The title sounds like a breakfast dish, doesn't it?
In return for a favor, I received six local chicken eggs. They're lovely pale blues, greens, and browns. I took some pictures--here's one:
When, I went back around to paint them (different arrangement), I set the eggs on a white surface. But, I made a poor choice for the background. I wanted delicate, and I ended up with overwhelming--like the wood grain. I also painted them alla prima (not drawn first), and I'm not sure that it worked well for something as symmetrical as eggs.
I'll try and paint them again, of course!
Here's the finished version of the painting:
Monday, June 10, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
This time I wanted to explore the bright yellow/orange against blue grays. (This sounds like I planned it out--it's more along the lines of: I like blue and orange, let's me see what happens when.....).
I found that I love the blue grays I got when I added burnt umber to manganese, it sets a beautiful mood. I carried these colors over into an abstract I talked about here. You can see the blue gray in the sky.
In the past, I've done some small pure color abstracts (see here), and I've found that the abstracts are helping me to loosen my landscapes and use more interesting colors (and see here). Again, not always planned!