I really enjoyed incorporating art concepts into my egg decorating ideas last year (graffiti eggs + painterly pastel Easter eggs). So, I thought I would do a follow up this year with something focused on a group of artists I really admire – abstract expressionists.
Admittedly, I’m a little rusty on my drawing skills, so I enlisted Jeff to create portraits of important American painters from the abstract expressionist movement on eggs for Easter.
Is this an unconventional option for egg decorating? Probably. But that’s why I love it. Bonus! This would be a fun way to introduce kids to famous artists, popular designers, philosophers, etc…Maybe even US presidents, if you’re feeling crazy.
All you really have to do is grab a pastel crayon and an egg. The pastels look really great against the natural egg colors, but it was difficult to photograph because there’s a hint of neon in the blue. And it’s a tiny bit shiny. Anyway, long story short, you could always use a sharpie instead, if you’d prefer.
Here’s who is featured on this set of eggs… Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, and Franz Kline.
If I’m being honest, it’s not exactly easy to draw a portrait on a tiny rounded surface. But after a few tries and a fine point pastel or marker, you’ll get the hang of it. They don’t have to be perfect. So just have fun with it.
Will you be making these for Easter this year? And if so, what artists will you be most likely to draw?
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff