach to get them to appear three dimensional. I have a feeling though, that after these eggs, I'll be doing something that requires bigger piles of paint on the palette.
As I write, "Downcast Egg" is on the easel. I'm aiming for Friday to post it.