Friday, February 01, 2008

I apologize for the long lay-off...

Mexican Pastry


This is a continuation of my "kitchen still lifes". I find them enjoyable and am building up a body of work with this theme.


8" x 10" oil on linen (detail)

11 comments:

John Karl Claes said...

Its nice to see some of your new work.

drips of paint said...

Must be very enjoyable putting simple things together to paint. I said I was going to start doing still life everyday but I have yet to begin ...

silvina said...

Eric, it's so exciting when you post something new. Your particular style makes me want to paint better. Who would you say are the masters (modern or old) that you tend to emulate?

PleinEric said...

John!

Great to hear from you...

I'll have to visit your blog soon and stay in touch! Are you going to do the Vault show again this year? I hope to see you there...

PleinEric said...

Hi Tim,

Simple is nice... maybe not the best but it's what I can fit into my schedule right now. It's a way to keep my painting eye working anyway!

PleinEric said...

Hi Silvina,

Exciting? Hey that's great to hear... don't give me an excuse to post so infrequently though - I'm bad enough now!

What a compliment you pay me... thank you.

Emulate? Well I think my first "plein air" instructor, Len Chmiel had a big influence. I had never seen somebody paint so thickly and yet maintain the drawing so well. His design sense was great too and that continues to drive me. Lately - he's gotten more uhm, "colorful" than I care for. Another is Dan Pinkham... pure poetry there.

I love all the usuals too... Fechin, Sargent, Zorn, and recently Antonio Mancini!

I also had a period where I was really captivated my Vulliard. His design sense along with Klimt are tremendous! This painting I posted http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4677/2330/1600/SeanTupFramed.jpg was in my Vulliard "period"...

Thanks again for stopping by after my long absence.

silvina said...

Eric, thanks for taking the time to post all those names. I'll be checking them all out.

Jason Waskey said...

Ditto Silvina's post:

Thanks for the links, and yay! on posting again...

Paintopolis said...

nice color harmonies monk!

John Karl Claes said...

Eric,

Yup, I'm planning on being in the Vault show in May. I'll see you there.

PleinEric said...

jason - the links on your site are terrific! So thank YOU...

Monk - thank you sir.

John - Good to hear. I'll look forward to seeing you and your family!