Return of the dreaded ellipse

A portrait can be ruined by an eyelid being a millimetre out of whack. With ellipses (the intersection of a plane by a cone – i.e. the shape of a round thing viewed from the side), it is also a matter of millimetres. I suspect most painters’ studios have a graveyard of failed canvasses in the corner where the dreaded ellipse has gone wrong … along with an eyelid or two.

I decided to tempt fate by painting a disposable coffee cup that combined an ellipse with a turned up spout. What a nightmare. Never again.


3 thoughts on “Return of the dreaded ellipse

  1. There’s something about this shape I like. In its imperfections I think it’s more interesting. It’s as if it’s in the first stages of a transformation and I’m waiting to see what it does.

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