An Emily Zasada painting is realistic, certainly, but rather than simply replicating reality, her works seem to vibrate with a translucent energy. Quietly kinetic and infused with light, the objects in a Zasada painting seem to be ready to participate in scenes just outside of the scope of the canvas: wine glasses shimmer with anticipation and shadows seem almost ready to shift again with the passing of the sun.
Go to her blog and follow the progress of a still life of a bottle of wine and two glasses.
Just started a new commissioned piece!
This is Day 1 of a painting I expect to take 10 - 12 days. In a lot of ways, this is one of my favorite stages; everything is very rough but there's something powerful about just seeing the areas of light and dark in a piece. (Paintings.typepad.com, 04/14/05.)