One Egg Only wood print by Maria Hunt. Bring your artwork to life with the texture and added depth of a wood print. Your image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 3/4" thick maple wood. There are D-clips on the back of the print for mounting it to your wall using mounting hooks and nails (included).
In a drawing course, the instructor gave the homework assignment of drawing a white egg on a white background. At critique time we all pinned our... more
In a drawing course, the instructor gave the homework assignment of drawing a white egg on a white background. At critique time we all pinned our works to the wall and were asked to discuss the difficulties we experienced. After a few were called on, I raised my hand... I couldn't work out how to make one egg interesting and had drawn 3 eggs to make a better composition... She said "I did say ONE Egg, class... Maria's is the one with THREE." and rolled her eyes. (EMMbarrassing) I explained my difficulty with getting sufficient contrast from vine charcoal.. and we moved on to the next problem. everyone had the same miserable results. That night, I placed a single egg on a white paper and set up the lighting to get an elongated shadow to make it interesting.. and titled it "One Egg Only" and turned it in the next day. Problem solved.. I liked my solution.
Having time to think of this solution, this image addresses, I think, the idea of Zen in art, as stated by Masunaga Reiho,...
About Maria Hunt
"ART, something I always wanted as part of my life, HAS become a passion that fills my soul, and leaves me full of joy, one brushstroke at a time."
After 30 years as a successful business woman, Maria Hunt, finding the nest empty, and having fulfilled her role as financial contributor, retired to the Palm Springs area, pursuing her childhood dream of studying and creating art. She started in 2000 with art classes at College of the Desert. She refined her skills in plein air painting by attending workshops across the U.S. The years left to get "really good" at art are diminishing, and her focus is laser sharp. She spends one week a month teaching art to Children (and older versions of children) She...