In the Thick and Thin of Things

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.


Steven LaRose said...

I know I requested grapes earlier, but that seems like more of same maybe. (although, have you ever seen a chunky painting of a grape? They can be amazing. . .)

So maybe, its a thrift store stuffed animal?

Tracy said...

I like the fish. An appropriate object to be hanging from a string:)

Didn't you paint a cluster of grapes? I thought I saw one on your blog somewhere.

How about an empty picture frame? Or one with an image in it for that matter. I have an obsession with ornate frames and it kills me that my work looks terrible in them.

mary klein said...

Steven - starting tomorrow, on easel #1, will be "Corduroy Bear" - a stuffed animal I made years ago that has that well-loved-thrift-store look. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tracy - I'm glad you like the fish. She was done in my garage because she was a bit too fragrant for the studio.

I like your ornate frame idea. On easel #2, starting tomorrow, I'll begin "Framed." Personally, I think it's a big plus that your paintings don't need an ornate frame. I've only seen images, but from what I see, the subtle vignette-ing along the edges and your incredible use of color carry them completely.