8" x 8" oil on panel
My friend, Dean, keeps chickens in a coop at his office
(in his beautiful French garden). He recently took two dozen
of the eggs and blew the contents out so that I could
store them in my studio without spoilage. Now, I can
use the eggs in my still life work for many years to come.
To thank him I painted
this small painting of two eggs.
Fun fact: When I set up this still life I actually went
through six eggs. When some eggs were cracked their
yolks broke and I stopped to wipe up the mess.
Once, when I cracked an egg I had my camera
on the tripod. As I walked back to look through the lens
I saw the egg slide off the table onto the floor.
I tried again but then I noticed that the table wasn't level.
I placed a shim under one table leg and tried again.
I focused the image in my lens and went to click
the shutter when I noticed the the egg was
no longer in the frame! Ha-ha!
And so it went...
Simple painting - YES! Simple set up? Nope.