Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Eggs in a Bowl Still Life Painting

White Eggs in a Bowl – 6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel – SOLD

This is a study of a larger painting I am working on. The overall concept has been incubating in my mind for several months, and I have occasionally tried out different approaches to part of the idea. Testing and then evaluating what to add or subtract.

The design concept of this painting was to explore the subtle light and dark shapes of simple shapes like eggs against a dark background. I was inspired the quite still lifes by Francisco de Zurbarán. I like the strong light and dark shapes and the stillness of his compositions.

Here are a few detail views:


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

What I love about this one is the oh-so-subtle colors and shapes of the shadow sides of the eggs. Not easy to do. You did a great job!

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Kelly, the subtle color shifts are what I enjoyed the most. It was a personal challenge to see if I could do it.

I had lots of fun playing with very light perelyn reds, and light cerulean blues, and light, light colbalt greens in the light sides of the eggs. I used transitions of warm to cool as a way to create shape and form in the lights sides, and value on the dark sides.

ale balanzario said...

Hi Elizabeth, you did a great job with this bowl with eggs, and for share with us your how to. I just love this painting.

E. Floyd said...

Gracias Ale!

Theresa Rankin said...

Great work again!!

E. Floyd said...

Theresa thanks for the comment!