Semiprecious Silverpoint Stills: Series VII Vegetables - Carrots
Jean Cate uses the traditional drawing technique of silverpoint to render these delicate still life depictions of vegetables in this series. A type of metalpoint used by scribes, artists, and craftspeople since ancient times, the silverpoint mark-making process involves dragging a silver wire or rod across a surface prepped with gesso. In Cate’s intricate drawing of carrots, she focuses on the shapes and shadows of the carrots with incredible detail while leaving ample negative space in the composition. The frame is of superb quality, handmade in Italy and custom assembled for this piece. 9" x 12" Framed at Painted Light with anti-reflective and UV protected museum glass
Jean Cate is a Chicago based artist who owns Martha Mae: Arts Supplies and Beautiful Things. She was trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in painting and drawing although she also works in ceramics. Her paintings are most often made on a large scale, where layers of watercolors and ink build upon the exposed grain of birchwood panels. Two of her paintings were recently seen in the Steve Mcqueen film, Widows.