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Semiprecious Silverpoint Stills: Series VII Vegetables - Radishes
Semiprecious Silverpoint Stills: Series VII Vegetables - Radishes

Semiprecious Silverpoint Stills: Series VII Vegetables - Radishes

Jean Cate

Regular price $350.00 Sale

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 radishes, she focuses on specific parts of the radishes with incredible detail while leaving other areas not fully articulated with only a suggestion of the forms. 

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.