Eleanor’s Egg Cup

Oil on canvas board, 5 x 7.  SOLD.

I did a whole series of egg cup paintings, and this was my favorite.  The more I did, the more loose and abstract they got.   It eventually came down to these few elements:  the egg, the cup, the wall, the table.

This is, of course, Eleanor’s egg. She’s the Rhode Island Red, and her eggs are a much darker brown than Abigail’s.  You’d think that I’d have more fun painting the green and blue Araucana eggs, but for whatever reason the classic brown appeals to me.

It’s tempting to get into collecting egg cups, but so far I’ve managed to restrain myself.  I have just four, one for each bird.